All Engineering courses in Kenya—Certificate | Diploma | Degree

All Engineering courses in Kenya—Certificate | Diploma | Degree

Engineering courses in Kenya are offered from certificate to postgraduate level in various colleges and universities.

There is a myriad of engineering careers and specializations that you can choose from depending on your interests and the current entry requirements.

This article will look at all engineering programs offered in Kenya from certificate to degree.

Sounds good? Let’s get started.

Diploma engineering courses in Kenya

The following are all engineering diploma courses offered by various public institutions in Kenya.

  1. Diploma in civil engineering technology
  2. Diploma in building technology
  3. Diploma in electrical engineering
  4. Diploma in automotive engineering
  5. Diploma in mechanical engineering
  6. Diploma in telecommunication engineering
  7. Diploma in electronics engineering
  8. Diploma in construction plant engineering
  9. Diploma in plant and services engineering
  10. Diploma in mechatronic engineering
  11. Diploma in agricultural engineering
  12. Diploma in medical engineering
  13. Diploma in chemical engineering
  14. Diploma in marine engineering
  15. Diploma in technology (telecommunication & information engineering)
  16. Diploma in mechanical engineering
  17. Diploma in electrical technology (power option)
  18. Diploma in water and sanitation engineering
  19. Diploma in aeronautical engineering (avionics)
  20. Diploma in irrigation and drainage engineering
  21. Diploma in water engineering

Please Note that there are various specializations in the course above.

Requirements

To enroll in any of the above engineering diploma programs, all you need is a C minus in KCSE. Applications can be made through KUCCPS when the portal is open.  Certificate holders in the same course or related can also apply directly to the institution.  

Certificate Engineering courses in Kenya

If you didn’t meet the requirements to enroll for a diploma, all is not lost. You can enroll for a certificate course in an engineering program and later upgrade to a diploma.

The following are the engineering certificate courses offered by various institutions in Kenya.

  1. Certificate in agricultural engineering
  2. Certificate in automotive engineering
  3. Craft certificate in mechanical engineering
  4. Certificate in motor vehicle mechanics
  5. Craft in building and civil engineering
  6. Certificate in civil engineering
  7. Certificate in electrical and electronic engineering
  8. Certificate in electrical installation(tvet-cdacc)
  9. Certificate in electrical and electronics engineering
  10. Certificate in mechanical engineering
  11. Craft in agriculture machinery and equipment mechatronics level 5
  12. Certificate in telecommunication engineering
  13. Certificate in vehicle engineering

Requirements

The only requirement for certificate engineering courses in Kenya is at least a D plus in KCSE.

Engineering degree courses in Kenya

To be registered as an engineer in Kenya, you need to have a degree in engineering from an institution accredited to offer the engineering program by the Engineering Board of Kenya.

The following are all engineering degree programs offered by public institutions in Kenya.

Accredited engineering degree courses in Kenya per university

The following are the engineering courses accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya. Students who enroll in a degree course in an institution not accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya might not be licensed to practice in the country.

University of Nairobi

  1. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
  5. BSc. – (Electrical Engineering)
  6. BSc. – (Biosystems Engineering)

Moi University

  1. B.Tech. – (Electrical & Communications Engineering)
  2. B.Tech. – (Civil & Structural Engineering)
  3. B.Tech. – (Textile Engineering)
  4. B.Tech. – (Chemical & Process Engineering)
  5. B.Tech. – (Production Engineering)
  6. B.Tech. – (Mechanical & Production Engineering)
  7. B.Eng. – (Mechanical & Production Engineering)
  8. B.Eng. – (Chemical & Process Engineering)
  9. B.Eng. – (Civil & Structural Engineering)
  10. B.Eng. – (Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering)
  11. B.Eng. – (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
  12. B.Eng. – (Industrial & Textile Engineering)
  13. B.Eng. – (Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

The following are all JKUAT engineering courses accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya.

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
  5. BSc. – (Mechatronic Engineering)
  6. BSc. – (Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering)
  7. BSc. – (Marine Engineering)
  8. BSc. – (Mining and Mineral Engineering)
  9. BSc. Aerospace Engineering
  10. BSc. Chemical Engineering
  11. BSc. Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
  12. BSc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  13. BSc. Electronics and Computer Engineering
  14. BSc. Telecommunications and Information Engineering

Egerton University

  • BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)

Dedan Kimathi University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Mechatronic Engineering)
  3. BSc . – (Civil Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Kenyatta University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering)
  5. BSc. – (Biomedical Engineering)
  6. BSc. – (Aerospace Engineering)

Technical University of Mombasa

  1. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

Machakos University

  1. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)

Masinde Muliro University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Electrical and Communication Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Civil and Structural Engineering)

Multimedia University of Kenya

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)

Murang’a University of Technology

BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

South Eastern Kenya University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)

Strathmore University

BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

Technical University of Kenya

  • B.Eng. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  • B.Eng. – (Chemical Engineering)
  • B.Eng. – (Biosystems & Environmental Engineering)
  • B.Eng. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
  • B.Eng. – (Civil Engineering)

University of Eldoret

  1. B.Eng. – (Civil & Structural Engineering)
  2. B.Eng. – (Mechanical & Production Engineering)
  3. B.Eng. – (Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering)

Entry Requirements

To be enrolled in any of the above engineering degree programs, you need at least a C plus in KCSE and meet the set minimum subject requirements.

All engineering courses in Kenya covered in this article are provided by public institutions. There are private institutions that offer some of these programs.

Requirements for engineering courses in Kenya

  1. Degree – A KCSE mean grade of At least C plus and above in KCSE. Prospective students are also required to meet the minimum subject requirements.
  2. Diploma – A KCSE mean grade of C minus.
  3. Certificate – A KCSE mean grade of D plain.
  4. Artisan – A KCSE mean grade of E.

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