Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika [all you need to know]

This article introduces you to the Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika, one of the fastest rising middle level colleges in Kenya.

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Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika Courses

KISE- as they are fondly known- offers over 20 courses in ICT including a Dip in Software Engineering, Engineering including electronics engineering and a couple of business-related certificates and diplomas.

Here is the full list of the courses available at KISE.

Software Engineering Options

These are the major programs at Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika.

1.      Certificate in Software Engineering – Java Option

Grade: D-

Duration: 6 months (2 terms)

Examiner: AETEB

Fees: 19,200/-

 

2.      Diploma in Software Engineering – Java

Grade: D-

Duration: 18 months (6 terms)

Examiner: AETEB, City & Guilds

Fees: 19,200/-

Tip: This can be a great alternative to the University of Nairobi diploma in software engineering course.

 

3.      Certificate in Computer Engineering

Grade: D

Duration: 6 months (2 terms)

Examiner: AETEB, ABMA

Fees: 13700/-

 

4.      Diploma in Computer Engineering

Grade: D

Duration: 18 months (6 terms)

Examiner: AETEB, ABMA, City & Guilds

Fees: 13700/-

 

5.      Diploma in Mobile Engineering

Grade: C

Duration: 18 months (6 terms)

Examiner: AETEB

Fees: 19200/-

 

6.      Certificate in Web Engineering

Grade: D-

Duration: 6 months (2 terms)

Examiner: KISE

Fees: 19200/-

 

7.      Diploma in Web Engineering

Grade: D-

Duration: 12 months (4 terms)

Examiner: KISE

Fees: 19200/-

 

Information Technology and Computer science Programs

8.      Certificate in ICT (Information Communication Technology)-KNEC

Grade: D+

Duration: 12 months

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 14900/- per term

 

9.      Certificate in ICT (Information Communication Technology)-ABMA/CSK

Grade: D

Duration: 6 months (2 terms)

Examiner: CSK/ABMA/AETEB

Fees: 12600/- per term

 

10. Diploma in ICT (Information Communication Technology)-KNEC

Grade: C-

Duration: 24 months (8 terms)

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 14900/- per term

11. Diploma in Computer Science

Grade: C-

Duration: 18 months (6 terms)

Examiner: AETEB

Fees: 19200/- per term

 

12. Certificate in Business Information Technology –DBIT

Grade: D

Duration: 6 months (2 terms)

Examiner: ABE/AETEB

Fees: 12600/- per term

 

13. Diploma in Business Information Technology –DBIT

Grade: C-

Duration: 18 months (6 terms)

Examiner: ABE/AETEB

Fees: 12600/- per term

 

14. Advanced Diploma In Computing and Information Systems (IS)

Grade: Pass in DBIT

Duration: 12 months

Examiner: ABE/AETEB

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

15. Certified Information Communication Technologist (CICT) 1-6

Grade: C+

Duration: 5 months per level

Examiner: KASNEB

Fees: 13300/- per term

 

16. Diploma in Information Communication Technologist (KASNEB)

Grade: C-

Duration: 5 months per level (3 levels in total)

Examiner: KASNEB

Fees: 13300/- per term

 

Short ICT Certifications

Network Administration – CISCO CCNA (CISCO certified networking associate) I -IV

Grade: Open

Duration: 4 months (minimum), 1 month per stage

Fees: 11600/- per stage

 

Oracle Database Administration & Development

Grade: Open (but it’s good that you have a background in ICT)

Duration: 12 months (minimum)

Fees: 26000/- per term (3 months)

 

Fiber optic certification

Grade: Open (but it’s good that you have a background in ICT)

Duration: 3 months (minimum)

Fees: 35000/-

 

Cartoon Animation /Rendering

Grade: Open

Duration: 150 hours

Fees: 25200/-

You can also take this on a single unit basis.

In such a case, the fees will be as follows:

  • 3D Max-8000/-
  • Flash-5000/-
  • Maya-9000/-
  • Toon Boom-8000/-

 

Computer Aided Design

Grade: Open

Duration: 120 hours (minimum)

Fees: 20560/-

You can as well take this on a single unit basis.

The fees will be as follows:

  • AutoCAD-9000/-
  • ArchiCAD-9000/-
  • AutoCAD Civil3D-10000/-
  • Atlantis-6000/-

 

Certificate in Graphics design

Grade: Open

Duration: 120 hours (minimum)

Fees: 19560/-

Fees per unit is as follows (if you choose that system):

  • Adobe InDesign-7000/-
  • Adobe PhotoShop-7000/-
  • Corel Draw Design suite-7000/-
  • Adobe Fireworks-6000/-

 

Statistical analysis certification

Grade: Open

Duration: 150 hours (minimum)

Fees: 20720/-

This is another program you can learn on a single unit basis.

The fee is as follows under the single-package system:

  • Epinfo-8500/-
  • SPSS-8000/-
  • Stata-8000/-
  • R programming-9000/-

 

Computerized accounting certification

Grade: Open but it’s preferable that you have some basic accounting knowledge.

Duration: 120 hours (minimum).

Fees: 16000/-

This is another program you can learn on a single unit basis.

The fee is as follows under the single-package system:

  • QuickBooks-6000/-
  • Pastel-6000/-
  • Tally-6000/-

 

Computer packages (10)

Grade: Open.

