The department is currently offering both TVET and CDACC programs in all its regular courses (full-time courses). The department in partnership With KEFEP (Kenya Education for Employment Program), Curriculum Development and Assessment Certification Council (CDACC), Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCAN), Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) and other stakeholders developed occupational standards and curriculum in plant operations and maintenance for levels four to Six. This program was approved by CDACC and launched on the 15th February, 2021 and is currently being implemented. Therefore, the experience as a trainee in the mechanical Engineering department will equip you with the relevant knowledge and competencies and impact your career positively.

Courses

COURSES OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERINGTIVET COURSES

  1. Diploma in mechanical engineering – production option
  2. Diploma in mechanical engineering – plant option
  3. Diploma in mechanical engineering construction plant
  4. Diploma in automotive engineering
  5. Craft certificate in mechanical engineering – production option
  6. Craft certificate in automotive engineering
  7. Refrigeration and air conditioning levels 1 and 2 (NAVCET)

All TIVET programs are full-time modular courses with the diploma programs taking 3 years while the craft certificate courses take 2 years. Refrigeration and Air conditioning levels 1 and 2 are modular courses taking one year each. The entry requirements for a diploma course is KCSE C- (MINUS) or Craft certificate module 2 qualification at KNEC or any other relevant qualification as determined by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority – KNQA. Entry requirement for a craft certificate course is KCSE D (PLAIN). The examining body for all the TIVET programs is the Kenya National Examinations Council – KNEC. TEP PROGRAMS

  1. Artisan Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  2. Artisan Certificate in Agricultural Mechanics

These are two-year programs that are offered in the department as part-time courses. The entry requirement is KCPE certificate or KCSE D- (MINUS). The examining body is the Kenya National Examinations Council – KNEC. CBET/CDACC COURSES

  1. Industrial Plant Operation and Maintenance Levels 4 and 5
  2. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Levels 4, 5 and 6
  3. Automotive Technician Level 6

These are competency- based education and training programs that have been recently implemented in the department. The duration of the various levels of competency depends on the course content with level 4 taking between 600 – 1200hrs, level 5 between 1200 – 2400hrs and level 6 between 2400- 4800hrs according to the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF). The examining body is CDACC while the certifying body is CDACC in conjunction with the training institution.     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS;LEVEL 4 Level 3 certificate in the relevant field of competence OR KCSE Certificate mean grade E OR Equivalent qualifications as determined by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority – KNQA. LEVEL 5 Level 4 certificate in the relevant field of competence OR KCSE Certificate mean grade D (Plain) OR Equivalent qualifications as determined by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority – KNQA LEVEL 6 Level 5 certificate in the relevant field of competence OR KCSE Certificate mean grade C- (MINUS) OR Equivalent qualifications as determined by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority – KNQA