KIGALI INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROSPECTUS 2010

 

 

 

Published by:

 THE OFFICE

OF THE

VICE-RECTOR FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS


 

 

 

 

 

© Copyright:

2009

 

KIGALI INSTITUTE OF

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

Significant effort has been made to ensure that the information in this Prospectus is accurate and up-to-date.  However, KIST cannot be held liable for the consequences of any remaining errors.  KIST reserves the rights to make any changes in its Programs and Regulations.   

 


 

CONTENTS

 

1      A Message from the Rector: Why Choose KIST?. 1

2      List of Senior Officials. 3

3      The Profile of KIST. 5

3.1   A Brief History. 5

3.2   KIST Mission. 6

3.3   KIST Vision. 7

3.4   Strategic goals. 7

3.5   Core Values. 8

3.6   Benchmarking. 8

3.7   Achievements and Awards. 9

3.9   Partnerships. 10

4      Management of Academic Activities. 11

4.1   Overview of KIST Management Structure. 12

4.2   Application, Admission and Registration Procedures. 12

4.3   Admission into Undergraduate Programmes. 14

4.4   Admission into Master of Communications Management (MCM) Programme  17

4.5   Fees Structure for Undergraduate Programmes. 17

4.6   Fees Structure for MCM Programme. 18

4.7   Academic Programs. 19

5      Faculty of Engineering. 20

5.1   Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology. 22

5.2   Computer Engineering & Information Technology. 32

5.3   Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 43

5.4   Mechanical Engineering. 53

5.5   Service Departments. 59

6      Faculty of Applied Sciences. 61

6.1   Applied Physics. 63

6.2   Applied Mathematics. 70

6.3   Food Science and Technology. 76

6.4   Applied Chemistry. 83

6.5   Applied Biology. 92

6      Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design. 100

7      Supplementary Departments. 107

7.1   The KIST Language Centre (KLC) 107

7.2   Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Service Centre  109

7.3   Centre for Innovation & Technology Transfer (CITT) 110

8      Key Examination Regulations. 111

9      KIST Library Services. 126

10     Student Welfare. 127

10.1 Accommodation. 127

10.2 Meals. 127

10.3 Health Services. 128

10.4 Career Guidance and Counselling Centre. 128

10.5 Sports and Culture. 130


1     A Message from the Rector: Why Choose KIST?

 

 

Hello, I am Professor Abraham Atta Ogwu, Rector of Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

 

Welcome to Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), one of the premier higher education institutions in Rwanda. At KIST, we are committed to advancing Rwanda’s development by graduating highly skilled people for the country’s economy and by providing scientific and technological assistance and services to all sections of the community. Our vision is to become a centre of excellence in Science and Technology education, comparable in standard to the very best in the world.

 

Here at KIST we pride ourselves on being home to some of the best students from Rwanda. We also pride ourselves on providing first class resources, ultra-modern laboratory facilities, quality teaching and excellent social experiences for our students. Our range of courses, qualifications and study modes offers opportunities for people at all kinds of life and career stages. Whether you are seeking to develop or enhance your career prospects, update your professional skills or study solely for personal satisfaction, we can help you realize your potential. Our consistently strong teaching record is complemented by comprehensive student support with modern facilities, libraries, accommodation, careers and student advice centres.

 

What's more, if you choose KIST you'll find yourself in one of the liveliest parts of Rwanda. If you're interested in the arts, culture, sports, clubbing, the outdoors or shopping you will find no shortage of things to do.  KIST has two campuses: The main campus is in the city centre, and the Remera campus is on the outskirts of the city, housing the Centre for Innovations and Technology Transfer (CITT). The main campus is located in upper Kiyovu on Avenue de L’Armée in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city. The institute is also within easy reach of Kigali’s shopping centres, government ministries, hotels, airline offices, the central and private hospitals and clinics. KIST is also a short twenty-minute drive from Kigali International Airport.

 

Our students consistently tell us that KIST is a great place to live and learn. On our part we always strive to ensure that, as our graduates leave us to go out into the world of work, or further study, they have fond memories of their time at KIST.  Whether you are from Rwanda, or an international student looking for a good place to study in Africa, I do hope you will consider joining us.  You will certainly find a warm welcome in a vibrant community.

 

Last, but not least, I am confident that you will find studying at KIST worthwhile and above all, rewarding. 

 

Welcome to KIST! 

 

 

 

Professor Abraham Atta Ogwu

Rector of KIST

 


2     List of Senior Officials 

 

Chancellor

Dr Charles MURIGANDE

BSc & MSc (Belgium), PhD (Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur)

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dr Ephraim KABAYIJA

BSc (Makerere), MSc & PhD (IFE)

 

Rector

Prof Abraham Atta OGWU

BSc (IFE), MSc & PhD (Manchester), FRSA, FInstP, FIMMM

 

Vice Rector (Academic)

Prof John MSHANA

BSc (Nairobi), MSc & PhD (Ottawa)

 

Vice Rector (Administration and Finance)

Mr Emmanuel GATABAZI

BCom (Dar es Salaam), MBA (Bharthiar)

 

Registrar

Ms Florence KANEZA

Licence (NUR), MSc (Twente)

 

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Dr Donart NGARAMBE

HND (Kyambogo, Uganda), Msc & PhD (Zhejiang, China)

 

Dean, Faculty of Science

Dr Désiré KARANGWA

BSc, AEES (Univ. of Burundi), PhD (Namur)

 

Director, KIST Language Centre

Mr Jean-Baptiste RUSINE

BA (University of Burundi), MA (Warwick)

 

Director, Centre for Continuous Training

Ms Laurence MUKANDINDA

BBA (KIST), PGD (MSM)

 

Director of Quality Assurance

Prof Jolly MAZIMHAKA

BA, PGDE (Makerere), MSc & PhD (Saskatchewan, Canada)

 

Director of Research, Publications and Consultancy

Dr Dieudonné SEBASHONGORE

BSc, MSc & PhD (Louvain, Belgium)

 

Director of Centre for Innovations and Technology Transfer

Mr Agarwal Rajeev

MBA (Bihar, India)

 

