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Mechanical Engineering

 Mechanical engineering is a diverse subject that derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices (e.g., microscale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles) to large systems (e.g., spacecraft and machine tools). The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, a broad range of skills are needed. The mechanical engineer needs to acquire particular skills and knowledge.

He/she needs to understand the forces and the thermal environment that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter; to design them for functionality, aesthetics, and the ability to withstand the forces and the thermal environment they will be subjected to; and to determine the best way to manufacture them and ensure they will operate without failure. Perhaps the one skill that is the mechanical engineer’s exclusive domain is the ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion.

Since these skills are required for virtually everything that is made, mechanical engineering is perhaps the broadest and most diverse of engineering disciplines.

Mechanical engineers play a central role in such industries as automotive (from the car chassis to its every subsystem—engine, transmission, sensors); aerospace (airplanes, aircraft engines, control systems for airplanes and spacecraft); biotechnology (implants, prosthetic devices, fluidic systems for pharmaceutical industries); computers and electronics (disk drives, printers, cooling systems, semiconductor tools); microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS (sensors, actuators, micropower generation); energy conversion (gas turbines, wind turbines, solar energy, fuel cells); environmental control (HVAC, air-conditioning, refrigeration, compressors); automation (robots, data and image acquisition, recognition, control); manufacturing (machining, machine tools, prototyping, microfabrication).

Duration of study of the Diploma/Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Department shall be completed in a period of: 2 and Half years and 2 years respectively.

 Entry requirements Minimum entry requirement:

What are the entry requirements?

        Passed relevant craft courses

How long will the course take?

Diploma courses:

COURSE

 

DURATION

EXAM

INTAKE

Diploma in Automotive Engineering 

KCSE Grade C-   (minus)

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Craft courses:

COURSE

 

DURATION

EXAM

INTAKE

Motor Vehicle Mechanic 

            KCSE Grade  D  (Plain)

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Welding & Fabrication

           KCSE Grade  D  (Plain)

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

 Plumbing

   KCSE Grade  D (Plain)

 5 Terms

 

 Jan/Sept

 

Artisan courses:

COURSE

 

DURATION

EXAM

INTAKE

Motor Vehicle Mechanic

KCSE/KCPE

6terms

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Welding & Fabrication

KCSE/KCPE

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Plumbing

KCSE/KCPE

4 Terms

 

Sept

 The Department Organizes for a three-month industrial attachment for all our students through Industrial Liaison Office

Attachment Schedule

Diploma-Modular

After first Module

   

Craft-modular

After first Module

   

Artisan

After the end of course

   

Grade tests

After the end of course

   

 To enrich the courses offered, The department organizes for educational trips for the students and their lecturers to various relevant industries as transport is readily available as the institute has a Sixty-Two capacity College bus.For those interested in applied scientific and mathematical aspects of the discipline, graduate study in mechanical engineering can lead to a career of research and teaching.

HOD MECHANICAL

MR.D.Githaiga

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