A degree course in Electrical and Electronics Engineering is one of the most marketable courses in Kenya. Due to the scramble for few available opportunities, most public universities require at least A- in KCSE to admit regular students.
In this course, you can decide to pursue parallel program or regular, but it’s hard to be admitted for regular course because of the limited chances in public universities. To be sure of being admitted to regular course, if you scored B+ or A-, don’t select the University of Nairobi. If you desperately want to pursue electrical and electronics engineering, select a less popular university like Masinnde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Technical University of Mombasa, and other universities which offer the course but are located in remote areas.
If you want to pursue the course as a parallel student, here are admission requirements to various universities in Kenya
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
F.1 Categories of Applicants:
Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science Degree in the School of Engineering in the following categories.
- a) KCSE Candidates
The basic admissions requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the Public Universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition candidates are expected to have performed well in the following alternative cluster of subjects in KCSE Examinations, but at any rate shall have obtained at least a grade of C+ in each of the cluster subjects.
Physics Biology or Geography
Chemistry or any Group IV subject
Physical Sciences Geography or any
Biological Sciences IV subject
Group IV Subjects:
Home Science Building Construction
Art and Design Power Mechanics
Woodwork Drawing and Design
Metalwork Aviation Technology
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT TO THE JKUAT UNIVERSITY
BSc. Electrical & Electronic Engineering
KCSE Mean grade B- (minus) and mean grade for the total score in the four JAB cluster subjects of at lest B (plain) and the following minimum grades in the individual luster subjects: Mathematics C+, Physics C+, Chemistry C+, Geography or Biology, or group III or any group IV.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
B.SC. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING :
Qualifications- KCSE C + (plus) with at least B+ Maths and physics and B plain in Chemistry and English or C plain in KCSE with a diploma at least credit or pass in relevant fields of study from a recognized institution
Several universities are not allowed to offer engineering courses, so it’s advisable to enroll for electrical end electronics engineering at accredited universities. The safest universities to join include University of Nairobi,JKUAT,Karatina University and Kenyatta University.