Director, ICT Centre

Ms Sylvie Mukunde MBOYO

Licence (NUR)

 

Director of Administration and Human Resources Management

Ms Immaculée MUKABAYIRE

BBA (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)

 

Director of Finance

Mr Johnson HIGIRO

BBA (KIST)

 

Director of Planning and Development

Mr Anselme SANO

Licence (NUR)

 

Director, Library Services

Mr Alphonse NGABONZIMA

Licence (University of Burundi), DPSSIB (Lyon)

 

Dean of Students

Mr Andrew MPAMO

BBA (KIST)


3     The Profile of KIST

 

3.1  A Brief History

 

The Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), formerly known as Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management, was the first public technological institute of higher learning in Rwanda.  It came into existence as a UNDP project on November 1st, 1997, with a clear mandate to produce technical and scientific expertise of high calibre.  Its establishment was made possible by the combined efforts of the Government of Rwanda as the main stakeholder, UNDP (Rwanda) as the executor of the project, and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) as the implementing agency.  The initial funding for starting the Institute came from UNDP core funding and a UNDP Trust Fund, obtained from generous contributions by the Governments of Japan and the Netherlands.  This financial boost enabled KIST to initiate operations smoothly, taking only two months for the first class of 209 students to begin their studies.

 

The establishment of KIST was part of the Rwandan Government’s mission to build a strong post-genocide human resource base that was so desperately needed then, and is still needed now.  The Government’s commitment was demonstrated in the handing over of a military academy infrastructure in the city of Kigali as the start-up capital for the Institution.  KIST opened with major degree programmes being offered in engineering and technology and an additional programme in management.  The Institute was officially inaugurated in May 1998 and was legally enacted by Law No. 48/2001 of 26/12/2001, four years after its inception.

 

Since its foundation, KIST has continued to receive considerable support both from the Government of Rwanda and its external development partners.  While the Government of Rwanda remains as the biggest source of funding for KIST, especially with respect to the recurrent expenditure, the development partners have been very supportive in funding development expenses.

 

Despite many challenges, KIST boasts a highly motivated student population, which has grown from 209 in 1997 to 2640 in 2009, enrolled in both regular and part-time undergraduate programmes in a variety of fields of Science and Engineering.  Additionally, KIST now offers Masters Programmes, in partnership with some international institutions.  There is also a highly qualified and diversified staff, more classroom space and a growing laboratory infrastructure.  KIST continues to strengthen its programs and enjoys a growing number of international partners. 

 

 

3.2  KIST Mission

 

KIST’s mandate, as laid down in its Statute, is comprehensive and wide in scope.  It encompasses the following areas that form the basis for its very existence:

 

Ø      To equip students with advanced skills with a view to increasing manpower and capacity for national development.

Ø      To promote research, based on the disciplines offered at KIST.

Ø      To disseminate the results of research through teaching, seminars, conferences, public lectures, publications and other appropriate means.

Ø      To provide consultancy services to the Government, industry, private sector and the community at large.

Ø      To engage in income-generating activities with a view to creating awareness of lucrative investment.

Ø      To collaborate with other academic, professional, technical and research institutions in and outside of Rwanda for educational and technological development.

Ø      To develop and promote close collaboration with the private sector and the community so as to enrich KIST’s programmes.

Ø      To make provision for the advancement, transmission and preservation of knowledge and to sustain intellectual life in Rwanda.

Ø      To contribute to the cultural, civic and moral training of its students and to participate actively in the economic and socio-cultural development of the country.

 

 

3.3  KIST Vision

 

There is the ambitious aim to develop KIST in to an outstanding reputed institution for our positioning them on top-most positions in African higher education by 2020.

 

“To be an internationally renowned, regionally- engaged  African University delivering programmes of academic learning to the highest international standards, engaged in world class fundamental, strategic and applied research and providing services to the community and business whilst remaining true to our commitment to be responsive to the needs of Rwanda”.

 

 

 

By adopting this positioning, KIST would take a leading role in meeting the needs of Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region for a highly skilled science and technology workforce, developing new ways of partnering with key groups and institutions in the region. KIST would also become recognised as a world-class specialist science and technology university explicitly working to contribute to the achievement of the strategic priorities of the Government of Rwanda. 

 

3.4  Strategic goals

 

Ø      Enabling all our students to achieve their full potential (including life skills for the labour market, entrepreneurial skills, an understanding of community development and Life Long Learning)

Ø      Providing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in applied sciences and technology, including research degrees benchmarked to the highest international standards

Ø      Providing high quality strategic and applied research to contribute to the economic development of Rwanda

Ø      Being responsive in meeting the needs of employers and other key stakeholders in Rwanda for Knowledge Transfer, including Continuing Professional Development and consultancy

Ø      Developing and transferring appropriate technologies to support the economic and social development of Rwanda

Ø      Providing equality of opportunity and promoting social justice

Ø      Increasing the percentage of non-Government income

Ø      Capacity Building of all Staff

 

 

3.5  Core Values

 

While striving to achieve the set strategic goals, KIST embraces a number of core corporate values to which its staff and students are expected to subscribe. In embracing these values, education, research and intellectual pursuit with quality and service to the community are at the centre. The core values are:

 

Ø      High levels of achievement by all its staff and students

Ø      Quality in all its works

Ø      Service to the people of Rwanda in particular and the Region in general

Ø      Openness and integrity in all its operations

Ø      Professionalism, accountability and communication

Ø      Reliability, diligence and respect for others

 

 

3.6  Benchmarking

 

Ø      KIST is ranked as the 97th University in Africa and the 10th in East Africa.

Ø      KIST is the only specialist Science and Technology University in Rwanda

 

3.7  Achievements and Awards

 

In its twelve years of its existence, KIST has produced more than 3000 graduates some of whom are now holding high-level industry and academic positions, making significant impact to the development of Rwanda.  Examples are CEO of Rwandatel, DG RURA, Deputy Director Land Centre, DG National Materials Laboratory, eRwanda Director, Director of Datacom Africa, and many others. In addition, most KIST graduates who went to international institutions for further studies have performed extremely well.

