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Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the design, building and maintenance of electrical control systems, machinery and equipment. Some electrical engineering concerns are also found in mechanical and civil engineering.

The term electrical engineering often includes electronics engineering. While electrical engineers mainly focus on large-scale production and distribution of electrical power, electronics engineers are concerned with smaller electronic circuits and often also work with computers and other modern technologies. However, any undergraduate course will include elements of both electrical and electronics engineering.

Electrical engineers work in transport networks, lighting, heating, ventilation, lift systems, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, manufacturing and construction. You will elaborate project plans, estimate project timescales and costs, manage the work of technicians and craftspeople, test installations, analyse data and ensure that health and safety regulations are met.

This electrical engineering course will equip learners with both practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of electrical engineering.

Students will be introduced to the key elements in this field of study, and exposed to hands-on experience with electrical machines, control systems, and more, to ensure they have the capability to contributing effectively to the workforce upon graduation.

Electrical engineers use mathematics and physics principles to design, develop, and assess electronic equipment and systems. You'll have the opportunity to work with a range of technologies, including household appliances, the lighting and wiring systems of buildings, power transmission, telecommunications, and satellite communications. In addition, electric engineers earn some of the highest salaries in the field. If this sounds like the right job path for you, then this diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to take the first step into this industry with confidence

Target Groups

  • Students who wish to be electrical engineers.
  • Students in a relevant engineering field.
  • Professionals currently working in relevant occupations and who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in electrical engineering.

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

  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Design/Research Engineer
  • Production Engineer

Entry requirements for Electrical Engineering

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

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


Institutions offering Electrical Engineering


Experts Business College

Private College Thika Town

Experts business college is a post-high school professional training institution of higher learning located within Thika town.We offer courses across disciplines.Our students sit for exams from recognized exam...

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Thika College of Excellence

Private College Thika Town

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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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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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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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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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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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Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Public University Nyeri Town

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is a Public University that focuses on Quality Education, Research, Innovation, Technology Development and Transfer. The University is a successor of Kimathi...

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Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies

Private College Nakuru Town East

Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) is a registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution situated in Nakuru County, Kenya.Our founding director, armed with over...

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Vision Stars Training Institute

Private College Soy

Vision Star Training Institute - Eldoret, is a middle-level college that strives to be the college of its community, by providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to...

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Juja Farm Vocational Training Center

Private College Juja

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center offers training in technical courses in Electrical Engineering, Motor Vehicle Engineering, I.C.T, Fashion Designing, Hair Dressing & Beauty, Food Technology and Plumbing.

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Christian Industrial Training Centre

Private College Kamukunji

The Christian Industrial Training Centres – Nairobi is established to provide in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, vocational and commercial training to the less...

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Objectives of Electrical Engineering

This diploma in electrical engineering aims to prepare students with the skills and knowledge required to work safely, accurately, and efficiently in the field of electronics. It provides students with hands on skills and knowledge in the field of electrical engineering. It also provides skilled graduates to different sectors of the electrical engineering industry including telecommunication and networks; and electronics and embedded systems.

After the successful completion of the programme students will be able to;

  • Understand the general working of various electronic systems.
  • Diagnose technical faults in telecommunication systems
  • Maintain electronic systems
  • Interpret working drawing with a view of fabricating a given technical part to improve efficiency of the system
  • Have acquired safe working attitudes for any working environment
  • Modify existing systems to improve efficiency
  • Appreciate management and organizational problems and issues in the electronic industry.

Electrical Engineering - Programme

Module I

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Information communication technology
  • Communication skills
  • Life skills
  • Engineering mathematics I
  • Physical science
  • Mechanical science
  • Materials, processes and workshop practice
  • Engineering drawing
  • Electrical engineering principles
  • Electrical installation technology
  • Solar installation systems
  • Analogue electronics I
  • Electrical measurements and fault diagnosis

Module II

  • Control systems
  • Analogue electronics II
  • Engineering mathematics II
  • Digital electronics
  • Engineering drawing and design
  • Industrial programmable logic controllers
  • Business plan
  • Electric circuit analysis
  • Industrial measurements I
  • Telecommunication principles

Module III

  • Engineering mathematics III
  • Microcontroller technology
  • Industrial organization and management
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Estimating, tendering and engineering service s contracts
  • Trade project
  • Electromagnetic field theory
  • Data communication
  • Networking
  • Communication systems

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