Electical and Control Engineering

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Student Research

Students within the department are also involved in research as part of their curriculum and with the availability of labs within the department, the students can test their products.Student research are in the following topics:

  1. Robotics
  2. Hydram technology
  3. Conversion of analogue water meters to digital water meters
  4. Automated Washroom
  5. Automatic Accident Detection and Notification System
  6. Automation of Egerton University Water Treatment Plant
  7. Remote Water Level Monitoring & Control System
  8. Remote Cellular Voting System
  9. Automated Public Pay Toilet
  10. Automated Weather Station
  11. Gsm Enabled Automatic Water Meter
  12. Smart Wireless Laptop Charger
  13. Gsm Based Vehicle Speed Monitor
  14. Real Time Car Security System Using GSM/GPS Technologies
  15. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  16. Speed Control Using Loading
  17. Boiler Bagasse Feeding System
  18. Password Enabled Remote Central Locking System of a Car
  19. Fire Detection Suppression and Rescue Alert System


Research Activities

Members of staff are involved in research, in their respective fields of specialization. Current research areas/ topics are:



2012 - 2015

Low head hydropower generation and optimization using pressure boosting mechanisms (Authors: Dr. Njue,M.R (PI), Prof. Ngunjiri, G.M., Mr. Ng'ang'a, O.B., Mr.Maina, G.G., Ms. Njeri,M., Mr. Kobia,M. and Mr.Giconi,D.)

Portable milking machines

Human operated chargers


Electrical and Control Engineering Staff List

Bachelor Of Science In Instrumentation And Control Engineering

RationaleMeasurement is a very important activity in every branch of Engineering and Science. Instrumentation is a fundamental discipline and is understood well in terms of measurement systems. Instrumentation is important in product testing and quality control, monitoring in the interest of health, safety, cost, part of a control system, research and development, etc. The ability to control effectively is often limited by the quality of measurements. Thus it is important for the Control Engineer to understand the quality and limitations of measurement systems. Similarly, the Instrument Engineer has to understand the nature and problems of a control system, and the quality and limitations of control philosophy.The Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation and Control Engineering is designed to produce highly trained manpower in Instrumentation and Control Engineering ready to take up the challenges in industrial research, industrial and commercial organizations. The programme is broad-based and is developed so as to attain both academic and practical skills. It integrates instrumentation and control engineering systems. The programme is industry-oriented and is designed to produce graduate engineers capable of adapting to technological changes and in line with government policy of vision 2030. Instrumentation and Control Engineers find career opportunities in a wide range of Fields such as industrial research, production and commercial organizations ranging from process industries to aero-space, economic and business modelling. Programme ObjectivesThe main objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Programme are:i) To prepare an engineer who can plan, design and construct instrumentation and control systems.ii) To develop and inculcate the engineer with intellectual, imaginative and engineering skills, able to respond and adapt to change anticipate and initiate such a change.iii) To provide the graduate with a good foundation for postgraduate education.Admission Requirementsi) All candidates admitted to the programme must meet the minimum university admission criteria stipulated in the common university entrance regulations.ii) In addition the candidates must obtain at least the minimum cut-off points for the year as determined from any one of the following four cluster subjects in the KCSE.Alternative A Alternative BMathematics MathematicsPhysics Physical ScienceChemistry Biological SciencesEither Biology or Either group III/IV/V subjectsiii) Those holding qualifications equivalent to the KCSE or above from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate may also be admitted.iv) Admission may be offered to diploma holders in engineering disciplines passed with at least a credit.v) Credit transfers for diploma holders or their equivalent may be considered, based on the guidelines by the Senate.vi) Self-sponsored applicants shall be required to meet the University and Faculty admission criteria. Course Structure and DurationThe normal duration of the programme shall be five academic years. Each years in consist of two semesters, each of seventeen weeks duration. Part-time students shall be allowed to complete the programme within a period of 10 academic years.The course codes used are ICEN – Instrumentation and Control Engineering followed by 3 digits.The first digit refers to the year in which the course is offered. The 2 digit refers to the nature or sub-discipline of the course within the discipline as follows:Level 0 – ElectricalLevel 1 – Instruments and measurementsLevel 2 – ElectronicsLevel 3 – ComputersLevel 4 – Control and ProcessLevel 5 – TelecommunicationsLevel 6 – Design, projects, attachments and seminarsLevel 7 – ManagementThe 3 digit refers to the sequences of the course. Examination RegulationsAll Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with the Examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statutes number XXVIII.The following practical courses shall be examined as stipulated.i) ICEN 361 – Engineering practice – shall be examined by continuous assessments only. Grading shall be on pass or fail basis.ii) ICEN 463 – Industrial attachment – (at the end of the fourth year) shall be examined by a written report and industrial attachment assessment.iii) ICEN 564 – Student Research Project I and visits shall be examined by seminar presentation and written report.iv) ICEN 565 – Student Research Project II shall be examined by seminar presentation of completed project and written report. Grading SystemThe grading of Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statutes number XXVIII. Graduation RequirementsTo graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled course within the stipulated period.Degree ClassificationsDegree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University statutes number XXVIII.

Electrical and Control Engineering

Electrical and Control Engineering (ECEN) department is one of the four departments under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, established in January 1999. The department prides itself in producing engineers who can solve problems in control, instrumentation, automated production lines, electronics and manufacturing industries. The department has state of the art laboratories, rich in equipment for instrumentation, electric machines, control, electronics and telecommunications.

Mission To train Electrical, Telecommunication, Instrumentation and Control Engineers to international standards through teaching and research.
Objectives The objectives of the BSc Instrumentation and Control Engineering programme are to:
1. Prepare engineers who can plan, design and construct instrumentation and control systems.
2. Develop and inculcate the engineer with intellectual, imaginative and engineering skills so as to be able to respond and adapt to change, anticipate and initiate such a change.
3. Provide the graduate with a basis for continuing postgraduate education and self-reliance/employment skills.

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