Overview

 

Philosophy

The philosophy of the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is to promote the design, manufacture, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems for the economic progress of society in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Rational

Mechanical engineers apply scientific principles to design, manufacture, operate, maintain and model mechanical systems. Such systems are used in transportation, manufacturing, defense, energy and building services, among others. All these being essential for industrialization, which is one of the central tenets of Vision 2030 and Kenya's Government Big Four Agenda.

Thus, there is a need to develop human resources with competence to take up the high-level leadership role in providing solutions to challenges in the manufacturing/ service industry's highly competitive environment.

Objectives

The programme presented here will equip the learner with adequate knowledge and skills in innovation to carry out research and development activities in the highly specialized areas of manufacturing and service provision. Upon completing the programme, the learners will be adequately prepared to carry out industrial research and development activities independently. They will also be well equipped to pursue postgraduate studies and generate technological innovations in this field.

Course Structure and Duration

The course shall run for a minimum of five academic years or 10 semesters with two semesters per year. The courses shall be distributed as detailed below:  

List of Courses

The following points should be noted when interpreting the syllabus:

  1. The course code shall comprise 6 alpha numerals as: FME XXX. FME identifies the specialization which is mechanical and manufacturing engineering while XXX are numerals.
  2. The first numeral denotes the academic year when the course is offered, while the second is reserved for the (general) thematic area.  For the compulsory courses, the last integer is reserved for the semester; odd numbers being for the first semester, while even numbers are for the second semesters.  Optional courses offering will be as agreed by the Department from year to year.
  3. At the end of the third year there will be a residential Internal Attachment term of 8 weeks.  Additionally, the Department will try to assist in finding industrial attachment during the long vacations between the third and fourth years, and fourth and fifth years.
  4. Each course unit shall have a minimum of 45 hours of lectures and tutorials, plus laboratory, workshop or computing exercises as necessary.
  5. The following number of units shall be completed for the undergraduate program:

First Year Courses

Course

Code

Course

Title

Semester I

Hours

Semester II

Hours

Credit Units

FME 111

Physics I

45

 

3

FME 112

Physics II

 

45

3

FME 151

Chemistry I

45

 

3

FME 152

Chemistry II

 

45

3

FME 161

Engineering Drawing I

60

 

4

FME 162

Engineering Drawing II

 

60

4

FME 165

Communication Skills (CCS 001)

45

 

3

FME 168

Elements of Philosophy (CCS 008)

 

45

3

FME 169

HIV/AIDS (CCS 010)

45

 

3

FME 171

Fundamentals of Engineering Mathematics

45

 

3

FME 172

Calculus I

 

45

3

FME 173

Engineering Mechanics I (Statics)

60

 

4

FME 174

Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)

 

60

4

FME 181

Computer Science I

45

 

3

FME 182

Computer Science II

 

45

3

Total

390

345

49

Second Year Courses:

Course

Code

Course

Title

Semester I

Hours

Semester II

Hours

Credit Units

FME 201

Solid & Structural Mechanics I

60

 

4

FME 202

Solid & Structural Mechanics II

 

60

4

FME 211

Kinematics of Mechanisms

60

 

4

FME 212

Mechanical Power Transmission I

 

60

4

FME 221

Thermodynamics I

60

 

4

FME 222

Thermodynamics II

 

60

4

FME 231

Fluid Mechanics I

60

 

4

FME 232

Fluid Mechanics II

 

60

4

FME 243

Workshop Technology and Practice

60

 

4

FME 251

Materials Science and Engineering I: Fundamentals

60

 

4

FME 262

Engineering Drawing III

 

60

4

FME 271

Calculus II

45

 

3

FME 272

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

 

45

3

FME 291

Electrical Circuit Theory

45

 

3

FME 292

Electrical Machines

 

45

3

TOTAL

450

390

56

 

Third Year Courses

Course

Code

Course

Title

Semester I

Hours

Semester II

Hours

Credit Units

FME 301

Solid & Structural Mechanics III

60

 

4

FME 302

Solid & Structural Mechanics IV

 

60

4

FME 311

Mechanical Power Transmission II

60

 

4

FME 312

Dynamics of Machines

 

60

4

FME 321

Thermodynamics – III – Standard Cycles

60

 

4

FME 331

Fluid Mechanics III

60

 

4

FME 332

Fluid Mechanics IV

 

60

4

FME 343

Business Management for Engineers

45

 

3

FME 344

Law for Engineers

 

45

3

FME 351

Materials Processing I

60

 

4

FME 352

Materials Processing II

 

