Phd in Mechanical Engineering

PhD in Geospatial Information Systems & Remote Sensing

PhD in Geomatics & Geospatial Information Science

The PhD in Geomatics and Geospatial information Science is designed to produce professionals with skills in research, innovation, teaching and policy. The programme will equip students with skills in clearly defining problems and then applying their knowledge to provide novel solutions. This is in line with the DeKUT’s Vision and Mission whose emphasizes is on research, innovation and technology transfer for national development.

The program targets graduate who have a master’s qualification in Geomatics and geospatial information science including its areas of specializations. This philosophy is incorporated in all aspects of the programme, from course design and teaching as well in the research activities conducted by our institute.

The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Geomatics and Geospatial Information Science is to produce a professional who has skills in research, analytics, innovation and knowledge creation in Geomatics and geospatial information science, geospatial technologies and related applications, and develop novel solutions to address environmental and societal problems.

Course Requirements

Entry requirements are,

  1. A holder of Master of Science Degree in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing or its equivalent of DeKUT
  2. A holder of at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field, from DeKUT or any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status
  3. Any other qualification deemed to be equivalent to (i) and (ii) above and recognized by DeKUT Senate as being of equivalent academic status

PhD in Food Science & Technology

Phd in Business Administration

PHD in Business Administration program provides advanced study in corporate decision-making processes, utilizing personnel and resources to achieve maximum profitability.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration program is the terminal degree of business administration studies. Focusing on advanced research and teaching competencies, this doctorate program delves heavily into the theory and analysis of business management techniques and strategies. Program specializations include: Marketing, Banking Finance, Strategic Management, Human Resources & Organizational Management, Leadership & Organization Management and Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management.

The Ph.D. program prepares graduates for careers in research, teaching, and consulting in various functional areas of business. Graduates of the program are expected to make significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge of business practices through research and consulting, and to disseminate such knowledge through their teaching.

Course Requirements

Minimum requirements are, be a holder of a Master Degree in Business Administration from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) OR Be a holder of a Master Degree in Business Administration or equivalent academic qualifications from institutions recognized by DeKUT Senate

Masters of Science in Geothermal Energy

The Geothermal Energy technology program consists of: Masters of Science Degree in Geothermal Energy Technology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Energy technology

The proposed Geothermal Energy Technology programs are envisioned to provide an organized academic training in the field, within the context of the growth of use of geothermal energy in the African region. It will focus on capacity building for promoting geothermal energy resource development and utilization. Further, the Geothermal Energy Technology programs will foster research in this area with the mission of improving all aspect of Geothermal Energy development.

Course Requirements

The following are eligible for the Geothermal Energy Technology postgraduate programmes:

  1. A holder of a Bachelors degree in physical science / Geosciences or a Bachelors Engineering degree of at least second class honours, upper division, or equivalent qualification,) which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for a Post Graduate Diploma or a Master’s of Science degree in Geothermal Energy Technology.
  2. A holder of a Bachelor degree with a Second Class honours Lower division in the disciplines outlined above. Any work experience gained will be taken into consideration.

Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain management (MSc Supply Chain Management) is a postgraduate Degree in Business and Management with a focus on theoretical and Practical Skills. It seeks to equip Students with the cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to succeed as strategic supply chain Leaders in today’s sophisticated global economy, identifying, creating and managing opportunities for reducing costs, driving growth and building sustainable competitive advantage. The programme provides theoretical framework and Practical Skills needed by management professionals working in different industries in order to cope with an increasing complex national and global supply chain management environment. This is achieved by delivering the programme using an integrated approach with Procurement, Logistics and Supply chain and management units.

The Program seeks to develop the learners thinking, management skills and knowledge across the entire supply chain for improvement of the overall organization performance and customer satisfaction by improving product/service delivery to Consumers.