 

Currently, KIST’s activities are multi-faceted; the Institute combines teaching, training, consultancy, service to the community and research. Apart from the core academic programmes, KIST has made significant impact on the community and the region at large through the establishment of the Centre for Innovations and Technology Transfer (CITT), Technology and Business Incubation Facility (TBIF) and ICT Training Centre.

 

In 2001 KIST won Ashden award for its successful development and promotion of an improved bread-making oven, which uses firewood more efficiently than traditional ovens. Four years later, KIST won another top prize in the Ashden Awards for sustainable energy. More recently, KIST won a grant of USD 50,000 from the World Bank which will be used to strengthen TBIF activities through satellite incubation. In terms of research and scholarships, KIST staffs have won a number of research grants in collaboration with international institutions.

 

KIST has also been extensively involved in providing service to the Rwandan community. Significant achievements have been realised through links with ‘Engineers without Borders’ of Germany. Three suspension bridges have been constructed, one in the year 2002 across Nyabarongo River connecting the former Gitarama and Kibuye provinces. The other one which connects Kibuye and Gikongoro across Ndirurima River was done in 2005. The third one was completed in 2008 in Vunga.  These community bridge building projects actively involve students and staff of the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology, while local communities mainly contribute labour to the process. 

 

 

3.9  Partnerships

 

Because of its vision of enhancing science and technology in Rwanda, KIST has made its mark not only locally but also internationally.  This is testified through various partnerships and support it has with universities and organisations in Rwanda, in the region and beyond.  Some of these links and partnerships include University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UK, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, just to mention a few.

 

Other linkages and partnerships that have been established or are in the process of establishment include:

 

Ø      RITA for Monitoring and Evaluation in ICT programmes

Ø      Tama Art University of Japan for introducing Banana textile technology in Rwanda.

Ø      Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a National Climate Observatory initiative with leadership from KIST

Ø      Technical University of Munich for the establishment a new Faculty of Architecture and Environmental and Design

Ø      Central University of Technology (CUT) of South Africa for research collaboration

Ø      British Council support of KTP in Rwanda under negotiation

Ø      RDF on rehabilitation of the KIST stadium

Ø      UKTA and RITA negotiations to establish a new Masters programme in Telecommunications

Ø      MININFRA to establish a Masters programme in Transportation Planning and Engineering (in collaboration with a UK university)

Ø      British Council negotiation to partner with KIST Language Centre for providing English language teaching services. 


4     Management of Academic Activities

 

 

Hello, my name is Professor John Severin Mshana, Vice-Rector responsible for academic affairs.

 

I am delighted to extend a very warm welcome to our prospective students. I wish to give you a brief introduction to academic activities at KIST, and encourage you to read on to find out more about our admission and registration requirements, examination regulations, courses and facilities on offer to you.

 

KIST offers Bachelors, Masters, and Certification Programs to students from Rwanda and throughout the world. Our Programmes will enable you to rise to the top of your chosen profession. You can choose to enrol in any of the thirteen, internationally credible and validated programmes offered by faculties. Currently, the Institute has three faculties, namely, Engineering, Applied Science and, Architecture and Environmental Design. I hasten to say that all our programmes have specific learning objectives which have been referenced to the Qualification Descriptors for Level 5 (Bachelor Degree with Honours) of the Rwandan National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education Institutions. Furthermore, some of the programmes in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and in Computer Engineering and Information Technology are offered in both full-time and part-time modes for added flexibility for students. 

 

 

 

4.1  Overview of KIST Management Structure

 

KIST operates on three tiers of management structure in its administration that fall into the two basic divisions: academics and administration.  At the top of this structure is the university executive or senior management. The senior management comprises of the Rector who is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for all Academic activities, Finance, Administration and Management of the Institution. He is assisted by the Vice-Rector in-charge of Academic Affairs (VRA) and the Vice-Rector in-charge of Administration and Finance (VRAF).

 

In the Academic Division, the senior management is supported by Deans and Academic Directors.  At the bottom of the hierarchy within the Academic division are the Heads of Departments.  These all report to the Vice Rector Academic Affairs as their ultimate line manager who reports to the Chief Executive Officer (Rector). 

 

 

 

4.2  Application, Admission and Registration Procedures

 

 

Students Earmarked for Government Sponsorship

 

Students qualifying for admission to all Rwandan Institutions of Higher Learning on government sponsorship are selected and their details are published by the Rwanda National Examinations Council (RNEC), immediately after the Senior Six examination results are released.  Students attending secondary schools in Rwanda are given opportunity to select, in order of preference, an institution where they wish to continue their higher education. The RNEC makes the allocation of students to Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) based on the candidate’s preference and performance in the Senior Six examinations, as well as the minimum performance declared by the respective institutes for admission to their programs.

 

Students who have completed their secondary school education outside Rwanda and who wish to join KIST must first submit their certificates to RNEC, in order to have them vetted to ensure that they are of a standard consistent with the KIST admission requirements. Successful candidates will thereafter, be given a letter directing them to come and study at KIST.

 

 

Students Who Apply for Admission Directly to KIST

 

Prospective students wishing to secure admission to KIST on a full- or part-time basis on private sponsorship must apply directly to the Institute.  The required KIST application forms are available from the Institute and on its website. Completed application forms, accompanied by certified copies of certificates and application fees as stipulated on the KIST application forms, must be returned to:

 

       The Office of the Director Academic Affairs

       Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

       B.P. 3900, Kigali, Rwanda

       Tel: +250 574698

       Fax: +250 571925/571924

       E-mail: info@kist.ac.rw OR registrar@kist.ac.rw

       Website: www.kist.ac.rw

 

Ø      Applications shall only be processed after the Institute has received the application forms and certified copies of certificates, accompanied by the prescribed application fees.

Ø      Since the academic year at KIST begins in January, the closing date for all applications is the 30th of September of the year before which admission is being sought.  All applications are subject to a selection process.  Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the aforementioned closing date, whether or not their applications for admission have been successful.

