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Kabete National Polytechnic Courses and Fees Structure

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Kabete National Polytechnic is one of the best colleges in Kenya. It offers more than 50 marketable courses whose fees structure is reasonable.

If you plan to join the polytechnic, here are the best courses to do.

Computer Department

VET programs in the department of Computer Studies

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Diploma Information Communication Technology Modular
3 Years (2 Years for Craft certificate in ICT holders)
KCSE Mean Grade C-(Minus) or Craft certificate in ICT KNEC KSh.15,780 per term
2. Craft certificate in Information Communications Technology Modular
2 Years
KCSE Mean Grade D(Plain) KNEC KSh.15,780 per term
3. Certificate in Web design and Development 3 months KCSE Mean Grade D(Plain) TKNP KSh.30,000
4. Certificate in Computer Programming 3 months KCSE Mean Grade D(Plain) TKNP KSh.20,000
5. Certificate in Mobile Application Programming 3 months KCSE Mean Grade D(Plain) TKNP KSh.90,000
6. Certificate in Computer Application Packages 3 months Open TKNP KSh.2,500 per package
7. Certificate in Computer Support, Maintenance and Networking 3 months KCSE Mean Grade D(Plain) TKNP KSh.30,000
8. Certificate in Computer Graphics Design 6 months per level Certificate in Computer Application Packages KISM KSh.60,000 per term
9. Certificate in Computer Maintenance and Fault diagnosis 4 weeks KCSE / O-Level TKNP KSh.6,000

 

Mechanical Engineering Department

Diploma and Certificate courses (KNEC)

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (production) – Module I – III 3 years (7 terms contact and 2 terms industrial attachment) KCSE Mean grade C- (minus) KNEC Ksh.15,780 per term
2. Diploma in Automotive Engineering – Module I – III 3 years (7 terms contact and 2 terms industrial attachment) KCSE Mean grade C- (minus) KNEC Ksh.15,780 per term
3. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (plant) – Non modular 3 years KCSE Mean grade C- (minus) KNEC Ksh.15,780 per term
4. Craft certificate in Mechanical Engineering 2 years KCSE Mean grade D (plain) KNEC Ksh.15,780 per term
5. Craft certificate in Automotive Engineering 2 years KCSE Mean grade D (plain) KNEC Ksh.15,780 per term
6. Craft certificate in Welding and Fabrication 2 years KCSE Mean grade D (plain) KNEC Ksh.15,780 per term

Certificate courses (NITA)

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Arc Welding Grade III 6 months KCPE & Above NITA KSh.5,000 per month
2. Gas Welding Grade III
3. General Filter Grade III
4. Sheet Metal Grade III
5. Tuner Grade III
6. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Grade III
7. Spray Painter Grade III
8. TIG Welding 6 months KCPE & Above TKNP KSh.5,000 per month
9. MIG Welding
10. Motor Vehicle Mechanics Grade III-I 6 months KCPE & Above NITA KSh.5,000 per month
11. Motor Vehicle Electrician III
12. Driving Class BCE & E 1 month 18 years & above Traffic KSh.14,000 / KSh.9,500

 

Building & Civil Engineering Department

Diploma and Certificate courses (KNEC)

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Diploma in Quantity Surveying 3 years KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) KNEC KSh.20,000 per year
2. Diploma in Land Survey
3. Diploma in Highway Engineering
4. Diploma in Building Technology
5. Diploma in Architecture
6. Diploma in Civil Engineering
7. Certificate in Masonry 1 year KCSE Mean Grade D (plain) KNEC KSh.20,000
8. Certificate in Building Technology
9. Certificate in Plumbing
10. Certificate in Carpentry
11. Certificate in Draftsmanship 2 years KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) KNEC KSh.20,000 per year

Higher National Diploma Courses (KNEC)

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Higher National Diploma in;

  • Building and Civil Engineering
  • Structures
  • Economics
2 years Diploma in Building Technology
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Quantity Surveying
KNEC KSh.30,000 per year

Certificate courses (NITA and TKNP)

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Building Computer Packages & Modeling

  • Archi CAD
  • Auto CAD
  • Piranesi
  • Atlantis
2 years Diploma in Building Technology
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Quantity Surveying
TKNP KSh.5,000 per month
2. Glazing & Aluminum Fitting 3 months KCPE and Above TKNP KSh.5,000 per month
3. Plumbing Grade III – I 6 months KCPE and Above NITA KSh.5,000 per month
4. Carpentry Grade III – I
5. Masonry Grade III – I
6. Painting & Decoration Grade III – I
7. Sign Writing Grade III – I
8. Building Contracting (Basics) 3 months Interested persons TKNP KSh.5,000 per month

 Applied Science Department

Diploma and Certificate courses examined by KNEC

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry 8 terms contact and 1 term fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) with C- in Biology and Chemistry, and D+ in Mathematics KNEC Ksh.29,430 on reporting and Ksh.15,780 in other terms
2. Diploma in Applied Biology 8 terms contact and 1 term fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) with C- in Biology and Chemistry, and D+ in Mathematics KNEC Ksh.29,430 on reporting and Ksh.15,780 in other terms
3. Diploma in Medical Engineering 8 terms contact and 6 months fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) OR Craft certificate in Medical Engineering KNEC Ksh.34,000 on reporting and Ksh.19,000 in other terms
4. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology 8 terms contact and 6 months fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) with C in English, Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry and Biology KNEC Ksh.33,130 on reporting and Ksh.18,280 in other terms
5. Diploma in Medical Pharmaceutical Technology 8 terms contact and 6 months fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) with C in English, Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry and Biology KNEC Ksh.33,130 on reporting and Ksh.18,280 in other terms
6. Diploma in Petroleum Geo-sciences 8 terms contact and 1 term fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) with C (plain) in English, C- (minus) in Mathematics and C (plain) in Physics/Chemistry/Physical Sciences/Geography KNEC Ksh.34,000 on reporting and Ksh.19,000 in other terms
7. Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development 8 terms contact and 1 term fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) with C- in Biology and Chemistry, and D+ in Mathematics. Agriculture is added advantage KNEC Ksh.34,000 on reporting and Ksh.19,000 in other terms
8. Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology 2 years KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus) with C- in English, Maths/Physics, Chemistry and Biology KNEC Ksh.33,130 on reporting and Ksh.18,280 in other terms
9. Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology 2 years KCSE Mean Grade D+ (plus) with D+ in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology KNEC Ksh.29,430 on reporting and Ksh.15,780 in other terms

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology course is recognized by Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board

Diploma in Medical Pharmaceutical Technology course is recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya

 

Diploma and Certificate courses examined by The Kabete National Polytechnic

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Diploma in Geophysical Sciences 2 years contact and 3 months fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) with C (plain) in English, C- in Mathematics, C (plain) in Physics/Chemistry/Physical Sciences/Geography OR A certificate in any Applied Sciences course or a certificate in Engineering and Technology course The Kabete National Polytechnic Ksh.240,000 for Kenyans and US$3,430 for Non-Kenyans
2. Diploma in Mining Exploration Geophysical Technology
3. Diploma in Environmental Geophysics
4. Diploma in Archaeology Geophysics
5. Diploma in Geophysical Infrastructure Engineering
6. Diploma in Oil and Gas Geophysical Technology
7. Diploma in Geothermal Exploration
8. Diploma in Marine Geophysics
9. Certificate in Geophysical Sciences 2 years contact and 3 months fieldwork KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) with C- (minus) in English, D+ in Mathematics, C- (minus) in Physics/Chemistry/Physical Sciences/Geography The Kabete National Polytechnic Ksh.120,000 for Kenyans and US$1,720 for Non-Kenyans
10. Certificate in Ground Water Geophysical Exploration
11. Certificate in Mining Exploration Geophysical Technology
12. Certificate in Oil and Gas Geophysical Technology
13. Certificate in Marine Geophysical Technology
14. Certificate in Geothermal Exploration

 

Post Graduate Diploma Courses approved by the Kenya Society of Geophysists

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Exploration Geophysics   B.Sc or B.Ed or Degree in Earth Sciences The Kabete National Polytechnic Ksh.180,000 for Kenyans and US$2,570 for Non-Kenyans
2. Post-Graduate Diploma in Geothermal Exploration
3. Post-Graduate Diploma in Ground Water Exploration

 

Higher Diploma Courses approved by the Kenya Society of Geophysists

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Higher Diploma in Petroleum Exploration Geophysics 1 year 3 months fieldwork Diploma in any of the following fields:

  • Geophysics
  • Applied Physics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Science Laboratory Technology
The Kabete National Polytechnic Ksh.180,000 for Kenyans and US$2,570 for Non-Kenyans
2. Higher Diploma Geothermal Exploration
3. Higher Diploma Ground Water Exploration

 

Short Courses examined by The Kabete National Polytechnic

S/No Course Duration Minimum entry requirements Examining body Fee per course
1. Diploma in Introduction to Seismic Exploration 3 months Certificate in any of the Geophysics specialization:

  • Geology
  • hydrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Seismic Interpretation
The Kabete National Polytechnic Ksh.75,000 for Kenyans and US$715 for Non-Kenyans
2. Diploma in Introduction to Magnetometer Techniques
3. Diploma in Introduction to Gravity Exploration
4. Diploma in Introduction to Electrical Tomography
5. Diploma in Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar