Mechanical Engineering

History

The Mechanical Engineering department is one of flagship departments at The Kisumu National Polytechnic. It is among the few departments that are as old as the institution that started as Technical Secondary School in 1967.

The department has undergone several transformations in its life as a technical training provider. The department started operations in 1967 while hosted at Sigalagala Technical School. When the school transferred to its current site in 1971, being Kisumu Technical High School, the department continued to offer subjects in mechanical engineering to high school students.

In 1986 when the government transformed all technical High Schools into Institutes of technology, the department launched its first certificate of Craft in Mechanical Trades. In 1997, the government further upgraded the institution to become Kisumu Polytechnic. As a result, the department further improved its programs to offer diploma courses. Based on this series of transition, the department has had to adjust its management of service delivery due to the ever-expanding student population and courses, but so far, it is coping.

The department has improved it training facilities over the years, especially in Mechanical Engineering production, by introducing state of the art training machines i.e. Computer Numerical Control(CNC) machinery. This has enhanced the trainings to conform to the dynamic technology experienced by most industries in Kenya

 

Vision

To be first class facility offering mechanical engineering trades based on a hands-on approach.

Mission

To provide high quality training on mechanical trades while adopting state of the art facilities to produce globally competitive technicians and technologists.

Part Time Courses

COURSE MECHANICAL CRAFT CERTIFICATE
TKNP CODE CPDT 110 KNEC CODE
MODULE I September Admission January Admission CODE UNIT
TERM I Sep – Nov Jan – Mar ICT
TERM II Jan – April May – Aug Entrepreneurship
TERM III May – July Sep – Dec Engineering Mathematics
Mech-Science
Elect-Principles
Eng-Drawing
Material Tech and Meturllurgy
Structural Fabrication
MODULE II CPDT 120 CODE UNIT
TERM I Jan – Mar May – July Communication & Life Skills
TERM II May – July Sep – Nov Entrepreneurship
TERM III Industrial Attachment Industrial Attachment Eng-Mathematics
Mech-Science
Engineering Drawing
Material Tech and Meturllurgy
Production Process
Trade Project

 

COURSE CERTIFICATE RAC
TKNP CODE RAC KNEC CODE
MODULE I September Admission January Admission CODE UNIT
TERM I Sep – Nov Jan – Mar Mathematics
TERM II Jan – April May – Aug Welding Technology
TERM III May – July Sep – Dec Workshop Technology
Refrigeration & Air Con Technology
Science
General Information

 

COURSE METAL WORK PROCESSES (NVCET)
TKNP CODE MWT 100 KNEC CODE
MODULE I September Admission January Admission CODE UNIT
TERM I Sep – Nov Jan – Mar Mathematics
TERM II Jan – April May – Aug Welding Technology
TERM III May – July Sep – Dec Metal Work Process
Science
General Information

Full Time Courses

COURSE DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL PRODUCTION
TKNP CODE DPDT 210 KNEC CODE
MODULE I September Admission January Admission CODE UNIT
TERM I Sep – Nov Jan – Mar Communication Skills
TERM II Jan – April May – Aug Life Skills
TERM III May – July Sep – Dec ICT
Enterpreneurship
Eng-Mathematics I
Mech-Science
Elect-Principles
Eng-Drawing
Material Tech and Meturllurgy
Tool Room Process
Structural Fabrication
MODULE II DPDT 220 CODE UNIT
TERM I Jan – Mar May – July Entrepreneurship
TERM II May – July Sep – Nov Engineering Mathematics II
TERM III Industrial Attachment Industrial Attachment Strngth of Materials
Mechanic of Machines
Control Systems & Electronics
Metrology Industrial Measurement
Engineering Drawing
Material Tech and Meturllurgy
Tool Room Processes
Structural Fab
IOM
MODULE III DPDT 230 CODE SUBJECT
TERM I January – March May – July Entrepreneurship
TERM II May – July Sep – Nov Engineering Mathematics III
TERM III Sept – Nov Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Foundry Technology
Production Line Processes Technology
Auto Card

 

COURSE DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL PLANT
TKNP CODE DPLT 210 KNEC CODE
MODULE I September Admission January Admission CODE UNIT
TERM I Sep – Nov Jan – Mar Communication Skills
TERM II Jan – April May – Aug Life Skills
TERM III May – July Sep – Dec ICT
Enterpreneurship
Eng-Mathematics I
Mech-Science
Elect-Principles
Eng-Drawing
Material Tech and Meturllurgy
Plant Theory & Practice
Workshop Technology
MODULE II DPLT 220 CODE UNIT
TERM I Jan – Mar May – July Entrepreneurship
TERM II May – July Sep – Nov Engineering Mathematics II
TERM III Industrial Attachment Industrial Attachment Strength of Materials
Mechanic of Machines
Control Systems & Electronics
Engineering Drawing
Material Tech and Meturllurgy
Plant Technology and Practice
IOM
MODULE III DPLT 230 CODE SUBJECT
TERM I January – March May – July Entrepreneurship
TERM II May – July Sep – Nov Engineering Mathematics III
TERM III Sept – Nov Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Plant Works and Services
Plant Technology and Practice
Plant Electricals and Instrumentation
  Name Qualifications Specialization Responsibilities
1 Gilbert Dwasi Bachelors – B. Sc (Computer Science), UoN

Masters – M. Sc (ICT), MMU

Doctorate – PhD (IT Security), Kisii University, ongoing.

