Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering


M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Intakes: Every September 

The   course    offers    opportunities       to    candidates    with   suitable qualifications   who   want   to   pursue   further    studies   in electrical and electronic     engineering.  The course   has taken into account the   latest   developments in this field   of  engineering      the  national requirements.       The course   is offered   in two   fields; Electrical and Information Engineering.    Options    in these   two   fields   have been carefully grouped   into clusters, which define areas of further specialization.


Core courses                                                                  FEE 600-607

Electronic Engineering Option                                   FEE 610-618

Electrical Engineering Option                                     FEE 620-629

CONTROL Engineering Option                                    FEE 630-35

Research Methodology                                                FEE 650

4.1 Common Core Courses                                                                                    Contact Hours

FEE 600 Engineering Mathematics                                                                             60

FEE 601 Software Engineering                                                                                    60

4.2 Core Courses in Electronic Engineering

FEE 602 Analogue Electronics                                                                                     60

FEE 603 Digital Electronics                                                                                          60

Fee 604 Signal Analysis                                                                                                60

4.3 Core Courses in Electrical Engineering

FEE 602 Electrical Power Systems                                                                              60

FEE 606 Electrical Machines                                                                                       60

FEE 607 Power Electronics                                                                                          60

4.4 Options in Electronic Engineering

Option 1: Options, Fields and Waves

FEE 610 Optical Electronics and Lasers                                                                     60

FEE 611 Antennas and Wave propagation                                                               60

FEE 612 E/M Theory and High Frequency Devices                                                 60

Options 2: Telecommunications

FEE 613 Communication Systems                                                                              60

FEE 614 Digital Transmission                                                                                      60

FEE 615 Computer Communication Network                                                          60

Option 3: Electronics

FEE 616 Digital Signal Processing                                                                                60

FEE 617 Computer Architecture                                                                                  60

FEE 618 Electronic Instrumentation                                                                           60

4.5 Options in Electrical Engineering

Option 1: High Voltage, Switchgear & Insulation

FEE 620 High Voltage Engineering                                                                              60

FEE 621 Switchgear and Protection                                                                            60

FEE 622 Insulating Materials                                                                                        60

Options 2: Electrical Power Systems Operations  & Planning

FEE 623 Electrical Power Systems, Operation and Control                                    60

FEE 624 Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution systems                        60

FEE 625 Electrical Power Systems Planning and Management                             60

Option 3: Electronic Machine Design, Control and Power Plants

FEE 626 Electrical Machine Design                                                                             60

FEE 627 Electrical Machine Drives and Control                                                        60

FEE 628 Electrical Power plant Equipment and Auxiliaries                                     60

4.6 Options in Control Engineering

Option 1: Optimal, Linear and Non-linear Control

FEE 630 Linear Control Systems                                                                                    60

FEE 631 Optimal Control                                                                                                60

FEE 632 Non-Linear Control and Stability                                                                   60

Option 2: Automation, Digital and Adaptive Control

FEE 633 Digital Control                                                                                                    60

FEE 634 Adaptive Control, Learning Systems and Estimation                                  60

FEE 635 Robotics and Automation                                                                                60

4.7 FEE 650 Research Methodology                                                                           60

1. A holder  of at least a second class upper division degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering of the  University of Nairobi

2.   A holder of a qualification in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering, awarded by an institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi as equivalent to the above qualification of the University of Nairobi.

3. Lack of Upper Second class honors may be compensated for work experience for those not intending to pursue careers in academia

4.   The common regulations for the   Master’s degree in all faculties shall be applicable.


M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical engineering is a versatile degree. Because electronics have penetrated virtually every aspect of our lives,the opportunities are unlimited.By the time you’ve graduated with a Bsc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering , chances are you’ll be more proficient in some skills than others. Depending on your preferences, you may choose to go down one of these common career paths:

  • Electrical Engineer: The most obvious career path for one with an Electrical engineering degree, the electrical engineer is generally responsible for the design, development and testing of electronic products, components, and devices.

  • Project Engineer: If you have strong soft skills such as leadership and communication, you may be suited to overseeing projects and delegating tasks. Project engineers are responsible for managing personnel, budgets, and schedules to meet technical deliverables.  Depending on the structure of a company, a senior electrical engineer may double as a project engineer or project manager

  • Design Engineer: If you love CAD and PCB design, this is the career path for you. The design engineer is the one who actually drafts the wiring diagrams and engineering drawings that document the product. Design engineers are actively involved in turning engineering requirements into product designs.

  • Test Engineer: Products need to be tested, often in the field. The test engineer will test a product to its engineering requirements. This can involve everything from subjecting a product to extreme temperatures, humidity, and dynamic environments to running electrical tests on the assembly line.

  • Instrumentation & Controls Engineer: The instrumentation and controls engineer takes process variables such as pressure, temperature, humidity, flow, and speed, etc. and uses them with control schemes to automate a production process.

In reality, there can be a lot of overlap between the different job titles in this list. The actual roles of job titles can vary from company to company. 

This list barely scratches the surface of the different careers an Electrical engineering graduate can pursue.

Year 1  Semester 1   Semester 2   TOTAL  
TUITION           240,000             240,000                 480,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               5,000                      -                       5,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)               5,000                      -                       5,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               5,000                 5,000                   10,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
TOTAL           274,750             247,250                 522,000
YEAR 2  Semester 1   Semester 2   TOTAL  
TUITION           240,000             240,000                 480,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               5,000                      -                       5,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
THESIS EXAMINATION                     -                 30,000                   30,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                       1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                     -                        -                             -  
TOTAL           264,750             272,250                 537,000
Grand TOTAL                  1,059,000


Exam Regulations

Examination  Regulations

Part  1

i)             Each course  shall  be examined   at the  end  of the  semester   in which   the  course  is offered.

ii)            Each  examination     shall   consist   of   one   three-hour   written paper  in each  course.

iii)    The examination shall   contribute    70% of the final mark, while 30% will be coursework   assessment

iv)     The pass mark shall  be 50% in each  course.

v)            A candidate   who  fails with  a mark  of less than  40% - 49% may,  with   the  permission    of  Senate  sit for  a supplementary  in the failed   papers   within    a period   of  three   months   after   the  first  examination.

vi)           A candidate    who  fails  to  reach  a pass mark  in more  than  two courses   or  in  any  course   in  a   supplementary      examination   or   fails   to   reach   a  mark   of   50%   in  any   course    shall   be discontinued.


Part  11

Part II of the examination    shall consist of the assessment   of a thesis based on the research   undertaken    in the  second  year  of study.


The   Master’s    thesis   shall   be  submitted     as  specified    in  Common

Regulations   for the Masters   Degrees in all Schools.