Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements in Kenya

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Mechanical Engineering Admission requirements for various universities vary based on the demand for the course. This is one of the most marketable courses in Kenya and specifically for diploma courses.

Below we list the universities and colleges that offer mechanical engineering course and admission requirements. There is also a link to the university where you will apply for the program.

  1. Technical University of Kenya(TUK) Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements

Applicants shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree course in the following categories:

KCSE Candidates

The basic admission 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 obtained at least a grade C+ in each of the cluster subjects in following cluster of subjects in KCSE examinations:

Cluster Subjects

  • Mathematics A
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/any Group III/any Group IV/any Group V.
    The KCSE subject groupings (Option A) are shown in below.
  1. Group I English, Kiswahili, Mathematics A
  2. Group II Biology, Physics, Chemistry
  3. Group III History & Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education
  4. Group IV Home Science, Art & Design, Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building Construction, Power Mechanics, Electricity, Drawing and Design, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies
  5. Group V French, German, Arabic, Kenya Sign Language, Music, Business Studies

A-Levels or Equivalent

Candidates should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and a subsidiary level pass in Chemistry with a credit pass in English at O-Level.

Diploma (TEP) or Equivalent

Candidates with Diploma (Technical Education Project) in Mechanical Engineering of Kenya Polytechnical University or an equivalent qualification.

Diploma in Technology (Dip.Tech.) or Equivalent

Candidates with a Diploma in Technology (Dip.Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering of Kenya Polytechnical University or an equivalent qualification.

Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) or Equivalent

Candidates with a Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) in Mechanical Engineering of Kenya Polytechnical University or an equivalent qualification

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) or Equivalent

Candidates with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology of Kenya Polytechnical University or an equivalent qualification.

Credit Transfer and Exemptions

The common regulations governing credit transfer and exemptions of courses of Kenya Polytechnical University shall apply.

Website link: http://tukenya.ac.ke/bachelor-engineering-mechanical-engineering

  1. JKUAT BSc. Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements

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.

Website link: http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/undergraduate-courses/bsc-mechanical-engineering/

  1. Mount Kenya University Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements
Diploma in Medical Engineering KCSE certificate with a minimum of grade C and C plain in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili and C- in Physics/ Physical Sciences or Geography.
Or
Relevant certificate.
9 trimesters Ksh. 25,550 per trimester

 

Website link: https://www.mku.ac.ke/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198:welc..

  1. KENYATTA UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A candidate pursuing the B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) degree programme must meet the minimum entry requirements for the School of Engineering and Technology.
The candidate must have attained the following minimum grades at KSCE or equivalent qualifications: Mathematics (B+), Physics (B+), Chemistry (B), English (B)  Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent with Higher Diploma of credit pass in relevant field of study from a recognized institution.

  1. UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Engineering in the following categories:

  1. a) KCSE Candidates The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum requirement set for entry into the public universitys which is a mean grade of at least C+ in their Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). In addition, candidates should have obtained a least C+ in each of the four clusters of subjects from any of the following alternative clusters. However, a cutoff grade higher than a C+ in each cluster subject shall be preferred if limitation of the number of places available for each degree programme versus the number of qualified candidates so demand. The said cut-off grades shall be determined and implemented by the School Board.

ALTERNATIVE A:

Physics Biology or Geography or any Group IV Subject

Chemistry

Mathematics

ALTERNATIVE B:

Physical Sciences Geography or any Group IV Subject

Biological Sciences

Mathematics

GROUP IV SUBJECTS:

Home science                          Building Construction

Art and Design                         Power Mechanics

Agriculture                                Electricity

Woodwork                                Drawing and Design

Metal work                                Aviation Technology

 

  1. b) A-level Candidates

Candidates with a minimum requirement of principal C passes in mathematics and Physics and a subsidiary level pass in Chemistry with a credit pass in English at ‘O’ level, except that for Geospacial Engineering, a subsidiary level pass in Geography shall also be accepted in lieu of Chemistry.

c)KNEC Higher National Diploma (HND) or Equivalent study:

Candidates with Higher National Diploma in the following broad study:

  1. i) Agricultural Engineering           iv) Mechanical Engineering
  2. ii) Civil Engineering                      v) Geospatial Engineering

iii) Electrical Engineering             vi) Any other approved subject area

  1. d) Ordinary KNEC Diploma or Equivalent (with credit pass)
  2. i) Agricultural Engineering           iv) Mechanical Engineering
  3. ii) Civil Engineering                      v) Geospatial Engineering

iii) Electrical Engineering             vi) Any other approved subject area.

  1. e) Diploma from Science/Technical Teacher Training Colleges

Candidates with a diploma in mathematics and physics from teacher training college.

  1. f) BSc/BEd (Science) degrees from Universities or any other relevant degrees.

Candidates with BSc or Education degrees in physics and mathematics from recognised institutions or any other relevant degree from a recognised institution.

Website link: https://engineering.uonbi.ac.ke/admission-content-type/bachelor-science-mechanical-and-manufacturing-engineering

Moi University Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical & Production Engineering Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum mean grade of C+(Plus) at KCSE and C+ (plus) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Physical Sciences and English.
  2. “A” level certificate with at least 2 principal passes and a subsidiary in Mathematics,Physics and Chemistry.

Website link: https://www.mu.ac.ke/index.php/en/admissions/undergraduate.html

  1. Nyeri National Polytechnic Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements

COURSES OFFERED, DURATION AND INTAKE

  1. DIPLOMA COURSES
COURSE DURATION MIN ENTRY REQUIREMENT INTAKE
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering(Production Option) 7 Terms C- January, September
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering(Plant Option) 7 Terms C- January, September
  1. CERTIFICATE COURSES
COURSE DURATION MIN ENTRY REQUIREMENT INTAKE
Craft in Mechanical Engineering(Production option) 5 Terms D (D Plain) January, September
  1. SHORT COURSES

These are open to all and tailored to individual needs. We are currently offering the following market driven short courses.

  1. Arc welding
  2. Gas Welding.
  3. Sheet Metal Work.
  4. General Fitter.
  5. Turning
  6. Tig and Mig Welding

The above short courses are examined by The Nyeri National Polytechnic Academic Board and the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). NITA Exams are administered from grade three (3) to grade One (1).

Website link: https://thenyeripoly.ac.ke/departments/mechanical-engineering/

  1. East Africa Institute of Certified Studies Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements

Course Duration: 27 months

Exam Body: KNEC

Grade: C- and Above

 Website link: https://www.ics.ac.ke/diploma-in-mechanical-engineering-knec/