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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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Admission Requirements
Programme Structure
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PAYMENT OF TUITION FEES

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 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 first year.

ADMISSION TO OTHER YEARS

Admissions to other year 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 Diplomafrom 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

 

PROGRAMME DURATION TUITION  FUNCTION FEES Total Fees
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 4yrs 1,455,000 1,255,000 2,710,000

 

  • 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.