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Automotive Engineering


Automotive Engineering is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Automotive Engineering

This diploma in automotive engineering focuses on the design and manufacture of cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. Students take courses on vehicle and electrical technology, mathematics and software to learn cutting-edge engineering techniques for a wide variety of makes and models, as well as how to effectively repair breakdowns and misalignments.

This course is designed to give students all the fundamental knowledge required to start work immediately upon graduation. This is achieved through a unique, multidisciplinary approach that combines theoretical learning with practical hands-on tasks similar to the daily tasks undertaken in the industry. The on-campus programme will cover a range of topics including workplace policies, procedures, and the relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in an automotive workshop.

The technical skills obtained from this certificate in automotive engineering programme pave the way to a successful automative engineering career. Individuals can use their problem solving, teamwork and repair skills to successfully collaborate with peers and assist customers.

Career path:

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Assistant Supervisor)
  • Automotive Manufacturing Engineer
  • Automotive Technical Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Entry requirements for Automotive Engineering

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:-

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

Institutions offering Automotive Engineering


Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Thika Institute of Business Studies

Private College Thika Town

Thika Institute of Business Studies (TIBS) is a middle-level college situated in Thika Town, Kiambu. TIBS is committed to quality interdisciplinary curriculum delivery that focuses on both academics...

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Jodan College of Technology

Private College Thika Town

Jodan College of Technology is one of the leading higher education institutions with an exciting approach to tertiary education and training. Jodan College of Technology boasts modern state-of-the-art...

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Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training

Private College Kisumu East

Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training (KICD ?T) is a college focused on driving social change for community development. Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training offers an exceptional opportunity...

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The Nyeri National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Nyeri Town

The Nyeri National Polytechnic was a middle-level national Technical Learning Institute established under the Ministry of Science and Technology offering a variety of courses to K.C.S.E graduates at...

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

The Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI) is a public institution of higher learning under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.PCKTTI is situated in a serene...

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East Africa Institute of Certified Studies

Private College Starehe

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (EAICS) has years of experience in delivering effective and efficient training at Diploma and Certificate levels in areas such as ICT, Business...

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Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf

Public College Langata

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf is a Public Tertiary Institution under the state Department of Science and Technology that started in 1990 to offer Technical Training...

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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that is innovative, competency oriented and research based that shall...

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Objectives of Automotive Engineering

Automotive engineers are responsible for the design, testing, and production of vehicles and is a well-suited career for individuals who are passionate about cars and how machines work.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of science, math, and engineering technology to solve problems encountered in their professional career.
  • Design, analyse, and build virtual and real models, as well as conduct testing in product development environments through applied computer technologies.
  • Function effectively as a manager, leader, or team member.
  • Communicate effectively across all design and management interface levels of an organisation.
  • Practice timeliness and quality with regard to work requirements.

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