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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Kampala, Uganda
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering offered by Makerere University has been developed with the objective of producing graduates capable of understanding, adopting and utilizing technology to produce tangible products and services at affordable costs.
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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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Electrical Engineering for Mechanical Engineers
  • Communication Skills for Technology
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials
For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

Studies and examinations for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – B.Sc. (Mech) shall be governed by the general regulations and statutes of Makerere University and in addition by the regulations of the Faculty of Technology:

Admission to First year

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

The Direct Entry 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 more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 636 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 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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