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Electrical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
The primary focus of the Electrical Engineering programme at the Makerere University is to produce entrepreneurship-oriented graduates who are capable of propping up new companies, out of the prototypes that they will have developed at the undergraduate level. 


Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering programme offered by the Makerere University are to:

  • Produce graduates who are able to practice electrical engineering to serve Uganda and the regional industries, government agencies, or national and international industries.
  • Produce graduates with the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally in one or more of the following areas: Power systems generation, transmission and distribution, industrial electronics, renewable energy solutions, system integration, electronic design automation.
  • Prepare graduates for personal and professional success with awareness and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities, both as individuals and in team environments.
  • Prepare graduates who are capable of entering and succeeding in an advanced degree program in a field such as engineering, science, or business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    229 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Business Communications Skills
  • Circuit Theory
  • Physical Electronics
  • Computer Programming Fundamentals
  • Electrical Materials
  • Introduction to Digital Electronics
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Electromagnetics
For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements


Admission to First Year

Admission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme.The Direct Entry Scheme

An applicant must have obtained two advanced level passes, one in Mathematics and one in  physics, at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent. 

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 637 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    824 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National: 1,527,488 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,360,663 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

  • 1463786 - 1961580 UGX/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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