48 months
1412 USD/year
914 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The curriculum run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering provides students from Makerere University with the science, technology and engineering knowledge and skills to solve engineering problems with an understanding of social, economic, and environmental implications.


Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering programme at the Makerere University

The focus of the Mechanical Engineering Education programme at College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) is to:

  • Provide students with the fundamental technical knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and engineering design technology in order to recognize, analyze and solve problems for current day problems.
  • To provide students with the skills required to work effectively as individuals and in teams, as leaders and followers and to make profitable decisions for the organisations and communities that they are or will be a part of.
  • To provide students with an opportunity and environment necessary to participate in hands-on engineering that leads to an appreciation of the business and entrepreneurial aspects of mechanical engineering.
  • To 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.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Electrical Engineering for Mechanical Engineers
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry scheme, the Mature Age Scheme, the Diploma Holders Scheme.
  • For Direct entry scheme, an applicant must obtain two advanced level passes, in Mathematics and Physics, at the same sitting of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its Equivalent. For Purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:
  • Weight 3 – Physics, Mathematics, as Essential subjects
  • Weight 2– Chemistry, Applied Mathematics or pure Mathematics, Economics, Technical Drawing- as Relevant subjects
  • Weight 1 – General Paper- as Desirable subject
  • Weight 0.5 – Any other subject as Others subjects

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 706 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 457 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National: 1,756,611 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,714,762 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

1463786 - 1961574 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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