Education in Kenya have been most important that all the children should have access to. In most cases, the tertiary studies are viewed as the most important as they are the studies in which people choose and develop their careers. Kenya have therefore established a lot of institutions to provide higher education to ensure that all the students can develop a successful career by providing them with the necessary skills in their area of expertise.
Machakos University College is one of the institution of higher learning in Kenya that provide the students with the skills to become successful in their careers.it is located in Machakos town along the Machakos-Makueni Road and it is well equipped with workshops for engineering, computer labs and many more facilities. They aim at providing high level Manpower through quality training, Research Consultancy and community services. They have different schools that offer different academic programmes. The school of engineering and Technology being one of the schools in this university offer the following academic programmes;
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering – this is a course offered under this school in which it empower the student with skills on the electrical appliances, electricity as well as electronics such as Radio, Television and many more electronics. In this university, this Bachelor course is completed in a period of 5 years and the minimum requirements to enroll to this course is a minimum of C+ in the KCSE with a minimum of C+ in Mathematics and Physics. The fee required per year is Ksh 111,300, Ksh 65,300 for first semester and Ksh 46,000 for second semester.
Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering – this is the same as the Bachelor programme in terms of skills acquired only that the degree programme is more detailed with more units to be covered. Again, the duration for the Diploma is 2 years and the fee is less as compared to the degree. The minimum requirements for the Diploma course is a minimum of C (Plain) in the KCSE and a minimum of C- (Minus) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English/Kiswahili. The amount of money required for the completion of the course and certification is Ksh 69,300 per year or Ksh 44,300 for first semester and Ksh 25,000 for second semester.
Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering – this course is mainly in this university and is almost common to the Mechanical Engineering course. It relates to the mechanics of any motor vehicle and how the motor vehicle can be easily fixed. The amount of fees required for the completion of the course is Ksh 69,300 which is divided into Ksh 44,330 for first semester and Ksh 25,000 for second semester.
Diploma in Building Construction Technology – this diploma provide students with skills that they can use in modern construction of the building and structures. This course is modern and the skills offered are from the modern world of construction. Students who enroll in this programme require a Mean Grade of C (Plain) in KCSE with a minimum of C- (Minus) in Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry and English/Kiswahili. It require an amount of Ksh 69,300 per year and its due duration is 2 years and 4 months.
Diploma in Civil Engineering – this is another engineering course that is offered this school in the university. This course is for structures such as roads, bridges and many more structures that require the use of engineering skills. Its students have the skills and knowledge to lay the foundation and direct how the structures are to be constructed. The course require a minimum of C (Plain) in KCSE with a minimum of C-(Minus) in Physics and Mathematics. They require a fee of Ksh 69,300 per year and it takes a period of 2 years for full completion.
Certificate in Wood Technology – this is a certificate course in this university and its main aim is to provide the knowledge on how to handle wood and the construction of all the materials and structures from wood. This certificate is provide within a period of 1 year 4 months and the amount of money required for that period of time is Ksh 69,300 which is divided to Ksh 44,300 for first semester and Ksh 25,000 for the final semester. The requirement for the successful enrollment of the course is a mean grade of C- (Minus) or Division IV in KCE.