Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About the School

Electrical Engineering is one of the principal branches of engineering and normally counts in this hierarchy with civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering. It comprises two areas: electrical systems and telecommunications systems. These two areas are colloquially referred to as “heavy current” and “light current” respectively. In line with this, most university programmes in electrical engineering have traditionally been organised in the structure of heavy and light currents, which typically then meant electrical systems engineering and telecommunications systems engineering respectively.
Electrical engineering is one of the most competitive programmes amongst students seeking admission to university and every year attracts considerably large numbers of applicants from high school. This is definitely due to the fact that the field of electrical engineering currently offers some of the best employment opportunities to graduates in Kenya. There is clearly still considerable scope for expansion of training opportunities in the discipline in Kenya, because of its significant role in technological development today.