The tracer study focuses on the destination of engineering graduates, with the following goals: (a) to establish the employability of graduates, and (b) to provide feedback to inform the curriculum development and review process. The tracer study is part of the Ministry of Education’s concerted effort to improve the quality and relevance of engineering and applied science training in local universities.
The department over years has been holding the end of the year party .The main agenda is to bring the staffs together and to have a moment of reflecting how the year has been.This year ,the department has marked remarkable milestone as part of its mandate.
This year the department had a privilege to sent 6 students and two members of staff to Germany for for an exchange programme themed has "Learning from each other during the preparation of digital teaching material for blended learning at three universities – Germany, South Africa and Kenya"
‘Cognitive Geomatics – Digital teaching to create awareness of intercultural differences in sense of place using Germany, South Africa and Kenya as case studies’ is part of the BadenWürttemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, a programme of the BadenWürttemberg Stiftung. The project schedule is from March 2022 to February 2025 with a financial capital of 140,000 €.
The university of Nairobi encourages the students wherever they go ,they should take time and give back to the community.
This year,the department of Geospatial and Space Technology choose to visit a children home in kilifi county during its trip to coast to carry out hydrographic mapping.In addition,the students encouraged the young ones to put more efforts and consinder taking Engineering course in the university.
The visit was aimed at familiarizing the students with industrial aspects of Hydrographic Survey, Satellite Techniques related to Geospatial Engineering and Nautical Charts.
During the visit, the 44 students attended a brief session at the Kenya Navy Maritime Operations Center where they were apprised by Captain Mwikali on Hydrography in the Kenyan context with a bias of its role in training and securing the kenyan waters..
Ninety percent of the people added to the planet over the next 30 years will live in African and Asian cities, and a large portion of these populations will reside in deprived neighborhoods defined by slum conditions, informal settlement, or inadequate housing. The four current approaches to neighborhood deprivation mapping are largely siloed, and each fall short of producing accurate, timely, and comparable maps that reflect local contexts. The first approach, classifying “slum households” in census and survey data, reflects household-level rather than neighborhood-level deprivation.