 

 

 

4.3  Admission into Undergraduate Programmes

 

General Admission Criteria

 

Subject to Faculty and Departmental requirements, the normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate degree programs shall be an advanced level secondary school certificate or its equivalent (12 years of primary and secondary education).  The minimum cut-off points for government sponsored students are declared annually for each subject combination, by the Rwanda National Examination Council (RNEC).

 

Students wishing to join KIST by applying directly to the Institute must possess an advanced level secondary school certificate or its equivalent (12 years of primary and secondary education). To be admissible, the candidate must have at least two relevant principal passes with a minimum score of grade “C” in each of the two subjects, at the ‘A’ level, unless otherwise stipulated by the KIST Board of Directors.

 

Students who wish to join KIST from outside Rwanda must apply through RNEC and must meet the KIST minimum qualification requirements.

 

Finally, it should be noted that the GCE-O level and Cambridge IGCSE alone do not qualify one for admission. They are only used to complement A-level or Cambridge HIGCSE qualifications.  For admission, two relevant principal passes at A-level are the minimum requirements.

 

 

Faculty and Departmental Requirements

 

Prospective students must acquaint themselves with the faculty admission requirements as stipulated by the respective faculty Program Specifications and the Prospectus.  For admission into respective programs the required subjects read and passed at Senior Six Secondary School level (Humanities) are as follows:  

 

Programs

Combinations

Bachelor of Science in:

Ø    All Engineering Degrees

ü    Physics-Chemistry-Mathematics

ü    Relevant technical courses (ETOs)

Bachelor of Science in:

Ø    Applied Mathematics

Ø    Applied Physics

ü    Physics-Chemistry-Mathematics

ü    Mathematics-Physics-Geography

Bachelor of Science in:

Ø    Applied Biology

Ø    Applied Chemistry

Ø    Food Science and Technology

ü    Physics-Chemistry-Biology

ü    Mathematics-Chemistry-Biology

Bachelor of Science in:

Ø    Architecture

ü    Physics-Chemistry-Mathematics

ü    Mathematics-Physics-Geography

ü    Relevant technical courses (ETOs)

 

 

Other Admission Criteria

 

Ø      Other school leaving qualifications may be accepted on their own merit as alternatives, and shall be evaluated against existing admission criteria.

Ø      Admission to the Institute is based solely on merit and is dependent upon the number of places available within each department. Therefore, attainment of the minimum score does not necessarily guarantee admission.  KIST reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.

Ø      Admission of students applying directly to the Institute are subject to availability of places and can only be considered if the Institute receives satisfactory evidence that the candidate has sufficient funds for the full duration of the course for which he/she intends to register. Please note that the Institute is not yet able to assist any of its students financially nor is it in a position to consider applications for financial assistance from candidates who are seeking admission at the Institute.

Ø      Students who have been discontinued from other higher institutions because of cheating in examinations or any other act of dishonesty shall not be considered for admission.

Ø      Students with criminal records or who have previously been implicated with offenses of a criminal nature shall not be considered for admission.

Ø      No student will be discriminated for admission to the Institute on any basis, be it gender, race, ethnicity, or HIV/AIDS status.

Ø      Students discontinued from studies previously shall not be considered for re-admission. 

 

Midway Admissions and Transfers

 

Ø      Students seeking transfer from other institution must present an attestation from their institution before being considered for admission. 

Ø      Applications from students seeking transfers from other institutions of higher learning shall first be assessed by the Faculty, and admission shall be on the recommendation of the Faculty. Exemptions for particular subjects may only be considered where the certified course outlines and the assessments for the equivalent courses have been presented. 

Ø      Where necessary, students aspiring to obtain midway admission may be required to write and pass all examination papers of the year for which they are seeking exemption. 

Ø      To qualify for the award of a KIST degree, a candidate must, as a minimum requirement, attend and pass the last SIX semesters of the program for which the award of a degree is being sought for.

 

 

 

4.4  Admission into Master of Communications Management (MCM) Programme

 

The minimum entrance requirement to the MCM Programme at KIST is an honours bachelor degree in ICT related courses, electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications engineering, and electromechanical engineering, plus at least two years working experience in ICT and/or telecommunications industry. 

 

 

 

4.5  Fees Structure for Undergraduate Programmes

 

General Fees Common to all Students

 

Type of Fee

Rwandese Students (RwF)

International Students (US$)

Application fee (paid once)

2,000

10

Caution money (paid once)

30,000

40

Registration fee to be paid once a year

10,000

25

Late registration

5,000

35

Identity card fee to be paid each year

1,000

10

Student Union (KISTAS) Membership Fee to be paid on initial registration

1,000

5

 

 

Tuition and Examination Fees per Course

 

Type of Fees

Rwandese Students (RwF)

International Students (US$)

Tuition fees in Bachelor Degree programs per course

45,000

150

Tuition fees in Diploma programs per course

35,000

100

Examination fees in each program per course

1,000

5

 

 

Estimated Annual Fee, Based on Six Courses per Semester

 

Type of Fees

Rwandese Students (RwF)

International Students (US$)

Tuition fees

540,000

1,800

Examination fees

12,000

60

Other (first year students)

54,000

115

Other (continuing students)

22,000

65

Total (First Year students)

606,000

1,975

Total (Continuing students)

562,000

1,925

 

 

 

4.6  Fees Structure for MCM Programme

 

Type of Fee

International Students (US$)

Application fees

20

Registration Fees

35

Caution Money

50

Student ID

10

Student Union contribution

5

Tuition fees

5,000

Graduation Fees

20

Total

5,140

 

All fees for the MCM Programme are payable in US Dollars or the equivalent in Rwandan Francs for local participants, at the prevailing exchange rate.

 

 

 

4.7  Academic Programs  

 

KIST has three Faculties, namely, the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Faculty of Architecture & Environmental Planning. These Faculties each comprise of relevant Departments and they are each headed by individual Deans of Faculty.  In addition, KIST also has other academic centres such as ICT Centre and Language Centre for supporting the Institution or to provide specific research functions.  The following sections of the Prospectus describe these academic programs in detail. 

 

 


5     Faculty of Engineering

 

 

A message from the Dean, Faculty of Engineering,

Dr. Donart NGARAMBE

 

Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering at KIST!  The sole mission of our Faculty is to produce engineers in a range of disciplines of technology, endowed with high technical skills to meet the industry and societal demands.