60

4

FME 353

Materials Science & Engineering II: Metallic Alloys

60

 

4

FME 354

Materials Science and Engineering III: Non Metals

 

60

4

FME 362

Mechanical Engineering Design I

 

60

4

FME 371

Complex Analysis and Differential Equations

45

 

3

FME 372

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

 

45

3

Total

450

450

60

 

FME 399:              INTERNAL ATTACHMENT – (8 weeks)

MODULE

TITLE

HOURS

CREDITS

I

Computer Aided Drawing and Workshop Practice

192

13

II

Creativity and Innovation

32

2

III

Technical Writing and Presentation Skills

32

2

IV

Industrial Visits

64

4

TOTAL

320

21

 

FOURTH YEAR COURSES

Course

Code

Course Title

Semester I

Hours

Semester II

Hours

Credit Units

FME 401

Solid & Structural Mechanics V

60

 

4

FME402

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

 

60

4

FME 412

Mechanical Vibrations I

 

60

4

FME 421

Thermodynamics IV – Power Cycles

60

 

4

FME 422

Thermodynamics V – Combustion

 

60

4

FME 431

Fluid Mechanics V

60

 

4

FME 432

Fluid Mechanics VI

 

60

4

FME 441

Engineering Project Management

45

 

3

FME442

Maintenance Engineering

 

45

3

FME 451

Materials Science & Engineering IV

60

 

4

FME 461

Mechanical Engineering Design II

60

 

4

FME 462

Mechanical Engineering Design III

 

60

4

FME 472

Numerical Methods for Engineers

 

45

3

FME 491

Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation

45

 

3

FME 492

Programmable Logic Controllers

 

45

3

 

Total

390

435

55

 

INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT – (Minimum of 8 weeks)

CODE

TITLE

HOURS

CREDITS

FME 499

Industrial Attachment

320

21

TOTAL

320

21

 

FIFTH YEAR COURSES

Course

Code

Course

Title

Semester I

Hours

Semester II

Hours

Credit Units

FME 502

Solid & Structural Mechanics VI

 

60

4

FME 511

Dynamic Systems and Control

60

 

4

FME 521

Heat Transfer I

60

 

4

FME 522

Heat Transfer II

 

60

4

FME 541

Industrial Management I

45

 

4

FME 542

Industrial Management II

 

60

4

FME 554

Materials Selection in Design

 

60

4

FME 557

Manufacturing Automation

60

 

4

FME 561

Engineering Project I

60

 

4

FME 562

Engineering Project II

 

60

4

 

Elective I

60

 

4

 

Elective II

60

 

4

 

Elective III

 

60

4

 

Elective IV

 

45

3

TOTAL

405

405

55

 

Learners must choose ALL the four electives from one of the following Thematic areas: Applied mechanics; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Materials Engineering or Thermo-fluids.

 

(a) Electives for Applied Mechanics Thematic Area (Select any four)

Course

Code

Course

Title

Semester

Hours

Credit Units

FME 503

Elasticity and Plasticity

45

3

FME 504

Experimental Stress Analysis

60

4

FME 506

Vehicle Structural Design

60

4

FME 507

Non Destructive Testing

60

4

FME 513

Advanced Mechanical Vibrations

60

4

FME 548

Valuation of Plant and Machinery

60

4

FME 551

Fracture Mechanics

60

4

FME 556

Additive Manufacturing

60

4

FME 560

Machine Tool Design

60

4

FME 563

CAD/CAM

60

4

                           

(b) Electives from Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Thematic Area (Select any four)

Course

Code

Course Title

Semester hours

Credit

Units

FME 507

Non Destructive Testing

60

4

FME 526

Engineering Processes, Pollution and Pollution Control

45

3

FME 544

Entrepreneurship for Engineers

60

4

FME 545

Operations Research

60

4

FME 546

Occupational Health and Safety

45

3

FME 548

Valuation of Plant and Machinery

60

4

FME 555

Theory of Production Processes

60

4

FME 556

Additive Manufacturing

60

4

FME 560

Machine Tool Design

60

4

FME 563

CAD/CAM

60

4

 

(c) Electives from Materials Engineering Thematic Area (Select any four)

Course

Code

Course

Title

Semester

Hours

Credit Units

FME 504

Experimental Stress Analysis

60

4

FME 507

Non Destructive Testing

60

4

FME 548

Valuation of Plant and Machinery

60

4

FME 551

Fracture Mechanics

60

4

FME 552

Ceramic Materials

60

4

FME 553

Composite Materials

60

4

FME 555

Theory of Production Processes

60

4

FME 556

Additive Manufacturing

60

4

FME 560

Machine Tool Design

60

4

FME 563

CAD/CAM

60

4

 

