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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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The demand for Electrical Engineering undergraduate program has grown due to increasing number of industries set up all over the country. The demand for electrical engineering undergraduate education doesn’t come merely from high school holders, but also diploma in engineering graduates, from students with University degrees in other engineering or physical science disciplines.  The demand for graduate education in Electrical Engineering is also likely to originate from developing countries within the East African Region, and Great Lakes Region. This provides an opportunity for the proposed graduate program to influence policies and practices in these countries.

In addition, other communication related applications have made services easier to access and currently Uganda has a growing number of communication service providers, with several of them aiming for newer and more efficient technologies in order to stem the tide of competition. Since the ICT industry operates using highly developed technologies, communication systems must be designed, installed and operated to maintain high levels of efficiency. To fulfill this, employers in the ICT industry require engineers with appropriate knowledge and skills. In the field of education, limited places exist in the present Universities, both on government and private sponsorship, and persons, and as a result, competition has been high.

Therefore, the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering has been redesigned to address the concerns and further enhance the industrial modernization drive and service delivery in Uganda and the Great Lakes Region.

Both the studies and examinations in this program will be governed by the general regulations and statutes of Muteesa I Royal University and also the rules and regulations of the Faculty of Science, Information Technology, Engineering and Art & Design apply.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted for Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering of MRU, a candidate must satisfy the general minimum entrance requirements of National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) and Muteesa 1 Royal University (MRU). This will be through two avenues which are:  Direct entry and Diploma entry.

DIRECT ENTRY

Candidates seeking admission through direct entry avenue must have obtained:

  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.
  • At least five passes at the same sitting in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or at O-Level. The passed subjects should include mathematics and physics.
  • At least two Principal passes were obtained at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) including mathematics and physics.
  • Eligibility to enroll for Bachelor of Science in CivilEngineeringshall be computed points using the weighted index as shown in the table below; the advanced level subjects shall be grouped and weighted as shown in the table below
GROUP WEIGHT SCORE SUBJECTS
Essential 3 Mathematics, Physics
Relevant 2 Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing, Applied Mathematics, or Pure Mathematics.
Desirable 1 General paper
Others 0.5 All others
DIPLOMA HOLDERS’ ENTRY AVENUE

Holders of the Uganda National Examinations Board Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution can be admitted to the program. Applicants must have passed diploma in any of these fields;

  • Civil and Building Engineering, Water Engineering, Architectural Draughtsman ship or a related field,
  • Science Technology (Physics or Chemistry), Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Ceramics, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning, Electrical Engineering,
  • Any other Engineering field as approved by the Muteesa I Royal University Senate.
ADMISSION TO FIRST YEAR

Candidates with ordinary diplomas can only be admitted to the first year.

ADMISSION TO OTHER YEARS

Admissions to other years of study than to the 1st year of the program shall require a special resolution of the Faculty Board and permission of the Senate of Muteesa I Royal University. The Civil Engineering Department will work out all appropriate credit transfers, which shall not exceed 40% of the minimum degree credit units. Persons holding a Higher Diploma from a recognized institution can be admitted to 3rd year, with the provision that they will be required to take some courses from the 2ndyear that the Faculty Board will have identified and deemed mandatory.

COURSE OUTLINE YEAR I

           

SEMESTER I

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

EMB1101

Engineering Mathematics I

60

0

60

4

SDB1101

Statics and dynamics

45

0

45

3

DCS1101

Communication Skills

45

0

45

3

ECB1101

Computer Applications

45

45

60

4

BEE1101

Electrical Circuit Theory

45

45

60

4

SEB1101

Society and Engineering

45

0

45

3

 

Total credit Units in Semester I

 

 

 

21

SEMESTER II

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

EMB1201

Engineering mathematics II

60

0

60

4

BEE1201

Physical electronics

60

0

60

4

WTB1201

Workshop technology & practice

30

45

60

4

EDB1201

Engineering Drawing

45

45

60

4

BEE1202

Introduction to digital electronics

45

45

60

4

Total semester load

 

 

 

20

YEAR I RECESS TERM

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEE1301

Vocational training

0

180

45

3

Total CUs for year I

 