 

The academic programmes in the Faculty of Engineering are modular-based and are of the highest international standards, comparable to the best known Engineering programmes anywhere. Besides the normal academic programmes, the student population in the faculty can enjoy the opportunities of hands-on training on vendor technologies such as Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft Certified Systems, Sun Microsystems programmes, as well as acquiring entrepreneurial skills from the Cottage Industries and Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT) Units.  This type of training can be accessed at an extra cost at the students’ pleasure and convenience, to increase their competiveness on the job market further.

 

Students in the Faculty of Engineering often participate in community-based attachments and projects away from the campus, to work with the rural communities in solving the problems facing the rural communities. The Faculty also provides the students with an exciting academic and extracurricular life. At the Faculty of Engineering there is a saying that, “there the sun never sets.”

 

The Faculty of Engineering consists of four academic and two service Departments. The academic departments are:

                                                                                                                           

i.            Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology (CEET)

ii.          Computer Engineering and Information Technology  (CEIT)

iii.         Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)

iv.        Mechanical Engineering (MEE)

 

The service departments are:

 

i.            Training Workshops

ii.          Cottage Industry Technology

 

The Faculty of Engineering offers programmes leading to award of Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in the relevant disciplines as listed below.

 

i.            BSc in Civil Engineering

ii.          BSc in Water and Environmental Engineering 

iii.         BSc in Computer Engineering

iv.        BSc in Computer Science (part-time)

v.          BSc in Mechanical Engineering

vi.        BSc in Electrical Engineering

vii.       BSc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

viii.     BSc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (part-time)

ix.        Master of Communications Management, under the support and participation of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA)

x.          Hosting Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Masters degree programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering

 

In addition, there are several other postgraduate programmes in the pipeline, such Master’s Degree programmes in Software Engineering, Hydropower Engineering and Transportation Planning & Engineering. 

 

 

5.1  Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology

 

The Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology (CEET) offers two programmes. The BSc in Civil Engineering and BSc in Water and Environmental Engineering Programmes are both four-year degrees, designed such that graduates acquire sufficient knowledge and skills in construction technologies, environmental and hygiene technologies, building materials, water supply engineering, structural design for concrete and steel, and maintenance and repair management, that would enable them take up general Civil and Environmental Engineering jobs in the construction industry upon graduating. Two-years’ industrial experience is sufficient for the graduates to register as professional engineers. In general, graduates acquire knowledge and understanding, intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary for the analysis and synthesis of Civil and Environmental Engineering problems through a combination of lectures, practical experiments, project research, case studies, and industrial practical training.

 

 

The Staff of the Department of CEET

 

Senthil Kumaran

(MSc)

Dusingizumuremyi Eugène

(MSc)

Mukubwa Arsene

(MSc)

Kayinamura Francis

(MSc)

Kente Liliane Sandra

(MSc)

Majoro Félicien

(MSc)

Nkurunziza David

(MSc)

Twubahimana Désiré

(MSc)

Ruhamya Coletha

(MSc)

Ngarambe André

(MSc)

Munyarugerero Jean Kizito

(BSc)

Nyacyeza Ernest

(BSc)

Serubibi Eric

(BSc)

Uwamahoro Adrien

(BSc)

Uwimpuhwe Charlotte

(BSc)

 

 

Water and Environmental Engineering Programme

 

Civil-Water Resource Laboratory

 

The mission of the Water and Environmental Engineering BSc degree programme is to educate engineering leaders who will contribute to solving societal problems by improving the water infrastructure, environmental protection, natural hazard mitigation, and the efficient and sustainable functioning of engineered and natural systems.


 

Modules offered:

 

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3111

FRE 3111

General English I

Français Général I

72

0

SST 3111

Study Skills for Technology

36

10

CIT 3111

International Computer Driving License (ICDL)

36

10

MAT 3111

Engineering Mathematics I

36

10

PHY 3111

Engineering Physics

36

10

CHE 3111

Engineering Chemistry

36

10

CEE 3111

Engineering Drawing I

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

288

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3121

FRE 3121

General English II

Français Général II

72

0

MAT 3121

Engineering Mathematics II

36

10

EEE 3124

Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering

36

10

CIT 3121

C Programming

36

10

CEE 3121

Engineering Drawing II

36

10

MEE 3121

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

36

10

TWP 3121

Workshop Technology 

36

10

 

Semester II Total 

288

60

 


 

 

 

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

YEAR 2

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3211

FRE 3211

General English III

Français Général III

48

0

MAT 3211

Engineering Mathematics III

36

10

WEE 3211

Appropriate Sanitation Technology

36

10

WEE 3212

Fluid Mechanics

36

10

CEE 3211

Building Materials

36

10

CEE 3212

Strength of Materials

36

10

CEE 3213

Surveying I

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

264

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3221

FRE 3221

General English IV

Français Général IV

48

0

MAT 3221

Engineering Mathematics IV

36

10

WEE 3221

Engineering Hydrology

36

10

WEE 3222

Open channel hydraulics

36

10

WEE 3223

Environmental Microbiology

36

10

WEE 3224

Alternative energy sources

36

10

CEE 3224

Surveying II

36

10

CEE 3230

Survey Camp

 

 

 

Semester II Total 

264

60

 


 

 

 

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

YEAR 3

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3311

FRE 3311

English / French for Technology I

24

0

CEE 3311

Engineering Geology

36

10

CEE 3315

Soil Mechanics

36

10

WEE 3311

Water Quality Analysis and Treatment

36

10

WEE 3312

Urban Drainage and Sewerage

36

10

WEE 3313

Water Supply and Distribution

36

10

WEE 3314

Water Resources Management

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

240

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3321

FRE 3321

English / French for Technology II

24

0

WEE 3321

Wastewater Treatment

36

10

WEE 3322

Pumping Systems Design

36

10

WEE 3323

Pollution Prevention and Control

36

10

WEE 3324

Erosion Control

36

10

WEE 3325

Irrigation and Drainage

36

10

CEE 3322

Estimating and Costing

36

10

WEE 3330

Industrial Attachment (10 weeks)

