Among the long-term economic development goals of Kenya is the attainment of sustainable industrialization. For this to be achieved, it is important that personnel are trained adequately to manage the industrialization process. The University will play a vital role in this process by offering programmes of contemporary academic and professional aptitude commensurate with the national industrialization programmes. In light of this, the Department of Industrial and Energy Engineering has introduced an engineering management course to equip graduate engineers with relevant management skills to tackle work situation challenges.
The programme is further aimed at equipping graduates in the Engineering sector with the latest technological, scientific and managerial skills necessary for their work situations. Upon graduation, career opportunities exist in training and research institutions, management of engineering based industries, non-governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and professional consultancies.
At the end of the degree programme, the student shall be able to:
i) Use advanced scientific and management skills in industrial engineering and related disciplines to solve current and future challenges of industrial engineering systems.
ii) Provide a thorough understanding of design, analysis, planning and control of industrial engineering systems.
iii) Work confidently as a competent engineering manager with management and scientific skills capable of optimizing an industrial engineering system for maximum production output.
In order for Kenya to be industrialized by the year 2030, higher institutions of learning such as Egerton University have to train and prepare highly skilled professionals in engineering and technology to meet the necessary technological challenges that go with the industrialization process. It is with this in mind that the Department of Industrial and Energy Engineering of Egerton University is to offer the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Systems and Management (IESM) programme. The programme is thus introduced to address industrial development challenges necessary for industrialization
process in the fields of design, manufacturing, maintenance, energy and management of both physical and human resources for optimum production returns.
i) The common university regulations for Masters degrees in the university as specified in the Egerton university statutes shall apply.
ii) In addition, the candidate should hold a relevant Bachelors degree in Engineering with at least Upper Second Class Honours and above. However, candidates with lower second-class degree may be considered if they have at least two years relevant industrial experience. Candidates with pass grade at Bachelors level or Higher Diploma qualifications shall be required to take Pre Masters courses offered in the Department.
Course Structure and Duration
i) Candidates for the Masters degree shall be registered as full time students for a minimum of eighteen (18) months and a maximum of thirty-six (36) months and register for a minimum of nine (9) credit factors per semester.
ii) Full time candidates shall be required to spend the first twelve months of study in residence at the university.
iii) Candidates for the Masters degree shall be registered as part time students for a maximum of fourty-eight (48) months and must register for a minimum of six (6) credit factors per semester.
The Masters degree shall be by coursework, examinations and thesis. Candidates shall be required to successfully complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit factors of coursework, and in addition successfully complete a thesis worth fifteen (15) credit factors to qualify for the award of Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Industrial Engineering Systems and Management. In year one of study, the programme consists of sets of taught courses grouped under two semesters. In both semesters of year one, specified compulsory courses and three elective courses shall be offered. Two elective courses will be drawn from either Production or Energy options and one management course from the management option to make three elective courses. In the second year of study, each student shall conduct a research project and present a thesis on the same.
The course coding used for the programme is MENT for all the courses offered by the Department, which is followed by 3 digits. The three digits represent the year, subject group and subject series respectively.
All Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with the Examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statutes number XXIX.
All courses registered for in each semester shall be examined at the end of the semester. The end of semester written examinations which shall constitute sixty percent (60%) of the total marks for each course. Continuous assessment based on assignments, laboratory practicals and such other tests as prescribed by the department shall constitute fourty percent (40%) of the total marks. Courses, which are entirely practical in nature or seminars, shall be assessed by continuous assessment.
The grading of Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statutes number XXIX.
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled course within the stipulated period.
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University statutes number XXIX.