Course Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements:

  1. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology or any other University recognized by DeKUT   Senate and approved by the Senate.
  2. Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with  Lower Second Class Honours from DeKUT or any other University recognized and approved by the Senate provided the candidate has relevant Postgraduate qualifications or relevant work experience of more than two (2) years.
  3. Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with a PASS from DeKUT or any other   University recognized by the University Senate and approved by the Senate    provided such a candidate has relevant full professional qualifications or  relevant work    experience of more than five (3) years.
  4. Be a holder of an equivalent qualification from other institutions recognized by the Senate as comparable academic qualification of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and approved by Senate.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The programme is designed to provide advanced competencies to graduates from mechanical engineering undergraduate programs that will allow them to lead and spur innovation in society as engineers, consultants, educators and researchers. Since students learn best by hands-on learning and practical experiences, these learning styles are integrated into coursework and research.

The coursework components of the MSc programme are created with the core competencies of the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This allows for deeper practical engagement in core engineering matters and allows the faculty to engage as the students’ research mentors. In this way, the course work and research are seamlessly interwoven in the MSc programme. Furthermore, the MSc research projects address key national developmental goals. The program is an opportunity to provide the students with a unique skills and tools on how to engage in national development.

Course Requirements

Entry requirements are,

  1. A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from DeKUT AND an upper second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 or
  2. A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering from another institution recognized by the DeKUT senate AND an upper second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 or
  3. Any other related engineering qualification deemed as being an adequate prerequisite for the Masters of Science in Mechanical Degree approved by DeKUT Senate AND an upper second class honors or a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.

Master of Science in Leather Technology

The program consists of a core, which provides advanced skills of leather technology, footwear design and manufacture and specialized courses of leather manufacture. The aim of the curriculum is to impart on the student, comprehensive knowledge and skills on the leather industry, environmental pollution control and ethics and animal rights. The Master of Science degree programme in Leather Technology is designed and developed so as to be consistent with global trends in leather industry.

Course Requirements

The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Leather Technology:

Either;

  1. A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours bachelors degree of DeKUT in OR
  2. A holder of at least a second class honours upper division Bachelor of Science degree in relevant field, from DeKUT any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (i) OR
  3. A holder of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division), Bachelor of Science degree in Leather Technology or Bachelor of Science degree in relevant field from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition must show proof of two years of relevant experience and professional development and academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the bachelor’s degree or a postgraduate diploma in the relevant field.

Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics

The Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics is designed to provide the country and region with high-level manpower in computational planning, management and research in a broad range of industrial and engineering areas. This programme is aimed at developing multidisciplinary students who have up-to-date knowledge in their fields, but who also understand the linkage between Mathematics, industry and business.

The master’s program aims to train students to become professional Industrial Mathematicians, who are able to apply and develop mathematical methods and have the computational skills to solve industrial and engineering problems.

Course Requirements

The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics, either:

  1. A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (or Actuarial Science.), any Engineering course and Computer Science from DeKUT OR
  2. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelors Degree of Science in relevant field, from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status to (a) OR
  3. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelors Degree in relevant field, which is recognized by the University Senate as an adequate prerequisite for M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics OR
  4. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) Bachelors Degree from DeKUT or any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition must show proof of either two years relevant experience and personal development or academic advancement through research and publications since graduation with the Bachelor Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field.

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management

This program hosted by the mechanical engineering department is intended for engineers with suitable qualifications and/or professional experience who wish to enhance their expertise in management of technical systems. The courses are designed to help the candidate develop a capability for independent pursuit of research and scholarly works, as well as meeting the requirements of industries through application of the technology.

Course Requirements 

The following shall be eligible for admission for the degree of Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management:

  1.  A holder of a Bachelor’s of Science of an Engineering degree, with at least second class honours, upper division, from DeKUT or from any other institution which is recognized by the university senate as being of equivalent academic status or
  2. A holder of a Bachelor of Science of an Engineering degree, with Second Class honours- Lower division in the Engineering disciplines outlined above and with at least 2 years work experience.

Master of Science in Geospatial Information Systems & Remote Sensing

The Master of Science degree in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing is designed to deepen grasp of professionals to Geospatial technologies and their broad applications required for planning and management for informed decision making. Attention is particularly focused on practical applications so as to empower professionals with skills and provide them with hands-on experience necessary for a broad and divergent range of applications. Upon completion of the study, graduates will have acquired skills, knowledge and attitudes in Geoinformatics enabling them to actively be involved in efficient management of resources. The programme builds on basic degree qualifications or equivalent qualifications acquired in areas related to the proposed programme.