 

 

 

Semester II Total 

240

60

 


 

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

YEAR 4

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ESD 3411

Entrepreneurship Development

36

0

WEE 3411

Groundwater Hydraulics

36

10

WEE 3412

Water Systems Modelling

36

10

WEE 3413

Environmental Management

36

10

WEE 3414

Hydropower

36

10

WEE 3430

Research Project I

72

20

 

Semester I Total 

252

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

WEE 3421

Storage and Water Regulation Works

36

10

FIN 3420

Economics & Finance for Engineers

36

10

CEE 3422

Engineering Ethics & Professional Conduct

36

10

CEE 3423

Introduction to GIS & RS

36

10

WEE 3430

Research Project II

72

20

 

Semester II Total 

216

60

 

 

Civil Engineering Programme

 

This program provides the student with a thorough knowledge-base in Civil Engineering, together with a proper appreciation of the role of the engineer in society, so that the students have the skills needed for a wide range of professional careers as a leader in engineering practice and business, technology research and development. This programme has a degree structure that is relevant to students, industry and staff, and responsive to changes in technology and the needs of the industry.

 

Material Testing Laboratory

 

Finally, this Programme will provide the students with a lively, informed learning environment, which gains maximum benefit from the internationally respected research being carried out by the academic staff and which develops independent learning and ethos of lifelong professional development.

 


 

Modules offered

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3111
FRE 3111

General English I

Français Général I

72

0

SST 3111

Study Skills for Technology

36

10

MAT3111

Engineering Mathematics I

36

10

PHY 3111

Engineering Physics

36

10

CHE 3111

Engineering Chemistry

36

10

CIT 3111

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

36

10

CEE 3111

Engineering Drawing I

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

288

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3121

FRE 3121

General English II

Français Général II

72

0

MAT 3121

Engineering Mathematics II

36

10

EEE 3124

Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

36

10

CIT 3121

C Programming

36

10

MEE  3121

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

36

10

CEE 3121

Engineering Drawing II

36

10

TWP 3121

Civil Engineering Workshop

48

10

 

Semester II Total 

300

60

 


 

 

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

YEAR 2

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3211

FRE 3211

General English III

Français Général III

48

0

MAT 3211

Engineering Mathematics III

36

10

WEE 3211

Appropriate Sanitation Technology

36

10

WEE 3212

Fluid Mechanics

36

10

CEE 3211

Building Materials

36

10

CEE 3212

Strength of Materials

36

10

CEE 3213

Surveying I

36

10

 

Semester I Total

264

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3221

FRE 3221

General English IV

Français Général IV

48

0

MAT 3221

Engineering Mathematics IV

36

10

WEE 3221

Engineering Hydrology

36

10

CEE 3221

Building Construction & Services

36

10

CEE 3222

Concrete Technology

36

10

CEE 3223

Structural Analysis I

36

10

CEE 3224

Surveying II

36

10

CEE 3230

Survey Camp (3 weeks)

-

0

 

Semester II Total 

264

60

 


 

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

YEAR 3

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3311

FRE 3311

English / French for Science & Technology I

24

0

CEE 3311

Engineering Geology

36

10

CEE 3312

Computer Aided Design & Drawing

36

10

CEE 3313

Highway Engineering

36

10

CEE 3314

Reinforced Concrete Design & Project I

36

10

CEE 3315

Soil Mechanics

36

10

CEE 3316

Structural Analysis II

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

240

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3321

FRE 3321

English / French for Science & Technology II

24

0

WEE 3325

Irrigation & Drainage Engineering

36

10

CEE 3321

Environmental Engineering I

36

10

CEE 3322

Estimating & Costing

36

10

CEE 3323

Foundation Engineering

36

10

CEE 3324

Reinforced Concrete Design & Project II

36

10

CEE 3325

Transportation Engineering I

36

10

CEE 3330

Industrial Attachment (10 weeks)

-

0

 

Semester II Total 

240

60

 


 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

YEAR 4

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ESD 3411

Entrepreneurship Development

36

0

CEE 3411

Design of Bridge Structures

36

10

CEE 3412

Design of Steel & Timber Structures

36

10

CEE 3413

Environmental Engineering II

36

10

CEE 3415

Transportation Engineering II

36

10

CEE 3430

Research Project  I

72

20

 

 Semester I Total

252

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CEE 3421

Construction Management

36

10

CEE 3422

Engineering Ethics & Professional  Conduct

36

10

CEE 3423

Introduction to GIS & RS

36

10

FIN 3420

Economics & Finance for Engineers

36

10

CEE 3430

Research Project  II

72

20

 

 Semester II Total 

216

60

 

 

5.2  Computer Engineering & Information Technology

 

The Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) was founded in 1997 as a supporting unit, which later on became a full-fledged Department, currently offering two four-year undergraduate degree programmes: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering as a full-time programme and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as a part-time programme in the evening.  CEIT Department also offers a Postgraduate degree, Master of Communications Management (MCM); the programme is jointly run by UKTA and ITU (http://mcm.kist.ac.rw). A new Master of Science in Operational Communications (MOC) has been proposed to start in January 2010. Currently the department is working on its yet third Masters programme, Master of Science in Software Engineering.  Due to the high demand of IT Experts in Rwanda and Africa, the Department is also in process of establishing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in the near future.

 

After the recent completion of the KIST IV building, the Department has acquired state-of-the-art computer laboratories; the third floor of this building houses 8 Computer Labs, equipped with a total of 300 computers running a variety of software packages.

 

A computer laboratory in KIST4 building

 

Students who finish in CEIT Department have significant job opportunities; they are potential candidates in ICT departments in various Government Ministries.  Some Alumni are Software Engineers, Software Programmers, Network Engineers, System Administrators, Network Administrators, System Engineers, etc.  For students of Postgraduate programmes, the department has produced candidates who work in ICT Departments in Government Ministries and Telecom Operators, Regulators and Policy Makers.

 

Prospective students are welcome to visit for more information about the Department. 

