List of courses offered at Kisumu National Polytechnic, fee structure and admission requirements

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Below is a list of courses offered at Kisumu National Polytechnic, fee structure and admission requirements:

Full-Time Electrical Engineering Programmes

1.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission timeExam Body
1.1.1Electrical & Electronic Technology (Power Option) module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.1Electrical & Electronic Technology Module I & IIKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.2Telecommunication Engineering Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
1.2.1Electrical & Electronic Technology Module I & IIKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.2Telecommunication Engineering Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC

Part-Time Electrical Engineering Programmes

1.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission timeExam Body
1.1.1Electrical & Electronic Technology (Power Option) module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.1Electrical & Electronic Technology Module I & IIKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.2Telecommunication Engineering Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
1.2.1Electrical & Electronic Technology Module I & IIKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.2Telecommunication Engineering Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC

Full-Time Mechanical Engineering Programmes

2.0 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
2.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
2.1.1Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option) TEPKCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics.January & May (regular)KNEC
2.1.2Mechanical Engineering (Production Option) module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary only (regular)KNEC
2.1.3Automotive Engineering Module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary only (regularKNEC
2.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
2.2.1Mechanical Engineering (Production Option) Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishSeptember Intake onlyKNEC
2.2.2Marine Engineering Module I, II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary & SeptemberKNEC
2.2.3Motor Vehicle Mechanics Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary/SeptemberKNEC

Part-Time Mechanical Engineering Programmes

9.2.0 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam Body
9.2.1Certificate in Boiler Operation and MaintenanceKCPE or KCSE Certificate2 terms Jan/MayKshs. 12,400/- per termKISUMU POLY & DIT
9.2.2Certificate in Plant Operation and MaintenanceKCPE and KCSE Certificate holder2 terms Jan/MayKshs. 14,200/- for 2 termsKISUMU POLY & DIT
9.2.3Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (City & Guilds)KCSE mean grade D (Plain)3 terms Jan/May/SeptKshs. 14,200/- for 3 termsCITY & GUILDS
9.2.4Diploma in Refrigeration & Air ConditioningKCPE & KCSE Certificate1 year JanuaryKshs. 14,200/-(NIVTC) KNEC
9.2.5Metal Work Processing TechnologyKCPE & KCSE Certificate1 year JanuaryKshs. 14,200/-(NIVTC) KNEC

Part-Time Automotive Engineering Programmes

9.3.0 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam Body
9.3.1Motor Vehicle Mechanic Government Trade Tests 3- 2- 1KCPE/KCSE OR Appropriate Grade2 terms Jan & May IntakeKshs. 12,400/- per termKISUMU POLY & DIT
9.3.2Auto Electrician: 1, 2 and 3KCPE OR Appropriate Grade2 terms Jan & May intakeKshs. 12,400/- per termKISUMU POLY & DIT
9.3.3Automotive Tailor- Made courseAny vehicle owner Any interested persons.3 months Jan/May/SeptKshs. 3,000/-KISUMU POLY & DIT

Full-Time Applied Science Programmes

4.0 APPLIED SCIENCES
4.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
4.1.1Diploma in Medical Laboratory SciencesKCSE mean grade C (Plain). C (Plain) in Biology/Chemistry, English/Kiswahili. C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics3 Years January/MayKNEC & KMLTTB
4.1.2Analytical Chemistry (TEP)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Chemistry Maths/Physics.January & May (regular)KNEC
4.1.3Applied Biology (TEP)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Biology, Maths/Physics/ChemistryJanuary & May (regular)KNEC
4.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
4.2.1Science Laboratory Technology (TEP)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in English/Kiswahili, Maths, Physics, Chemistry/BiologyMay Intake OnlyKNEC
4.2.2Certificate in Medical Laboratory SciencesKCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Biology/Chemistry, English/Kiswahili. D+ (Plus) in Maths/Physics2 years May intake onlyKNEC & KMLTTB
1.1.1Electrical & Electronic Technology (Power Option) module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.1Electrical & Electronic Technology Module I & IIKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.2Telecommunication Engineering Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
1.2.1Electrical & Electronic Technology Module I & IIKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
1.2.2Telecommunication Engineering Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & EnglishJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC

Part-Time Applied Science Programmes

9.5.0 APPLIED SCIENCES DEPARTMENT
CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam Body
9.5.1Science Laboratory Technology (KNEC)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in English/Kiswahili, Maths/Physics, Biology/Chemistry.Over Holidays April, August & DecemberKshs. 9,950/- for 1stsession. Kshs 8,750/- per other sessionKNEC
9.5.2Diploma Analytical Chemistry (DAC)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Chemistry. D+ (Plus) in Maths/Physics, English/Kiswahili or PASS in relevant Certificate CourseOver Holidays April, August & DecemberKshs. 17,150/- for 1st session. & Kshs 12,650/- per other sessionKNEC
9.5.3Diploma in Applied Biology (DAB)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Biology, Maths/Physics, English/Kiswahili or PASS in relevant Certificate CourseOver Holidays April/August/DecemberKshs. 17,150/- for 1st session. & Kshs 12,650/- per other sessionKNEC
9.5.3Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Upgrading)Diploma in Applied Biology/Diploma in Analytical Chemistry2 Terms in session & 6 months Industrial practicum, intake maySatutory Kshs 11,300/-, Tuition Kshs. 25,600/- per termKMLTTB