Duration: 2 month

Fees: 3000/-

 

Other Engineering Programs at Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika

Craft Certificate in Electrical Engineering & Electronic Engineering

Grade: D+

Duration: 12 months (minimum)

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 14900/- per term

 

Diploma in Electrical Engineering & Electronic Engineering

Grade: C-

Duration: 24 months (minimum)

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 14900/- per term

 

Certificate in Electrical Engineering (power option)

Grade: D+

Duration: 12 months (minimum)

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 14900/- per term

 

Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power option)

Grade: C-

Duration: 24 months (minimum)

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 14900/- per term

 

Diploma in Electronics Engineering (Telecommunication option)

Grade: C-

Duration: 24 months (minimum)

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 14900/- per term

 

Electrical wireman

Grade: Open

Duration: 18 months (minimum)

Examiner: DIT

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Certificate in electronic & computing systems.

Grade: D

Duration: 12/18 months (minimum)

Examiner: City & Guilds/AETEB

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Mobile phone repair and servicing.

Grade: Open

Duration: 3 months (minimum)

Examiner: KISE

Fees: 18560/-

 

Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Grade: D

Duration: 12 months (minimum)

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Diploma in Automotive Engineering

Grade: C-

Duration: 24 months

Examiner: KNEC

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Certificate in Refrigeration and air conditioning.

Grade: D

Duration: 9 months (minimum)

Examiner: City&Guilds/AETEB

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Diploma in Refrigeration and air conditioning.

Grade: D

Duration: 18 months (minimum)

Examiner: City&Guilds/AETEB

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Grade: D

Duration: 9 months (minimum)

Examiner: City&Guilds/AETEB

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Grade: C-

Duration: 18 months (minimum)

Examiner: City&Guilds/AETEB

Fees: 13700/- per term

 

Other courses at Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika

Project Development (project, proposal & Documentation)

Grade: Open

Duration: 3 months (minimum)

Examiner: KISE

Fees: 5400/-

 

Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Location

The college is located in Thika town, within the New Jogoo Building.

The offices are on the 3rd Floor on the Left Wing.

If it’s your first time to visit Thika, the New Jogoo building is right behind the Thika Stadium (near Thika’s Main Stage).

 

Kenya Institute of Software Engineering  Intakes

The institute admits students 4 times in a year for both regular and part-time programmes.

Their major intakes are in the following months:

  • January-February
  • April-May
  • July
  • September-October

The best way to confirm if they have an intake going on is by visiting their website or social media pages (I will share the links towards the end of this article).

Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Examining bodies

As you may have noted, when it comes to testing and certifying students in various courses, the institution collaborates with reputable local and international examiners.

These include:

  • KNEC (Kenya National Examinations Council)- for information technology courses
  • ABE (Association of Business Executives)- for business programs such as Diploma in Business management.
  • AETEB (Applied Engineering Technology Examination Board)- This examiner tests and certifies students in selected engineering courses.
  • KASNEB (Kenya Accountants & Secretaries national Examination Board)- KASNEB certificates are issued to students taking courses such as CICT (certified information communication technologist)
  • CISCO– CISCO examines and certifies students pursuing CISCO courses such as CCNA
  • City & Guilds– This examiner certifies courses such as refrigeration and air conditioning.
  • ABMA (Association of Business Managers and Administrators)- ABMA is involved in examining learners enrolled in programs like computing and information systems.

Details about when and how to pay the applicable examination fees will be availed to you upon enrollment.

You can request the same when enquiring so that you can plan your finances appropriately.

Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Fee Structure

We have indicated the fee for each course (excludes the examination fees) offered by the fast growing institution above.

Requirements when reporting

You will be asked for these items during your reporting date…

  • 1 copy of your KCSE Certificate or result slip.
  • A course application form (Dully filled)…You can download it here and print from a Cyber cafe.
  • 500 Course Registration fee.
  • 300 as payment for your student ID card.
  • 2 Reams of A4 printing papers
  • 2 Reams of fullscap
  • 1 packet of white board marker pens (not permanent).
  • Your first fees installment (if paying by installments) or the whole amount.

Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Hostels

The college doesn’t have own hostels but will connect you to various private hostel providers if you’ll be boarding.

Just request the admission officer at the college to hook you up with their accommodation partners.

 

How to pay fees

Option 1: Via Equity Bank

Use the following details..

Account Name : Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika

Account No: 0090267486643

 

Option 2: Via KCB Bank

Account Name: Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika

Account No: 1165064642

 

Option 3:  EcoBank (exam fees payment only)

Account Name: Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika

Account No: 0063205019812101

Remember to present your fees deposit slip to the accounts office/receptionist to get an official receipt.

Of course, you can pay in installments. If you follow the installment method, you are required to deposit the 1st Installment on the admission date.

You are then supposed to clear your 2nd installment by the 5th day of the following month (2 month).

And so forth.

 

Kenya Institute of Software Engineering Thika Contacts

Here is how to get in touch with the college for more information or further enquiries:

Call /Text/WhatsApp: +254713810752/+254732609809 /+254 2 0 2 5 2 9 3 8 9

Website: http://www.kenyainstituteofsoftwareengineering.com/

Email: kenyainstituteofsoftwareeng@gmail.com

Facebook link: https://web.facebook.com/kenyainstituteofsoftwareengineering?_rdc=1&_rdr

 

Wrapping it up

The Kenya Institute of software engineering has been at the forefront when it comes to training software engineering in Kenya.

This guide has explained everything about their programs, how to join, their intake dates, and even their fees.

We hope that this information will help you make an informed decision about where to attend training.

 

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CPA John Gitahi is a former college lecturer and has been involved in education all his life. He's passionate about helping young people make great career choices. He studied Commerce and ICT at the University and runs several successful online entreprises. He is also an avid traveller.

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