 

 

The Staff of the Department of CEIT:

 

Ngarambe Donart

(PhD)

Bajpai Gaurav

(PhD)

Harelimana Emmanuel

(MSc)

Twayigira Joseph

(MSc)

Santhil K. R.

(MSc)

Job Mahalalel Sam

(MSc)

Jonathan Mwakijele

(MSc)

Masabo Emmanuel

(MSc)

Kuradusenge Martin

(MCM)

Gasuhuke Janvier

(MCM)

Umuhoza Denise

(MSc, on study leave)

Munezero I. Joselyne

(BSc)

Nahimana Godefroid

(BSc)

Rwego Mucyo Placide

(BSc)

Umunyana Solange

(BSc)

Kayijamahe Carine

(BSc, on study leave)

Hanyurwimfura Damien

(BSc, on study leave)

Migambi Kalisa Felly

(BSc, on study leave)

Nizayo Christel

(BSc, on study leave)

Saphir Héléne P.

(BSc, on study leave)

 

 

 

Computer Engineering Programme

 

The main objective of the programme is to meet the needs for the present and prospective industrial sectors for skilled graduate Computer Engineers.


 

Modules offered 

 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3111
FRE 3111

General English I

Français Général I

72

0

SST 3111

Study Skills for Technology I

36

10

MAT 3111

Engineering Mathematics I

36

10

MEE 3112

Drawing and CAD I

36

10

ELE 3112

Network Analysis

36

10

CIT 3151

Computer and Information Systems

36

10

CIT 3111

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

288

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3121

FRE 3121

General English II

Français Général II

72

0

MAT 3121

Engineering Mathematics II

36

10

CIT 3121

C Programming

36

10

CIT 3161

Analogue Circuits

36

10

CIT 3162

Discrete Structures for Computing

36

10

CIT 3163

Data Structure and Algorithms

36

10

TWP 3121

Workshop Technology: Electrical

24

5

TWP 3122

Workshop Technology: Electronics

24

5

 

Semester II Total 

300

60

 


 

 

 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

YEAR 2

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3211
FRE 3211

General English III

Français Général III

48

0

CIT 3251

Object Oriented Programming Using Java

36

10

CIT 3252

Digital Circuits

36

10

CIT 3253

Signals and Systems

36

10

CIT 3254

Database Systems

36

10

MAT 3211

Engineering Mathematics III

36

10

CIT 3255

Computer Hardware & Maintenance Laboratory

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

264

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3221

FRE 3221

General English IV

Français Général IV

48

0

CIT 3261

Operating Systems

36

10

CIT 3262

Applied Probability and Statistics

36

10

CIT 3263

Project Management in Computer Engineering

36

10

CIT 3264

Advanced Microprocessors

36

10

CIT 3265

Digital Communication

36

10

CIT 3266

Microcontroller Lab

36

10

 

Semester II Total 

264

60

 


 

 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

YEAR 3

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3311
FRE 3311

English for Technology I

Francais pour Technologie I

24

0

CIT 3351

Computer Organization

36

10

CIT 3352

Networking

36

10

CIT 3353

Interactive Computer Graphics

36

10

CIT 3354

Multimedia Systems

36

10

CIT 3355

Digital Signal Processing

36

10

CIT 3356

System Administration and Networking Lab

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

240

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3321

FRE 3321

English for Technology II

Francais pour Technologie II

24

0

CIT 3361

Programming Languages and Syntax Directed Tools

36

10

CIT 3362

Software Engineering

36

10

CIT 3363

Computer Architecture & Parallel Computing

36

10

CIT 3364

Network Security

36

10

CIT 3365

Mobile Computing

36

10

CIT 3366

Software Design and Development Lab

36

10

CIT 3367

Industrial Attachment (10 weeks)

 

0

 

Semester II Total 

240

60

 


 

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

YEAR 4

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3451

Artificial Intelligence and Neuro- Computing

36

10

CIT 3452

Embedded Computer Systems Engineering

36

10

CIT 3453

Mobile Communications

36

10

CIT 3454

Distributed Computing

36

10

CIT 3465

Research Project  I

72

20

 

Semester I Total 

216

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3461

Wireless and Sensor Networks

36

10

CIT 3462

Grid Computing

36

10

CIT 3463

Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing

36

10

CIT 3464

Real-Time Systems

36

10

CIT 3465

Research Project II

72

20

 

Semester II Total 

216

60

 

 

Computer Science Programme

 

The Computer Science degree programme aims to provide all graduates with an understanding of the theory and practice of automating the representation, storage and processing of information. With the understanding that our graduates will pursue a wide variety of career paths upon graduation, one of the program's objectives is to provide sufficient flexibility in the curriculum so that graduates will have the ability to work within various areas of computer science and to work across other disciplines.


 

Modules offered:

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3171

Communication Skills

36

0

MAT 3171

Mathematics Foundation for Computer Science I

36

10

CIT 3171

Introduction to Computer Systems

36

10

CIT 3172

Unix and Programming in C

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

144

30

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

PHY 3181

Physics for Computer Science  

36

10

MAT 3181

Mathematics Foundation for Computer Science II

36

10

CIT  3181

Computer Architecture

36

10

CIT 3182

Object Oriented Programming using JAVA

36

10

 

Semester II Total 

144

40

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

YEAR 2

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3271

Probability and Statistics

36

10

CIT 3272

Systems Analysis & Design

36

10

CIT 3273

Data Structures and Algorithms

36

10

CIT 3274

Advanced JAVA

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

144

40

COMPUTER SCIENCE -- YEAR 2 (Continued)

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3281

Discrete Mathematics

36

10

CIT 3282

Information Systems

36

10

CIT 3283

Computer Networks

36

10

CIT 3225

Database Systems

36

10

CIT 3285

Advanced Algorithm Analysis

36

10

 

Semester II Total 

180

50

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

YEAR 3

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3371

Operations Research

36

10

CIT 3372

Computer Graphics

36

10

CIT 3311

Operating Systems

36

10

CIT 3374

Visual Programming

36

10

CIT 3375

Advanced Computer Networking

36

10

 

