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Textile and Ginning Engineering Department

Welcome to the Department of Textile and Ginning Engineering, we offer the best knowledge in Polymer, Textile and Industrial Engineering. We have two programmes: Diploma in Ginning and Industrial Engineering (DGI), and Bachelor of Science in Polymer, Textile and Industrial Engineering (PTI). Teaching staff is highly qualified, competent, dedicated, erudite, professionally experienced, and adequately capable of shaping the futures engineers.

Polymer, Textile and Industrial Engineering is an interdisciplinary field in which scientific principles, mathematical tools and techniques of engineering, physics, chemistry and other physical sciences are utilized in a variety of creative polymer, textile and industrial applications including plastics, development of pure polymer structure, the innovation of fibrous elements, the design of fibre-to-fabric systems that aim to optimize machine-materials interaction and produce a value-added products.

(I) The general objective of the programme is to produce Polymer, Textile and Industrial Engineering Graduates capable of meeting the challenges facing Uganda’s polymer, textile and other industries. The specific objectives of the programme are to produce graduates who are capable of:

a) Designing and processing polymer based products

b) Using textile materials to develop new products, analysing the linkages between properties and structures of textiles.

c) Managing manufacturing industries.

d) Designing, constructing and maintaining industrial equipment, machinery and processes.

e) Incorporating gender concerns in industrial process and products design.

(II) The main objective of the programme is to produce Diploma graduates in Ginning and Industrial Engineering, capable of meeting the challenges facing Uganda’s cotton and other industries. The specific objectives of the programme are to produce graduates who are capable of:

(a) Appreciating the importance of industrialisation to Uganda’s sustainable economic growth, thus improving on the cost-effectiveness of production processes.

(b) Improving on the quantity and quality of cotton production, with better farming methods, proper handling and storage.

(c) Developing strategies in Marketing seed cotton, lint and their by - products.

(d) Designing, constructing and maintaining ginning and other industrial equipment, machinery and processes.

(e) Creating new products from cotton and from cotton process by - products leading to value addition.

(f) Incorporating gender concerns in the cotton production, marketing and other key industrial processes.

On top of self-employment, a graduate of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Polymer, Textile and Industrial Engineering will easily find jobs in organizations such as:

a) Processing industries which use polymers and textiles in their production processes

b) Standards organizations e.g. Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).

c) Ginneries in the country and the region,

d) Training institutions

e) Research and development institutions e.g. Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), Cotton Development Organization (CDO), and National Semi - Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI)

f) Technical sales companies

The normal duration of the programme will be four years for Bachelor and two years for Diploma. Each year of the programme will be composed of two Semesters. Courses will be conducted within the first fifteen weeks of the Semester and the last two weeks will be for end of Semester examinations. Vocational Training for first year students and industrial training for second and third year students shall be conducted for ten weeks after the end of the second Semester of the respective year of study.

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Contact

Dr. Nibikora Ildephonse Senior Lecturer PhD (Eng), in Textile Engineering

nibikora6@gmail.com

Prof , Samson Rwahwire Ass. Professor PhD in Materials Engineering

rbsjunior@gmail.com

Dr Edwin Kamalha Lecturer PhD in Textile Engineering

edwinkam11@gmail.com

Janani Loum Lecturer Msc Chemistry

loumjanani75@gmail.com

Yvonne Tusiimire Lecturer Msc Textile Engineering

yvonnet_2012@yahoo.com