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Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the design and operation of machines. Within this type of engineering, parts are analyzed to create more efficient and safer systems for manufacturing.

Mechanical engineering certificate graduates provide technical support and services in the mechanical engineering field such as the design, development, maintenance and testing of machines such as components, heating and ventilating systems, power generation and conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment. They are employed by consulting and engineering firms, manufacturing and processing companies, educational institutions and many other sectors.

Once a certificate in mechanical engineering is awarded, different career options may open up. Additionally, certificate holders have a deeper understanding of the way machines and mechanical systems work.

Entry requirements for Mechanical Engineering

The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in mechanical engineering course are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

Institutions offering Mechanical 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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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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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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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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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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Naivasha Technical and Vocational College

Public College Naivasha

Naivasha Technical and Vocational College is a newly established institution under the Ministry of Education, State Department of Vocational and Technical Training.

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Subukia Vocational Training Center

Private College Subukia

Subukia Youth Polytechnic is a technical institution that trains youths in Carpentry,Motor vehicle technology, ICT, Hairdressing and other courses.

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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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Gakuyo Technical College

Private College Thika Town

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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Mvita

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, former Mombasa Technical Training Institute, is the only National Polytechnic in Coast region with the most comprehensive training packages and other first-class facilities. Kenya...

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Gatanga Technical Vocational College

Public College Gatanga

Gatanga Technical and Vocational College is located 26km from Thika Town along, Thika Ndaka-ini Road where you take a diversion at Ndunyu Chege town. 150m from junction to...

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Kenya Israel Technical College

Private College Machakos Town

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Objectives of Mechanical Engineering

This certificate program in mechanical engineering covers mainly fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge and skills required in the design and operation of machines.

This programme aims at helping students to develop, through a balanced curriculum with generic and vocational knowledge and skills, and structured whole person development competencies in the engineering trade so as to enhance their opportunities for employment and / or further studies.

Mechanical Engineering - Programme

Some courses that may be taken for this program include mathematics, computer applications, materials, modeling, production design, composites and mechanics. Sometimes there are further concentrations within a certificate program. Some possible specializations are robotics, computer-aided design, thermodynamics, hydraulics or product design.

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