Monday, 27 Feb 2017

Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and Technology

E-mail Print PDF

Renewable Energy2

Entry Requirements

KCSE mean grade of C+ with a minimum grade of C+ in Physics/ Physical Science, and C+ in Mathematics, Chemistry and either Biology/ Biological Science or any Group III, IV or V subjects; OR A–level two principal passes and one subsidiary pass in the relevant subjects; OR Relevant Diploma from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

Tuition Fee. Ksh 68,000/- Per Semester

Description

Renewable energy refers to energy from naturally replenishing sources, such as the sun, wind, water, biofuels or the earth’s sub-surface (geothermal energy). These types of energy sources, like non-renewable energy sources, require technology for harnessing. Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and Technology offers an opportunity to the students to study the Physics of the Renewable Energy Sources, the Renewable Energy and the Technologies involved in harnessing the different forms of Renewable Energy. This programme will produce graduates capable of applying Renewable Energy Technologies in harnessing Renewable Energy and pursue careers in the field of Renewable Energy either at postgraduate level or as a consultant.

Opportunities

The demand for renewable energy is ever increasing owing to its non-environmental pollution and the diminishing non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels. As a result, expertise in harnessing and application of renewable energy is a vital demand in Kenya. It is on this background that Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and Technology has been developed.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and Technology degree program at Multimedia University of Kenya, graduates will get employment opportunities as energy technicians, energy resource analysts and energy efficiency technician among others. Graduates may aim at starting Renewable energy consulting firms or even uniquely tailored companies focused on serving either residential or business energy needs. The technology aspect of this degree program offers a flexible path for graduates by enabling them to compete for supervisory and management positions within the renewable energy industry. A background in Renewable Energy and Technology degree will also facilitate the graduate to embark on a cutting edge research

Duration

- The programme takes 4 years

Programme Structure

In the first year of study each student will be required to take thirteen (13) core units. In addition each student will be required to take three (3) University common units. In second year of study, each student will be required to take fourteen (14) core units and two (2) Faculty common units while in third year of study, each student will be required to take thirteen (13) core units and one (1) Faculty unit.
In fourth year of study, each student will take twelve (12) core units, one (1) Faculty unit and one (1) University unit. Unless otherwise stated, each course is one unit. Each unit shall comprise the equivalent of 45 contact hours spread over 14 teaching weeks.