The School of Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (MEWES)

  1. Introduction
  2. Academic Departments and Degree Programmes
  3. MEWES Academic staff members.

The School of Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (MEWES) aims to train graduates scientists and engineers to become outstanding leaders in the advancement and application of science and technology in respective fields. The school is comprised of two departments: Material and Energy Science and Engineering (MESE); and Water, Environmental Science and Engineering (WESE).

Materials and Energy Science and Engineering (MESE)

The Department of MESE aims to build human resource capacity in the areas of Materials and Energy Science and Engineering. The Materials programme is concerned with inventing new materials and improving previously known materials by developing a deeper understanding of the microstructure-composition-synthesis-processing relationships. The Energy programme deals with global issues of energy security and research with concept of sustainability in the energy-engineering field.

Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE)

The Materials Science and Engineering (MaSE) programme provides students with a broader understanding of the field before they specialize in either: Structural materials; Electronic materials; Bio- and Polymeric materials; Nanomaterials; and Energy materials.

Graduates of the programme will not only be able to deal with the development of materials, but also with the synthesis and processing of materials and manufacturing processes related to the production of engineered materials.

Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering (SESE)

The SESE Programme provides students with theoretical and practical expertise to conduct cutting-edge research and/or implement and manage various energy systems and policies to solve energy related problems. Students in the programme can specialize in: Sustainable Power Generation and Power Utilization; Renewable Energy Engineering; or Nuclear Power Engineering.



Water and Environmental Science and Engineering (WESE)

The Department of WESE aims to develop and strengthen human resources and institutional capacity in impact-oriented training and research in water resources and environmental management as an entry point towards sustainable management of land, water resources and the environment in Africa. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills to be able to formulate, advocate and influence policies concerning water and environmental management in their context.

WESE department offers Master's and PhD degrees in: Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE), Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE) and Environmental Management Information System (EMIS).

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (HWRE)

The HWRE programme focuses on surface and groundwater processes, GIS and remote sensing, applied hydrologic modeling, among others.

Students are introduced to current water management challenges and the concept of integrated water resources management. Students will gain knowledge, research skills, and competencies in the area of climate modeling, rainfall runoff processes, floods, droughts, terminal lake analyses, soil erosion, surface (stream) hydrology, water quality models for groundwater hydrology, and contamination characterization and rededication. Students in the programme can specialize in: Hydrology and Climate Studies; Water Resources Engineering and Management; Irrigation Engineering; and Water Supply and Distribution.

Environmental Science and Engineering (EnSE).

The EnSE programme provides practical education for tomorrow's environmental problem solvers. Today's environmental professionals need scientific, engineering, and policy skills to translate the available collective resolve and resources into effective environmental solutions. The EnSE programme is designed to train environmental scientists and engineers in an interdisciplinary manner, to meet these professional requirements. Students can specialize in: Environmental Science; or Environmental Engineering.

The EnSE programme provides practical education for tomorrow's environmental problem solvers. Today's environmental professionals need scientific, engineering, and policy skills to translate the available collective resolve and resources into effective environmental solutions. The EnSE programme is designed to train environmental scientists and engineers in an interdisciplinary manner, to meet these professional requirements. Students can specialize in: Environmental Science; or Environmental Engineering.

The Environmental Science specialization provides the fundamentals and applied training in the applications of chemistry and biology to environmental problems and systems, including lakes, rivers, groundwater, engineered processes, and the development of alternative environmental-friendly technologies. This specialization is intended primarily for students with undergraduate degrees in biological and physical sciences.

The Environmental Engineering specialization provides an advanced study on the fundamentals, design, and operation of biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes. Applications include treatment of wastewater and hazardous wastes, development of strategies to improve the quality and safety of drinking water, and management and minimization of solid wastes.

MEWES Academic Staff Members

NAME POSITION
Askwar Hilonga Senior Lecturer

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