 

(d) Electives from Thermo-Fluids Thematic Area (Select any four)

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Semester hours

Credit

Units

FME 523

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

60

4

FME 524

Energy Conversion Technologies

60

4

FME 525

Internal Combustion Engines

60

4

FME 526

Engineering Processes, Pollution and Pollution Control

45

3

FME 527

Industrial Energy Management

60

4

FME 528

Building Services Engineering

60

4

FME 532

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

60

4

FME 533

Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

60

4

FME 535

Advanced Fluid Machinery

60

4

FME 536

Computational Fluid Dynamics

60

4

FME 548

Valuation of Plant and Machinery

60

4

 

Mode of Delivery:

(1) Face-to-Face

(2) ODEL (Open Distance and e-Learning)

(3) Blended Learning Model

 

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 Schedule of Intakes

The Department admits new students at the beginning of every academic calendar year (which is usually September).

Application Information

Application for admission are open throughout the year through the online platform. The requirements for submitting your application are detailed in the link provided (https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/).

 Minimum Requirements

The minimum entrance requirements as spelt out in Statute XXII of the University of Nairobi statutes shall apply.

In addition to the minimum university requirements the candidates, must have any of the following:

a)            KCSE Candidates

The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum requirement set for entry into Public Universities which is a mean grade of at least C+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition, candidates shall have obtained at least C+ in each of the four cluster subjects from any of the following alternative clusters.  However, a cut-off grade higher than C+ in each cluster subject shall be preferred if limitations of the number of places available for each degree programme versus the number of qualified candidates so demand. The said cut-off grades shall be determined and implemented by the School Board.

Alternative A:

Physics                                 Biology or Geography or any Group IV Subject

Chemistry

Mathematics

 

Alternative B:

Physical Sciences                              Geography or any Group IV Subject

Biological Sciences

Mathematics

 

Group IV Subjects:

Home Science                                    Building Construction

Art and Design                                    Power Mechanics

Agriculture                                         Electricity

Woodwork                                         Drawing and Design

Metalwork                                          Aviation Technology

 

b)            A-Level Candidates

Candidates with a minimum entry requirement of principal  C passes in Mathematics and Physics and a Subsidiary level pass in Chemistry with a credit pass in English at ‘O’ level, except that for Geospatial Engineering, a subsidiary level pass in Geography shall also be accepted in lieu of Chemistry.

 

c)            KNEC Higher National Diploma (HND) or Equivalent

Candidates with Higher National Diploma in the following broad areas of study:

    1. Agricultural Engineering
    2. Civil engineering
    3. Electrical engineering
    4. Mechanical engineering
    5. Geospatial Engineering
    6. Any other approved subject area.

 

  1. Ordinary  KNEC Diploma or equivalent (with credit pass)
    1. Agricultural Engineering
    2. Civil engineering
    3. Electrical engineering
    4. Mechanical engineering
    5. Geospatial Engineering
    6. Any other approved subject area.
  2. Diploma from Science/Technical Teacher Training Colleges

Candidates with a Diploma in Mathematics and Physics from recognized teacher training colleges.

  1. BSc/BEd (Science) degrees from Universities or any other relevant degrees 

Candidates with a Bachelor of Science or Education degree in Physics and Mathematics from recognized institutions or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution.

 

Exemption from any Courses in the Programme

  1. The point of entry into the programme for candidates with a KNEC Higher National Diploma or its equivalent in accordance with clause (c) above shall be in the second year of study.
  2. The point of entry into the programme for candidates with an ordinary KNEC diploma or its equivalent in accordance with clause (d) shall be in the first year of study.
  3. The point of entry into the programme for candidates with qualification other than those outlined in clause (a), (b), (c) and (d) shall be approved by Senate on the recommendations of the School Board of Engineering and the College Academic Board and shall be based on the qualifications of the applicant.
  4. Where a candidate wishes to be exempted from any course or courses, he/she shall send a formal application to the Academic Registrar justifying his/her request and attaching evidence of the credentials which support such request.  Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an exemption examination set and administered by the School, and approved under the authority of the Senate after payment of a prescribed fee.
  5. Based on the assessment of the exemption examination, the School Board of Engineering shall make its recommendations to the Senate.  The Academic Registrar shall communicate to the candidate, the Senate’s decision.

 

Applicants from non-English speaking countries should produce a certificate of proficiency in English (the equivalent of at least a Credit Pass at “O” Level)

  1.  

