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Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Course Rationale
Mount Kenya University mission commits to provide world class standards in training. With the advent of Modern Science and Technology, the education system in Kenya has undergone drastic changes in the past four decades or so. The escalating high living standard amongst citizens has posed high demand for energy and sound environment.  This curriculum of Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is therefore designed to meet these challenges and demands affecting Kenya’s labor market as dictated by both local and international demands.  

Why study the programme
To offer education and training in electrical and electronic engineering and to equip the candidate with the skills that will normally allow for eventual practice as an engineer.

Target Groups
While striving to fulfill the gaps identified arising from the needs survey, the Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme has been designed to recognize that: - The efficient use of energy, the development of new Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the influence of energy conversion on changes in the environment, and new energy transfer technologies are daily under discussion; such issues will be instrumental in determining our future. Due to the looming threat of energy shortages and the increasing climate changes (carbon dioxide emissions); interesting areas of employment have arisen for young engineers, for example, in the modernization of power stations in Kenya and abroad. This means that a large number of new engineering positions will become available in this area. The renewable energy sector has over several years had slow growth rate. Included here are solar technology, wind and biomass energy among others. Career opportunities in this area are set to multiply over the next few years. Research in the area of combustible fuel cells is becoming ever more practically-oriented, opening up a wide area of possible employment to engineers. Energy-saving technology will be introduced in all areas of industry, and engineers specializing in energy and the environment will be in demand. All large industrial plants, especially power plants, will have to be planned and authorized. The authorization processes are complicated and need appropriately qualified engineers/technologists to undertake this work. In all branches of industry, changes in the use of energy will take place and compliance with environmental regulations will be required. The construction of plants which produce electricity as well as heat (combined heat and power generation) is an area where Kenya is exploring. This is also a typical area of employment for engineers/technologists educated in this program. Mention here should also be made of the engineers who work to secure our daily energy supply.


Programme Objectives
The programme aims to provide the student with skills to conceptualize solutions to engineering problems and to prepare designs for the production of engineering artifact’s, structures, and systems.


Entry Requirements
To be admitted into the Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineerin programme, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. At (KCSE) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (8-4-4 System) level
  2. The candidate must have a mean grade of C with C in Mathematics, Physics and English or a bridging certificate from Mount Kenya University.
  3. At (KCE)Kenya Certificate of Education (“O” Level or equivalent) level:
  4. The candidate must have obtained a minimum of Division II with a credit in Mathematics, Physics and English.

Exemptions and credit transfers

  1. Evidence supporting the application should include certified academic transcripts, certificates and a letter from the relevant registrar or authority
  2. Application for credit transfer will not be allowed three (3) weeks after the start of the semester / trimester unless granted permission by the University Senate.
  3. The University reserves the right to administer an appropriate test, through the relevant Department in order to determine whether exemption should be granted.

Programme duration and Fees
9 trimesters ksh.25,550