Aeronautical Engineering

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Aeronautical Engineering programme

Aeronautical Engineering is a well-known branch of engineering that attracts students with interest in airplanes and their mechanism. Aeronautical engineers work with aircraft. They are involved primarily in designing aircraft and propulsion systems and in studying the aerodynamic performance of aircraft and construction materials.

This diploma in aeronautical engineering deals with the creation, design, and maintenance of travel machines, including airplanes missiles, helicopters, satellites and spacecraft.

What does an Aeronautical Engineer do?

  • Aeronautical engineers design, develop, test, and help manufacture commercial and military aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.
  • Aeronautical engineers also develop and design extraordinary technologies such as: supersonic jets, helicopters, space shuttles, satellites and rockets.
  • Work done by aerospace engineers has made such things as speedy mail delivery and moon travel possible.
  • Aerospace Engineers are working to launch a space shuttle to reach the moon.

Objectives of Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineering is the science involved with the study, design, and manufacture of flight-capable machines, or the techniques of operating aircraft.

This diploma course trains an engineer in creation, design, and maintenance of travel machines, including airplanes, helicopters, satellites and spacecraft.

Entry requirements for Aeronautical Engineering

The minimum entry requirements for the diploma in aeronautical engineering course are:-

  • Pass in relevant Craft Course, or;
  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.


Colleges offering Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

National Youth Service Engineering Institute
Nairobi County

Aeronautical Engineering

Eldoret Aviation Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Aeronautical Engineering

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute
Mombasa County