Semester I Total 

180

50

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3381

Numerical Analysis

36

10

CIT 3382

Professional Ethics, Law & Marketing

36

10

CIT 3383

Advanced Software Development

36

10

CIT 3384

Programming for World Wide Web

36

10

CIT 3385

Human-Computer Interaction

36

10

CIT 3426

Research Methodology

36

0

 

Semester II Total 

216

50

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

YEAR 4

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3471

Introduction to AI

36

10

CIT 3472

E-Commerce

36

10

CIT 3473

Multimedia

36

10

CIT 3474

Software Project Management

36

10

CIT 3475

Simulation and Modelling

36

10

CIT 3480

Final Year Project

36

0

 

Semester I Total 

216

50

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

CIT 3481

Language Processor

36

10

CIT 3482

Data Mining and Data Warehousing

36

10

CIT 3483

Virtual Reality

36

10

CIT 3480

Final Year Project

36

20

 

Semester II Total 

144

50

 

 

The Master of Communication Management (MCM) Programme 

 

Objectives

 

Ø      Provide an understanding of the global environment of ICT with an analytical study of the nature of the business and processes involved

 

Ø      Provide an understanding of the management and implementation of ICT projects

 

 

Ø      Provide an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements for ICT

 

Ø      Provide an understanding of the underlying principles of strategic management as applied to the communications industry

 

Ø      Provide an understanding of the economics of a liberated and competitive communications industry

 

Ø      Provide an understanding of the importance of organizational theory, behaviour, human resource management issues and interpersonal communications to successful business management

 

Ø      Provide an understanding of how to respond and manage change.

 

Programme Structure

 

As a pre-requisite, each student must have a lap-top computer with wireless internet access.  Each course is taught for a continuous period of one week. Students are given two to three weeks to complete assignments before beginning another module.   

 

MASTER OF COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT (MCM)

Course Title

Credit

The Environment of ICT’s

15

The Legal and Regulatory Requirements for ICT’s

15

Project Management & Financial Risk Analysis

15

Contracting Management

15

Creating Business Advantage & Strategic Management

15

Change and the Virtual Organization

15

Human Resources Development & Management

15

Economics and Marketing

15

Dissertation

60

 Programme Total 

180

 

 

 

5.3  Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a rapidly advancing field and currently undergoing tremendous growth with new ideas emerging every day. The convergence of the electrical, electronics and telecommunications technologies promises innovative products and services that will revolutionize life and work environments. The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) at KIST prepares students in this field using new-age information and computer-intensive technologies by offering two programs in Electrical Engineering, and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. The curriculum has been designed to create professional electrical and electronics engineers, who can serve in the fields of core electrical engineering, information and communication systems, and other related fields. At KIST, future engineers are provided with some of the best facilities in the country. The department has several laboratories that are specifically designed for electrical, electronics and telecommunication research. The labs are outfitted with the latest hardware and software and have equipment that allow students to understand the concepts with hands-on experience. Students are in the hands of experienced professors, with various areas of specialization like electrical engineering, control systems, electronics engineering, communication systems, digital signal processing, optical engineering and microwaves. The Department educates, trains and develops highly qualified electrical, electronics and communication engineers and prepares them for their technological careers in industry, academia or management.

 

The Department offers two BSc degree programmes: Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, the latter is also offered as a part-time, evening programme.

 

 

 

 

The Staff of the Department of EEE

 

Babur B. Hadimioglu

(PhD)

Kafumbe Said

(PhD)

Ntagwirumugara Etienne

(PhD)

Nsengiyumva Philbert

(MSc)

Zimulinda François

(MSc)

Irechukwunnamdi Michael

(MSc)

Rajamani Narayanasamy

(MSc)

Karthikeyan K.

(MSc)

Rubesh Anand

(MSc)

Godwin Asemota Norense

(MSc)

Gunnalan K. Kumariah

(MSc)

Ntilivamunda Jean

(MSc)

Biziyaremye Jean Pierre

(BSc)

Gasore Godeffrey

(BSc)

Higaniro Theoneste

(BSc)

Hitiyise Emmanuel

(BSc)

Isumbingabo Emma F.

(BSc)

Kanyeshuli Alexandre

(BSc)

Ndamyimana Fidele

(BSc)

Nduwayo B. Cesar

(BSc)

Nsengimana Cyprien

(BSc)

Ntaganda James

(BSc)

Simba Charles

(BSc)

Twiringiyimana Remy

(BSc)

 

 

Electrical Engineering Programme

 

The main aim of this programme is to equip students with an understanding of the principles of electrical engineering, some aspects of which will be informed by current engineering practice necessary for them to secure employment as professional electrical engineers in a wide variety of industries. 


 

Modules offered:

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3111
FRE 3111

General English I

Français Général I

72

0

SST 3111

Study Skills for technology

36

10

MAT 3111      

Engineering Mathematics I

36

10

CIT 3111

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

36

10

MEE 3111

Drawing and CAD

36

10

EEE 3111

Engineering Electromagnetics I

36

10

TWP 3111       

Electrical and Electronics Workshop Technology I

48

10

 

Semester I Total 

300

60

SEMESTER II

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3121

FRE 3121

General English II

Français Général II

72

0

MAT 3121      

Engineering Mathematics II

36

10

CIT 3121

C Programming

36

10

EEE 3121

Engineering System Analysis

36

10

EEE 3122

Analogue and Digital Electronics

36

10

EEE 3123

Network Analysis

36

10

TWP 3121      

Electrical and Electronics Workshop Technology II

48

10

 

Semester II Total 

300

60

 


 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

YEAR 2

SEMESTER I

Code

Course Title

Contact

Hours

Credit

ENG 3211
FRE 3211

General English III

Français Général III

48

0

MAT 3211

Engineering Mathematics III

36

10

EEE 3211

Analogue Electronic Circuits 

36

10

EEE 3212

Digital Electronic Circuits 

36

10

EEE 3213

Network Analysis and Synthesis

36

10

EEE 3214

Electrical Power Engineering

36

10

EEE 3215

Analogue & Digital Electronics Laboratory and Design

24

5

EEE 3216

Electrical Engineering Laboratory & Design I

24

5

 

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