Automotive Engineering

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Automotive Engineering programme

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

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.

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.

Colleges offering Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Automotive Engineering

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Automotive Engineering

Thika Institute of Business Studies (tibs)
Kiambu County

Automotive Engineering

Jodan College of Technology
Kiambu County

Automotive Engineering

Kenya YMCA College of Agriculture and Technology
Kiambu County

Automotive Engineering

Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (nibs)
Kiambu County

Automotive Engineering

Coast Institute of Technology (CIT)
Taita Taveta County

Automotive Engineering

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

Automotive Engineering

Katine Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Automotive Engineering

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Automotive Engineering

Thika Technical Training Institute (TTTI)
Kiambu County

Automotive Engineering

Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI)
Nakuru County

Automotive Engineering

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
Nandi County

Automotive Engineering

National Youth Service Engineering Institute
Nairobi County

Automotive Engineering

Vitech Training Institute
Nairobi County

Automotive Engineering

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
Nairobi County

Automotive Engineering

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Automotive Engineering

Moiben Technical and Vocational College
Uasin Gishu County

Automotive Engineering

The Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri County

Automotive Engineering

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County