Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering department at the School of Engineering was started in 1970, making it one of the oldest departments at the School of Engineering. New academic programmes will be introduced in the academic year 2012/13. There are three graduate programs in the department namely; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development and Energy System Engineering. The Department runs PhD and Post-doctorate programme in collaboration with various internationally renowned universities mostly in the following areas: Materials, Manufacturing and Production and Energy Engineering.

The curriculum run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering provides students with the science, technology and engineering knowledge and skills to solve engineering problems with an understanding of social, economic, and environmental implications. Currently, the Department has the following laboratories and workshops available to its undergraduate and graduate students: Mechanical Workshop, Metrology Laboratory, Fluids Laboratory, Thermodynamics Laboratory, Strength of Materials Laboratory, Metallurgy Laboratory, and Mechanics of Machines Laboratory. Starting with June 2011 for the subsequent five years, the laboratories and workshop will be equipped with state of the art equipment.

Department Staff

Name Designation
Assoc. Prof. John Baptist Kirabira Associate Professor
Assoc. Prof. Joseph Kadoma Byaruhanga Associate Professor
Assoc. Prof. Mackay A.E Okure Associate Professor
Prof. Peter Okidi-Lating Associate Professor
Dr. Peter W. Olupot Senior Lecturer
Dr. Betty Nabuuma Lecturer
Dr. Hillary Kasedde Lecturer
Dr. Norbert Mukasa Lecturer
Dr. Michael Lubwama Senior Lecturer
Dr. Hawa Kasule Lecturer
Dr. Vianney Andrew Yiga Lecturer
Mr. Gerald Kisekka Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Andrew Ayor Assistant Lecturer
Mr. James Kaconco Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Fildah Ayaa Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Thomas Makumbi Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Edmond Mpagi Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Edmund Tumusiime Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Joseph D. Lwanyaga Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Joseph Ndemere Arineitwe Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Ronald Kayiwa Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Kenneth Mubiru Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Bwambale M.B Constance Secretary

Programmes offered at the Department

Undergraduate ProgrammesGraduate Programmes
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineering
 Master of Science in Renewable Energy
 Master of Science in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development