Overview

Philosophy

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

Objectives

The goal of the program is to create a pool of highly trained personnel for mechanical engineering education and research in view of the many upcoming universities in the country and in the global space

PhD in Mechanical Engineering course shall be offered over a minimum period of 3 academic years

The common regulations governing admission to PhD degree programs at the University of Nairobi and in the School of Engineering shall apply.

The following are eligible for admission to the program:

(a) Holders of Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in mechanical engineering or a closely related field from the University of Nairobi.

(b) Holders of Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in mechanical engineering or a closely related field from any another institution recognised by the Senate as being of equivalent standing.

Careers open to holders of PhD in Mechanical Engineering include

  • Industrial Production Managers. Industrial production managers help to determine how to best use employees and equipment within a factory setting to meet production goals.
  • Research & Development Managers.
  • Consulting Mechanical Engineers.
  • Consulting Petroleum Engineers.
  • Academic and Research Institutions.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (F807)  YEAR 1   YEAR 2   YEAR 3    TOTALS 
TUITION            540,000             540,000         540,000            1,620,000
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                7,000                 7,000             7,000                 21,000
THESIS EXAMINATION                     -                        -             50,000                 50,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                4,500                 4,500             4,500                 13,500
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                1,000                 1,000             1,000                   3,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)                5,000                      -                     -                     5,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                6,500                 6,500             6,500                 19,500
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                2,000                 2,000             2,000                   6,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                5,000                 5,000             5,000                 15,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                1,000                 1,000             1,000                   3,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                     -                        -                     -                           -  
Grand TOTAL            572,000             567,000         617,000            1,756,000
Department
MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING