Engineers Board of Kenya accredits JKUAT courses
SEE ALSO :JKUAT don honoured by African UnionIt was not just the students. The mark of achievement and satisfaction equally resonated with two eminent dons namely Prof. Stephen Maranga and Prof. Bernard Rop, credited with drawing up of the curriculum for the two programmes. The acting Principal, College of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Eng. Hiram Ndiritu said JKUAT had engaged a highly trained and competent faculty with each of the accredited programmes having three internationally sourced thematic leaders. Dr. Ndiritu added that JKUAT had in place fully equipped laboratories that made it possible for JKUAT students to engage in hands-on training and research. “The programmes are also mounted in close collaboration with leading industry players such as Kenya Ports Authority, Ministry of Mining, and Kenya Maritime Authority among others,” Dr. Ndiritu said. Welcoming the accreditation, Dr. Mutuku Muvengei, the Acting Dean, School of Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Materials Engineering confirmed noted that, JKUAT has continued to collaborate with international universities to train highly qualified academic staff in these highly specialized engineering fields.
SEE ALSO : JKUAT attains double ISO certifications“The school is proud that all the four programs it offers are now approved and accredited by the Engineers Board of Kenya,” said the Dean. Dr. Muvengei added that the school would continue engaging the Engineers Board of Kenya and other stakeholders to ensure the programmes are continuously revised to capture the emerging trends The Chairman of the Department of Marine Engineering and Maritime Operations at JKUAT, Dr. Christiaan Adenya reported that the University had put in place adequate equipment for Maritime Education and Training (MET); enabling the graduates to display a solid knowledge and understanding of their Marine Engineering craft. Dr. Adenya added that the University has so far graduated 77 students in the marine engineering programme, since 2015. The graduates, he added, were important agents to assist Africa tap into the blue economy and realize the Agenda 2063 development aspirations. Henry Muli who heads the Department of Mining, Materials and Petroleum Engineering at JKUAT noted that the accreditation had effectively positioned the University as a credible source of quality and competent engineers for the mining sector.
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