Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE)

The Bachelor of Electrical Engineering incorporates the fundamentals of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering, with an aim towards preparing students for careers in electrical power and renewable energy industries. It is four years day and evening programme.

Program in brief

This programme covers all the essentials in Electrical Engineering. 

In year one, the students cover the foundations needed for an engineering degree including engineering mathematics, engineering drawing, communication skills, computer technology and ICT, instrumentation, electronics and electromagnetic fields. In many of the modules, you will have hands on in laboratories and workshops learning through experience.

Year two covers advanced principles in Engineering mathematics, digital circuits, design of amplifiers, computer programming, control systems, Principles of power and energy systems. You will have hands-on experience in the various laboratories and workshops to supplement theory with practice.

Year three is dedicated to electrical power systems, thermodynamic principles, power plant engineering, installation and design of power systems and renewable energy technologies. You will also have the opportunity to work on an engineering project as a group.

In year four, the students acquire knowledge and principles associated with electromechanical drives, power systems, power electronics, substation engineering, control of energy systems and power systems instrumentation. You will be able to work on a project as an individual in this final year.

Admission to the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE) shall be done in accordance with Kyambogo University procedures and regulations in line with the minimum requirements by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

In addition, a person qualifies for admission provided he/she satisfies minimum requirements of:-

  • At least two principal passes in both Physics and Mathematics and a subsidiary pass in Chemistry at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) for a Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) combination or
  • At least two principal passes in both Physics and Mathematics at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) for a physics, Economics and Mathematics (PCM) combination and at least credit pass in Chemistry at the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or
  • At least a credit or second class lower of a higher diploma in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications engineering from a recognized institution or
  • At least a credit or second class lower or a Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering or any other in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from a recognized Institution or
  • At least a credit or second class lower of an Ordinary Diploma (or a Diploma) in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Science Technology (Physics) from a recognized Institution or
  • A degree in Science disciplines that that includes Physics from a recognized Institution or
  • Having passed the mature age entry examination administered by the University
  • At least a credit or second class lower in other Diplomas or Certificates approved by the University to be equivalent to any of those stated above.

The weighting of UACE Holders for Admission

The weighting of subjects for UACE holders shall be as follows:-

  • Essential – Physics and Mathematics
  • Relevant – Chemistry, Economics and Technical Drawing
  • Desirable – General Paper, Metalwork and Woodwork
  • Others – Any other subjects

After completing the diploma in Electrical Engineering, you will be able to select from a number of careers at your disposal. Typical employers of electrical engineering graduates are consultancies, government, telecommunication industry, energy, manufacturing, utility companies and the armed forces. As an electrical engineer, your workplace will vary from offices, laboratories to filed sites depending on the nature of the project you are focusing on.  As electrical engineers advance in their career, they will be able to take up managerial jobs in their organizations. Being an electrical engineer might require you to work overtime especially at the end of the project and may also involve frequent local and international travels.

Recent Employers

Some recent employers of our Bachelor of Electrical Engineering graduates include:

  • Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL)
  • Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd(UEDCL)
  • Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd(UEDCL)
  • Electricity Regulatory Authority(ERA)
  • Umeme (U) Ltd
  • Eskom
  • Uganda Police Force
  • Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF)
  • National Water And Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC)
  • Rural Electrification Agency(REA)
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development(MEMD)
  • Other many private companies and NGOs e.g. Aggreko, Village Power Uganda, Prime Power Uganda, Sure Power Supplies Ltd, Solar Energy For Africa, HP Electric Ltd, Power Trust Ug Ltd etc.

Work experience opportunities

All our students undertake Internship or industrial training during the recess period at the end of year one.

Further studies

Some of our Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates go-ahead to pursue graduate programmes related to their career, such as Masters in Power Systems, Masters in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Masters in Electrical Engineering, either remaining at Kyambogo University or going to other institutions of their choice.

Tuition Fees for 2019/2020 are UGX 1,500,000 (Home/EAC Students) and UGX 2,250,000 (International Students). The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

There are other functional fees and other costs that you might incur while studying. These include costs for internship, research, medical fees and other expenses that you might include such as photocopying, printing, buying specialized equipment and tools.

We have put together some useful information to help you understand these costs. Please see our study costs page for full details.