Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is working with Africa Development Bank (AfDB) to increase post graduate capacity in engineering education.DeKUT in June 2015 invited applications for scholarships from suitably qualified candidates, who are currently academic staff members in Public Universities, Public Technical Training Institutes and individuals serving in various Government institutions. The scholarships were for M. Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management and M. Sc.in Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Engineering.
Following a successful bid for funding of post graduate training in Engineering programs by AfDB, through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, DeKUT was mandated to train academic staff in Public Universities, Public Technical Training Institutes and individuals serving in various Government institutions for capacity development. DeKUT will offer the Masters programs in collaboration with Technical Universities of Applied Sciences-Wildau, Germany, and University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as with support of other renowned professors in Germany and elsewhere.
Further, DeKUT is in collaboration with key Kenyan industries that will provide field experience, research problems, and facilities to the candidates. Among the key collaborating industries are the Geothermal Development Corporation, KENGEN, Kenya Industrial and Research Development Institute (KIRDI), Numerical Machining Complex (NMC) and several private companies.