Course Requirements

The following are eligible for registration for the Master of Science in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing:

Either;

  1. A holder of at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) Bachelor of Science degree from DeKUT in a spatial information based or related specialization, or from any other institution recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status, OR
  2. A holder of a Second Class Honours (Lower Division), Bachelor of Science degree from DeKUT in a spatial information based or related specialization, or from any other institution which is recognized by the University Senate as being of equivalent academic status and who in addition has had either two years relevant experience and professional development or academic advancement through research and publication since graduation with the Bachelor’s degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field.

Master of Science in Forensics & Security Management

Master of Science in Food Science & Technology

Master of Science in Economics

Master of Science in Economics programme of DeKUT aims at preparing students for a career as professional economists in the private or public sector as well as offering intensive training to students interested in joining a PhD programme in Economics. It will provide students with economic related competencies, skills, knowledge and integrated understanding required by economist and related environments as well as those seeking competitive advantage in work places and consultants world. Economics is important because it helps society understand what is going on financially and socially, virtually everything we do is about the economy.

This programme will prepare graduates of economics to address pressing economic needs of our times by being equipped to contribute to training, research, policy evolution and economic management.

Course Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements.

  1. Be holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economic Finance or Economics Statistics; with at least Upper Second class honor from any university recognized by DeKUT academic Board and approved by the senate.
  2. Be holder of Bachelor Degree with lower second class honor in any of the areas (as in part a above);  from  DeKUT  or  any  other  university  recognized  by  the  academic  Board  and approved by the  Senate  provided the  candidate has  relevant  research or  relevant  work experience of more than two(2) years.
  3. Be a   holder   of an equivalent qualification   from other   institutions   recognized by the Academic Board as compared academic qualifications from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and approved by Senate.

Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Engineering

The goal of this programme is to contribute to developments in, and training for the manufacturing sector. The programme is domiciled in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering but it is essentially an inter-disciplinary programme of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering programmes

The programme integrates highly diverse technologies and disciplines, such as design, robotics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), manufacturing systems and control, and green manufacturing, into a comprehensive educational program that will help the graduates fine tune production technologies, assembly, packaging, and shipping facilities. Furthermore, it equips the graduate with skills to work in teams for design and the subsequent manufacturing systems with sensitivity to efficiency, cost, safety and environmental sustainability.

Course Requirements

The following shall be eligible into admission for the degree of Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Engineering:

  1. A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering with at least Second Class Honours, Upper Division, of DeKUT or 
  2. A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering with at least Second Class Honours, Lower Division, of DeKUT with not less than two (2) years relevant work experience or
  3. A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering, with Second Class Honours-Upper Division or Second Class Honours-Lower Division but with two (2) years professional work experience in area relevant to the programme, from another institution recognized by the DeKUT Senate as being of satisfactory academic status.

Master of Business Administration

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) aims to provide students with business management-related competencies, skills, knowledge and integrated understanding required by business leaders for business and business-related environments as well as those seeking competitive advantage in work places and in business world. The Programme emphasizes both theory and practical orientation in preparing students for management positions. It is a broad-based, career advancement degree rather than technical training for a particular job within an organization. The programme is flexible, broadly based and tailored to meet the current needs of the real world. The MBA programme comprises Seven (7) areas of specializations as follows:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Leadership and Management
  3. Strategic Management
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Marketing
  6. Finance Management and Investment Banking
  7. International Business

Course Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one of the following admission requirements:

  1. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Second Class honours (GPA of 3.0) from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology or any other University recognized by DeKUT School Board and approved by the Senate.
  2. Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with Lower Second Class honours (GPA of 2.60) from DeKUT or any other University recognized by the DeKUT School Board and approved by the Senate provided the candidate has relevant Postgraduate qualifications or relevant work experience of at least two (2) years.
  3. Be a holder of a Bachelor Degree with a PASS (GPA of 2.0) from DeKUT or any other University recognized by the University School Board and approved by the Senate provided such a candidate has relevant full professional qualifications or relevant work experience of at least three (3) years.
  4. Be a holder of an equivalent qualifications from other institutions recognized by the School Board as comparable academic qualification of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and approved by Senate.

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