Mechanical engineering courses in Kenya [All you need to know]

Last updated on February 28th, 2024 at 03:44 pm

Are you planning to enroll in a Mechanical engineering courses in Kenya but you would like to learn more about the course?

Well, if you your answer to this question is a yes, then you are in the right place.

In this is article, I will help you know what the course entails, different level offered and their requirements, some of the institutions offering the course, the course marketability and much more.

Continue reading……

Mechanical engineering courses in Kenya

So, what is mechanical engineering courses all about?

Well, this is a good question…

To be precise, mechanical engineering course typically refers to a branch of engineering that focuses on the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems and processes.

In fact, this is one of the oldest and most diverse engineering disciplines and plays a crucial role in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy, manufacturing, and more.

Is mechanical engineering course marketable in Kenya? / Is mechanical engineering course worth it?

YES! this is one of the most marketable engineering courses in Kenya because this is one of the courses that when you graduate you are flexible to work in different areas.

In short, there are many engineering jobs you can fit in when it comes to the job market making the job market easy to find a job.

Some of mechanical engineering jobs you can do after graduating

Now, after you have graduated with a diploma or bachelor in mechanical engineering, you can be employed and work as a:

  • Field Service Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Assistant Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Maintenance Mechanical Technician
  • Shift Technician
  • Service mechanical Technician
  • Mechanical Draughtsman
  • Service Engineer
  • NPD Tooling Engineer
  • Mechanical tools Sales Engineer

Moving on, I would now like to take you through entry requirements for different levels and where you can enroll in for the course in this section.

Key skills and interests required to pursue a mechanical engineering course

Here are the key skills and interests required:

  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Proficiency in computer
  • Be a team worker
  • Strong Mathematical and Analytical Skills
  • Problem-Solving Ability
  • Strong Physics Foundation
  • Passion for Engineering
  • Creativity and innovation

Mechanical Engineering course entry requirements

Artisan in mechanical engineering

Minimum entry requirements:

  • D-minus and below

Cluster Subjects requirements:

  • NONE

Craft/Certificate in mechanical engineering

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Mean Grade of D+ plus

Cluster Subjects requirements:

  • NONE


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Diploma in mechanical engineering

Diploma in mechanical engineering has the following options:

  • Diploma In Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
  • And lastly, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Mean Grade of C-minus in your KCSE

Mandatory Subjects requirements:

  • NONE

Colleges offering Artisan and Craft certificate and diploma courses in mechanical engineering in Kenya

  • Baringo TVC
  • Borabu TTI
  • Bungoma North TVC
  • Bureti TTI
  • Bushiangala TTI
  • Butere TVC
  • Rift Valley TTI
  • Riragia TTI
  • Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology, Nakuru
  • Samburu TVC
  • Seku University
  • Shamberere TTI
  • Siala TTI
  • Sigalagala POLY
  • Siruti TVC
  • ST.Joseph TTI for the deaf
  • Thika TTI
  • Tigania East TVC
  • Turkana East TVC
  • Ugunja TVC
  • Ziwa TTI
  • Chepsirei TVC
  • Chuka TVC
  • CIT (Coast Institute of Technology
  • Ebukanga TVC
  • Ekerubo Gietai TTI
  • Eldama Ravine TVC
  • Eldoret National POLY
  • Emining TTI
  • Emsos TVC
  • Gatanga TVC
  • Jeremiah Nyagah TTI
  • Kabete National POLY
  • Kaelo TTI
  • Kaiboi TTI
  • Kakrao TVC
  • Kapcherop TVC
  • Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
  • Kendege TVC
  • Keroka TTI
  • Kenya Institute Of Highways & Building Technology (KIHBT)
  • Kimasian TVC
  • Kinangop TVC
  • Kipkabus TVC

More institutions offering craft certificate and diploma courses

  • Kiambu Institute of Science & Technology (KIHBT)
  • Kitale National POLY
  • Kisii National POLY
  • Kisumu National POLY
  • Laikipia North TVC
  • Laisamis TVC
  • Lunga Lunga TVC
  • Mabera TVC
  • Masai TTI
  • Mathira TVC
  • Matili TTI-
  • Mawego TTI
  • Meru National POLY
  • Mitunguu TTI
  • Molo TVC
  • Morendat TVC
  • Msambweni TVC
  • Mukiria TTI
  • Mukurweini TTI
  • Mumias West TVC
  • Mwala TVC
  • Nairobi TTI
  • Naivasha TVC
  • North Easter National POLY
  • Nyakach TVC
  • Nyandarua Institute of Science & Technology, Ol Jorok, Nyandarua
  • Nyeri POLY
  • Ol’lessos TTI
  • PC Kinyanjui TTI
  • Riatirimba TVC

Bachelors/ Degree courses in mechanical engineering

Options to choose from:

  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical & Production Engineering

Minimum entry requirements

KCSE Mean grade of B- minus

Cluster Subjects requirements:

Mean grade for the total score in the four JAB cluster subjects of at least B plain and the following minimum grades in the individual cluster subjects: Mathematics C+, Physics C+, Chemistry C+, Geography or Biology, or group III or any group IV


Have a Higher Diploma of credit pass in relevant field of study from a recognized institution.

Universities in Kenya offering bachelor/degree courses in mechanical engineering in Kenya

  • Kenyatta university
  • University of Nairobi
  • Technical University of Mombasa (TUM)
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  • Moi University
  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • Multimedia University of Kenya

Career Prospects in Mechanical Engineering at different levels

Artisan, craft and certificate

  • Mechanic
  • Spray painter
  • Technician
  • Welder
  • Electrician
  • Gas operator


  • Plant operator
  • Electrical technician
  • Automotive technician


  • Technologist
  • Medical engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer

Wrapping up on mechanical engineering courses in Kenya

To wrap up, that is all we have for mechanical engineering course in Kenya from the requirements, job prospects, colleges and universities offering the course and job marketability.

Remember, this is a course worth pursuing because it is among the most engineering marketable jobs in Kenya.

However, for more information, you can visit the KUCCPS website for more colleges and universities offering the course.

Also, you can contact the institutions through their website for more information.

All the best as you apply!


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