Universities offering Bachelor of electrical engineering in Kenya and admission requirements

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Below is a list of universities offering Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and admission requirements in Kenya 2024/2025:

  • Strathmore University

Bachelor Of Science In Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum KCSE grade of B+ (or its equivalent), with a B+ or above in both Mathematics and Physics.
  • 6 credits at O-Level, A level 3 principal passes
  • IB Diploma 34 points out of 45
  • A distinction in the Strathmore University Entrance Exam
  • Proven leadership skills in school and community and outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities are an added advantage.

All candidates meeting the entry requirement are required to sit the University entrance examination in English and Mathematics and an oral interview.

Interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00am.

Candidates are required to bring originals and copies of academic certificates, 2 passport-size photographs, a photocopy of National ID or Passport, and KES 2,000 entrance exam fee.

  • University of Nairobi

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry Requirements

Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Engineering in the following categories.

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.  
  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 F1 (c) 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 F1 (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 F1 (a), F1 (b), F1 (c) and F1 (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.

Schedule of Intakes

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

Contact us:

For any assistance and clarification please contact any of the following:

Undergraduate:

Tel: 020-4910000 or 020 4913027 or 020-4913199

Email: [email protected] 

Post graduate:

Tel: +254 20 491 3129/3131/8028

Email: [email protected]

  • JKUAT

BSc. Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Admission Requirements
KCSE Mean grade B- (minus) and mean grade for the total score in the four JAB cluster subjects of at lest B (plain) and the following minimum grades in the individual luster subjects: Mathematics C+, Physics C+, Chemistry C+, Geography or Biology, or group III or any group IV.

  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

BSc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy any of the following requirements as required by the University Senate;

  1. Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education (KCSE) applicants:
    • Entry requirements are at least a mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and English/Kiswahili.
  2. Kenya Advanced Certificate Of Education (KACE) applicants:
    • Two principal passes in mathematics and physics; and
    • At least a total score of nine (9) points at the KACE or equivalent; and,
    • At least a credit pass in Chemistry at the KACE or its equivalent.

Holders of other qualification recognized by the University Senate as equivalent to 1, 2, 3 or 4 above.

  • Muranga University of Technology

Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME

Candidates wishing to study for the B. Tech EEE degree must satisfy the minimum University requirements for admission. In addition;

  • Direct Entry

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education ( KCSE Mean grade C+) with C+ in Mathematics, C+ in physics and Chemistry or Physical Science plus at least C+ in English /Kiswahili

  • Entry via University Bridging

Not applicable

  • Entry via Pre-University programme

Not applicable

  • Other entry requirements

A holder of accredited Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Murang’a University of Technology or equivalent

DURATION OF STUDY

Four (4) academic years.

  • Meru University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Technology in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Admission Requirements
K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus). In addition, students are expected
to have obtained at least a grade C+ (plus) in each of the following
cluster subjects in K.C.S.E examinations:
Cluster Subjects:
i. Mathematics
ii. Physics
iii. Chemistry
iv. Biology/any Group III/any Group IV/any Group V.

KCSE Subject Grouping
Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics
Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious
Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education
Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation
Technology, Computer Studies, Drawing and Design, Power Mechanics,
Electricity, Metalwork and Building Construction.
Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies
OR;
A-Levels or Equivalent
Students should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in
Mathematics and Physics and a subsidiary level pass in Chemistry with a
credit pass in English at O-Level
OR;
Diploma or Equivalent
Credit pass of KNEC Diploma/Higher National Diploma in Civil, Electrical
and Electronics or Mechanical Engineering from KNEC or its equivalent.

  • Multimedia University of Kenya

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering

Minimum entry requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ with a minimum grade of C+ in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Physical Science, and either Biology/Biological Science or any of the Group III, IV, or V subjects or diploma in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering from Multimedia University of Kenya or KNEC diploma or Diploma in Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering from an institution approved by University Senate