Full-Time Building Engineering Programmes

3.0 BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
3.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
3.1.1Building Technology Module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
131.2Civil Engineering (TEP)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNECJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
3.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
3.2.1MasonryKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & English.May Intake OnlyKNEC
3.2.2Plumbing (TEP)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & English.May Intake OnlyKNEC
3.2.3Road ConstructionKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus). D (Plain) in Maths, Physics & English.May Intake OnlyKNEC

Part-Time Engineering Programmes

9.4.0 BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam Body
9.4.1Certificate in ArchitectureKCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)3 terms JanuaryKshs 12,400/- per termKISUMU POLY
9.4.2Construction Technician part I, II & III (TIVET)KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus)3 terms JanuaryKshs 12,400/- per term examination fee 3,000/-KISUMU POLY
9.4.3Certificate in Civil EngineeringKCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus)3 terms January intakeKshs 12,400/- per term examination fee 3,000/-KISUMU POLY

Full-Time Institutional Management Programmes

5.0 INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT
5.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
5.1.1Food and Beverages Management module I only (TIVET)KCSE Mean Grade of C- (Minus)January only (regular)KNEC
5.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
5.2.1Food and Beverage Production, Sales & Service (TIVET) Module I only.KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)September Intake onlyKNEC

Part-Time Institutional Management Programmes

9.6.0 INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam Body
9.6.1CERTIFICATE IN Hotel and Catering Supervision (ICM)KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)3 terms Jan/May/SeptKshs 16,000/- per year Kshs. 15,000/- for PracticalICM
9.6.2Certificate in Food & Beverage Preparation (City & Guilds)KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)3 terms Jan/May/SeptKshs 25,000/- per year Kshs. 15,000/- for PracticalCITY & GUILDS
9.6.3Certificate in Food & Beverage Service (City & Guilds)KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)3 terms Jan/May/SeptKshs 25,000/- per year Kshs. 15,000/- for PracticalCITY & GUILDS
9.6.4Diploma in Food Preparation (City & Guilds)KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)3 terms Jan/May/SeptKshs 25,000/- per year Kshs. 15,000/- for PracticalCITY & GUILDS

Full-Time Mathematics and Computer Studies Programmes

6.0 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER STUDIES
6.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
6.1.1Computer Science Module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths, Physics & English. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary Intake OnlyKNEC
6.1.2Diploma Information Communication Technology Module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus). KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
6.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
6.2.1Certificate in Information Communication Technology Module I, II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)Jan & Sept. (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC

Part-Time Mathematics and Computer Studies Programmes

9.7.0 COMPUTING AN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam Body
9.7.6Certificate in Information Technology (CIT I & II)KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)2 terms Jan/May/SeptKshs 23, 000/-KSM POLY
9.7.7Information Communication Technology Technician(ICTT)KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)6 months Jan/May/SeptKshs 17, 600/-KSM POLY
9.7.8Certificate in Information Communication Technology (CICT)KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus)6 months Jan/May/SeptKshs 17, 600/-KSM POLY
9.7.9Certificate in ICT (Remedial Classes)Referrals in KNEC Examinations3 hours weekly Jan/May/sepKshs 3,000- per paper per termKNEC
9.7.10Diploma in ICT (Remedial Classes)Referrals in KNEC Examinations3 hours weekly Jan/May/sepKshs. 3,000- per paper per termKNEC
9.7.11CISCO IT EssentialsKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)3 Months Jan/May/sepKshs. 9,500- per each stageCISCO
9.7.12CCNA (I,II,III & IV)KCSE mean grade C- (Minus) CISCO IT Essentials3 months each stage Jan/May/sepKshs. 9,500- per each stageCISCO

Full-Time Liberal Studies Programmes

8.0 LIBERAL STUDIES
8.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
8.1.1Social Work and Community Development Module I,II & IIIKCSE mean grade C- (Minus). KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II. KNEC Diploma II for Diploma IIIJanuary/September (regular) May intake (Part Time) (Evening & Weekends)KNEC
8.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
3.7Craft Social Community DevelopmentKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)May intake onlyKNEC