 Credit Transfer & Exemptions

A candidate may be exempted from some course units and credit transferred from approved institutions subject to the following conditions:

    1. Request for exemption should be made in writing on admission to the Academic Registrar and must be accompanied by officially endorsed supporting documents including the institutions’ syllabuses for the relevant courses and the candidate’s official transcript.
    2. No candidate shall be exempted from more than one third of the total number of units required for the course.
    3. Where there is doubt as to the equivalence of courses, a candidate may be required to sit and pass applicable University of Nairobi examination in relevant course units.
    4. Payment of appropriate exemption fees and examination fees where applicable.

 

 

Attachment Opportunities:

http://careerservices.uonbi.ac.ke/

 

Careers Options include but not limited to the following:

  1. Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Operations Managers, CEOs of all forms of manufacturing Industries
  2. Project Engineers and Managers: e.g. Pipeline installations, building services, installation of boilers, etc
  3. Engineers in Energy Generation: Electricity generation from Geothermal, hydropower, Wind, Solar, etc
  4. Government Engineers in various Ministries and Corporations
  5. Research and Development professionals
  6. Professional Consultants in Engineering Services
  7. Academics after pursuing for higher level Degrees up to PhD
Bachelor of Science-Mechanical  Engineering-Year I -14 UNITS      
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           198,000             198,000                 396,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)               5,000                      -                       5,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               7,000                 7,000                   14,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
TOTAL           233,750             207,250                 441,000
       
Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering-Year 2-14 UNITS      
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           198,000             198,000                 396,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               7,000                 7,000                   14,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
TOTAL           228,750             207,250                 436,000
       
Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering-Year 3-15UNITS      
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           198,000             198,000                 396,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               7,500                 7,500                   15,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
TOTAL           229,250             207,750                 437,000
       
Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering-Year 4 - 14 units      
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           198,000             198,000                 396,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               7,000                 7,000                   14,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
TOTAL           228,750             207,250                 436,000
       
Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering-Year 5 -11 units      
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           198,000             198,000                 396,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               5,500                 5,500                   11,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
TOTAL           227,250             205,750                 433,000
       
Grand TOTAL                  2,183,000
Exam Regulations

STUDENT ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 Formative Assessments

The learners shall be assessed (as appropriate for each course) through:

Assignments

  1. Quizzes
  2. Laboratory reports
  3. Workshop exercises
  4. Computing exercises
  5. Reports of Industrial visits and attachments
  6. Continuous assessment tests.
  7. Projects

The marked scripts pertaining to all the above shall be returned to the learners in good time and discussed so the learners can take corrective action where necessary.

  1.  

 Summative Assessments

Except where stated otherwise, each course shall be examined by an end of semester examination. The final grade in each course shall take into consideration both the formative assessment results as well as the examination result.

GRADING SYSTEM

In line with the grading system in use at the University of Nairobi, an aggregate score in the assessments will result in the following grades:

 

Score

Grade

70% and above

A

60 – 69%

B

50 – 59%

C

40 – 49%

D

0 – 39%

E

 

Attainment of grade E means a student has failed the course and the student does not get academic credit for the subject. A student who obtains an E grade is allowed to remedy the situation by sitting for a supplementary examination at the end of the academic year or repeating and passing the course in the following academic year depending on the number of courses failed. A supplementary examination will only be available to a student who has failed a maximum of four courses in the academic year. A pass in a supplementary examination will result in an overall E* grade in the subject.

 

EXAMINATION REGULATIONS

Written Examinations

The current approved examinations regulations of the School of Engineering and any subsequent changes approved by the Senate shall apply. The current regulations are as follows;

  1. Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course units. A course unit shall be defined as made up of three (3) hours of lectures and tutorials per week for 15 weeks, totalling 45 hours.
  2. Courses that are spread over two semesters shall be examined at the end of the second semester.
  3. All courses taken in a given semester shall be examined by Ordinary examinations at the end of that semester unless otherwise specified.
  4. A written ordinary examination for a course unit, where it applies, shall have a minimum duration of two hours.  A course with more than or less than 45 contact hours shall generally be examined for a duration proportional to the 2 hours for one course unit, such as:

45 contact hours

2.0 hour examination

60 contact hours

2.5 hour examination

  1. The pass mark in each course unit shall be 40% of the maximum mark possible in the course unit.
  2. Each course unit covered in a semester shall be graded independently out of a maximum of 100 marks.
  3. The complete assessment of a course unit shall consist of continuous assessment tests, course/laboratory/field assignments and end of semester written examinations, with the three components ordinarily carrying 10, 20, and 70 marks out of 100 respectively.
  4. Where a course unit does not have any laboratory/field assignments, or coursework, the continuous assessment test and semester written examinations shall carry 30 and 70 marks out of 100 respectively.
  5. Where a course unit is examined entirely by coursework, or laboratory/field assignments, such course unit shall carry all 100 marks.
  6. Where distribution of the marks for a course does not conform to 7.1.7, 7.1.8 or 7.1.9 above, the distribution of the marks for the course unit as approved by the Senate shall be followed.
  7. The final year project shall be considered as two course units.
  8. In order to be allowed to proceed to the next year of study a candidate shall have obtained an aggregated mark of not less than 40% and passed all course units or satisfied clause 7.1.13 (2) below.
    1. A candidate who fails an accumulated number of not more than four units and attains an aggregate mark of not less than 30% in any academic year of study shall be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations within three months.
    2. A candidate who fails the project in the final year of study shall be allowed to resubmit the revised project within three months’ time. A candidate who fails the re-submitted project shall repeat the project unit during the next academic year.
    3. A candidate who fails a course unit examined entirely by coursework shall be allowed to resubmit the coursework within three months’ time. A candidate who fails the re-submitted coursework shall repeat the unit during the next academic year.
  9. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the supplementary examinations:
      1. In not more than two units in any one academic year, shall on recommendation of the School Board of examiners and approval by Senate, be allowed to proceed to the next year of study and sit the examinations in the failed course units at the next Ordinary University Examinations, subject to the provision of regulation in clause p below. A pass obtained in such examination shall be adopted as 40% and will be entered as such in the candidate’s academic record.
      2. In more than two units shall on recommendation of the Board of examiners and approval by Senate, be allowed to repeat the year and sit the examinations in the failed course units at the next Ordinary University Examination, subject to the provision of regulation in clause p.
  10. A candidate who obtains an aggregate mark of not less than 30% and has failed in more than an equivalent of 4 course units but in not more than an equivalent of 8, shall on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by the Senate, be required to repeat the year of study and attend classes in the failed units and take the examination in the failed course units at the next Ordinary University Examinations. Marks obtained in such examination shall be adopted fully and will be entered as such in the candidate’s academic record.
  11. A candidate who:
      1. Obtains an aggregate mark of less than 30% or
      2. Has failed in more than an equivalent of eight (8) course units, or
      3. Has failed the same course unit four times or
      4. Has failed to take prescribed examinations without good cause,
  12. Shall on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by Senate, be discontinued from the course of study.
    1. A candidate who fails to take prescribed examinations with good cause shall be allowed by Senate on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners to take Special Examinations at the next Ordinary University Examination/Supplementary Examinations.
    2. Examinations taken under clause 7.1.16 (1) shall be treated in accordance with clause g and shall be graded in full.
  13. Compensation may be allowed in a maximum of two failed course units only for any year of study, provided the mark for the failed unit is between 35% and 39% inclusive and the average mark for the candidate is 50% or above and shall be applied by taking two marks from the highest scores to make up for each mark failed. The compensation shall not apply to Final Year Project.

 

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 Moderation of Examinations

Before any examination paper is taken, it shall be moderated by an internal moderator nominated by the Departmental Board of Examiners from amongst the senior academic staff. The moderated paper shall be sent for external moderation by the external examiner. Likewise, the marked scripts shall be moderated by the same set of internal moderator and external examiner. Further moderation of the marks shall be undertaken by the Departmental Board of Examiners, the School Board of Examiners (School of Engineering) and the College Academic Board (College of Architecture and Engineering) before sending to the University Senate for approval.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 Award of the Degree

The final award of the degree shall be based on a weighting of the last three years of the degree programme with relative weights of 1:2:3 for the third, fourth and fifth year of study respectively. A candidate who satisfies the Examiners in all examinations shall, on recommendation of the Board of Examiners of the School of Engineering and approval of the Senate, be awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering.

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 Classification of the Degree

A candidate who qualifies for the award of the degree shall be placed in one of the four classes to be described as First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) and Pass. Honours degrees shall be awarded to candidates who have been awarded First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division).

The classification of the final award shall be based on aggregate score according to 8.1 above as follows:                                                                              

First Class Honours

70-100%

Second Class (Upper Division)

60-69%

Second Class (Lower Division)

50-59%

Pass

40-49%

 

A candidate, who repeats in the fifth year of study, or fails a supplementary examination in the fifth year of study, shall not be eligible for the award of an Honours degree.

 

Department
Mechanical