Mechanical Engineering

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Mechanical Engineering programme

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.

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.

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.

Mechanical Engineering Course Subjects

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.

Colleges offering Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Mechanical Engineering

Naivasha Technical and Vocational College
Nakuru County

Mechanical Engineering

Thika Technical Training Institute (TTTI)
Nakuru County

Mechanical Engineering

Railway Training Institute (RTI)
Nairobi County

Mechanical Engineering

Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI)
Nakuru County

Mechanical Engineering

Kisauni Youth Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Mechanical Engineering

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Mechanical Engineering

Gatanga Technical Vocational College
Muranga County

Mechanical Engineering

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
Nandi County

Mechanical Engineering

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Mechanical Engineering

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Mechanical Engineering

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Mechanical Engineering

Vitech Training Institute
Nairobi County

Mechanical Engineering

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Mechanical Engineering

Jodan College of Technology
Kiambu County

Mechanical Engineering

Prudential International School of Professional Studies
Nakuru County

Mechanical Engineering

Masinga Vocational Training Center
Machakos County

Mechanical Engineering

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

Mechanical Engineering

Subukia Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Mechanical Engineering

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center
Kiambu County