SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

A. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (FITTING AND TURNING)

Fitters and turners are highly skilled craftspeople who manufacture, construct, assemble and fit components for machinery, vehicles, installations and other apparatus or articles. Fitter and turners are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of such equipment. Fitters and turners’ first select and mark off the material required according to exact measurements on blueprints, drawings or a model. They then shape the rough piece of metal into its final form with power-operated tools such as lathes, milling, drilling and planing machines. Finally they fit the parts required to complete the machine or article and inspect and test the final assembly for true fit

QualificationDurationStudy ModeExam Body
Diploma Craft Module II KCSE Minimum C-3 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC
Craft Level KCSE Minimum D2 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC
Artisan Level KCSE Minimum D- KCPE Certificate1 Year, 2 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC, NITA
B. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

This field which covers everything related to electrical devices, systems and the use of electricity. Modern electrical engineering also covers the use of electricity and electromagnetism for the generation, transmission, processing, storage, conversion and control of information and energy. Another important part of the field is the human interface and the role of individuals as the sources and recipients of data and information. Electrical engineers work on computers, power plants and other electrical devices. They design dashboard computers that monitor engine functions on automobiles. They design toasters, fans and regulators. They design temperature-sensing air conditioners which will adjust the temperature to keep the room cool enough while saving on consumption. They contribute to our everyday lives in so many different ways, whether it is a hair dryer or a power generation system. As newer materials, devices, circuits, systems and networks are being developed, this affects advanced communication and information-handling systems. Electrical engineers are the brains and the hard work behind transistors, integrated circuits, radios, computers, projectors, fiber optics, televisions, microwaves, lasers, satellite transmission systems, medical electronics and global positioning systems.

This course will provide a stepping stone for learners to enter rewarding careers such as:

1. Technical Support Engineer

2. Service Engineer

3. Design/Research Engineer

4. Production Engineer

QualificationDurationStudy ModeExam Body
Diploma Craft Module II KCSE Minimum C-3 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC
Craft Level KCSE Minimum D2 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC
Artisan Level KCSE Minimum D- KCPE Certificate1 Year, 2 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC, NITA
C. AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING)

Ever since motor vehicles came to be, automobile (also known as automotive or vehicle) engineering has gained importance. Automobile engineering deals with the design and creation of vehicles used as means of transportation by road. Essentially, it derived from mechanical engineering. More specifically, it is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, development, manufacturing, production, testing, repairing, control and management of automobiles. It is a combination of different elements of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, software engineering and safety engineering. The main areas of application are in car design, operations involving the production of cars, designing of engines and fuel management. To become a capable and skilled automobile engineer, specialized training may be essential. The major tasks of an automobile engineer are to design, develop, manufacture and test vehicles from the conceptual phase to production phase. It has many areas of specialization such as engine systems, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, supply chain management, thermodynamics and electronics and control systems. An understanding of the internal combustion engine, the mechanism of the vehicle chassis, electrical systems, workshop technology, motor transport affairs, and research and design is important. Automotive engineers can work within a range of roles in the manufacture of cars, motorcycles, vans and other commercial vehicles: design, manufacture, distribution, marketing, sales and after-sales care. While most automotive engineers are employed by vehicle manufacturers, other employers include tyre manufacturers, specialist vehicle design companies and research/test laboratories, motor sports teams and oil/fuel companies. Self-employment via consultancy and contract work can also be an option, though several years of relevant experience may be necessary.

QualificationDurationStudy ModeExam Body
Diploma Craft Module II KCSE Minimum C-3 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC
Craft Level KCSE Minimum D2 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC
Artisan Level KCSE Minimum D- KCPE Certificate1 Year, 2 YearsFull Time/ Part TimeKNEC, NITA