 

Systems Development and Programming HoD Maths and Computers

Lecturing, exam setting and marking

2 Obiero Fellystas Bachelors – B. Sc (Computer Engineering), KU

PGD – Diploma (Education), UoN

Masters – M. Sc (Security and Audit)

 

Deputy HoD

Lecturer

3 Christopher Odhiambo Othina

 

Bachelors – B. Ed (Science), Egerton University

 

Lecturer for 15 years Lecturer
4 Rajoro Maurice Oliech Bachelors – B. Sc & Ed (Mathematics and Computer Science), Bugema University, Uganda. Teaching Math and Computer studies at Ng’iya Girls, Siaya County

 

Lecturer
5 Fred Juma Bachelors – B.IT, Nkumba University, Uganda.

Masters – M. Sc (IT security and Auditing), JOOUST

Worked with ENHAS at Entebbe Airport (Goods handling department)

Lecturer for 6 years

 

Lecturer
6 Kipkoech Patrick Bachelors – B. Ed (Technology), UoN Taught mathematics and computer studies at Meteitei Boys

ICT tutor at African Institute, Kisumu Campus

 

Lecturer in ICT
7 Nehemiah Owuor Bachelors – B. Sc (IT) JKUAT

Masters – M. Sc (OSH), JKUAT, ongoing.

 

IT hardware and software support

Electrical and electrical systems installment and support

IT project development and implementation

 

ICT Lecturer
8 Gilbert Owuor Ogala Vocational – Diploma (Monitoring and Evaluation), KIM

Diploma (Biostatistics and Research methodology), Global Institute of Biomedical Sciences, India.

Bachelors – B. Ed (Math, Economics), Moi University

Masters – M. Sc (Applied Mathematics), Maseno University

 

Lecturing

Research Data Analyst and Consultant

M&E Consultant

Principal Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Staff

The Mechanical Engineering department   can comfortably accommodate 400 students and 30 lecturers. Find below some of our staff members.

  Name Qualifications Specialization Responsibilities
1 John Abuto Bachelors – Moi University

Masters    – UoN

Doctorate – JOOUST

 

Lecturing in Production Line Process, Tool Room Processes and Strength of Materials Head of Department

 

2 Mutai Daniel Cheruiyot Bachelors – B. Ed (Technology) Moi University

 

Lecturer, Researcher ·         Lecturing

·         Departmental research coordinator

3 Eng Otieno Joseph Bachelors – JKUAT

 

Registrar

Lecturing

Attachment Coordinator

Vision 2030 Coordinator

·         Senior Lecturer

·         Deputy Registrar

4 Mwangi John Kuruma Bachelors – UoE

 

Lecturing Lecturer
5 Thomas Kiprotich Ng’etich Bachelors – Moi University

Masters    – M.Ed. (Technology), UoE

 

Lecturing (25 years) Lecturer
6 Munuango Beatrice Awino Bachelors – Moi University Lecturing Lecturer
7 Otieno John Messo Bachelors – B. Sc (Mechanical Engineering), JKUAT

 

Lecturing (11 years)

Deputy exams officer (8 years)

Lecturing and deputy exams officer
8 Peterson Ombogo Bachelors – Moi University

Masters    – Moi University

Doctorate – UoE (ongoing)

Lecturing Lecturer
9 Kennedy Oduor Ouma Bachelors – B. Ed (Technology) Moi University.

Masters – M.Ed. (Planning and economics) Maseno University, ongoing

 

Lecturing and training Lecturer and trainer
10 Jessica A. Ng’iela Bachelors – B. Ed (Technology), Moi University Lecturing (7 years) Lecturer
11 Magolo Joseph Diploma (Mechanical Engineering), Technical University of Kenya

Diploma (Technical Education), Multimedia University

Lecturing, Kisumu Polytechnic (5 years)

Lecturing in different institutions (1996 to date)

Mechanical Inspector, Ministry of Public Works and Ministry of Transport and communications (1984 – 1996)

Senior Lecturer
12 Arthur Omondi Adipo Bachelors – Kenya Technical Teachers College

Masters    – Moi University

Lecturing Lecturer

Deputy Head of Department

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