Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department

Michael Njogah

Head of Department

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.



Short Courses

Short Courses


Internal examinations are administered by the Polytechnic in form of continuous assessments and end of term examinations. At least two continuous 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.

Field visits are organized according to lecturer’s requests to expose trainees to relevant industries in the trade areas.

 National Examining Bodies

All Diploma and Craft Courses are examined by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).

  • Artisan in Seafarer and Artisan in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning are examined by KNEC.
  • Artisan in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Motor Vehicle Electrics, General Fitter, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning and Welding & Fabrication are examined by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The students go for industrial attachment in the most relevant fields of their trade for at least 330 hours in module II. During the attachment term the trainee is exposed to the real world of work and applies the knowledge and skills attained in class.