 

 

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE YEAR II

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER I

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

EMB2101

Engineering Mathematics III

60

0

60

4

BEE2101

Engineering Electromagnetic field theory I

60

0

60

4

BEE2102

Electronic circuits

45

45

60

4

BEE2103

Network Theory

60

0

60

4

BEE2104

Electrical Engineering Materials

60

0

60

4

BEE2105

Electrical drawing and design

45

45

60

4

Total semester load

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER II

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

EMB2201

Engineering Mathematics IV

60

0

60

4

BEE2201

Engineering Electromagnetic Fields  theory II

60

0

60

4

BEE2202

Energy Conversion systems and Utilization

45

45

60

4

BEE2203

Instrumentation and measurement

45

45

60

4

BEE2204

Renewable Energy

45

45

60

4

Total semester load

 

 

 

20

YEAR II RECESS TERM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEE2301

Industrial Training II

 

180

45

3

Total CUs for YEAR II

 

 

 

47

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR III

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER I

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

 

Core courses

 

 

 

 

BEE3101

Electrical installation practice

30

45

45

3

BEE3102

Electrical Machines and Drives I

45

45

60

4

BEE3103

Power Systems Theory

60

0

60

4

BEE3104

Applied Digital electronics

45

45

60

4

BEE3105

Applied Analogue electronics

45

45

60

4

           

BEE3106

Communication theory

60

0

60

4

Total semester load

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER II

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

 

Core courses

 

 

 

 

BEE3201

Team work Design project

0

45

45

3

BEE3202

Electrical machines drives II

45

45

60

4

BEE3203

Computer  programming

45

45

60

4

BEE3204

Power Systems Engineering

45

0

45

3

BEE3205

Industrial Electronics

45

45

60

4

BEE3206

Control Engineering

60

0

60

4

           
           

Total semester load

 

 

 

22

YEAR III RECESS TERM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEE3301

Industrial Training III

0

180

45

3

Total CUs for YEAR III

 

 

 

48

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER I

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

 

Core courses

 

 

 

 

PMB4101

Project Management

30

45

45

3

RMB4101

Research Methods

45

0

45

3

BEE4101

Digital signal processing

30

0

45

3

BEE4102

Power System protection

45

0

45

3

           

BEE4103

Optical Communication

30

0

45

3

BEE4104

Radio Wave Propagation & Antennas.

60

0

60

4

Total semester load

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER II

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

L

P

C

CU

 

Core courses

 

 

 

 

BEE4201

Individual  Research Project

0

180

60

4

ESB4201

Entrepreneurships skills for Engineers

60

0

60

4

BEE4202

High voltage engineering

45

0

45

3

BEE4203

Power economics and management

45

0

45

3

BEE4204

Electrical installation design

30

45

45

3

BEE4205

Radiofrequency and microwave Engineering

45

0

45

3

Total semester load

 

 

20

Total CUs for YEAR IV

 

 

 

39

             

 

 

 

           
   

TOTAL HOURS

 

 

174

 

 

           
  • Tuition and other University fees are due on the first day of the academic year. Privately- sponsored students who cannot pay full fees at the beginning of the academic year are required to pay at least 60% of the course load, if they wish by the set deadline.
  • First year privately-sponsored student who fails to pay the registration fee at the end of the second week of the beginning of an academic year shall forfeit his/her place in the University
  • A continuing privately-sponsored student who shall not have paid fees by the end of the
  • Sixthweek shall be de-registered.
  • Student should complete paying all the University fees by the sixth week of a semester and be registered then.
  • In case a student fails to raise enough money to pay for a full semester load a student can chose courses within the next first six weeks and make payment for the course load he/she can afford and get registered.
  • The minimum course loads to be permitted under this arrangement should be 60% of the total credit units for that semester.
  • Student will not be allowed to pay University fees and register after the end of the sixth week of a semester.
  • Only registered students will be allowed to use University facilities, to attend lecturers, do course work and sit for final examinations.
PROGRAMME DURATION TUITION  FUNCTION FEES Total Fees
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 4yrs 1,455,000 1,255,000 2,710,000