THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Vision:A major driver of socio-economic change in the region with multi-disciplinary research centers.
Mission: Provide scholars with modern technological platforms for appropriate and industry focused education, with a high degree of work-integrated learning leading to quality education in product design through to simulation.
NOTE FROM THE DEAN
The faculty of Engineering and Technology in Mombasa Polytechnic University College (MPUC) covers a broad range of disciplines. The courses offered are being reformed to respond to the demands of regional, national and global industry priorities in engineering and technology education.
The Faculty aspiration is to be a major driver of socio-economic change in the region through a range of proposed multi-disciplinary research centers. It also endeavors to integrate its education and research programmes into a unified system, providing scholars with modern technological platforms for appropriate and industry focused education, with a high degree of work-integrated learning. These platforms include provision of quality education in product design through to simulation. Through national, regional and international partnerships, an essential mechanism for research and technology transfer can be attained, while at the same time creating opportunities for students to have international experience. The undergraduate degree programmes take five years of study (except Computer Science which take 4 years), with a variety of specialization to choose from.
As part of a University of Engineering Science and Technology, our mandate requires participation in community-based and SME projects, with a strong emphasis on commercialization, providing an avenue for technology transfer and spin-off technology enterprises. In this way, we endeavor to provide our students and researchers with opportunities to engage at the highest level of engineering, and continue to impact on the development of high-end engineering skills as a basis for industrial competitiveness.
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology houses five unique and integrated departments of:
- Building and Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Information Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
- Medical Engineering
The Faculty nurtures a desire for excellence among its members through various forms of interactions such as seminars, workshops, presentations, brainstorming sessions, exhibitions and conferences in order to spur the growth of technological capacity. The Faculty is confident that its diploma, undergraduate and in the near future, postgraduate programmes that are offered by highly qualified and experienced academic and support staff, meet the best university standards worldwide.
In line with the Government of Kenya’s vision 2030, the Faculty is in the process of launching a number of research centers with the aim of enhancing research and development within the region. These centers will seek to bridge the gap between industry and academia thereby enabling us to produce market oriented graduands who will be capable and competent enough to effectively meet local, regional and international industry needs in engineering, science and technology.
An undergraduate is basically taught how to read and write, a graduate student is taught how to research and a doctoral student engages in actual research. Since growth in technological capacity depends on the quantity and quality of our research activities, we have to make certain intentional decisions to ensure there are requisite numbers of undergraduates to feed the required numbers at masters’ level, and in turn, there should be requisite numbers at masters’ level to feed the post doctoral needs.