Welcome Note

Welcome to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic. The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is one of the oldest having been established in 1999 offering Artisan programmes with less than ten students then. With increasing demand, it started offering Craft programmes in 2000 and eventually Diploma programmes in 2009. Currently, the Department has a student population of more than 700.

We are focussed to give you reliable competency based technical knowledge, skills and attitudes including practical industrial experience organised and supervised by the Polytechnic and the Industry.

The Department offers various programmes at Diploma, Craft certificate, Artisan and tailor made short courses. The programmes include:

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power Option)
  • Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology
  • Craft Certificate in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electrical Installation (wireman) grade III, II,I
  • Artisan in Electrical installation
  • Solar Photovoltaic (SPV)
  • Solar Water Heating (SWH)
  • Electronic Mechanics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

With the support of the Government through the Ministry of Education and the Polytechnic Council, the Department is highly equipped with state-of-the-art workshops having modern equipment including Motor Controls, Programmable Logic Controllers and others. Under the KEFEP Programme (Partnership between the Kenya Government and the Federal Government of Canada), the Department received modern equipment for the CBET Courses.

DIPLOMA COURSES

  1. Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power Option)

This course is designed for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Graduates (or equivalent qualifications), to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in Electrical Engineering Power and related fields and at the same time prepare them for further training.

The student applying for the course must have a mean grade of C-(minus) and above at KCSE and should have done and passed Mathematics, Physics and English. Admission of new students is done in January, May and September. The course is modularised such that the trainee covers one module in one academic year (three terms); the full course has a total of three modules.

  1. Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering

This course is designed for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Graduates (or equivalent qualifications), to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in Telecommunication Engineering and related fields and at the same time prepare them for further training.

The student applying for the course must have a mean grade of C-(minus) and above at KCSE and should have done and passed Mathematics, Physics and English. Admission of new students is done in January, May and September. The course is modularised such that the trainee covers one module in one academic year (three terms); the full course has a total of three modules.

  1. Diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineering

This course is designed for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Graduates (or equivalent qualifications), to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in Instrumentation and Control Engineering and related fields and at the same time prepare them for further training.

The student applying for the course must have a mean grade of C-(minus) and above at KCSE and should have done and passed Mathematics, Physics and English. Admission of new students is done in January, May and September. The course is modularised such that the trainee covers one module in one academic year (three terms); the full course has a total of three modules.

CRAFT COURSES

  1. Craft in Electrical and electronic Technology

This course is designed for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Graduates (or equivalent qualifications), to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in Electrical Installations (house wiring), Electrical maintenance and Fault diagnosis and related fields and at the same time prepare them for further training.

The student applying for the course must have a mean grade of D (PLAIN) and above at KCSE.  Admission of new students is done in January, May and September. The course is modularised such that the trainee covers one module in one academic year (three terms); the full course has a total of two modules.

 Craft Certificate in Telecommunication Engineering

This course is designed for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Graduates (or equivalent qualifications), to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in Telecommunication Engineering and related fields and at the same time prepare them for further training.

The student applying for the course must have a mean grade of D (PLAIN) and above at KCSE.  Admission of new students is done in January, May and September. The course is modularised such that the trainee covers one module in one academic year (three terms); the full course has a total of two modules.

ARTISAN COURSES

  1. Artisan in Electrical Installation

This course is designed for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) graduates (or equivalent qualifications), to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in domestic wiring and related fields and at the same time prepare them for further training.

The student applying for the course must have completed KCPE. Admission of new students is done in January, May and September. The course is modularised such that the trainee covers one module in one academic year (three terms); the full course has a total of two modules.

  1. Electrical Installation (Wireman)

The course is divided into three grades; III, II, I.

This course is designed for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) graduates (or equivalent qualifications), to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in domestic wiring and related fields and at the same time prepare them for further training.

The student applying for the course must have completed KCPE.  Admission of new students is done in January, May and September. The course is modularised such that the trainee covers grade III in one academic year (three terms); the full course takes three years.

SHORT COURSES

The following are short courses offered by the Department:

  • Solar Photovoltaic (SPV)
  • Solar Water Heating (SWH)
  • Electronic Mechanics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

These courses are designed to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them perform and manage tasks in their fields of speciality.  They are open to students who want to upgrade their skills.  Admission of new students is done in January, May and September.

ASSESSMENT/EXAMINATION

Internal examinations are administered by the Polytechnic in the form of continuous assessments and end of term examinations. At least two assessment tests are administered per term except for the external examination term.  The trainee sits for a national examination at the end of each module. Progression to the next module is subject to successful completion and attainment of a pass in the previous module.

Educational visits are organised according to lecturers’ requests to expose trainees to relevant industries in the trade areas.

National Examining Bodies

All Diploma, Craft and Artisan Courses are examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)

Grade tests are examined by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

Short courses are examined internally.