The Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering of Kyambogo University offers very rewarding theoretical and practical experiences to students. The department has over the years developed strong industrial links for students’ work placement, which lead to rewarding employment opportunities for our graduates. The Department is recognised by academic peers, by students and by their employers within Uganda and internationally as a centre for Technology Excellence in mechanical engineering education. It is a centrewith well-built innovation and practical touch. The department of Mechanical & Production Engineering is the largest department within the Faculty of Engineering of Kyambogo University having a population of 1300 students.
Head of Department
Dr Bitek Titus Watmon
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering at Kyambogo University. Our objectives are:
We are one of Uganda’s leading Mechanical Engineering University departments with a reputation for outstanding teaching both theoretically and in classroom practical. Our graduates are in high demand by industry and are often promoted quickly to senior positions in industries.
The following are some of the remarkable innovations completed at our department recently:
- Screenless Maize Mills
- Motorized Groundnut Sheller and sizing
- Ethanol /Bio-fuel Production for Petrol Engines
- Motorized Disabled Wheelchair
- Gasification Technology
- Micro-Hydro Turbines
- Multifunctional Platform functioning on diesel
- Bio-Multifunctional Platform operational on Bagass
- Carpentry Machines
- Interlocking Block Making machines
Our Research Division
The Research Division works on solving problems of practical nature and importance. It also trains undergraduate student engineers through an intensive programme of the latest techniques in engineering design. The division is headed by Dr Jerome Ssengonzi Bagenda and assisted by Dr. Christopher Senfuka.
Research Agenda/ Research Activities
The Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering of Kyambogo University continues to be very active in research covering a number of specialized fields including Energy, Environment, Fluid Mechanics, Coating Cutting Tools Technology, Plastics Technology, Polymer and many others.
Academic members of Staff in the department are currently concentrating on the following Research Agenda (areas of research):
- Power Production (Renewable Energy) Technology
- Resistance Spot Welding
- Under Water Welding
- Mitigation of Environmental Degradation
- Coated Tools for Metal Machining.
- Foundry Technology
- Metallurgy of Materials
- Automobile Technologies
- Renewable Fuels for Automobiles
Downloads for Department of Mechanical Engineering
Machine Tools Mechanical Notes