Full-Time Business Studies Programmes

7.0 BUSINESS STUDIES
7.1 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
7.1.1Accountancy (B-TEP)KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus). OR a relevant KNEC Craft Certificate.January & May (regular)KNEC
7.1.2Business Management Module I,II & III (TIVET)KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus). OR a relevant KNEC Craft Certificate.Jan & Sept. (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.1.3Sales and Marketing Module I, II & III (TIVET)KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus). OR a relevant KNEC Craft Certificate.Jan & Sept. (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.1.4Supply Chain Management Module I, II & III (TIVET)KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus). OR a relevant KNEC Craft Certificate.Jan & Sept. (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.1.5Secretarial Studies Module I,II & II (TIVET)KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus). OR a relevant KNEC Craft Certificate.January (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
7.1.6Human Resource Management Module I, II & III (TIVET)KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus). OR a relevant KNEC Craft Certificate.Jan & Sept. (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.2 Craft Courses (7 terms with Attachment)
7.2.1Business Management Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D (Plain). D (Plain) in Maths & English.January/September (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.2.2Sales and Marketing Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D (Plain). D (Plain) in Maths & English.January/September (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.2.3Human Resource Management Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D (Plain)January/September (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.2.4Transport Management Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D (Plain). D (Plain) in Maths & English.January/September (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.2.5Secretarial Studies Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D (Plain). D (Plain) in Maths & English.January/September (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.2.6Supply Chain Management Module I & II (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D (Plain). D (Plain) in Maths & English.January/September (Regular) May (Part time)KNEC
7.2.7Business Education Single and Group Stage I, II & III (TIVET)KCSE mean grade D (Plain). D (Plain) in Maths & English.Jan/May/Sept.KNEC

Part-Time Business Studies Programmes

9.8.0 BUSINESS STUDIES DEPARTMENT
CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam Body
9.8.1ATC IntermediateKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/= per sessionKASNEB
9.8.2ATC FinalACT Intermediate6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/= per sessionKASNEB
9.8.3CPA Part I (Section 1)KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) and C+ (Plus) in English & Maths OR ATC Final6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/= per session per sectionKASNEB
9.8.4CPA (Sec. 2)CPA (Sec. 1)6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/= per session per sectionKASNEB
9.8.5Certified Securities and Investment Analyst (KASNEB)KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) and C+ (Plus) in English & Maths6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/=KASNEB
9.8.6Credit Management Technician (KASNEB)KCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/=KASNEB
9.8.7Investment and Securities TechnicianKCSE mean grade D+ (Plus)6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/=KASNEB
9.8.8Certified Credit ProfessionalKCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) and C+ (Plus) in English & Maths6 months Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 15,800/=KASNEB
Note: Applicants intending to take the june Examinations must be registered not later than 30th November of the previous year, while those intending to to take the December examination must register as students not later than the proceeding 31st May.
CodeCourse titleMinimum requirement/ Target GroupDurationFeesExam body
9.8.9Diploma in Tourism, Travel & Hospitality (ABE) Level 4.KCSE mean grade D (Plain)12 months session Jan/May/Sept.Kshs. 20,800/=ABE
9.8.10Higher Diploma in Tourism Travelling & Hospitality Management Level 5 (4 subjects per session). Other 4 subjects in session 2.KCSE mean grade C (Plain) OR Diploma in Tourism, Travel & Hospitality Level 4.12 monthsKshs. 25,800/=ABE
9.8.11Graduate Diploma in Tourisms & Hospitality Management Level 6.Higher Diploma in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Management level 5.12 monthsKshs. 25,800/=ABE
Note: All students who take ABE courses must register their membership with ABE and recieve membership number before applying to sit for the scheduled examination of the next series
9.8.12Higher Diploma in Business Management Parts I & II(KNEC)A pass in ordinary Diploma or Degree from a recognized university6 months per moduleKshs. 33,000/= per partKNEC
9.8.13Higher Diploma in Secretarial Management (KNEC)Single and Group Certificate Group III or Diploma Secretarial in studies4 terms Jan/MayKshs. 76,000/= for 4 termsKNEC
9.8.14Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management (KNEC)Diploma or Degree from a recognized university.4 Training terms Jan/May/Sept. weekendsKshs. 19,000/= per termKNEC
9.8.15Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship StudiesDiploma in Entrepreneurship Studies.January/May 3 termsKshs 19,000/- per termKNEC

Full-Time Entrepreneurship Programmes

9.0 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
9.0 Diploma Courses (9 terms with Attachment)
CodeCourse TitleMinimum RequirementsAdmission TimeExam Body
2922Diploma in Project ManagementKCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
2814Diploma in Entrepreneurship DevelopmentKCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC
2807Diploma in Cooperative DevelopmentKCSE mean grade C- (Minus). C- (Minus) in Maths/Physics. KNEC Craft Certificate for Module IIJanuary (regular) September- Part TimeKNEC