At the Department of Technical and Engineering Education and Training (TEET) we endeavour to foster academic and career growth. The department strives to provide students with a well-rounded experience that includes solid academic preparation, exposure to professionals in the teaching and learning sector. Our Bachelor of Technology degree is designed to offer professional education to qualified Diploma holders who are in the teaching career. The Department of Engineering currently hosts five disciplines: in the field of Civil and construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Wood Science Technology and Technical Graphics. The program emphasizes the learning of the concepts and practices of Engineering along with the development of analytical skills in areas of education. The program constitutes of block release and convectional programme. The department also offers a Post Graduate Diploma Higher Education. (PGDHE). Students are taught to be independent thinkers, create independent types of work, perform high-tech projects, write technical reports, perform research on cutting-edge technology, and present their work before classmates and faculty members.
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Programmes offered By The Department

Bachelor of Technical Education Honours (BTechEd Hons) in the following areas:
  • Civil and construction engineering; Electrical and electronic engineering; Mechanical and industrial engineering; Technical graphics; Wood science and technology.
  • Short Courses (Engineering and Technology)

Admission requirements
  • Applicants must have at least a National Diploma or its equivalent in their chose subject or skills area.
  • In addition, applicants must have an acceptable qualification in teaching or training.
  • Applicants must be employed as teachers or trainers at the time of applying.

Programme of study
  • The three-year block-release programme consists of a prescribed number of taught courses in the specialist subjects and in education, work-based experience integrated into the second year of study, and a final year project.
  • Applicants who do not meet the basic entry requirements may be required to study prescribed bridging courses.
All courses are assessed through coursework and examination unless specified otherwise in the course synopses.

Common courses
All candidates will study prescribed common education and professional courses under the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.

Short Courses (Engineering and Technology)
An array of selected courses in engineering and technology will be offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates . To students enrolled for normal degree programmes, these will be offered as optional courses. To industry and working personnel they will be offered for non-degree purposes, for certificates, and for diploma awards depending on the number and combinations of courses taken. The courses will be selected and produced in collaboration with science and engineering faculties, as well as relevant industry bodies and companies. They will cover contemporary issues in engineering and technology, touching on, among others, such broad topics as:

  • Environmental concerns and manufacturing
  • International standards in production
  • Production economics
  • Safe technologies
  • Resources and energy
  • Materials
  • Design techniques

Subject specialist courses
In addition to common courses, each student will study courses under one of the specialist subject areas below. Some students may be required to first take engineering bridging courses.

Postgraduate Diploma (or Certificate) in Higher Education (PGDHE)

Admission requirements
  • Applicants must be in possession of at least an appropriate bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants must also be employed in a teaching capacity in tertiary institutions.

Programme of study
  • The minimum duration of the diploma programme is one-year on block-release or two years on part-time study.
  • The programme consists of taught courses and live assessment of practical teaching.
  • Each semester will consist of 6 courses or modules (3 core and 3 electives).
  • Candidates who prefer to study only the 6 core courses will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.
  • Electives offered in any academic year will be determined by the availability of lecturers and demand.
  • The mode of instruction will be through face-to-face lectures, seminars, workshops, peer presentations and online delivery.

Master of Technical Education (MTechEd)

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must be in possession of an approved Honours degree in the area of Technical Education degree with relevant subject specialisation.
  • Alternatively applicants with a relevant bachelors degree plus the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical or Technology Education or its approved equivalent will be considered

Programme of study

  • The two-year block release or part time programme is composed of prescribed core courses as well as a research project.
  • The supervised research project should culminate in a report of a minimum of 10 000 words.