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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).

 


 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?

       DIPLOMA :      KCSE Grade C-   (minus)

        Passed relevant craft courses

       CERTIFICATE:  KCSE Grade  D  (Plain)

 

How long will the course take?

       The course will take approximately 2.5 years designed as follows:

       MODULE I :  Two terms      INTAKE   JAN & MAY

       MODULE II : Two terms      INTAKE JAN & MAY

       Industrial attachment:        AFTER MODULE I & II

       MODULE III: Two terms       INTAKE JAN & MAY 

 


 

Diploma courses:

COURSE

MIN.REQUIREMENT

DURATION

EXAM

INTAKE

Diploma in Automotive Engineering

KCSE Grade C-   (minus)

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Craft courses:

COURSE

MIN.REQUIREMENT

DURATION

EXAM

INTAKE

Motor Vehicle Mechanic

            KCSE Grade  D  (Plain)

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Welding & Fabrication

           KCSE Grade  D  (Plain)

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

           

Artisan courses:

COURSE

MIN.REQUIREMENT

DURATION

EXAM

INTAKE

Motor Vehicle Mechanic

KCSE/KCPE

6terms

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Welding & Fabrication

KCSE/KCPE

Modular

KNEC

Jan/Sept

Grade tests-part-time

COURSE

MIN.REQUIREMENT

DURATION

EXAM

INTAKE

 

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6months

DIT

May

 

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6months

DIT

May

 

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6months

DIT

May

 


 

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.

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