Electrical engineering power option [All you need to know]

Last updated on February 28th, 2024 at 04:38 pm

Learn about Electrical engineering power option in this guide if you are interested in enrolling in this course  within the field of electrical engineering.

Well, when it comes to the field of electrical engineering, so many people tend not to understand that there are so many options to choose from.

That being so, I would like to take you through Electrical engineering power option to help you differentiate between electrical engineering power option and other options when choosing an electrical engineering course to pursue.

Read on for a brief overview of what the power option entail……

Electrical engineering power option

So, what is Electrical engineering power option all about?

Electrical engineering power option in electrical engineering typically refers to the study and application of electrical energy generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization.

In short, the power option deal with electrical installation, power generation, and industrial machine control.

For more understanding, power systems engineers work with large-scale electrical grids, power plants, and other infrastructure to ensure efficient and reliable electricity supply

Is electrical engineering power option marketable?

To be precise, electrical engineering power option is one of the courses with very huge demand in Kenya and beyond.

Simply, after completing this course, finding a job is fairly easy and well-paying jobs for that matter.

However, you must bear in mind that for you to have the opportunity for the jobs and well-paying ones you must be a holder of either a diploma or bachelor in electrical engineering power option.

So, if you start from the artisan certificate or craft certificate level, I will advise you to upgrade to diploma or even degree for better jobs and pays.

Minimum entry requirements

Artisan in Electrical Engineering (Power Option)

Entry requirement:

  • KCSE certificate OR at least E plain in your KCSE

Some TVETS colleges offering this course:

  • Kandala Technical and Vocational College
  • The Nyandarua National polytechnic
  • Gakuyo Technical College
  • Samburu Technical and Vocational Training
  • Nyakacha Technical and Vocational College

Certificate in electrical and electronic engineering (power option)

Minimum entry requirements:

  • KCSE D+ plus

Cluster Subjects requirements:

  • NONE

Some TVET institutions offering the course:

  • Ahmed Shahame Mwidani technical training institute
  • Aldai Technical Training Institute
  • Bomet Technical & Vocational College
  • Bumbe Technical Training Institute
  • Bunyala Technical and Vocational College
  • Chanzeywe Technical and Vocational College
  • Coast Institute of Technology
  • David M Wambuli Technical Vocational College
  • Ebukanga Technical and Vocational College
  • Kenya Industrial Training Institute


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Now proceed reading below..

Diploma in electrical engineering (power option)

Minimum entry requirements:

  • KCSE C-minus

Cluster Subjects requirements:

  • NONE

TVETS institution offering the course:

  • Masai Technical Training Institute
  • Matili Technical Training Institute
  • Michuki Technical Training Institute
  • Mukurweini Technical Training Institute
  • Mulango Technical & Vocational College
  • Murang’a Technical Training Institute
  • Nyandarua National Polytechnic

Degree in Electrical engineering power option

Entry qualifications:

  • KCSE Mean grade: B- (minus)

Additionally, you must have at least the following grades in the cluster subjects:

  • C + plus in Mathematics
  • C + plus in Physics- C+
  • C+ plus in Chemistry
  • And finally, C+ plus in either Geography/Biology, or any group III or group IV subject- C+ (at least)

Universities offering the course

  • Taita Taveta University
  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • Kirinyaga University College
  • University of Science and Technology
  • Technical University of Kenya
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  • Kirinyaga University College
  • Machakos University College

Kind of jobs you can qualify with the course and some of the companies you can work for

  1. You can work as a Power Plant Engineer

Duties: Designing, operating, and maintain power generation facilities

  1. Become a power system operator

Duties: Monitoring and controlling power generation and distribution systems

  1. Work as a utility engineer

Duties: Working for electric utilities ensuring efficient and reliable power delivery

  1. You can also become a renewable energy engineer

Duties: Focusing on solar, wind, hydro, or any other renewable energy sources

  1. Work as a Power Electronics Engineer

Duties: Designing and developing power electronic systems and devices

  1. Work as a motor control engineer

Duties: Working on electric motor control systems and drives

  1. Work as a power supply design engineer

Duries: Developing power supply solutions for various applications in a company or farm

  1. You can become a substation engineer

Duties: Designing and maintaining substation equipment for power distribution

  1. Work as a power systems engineer

Duties: Analyzing and optimizing power distribution networks

  1. Become a protection and control engineer

Duties: Focusing on designing and maintaining protective systems for power grids

  1. Work as a solar engineer

Duties: Designing and implementing solar energy systems

  1. You can work as a wind energy engineer

Duties: Design and optimizing wind turbines and farms

  1. You can become a battery storage engineer

Duties: Developing energy storage solutions for grid stability and renewable integration

  1. Work as a power systems Consultant

Duties: Providing expertise to various clients on power system projects

  1. Be a research scientist

Duties: Working in research institutions or academia with a purpose of advancing the field of power engineering

  1. Work as a manufacturing engineer

Duties: Working on the production and testing of electrical components in company

Some of the companies you can work for:

  • General Motors (GM)
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Siemens Energy
  • Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions
  • BMW
  • Toyota
  • Jacobs Engineering Group

Final words

As we sum up, Electrical engineering power option is a good course in the electrical engineering field.

In fact, as you can see, the areas you can work in are so many meanings there are so many job prospects after taking this course.

But it is worth noting that if you are a holder of an artisan certificate or craft certificate, it will be necessary to advance to either a diploma or degree for better opportunities.

To apply, kindly apply through KUCCPS for all the above listed TVETS institution to benefit from the government funds.

As we finalize, if you have any other institution in mind where you can take this course, kindly consider checking with the institution on the entry requirements since the requirements can differ depending on the institution.


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