Diploma In Electrical Engineering (DEE)

The Diploma in Electrical Engineering at Kyambogo University is a two years evening programme, equivalent to four(4) semesters for all entrants. Each semester in an academic year consists of seventeen (17) weeks; fifteen (15) weeks of teaching and two (2) weeks of examination. In addition, in each academic year up to the second year, there is Industrial Training during the Recess Period of 10 weeks.

The diploma in Electrical Engineering provides knowledge and skills in electrical installation, electronics, instrumentation, mechanics, engineering mathematics, programming etc.

Engineering technicians in electrical have to provide solutions to the day-to-day electrical engineering problems. Since this requires planning, installation, operation and maintenance of the necessary electrical units and systems, provision of electrical engineering services, and interaction with society; the study of electrical engineering is therefore necessary. In order for engineering technicians in electrical to provide a good service to the people, this programme reflects the need to combine the understanding of engineering principles with the application of these principles to finding solutions to practical problems.

Diploma in Electrical Engineering Students in a practical demonstration

This is augmented by application skills for managing people and resources, an awareness of the broad business context and recognition of responsibilities and commitment of these technicians to society.

Programme in brief

Students study all the essential elements of electrical engineering.

In year one, you will cover basic science, engineering mathematics, engineering drawing, electrical drawing, electrical measurements and instrumentation, electronics and power systems.

In year two you will concentrate on production engineering, electrical power generation, control systems, electrical installation, mechanical workshop practice and power systems. In many of the modules, you will have hands on in laboratories and workshops learning through experience. In the final year, you will have an opportunity to participate in a group engineering project.

You will also undergo industrial training during the recess term at the end of first year. During industrial training, you will be attached to an industry and you will be able to relate the knowledge and skills obtained from the lecture rooms, laboratories and workshops to what happens in the field.

Admission to the Diploma in Electrical Engineering, (DEE), is done in accordance with Kyambogo University procedures and regulations. In addition, a person qualifies for admission on meeting the following minimum requirements in Sections. 

A Level Entry or Direct Entry Requirements

(a) At least One Principal Pass in either Physics or Mathematics from the Advanced Level Examinations or its equivalent and two subsidiaries in any two of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing. Where Chemistry is not included in the subjects’ combination, the candidate should have at least a credit in Chemistry at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE). For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall be classified as follows:

  • Essential: Physics and Mathematics
  • Relevant: Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing,
  • Desirable: General Paper, Any other technical subject

Diploma and/or Certificate Entry Requirements

For Diploma/Certificate entry, one should be a holder of;  

  • Diploma in an Engineering or Science and Technology field from a recognized institution;
  • At least a Credit Advanced Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the following fields:
  1. A Technician Certificate in Radio, Television and Electronics Part II (RTET Part II)
  2. A Technician Certificate in Electrical Installation Part C(EIC)or the equivalent;

Those with Pass Advanced Certificates but with proven practical experience of at least three years after graduation may be considered.

Other Entry Requirements

For other entry requirements,

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Physical Sciences;
  • Through the Mature Age Entry Scheme.

After completing the diploma in Electrical Engineering, you will be able to select from a number of careers at your disposal. The Electrical Engineering Technicians are responsible for installation, and maintenance of all electrical and electronic systems.

Recent Employers

Some recent employers of our diploma in 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
  • 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

A number of our diploma in Electrical Engineering graduates go on to study degrees related to Electrical engineering such as Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering and/or any other related, either remaining at Kyambogo University or going to other institutions of their choice.

Tuition Fees for 2019/2020 are UGX 600,000 (Home/EAC Students) and UGX 900,000 (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.