Architecture

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Architecture programme

Architecture is the art and science of designing and erecting buildings, structures, objects and outdoor spaces.

This KNEC Diploma in Architecture equips students with fundamental knowledge and skills in architectural design practices and technical aspects such as conceptual design development, integrated building technology concepts like construction and services into their designed projects; application of building by-laws into designed buildings; appreciation of architectural history and cultural practices, production of design and technical drawing, model making and preparation of presentation media.

After successful completion of the course, trainees can work as architectural assistants in architectural and civil engineering firms. Graduates of this programme can also further studies in Architectural Technology at Bachelors level.

Architecture is a fascinating and fast-paced world that tends to attract passionate and creative individuals. If you're looking for a career that offers you incredible artistic freedom, interesting and varied work, a greater appreciation and ability to impact the city and people around you, then this may be the right job path for you. If so, this diploma will provide you with the skills, confidence, and stepping stone needed to begin your journey into this changing and exciting industry. 

This course provides students with a stepping stone towards exciting careers such as: 

  • Landscape Architect
  • Urban Planner
  • Production Designer
  • Industrial Designer 


The curriculum is designed with industry collaboration, ensuring you are learning current and relevant material. In the program, you will learn:

  • computer-aided drawing,
  • building methods and project management using the most current computer programs such as Revit (Building Information Modelling),
  • AutoCAD,
  • Adobe Illustrator,
  • Photoshop,
  • Indesign and
  • sketchUP 

Architectural Technicians use their construction and drawing knowledge to make building designs become a reality. They produce drawings and documents that enable pricing, consenting, and construction of domestic and commercial building projects. They also create architectural models and specifications and may be involved in administering construction contracts.

Objectives of Architecture

This Architecture diploma program will train you to use your logical and critical thinking skills as you apply architectural technology to construction and building design.

Students in this programme will learn to prepare fully detailed drawings and specifications for the construction of buildings, both manually and using CAD packages.

Entry requirements for Architecture

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

Colleges offering Architecture

Architecture

Kipkabus Technical Training Institute
Migori County

Architecture

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Baringo County

Architecture

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Migori County

Architecture

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Migori County

Architecture

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Baringo County

Architecture

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Migori County

Architecture

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Laikipia County

Architecture

Kenya Technical Training College (kttc)
Baringo County

Architecture

Nairobi Institute of Technology
Baringo County