Mechanical & Automotive Engineering

Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Department

HoD

Marty Wangatia - HoD

Head Of Department's Message

The Mechanical and Automotive Engineering is one of the most diverse, versatile and broadest engineering disciplines. Graduates in this field are highly sought after by potential employers in areas of applications such as in Automotive, industrial Organization and Management, Manufacturing, Materials Engineering, Quality Control and Assurance.

Presently, the department ranks top countrywide in terms of facilities, machines and state-of-the art equipment. We have sufficient, highly qualified and dedicated CBET trainers who prepare our students to meet the required talents, skills, and knowledge.

The department maintains three modern workshops, a metrology laboratory, two drawing rooms and a computer laboratory. 

Our Key Objective

To produce well-rounded graduates who are creative and innovative with the potential to become leaders of industry and the nation as well as to nurture creativity and innovativeness and expand the frontiers of technology and education for the betterment of society.

Vision

To be recognized as a provider of high quality competency based training in the field of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering that enables graduates to meet the needs of society.

Mission

To provide training that builds within learners a solid foundation in mechanical and automotive engineering principles, expands the reasoning, communication and problem solving abilities of students, and prepares graduates who have the motivation and ability for life long growth in their professional careers.

About The Department

The Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the Nyeri National Polytechnic offers a wide range of courses conforming to the Kenya National Qualification Framework (KNQF). These include qualifications for Mechanical Production Technicians, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Welding and Fabrication, Lathe Machine Operation. In addition to these the Automotive Engineering Section has a driving school offering NTSA approved training for vehicles of classes A2, B and C.

Our Teaching Style

Our workshops are interactive and hands-on. We provide trainees with the opportunity to learn by doing. We also use case studies and real-world examples to help students understand how the concepts they are learning apply in the real world.

Costs and Registration

The cost of our workshops varies depending on the course and length of the workshop. We offer discounts for early bird registration and groups. To register for a workshop, please visit our website or contact us directly.

How To Get Started

If you are interested in attending one of our workshops, please visit our website or contact us directly. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you to choose the right workshop for your needs.

We look forward to seeing you in our workshop! Our workshops are well equipped with modern facilities and equipment.

The following is a list of all the courses offered in our department:

S/N NAME OF COURSE LEVEL MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT INTAKE DURATION EXAM BODY MODE OF STUDY

COMPEPTENCY BASED SKILLING COURSES

1 Automotive Technology Level 6 KCSE C- With C-in Eng./Kisw, Maths & Physics JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Years NNP Regular
2 Automotive & Electronics

Engineering

Level 6 KCSE C- with C- in Maths

or Physics

JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Years NNP Regular
3 Automotive & Electronics

Engineering

Level 5 KCSE D+ with D in Maths

or Physics

JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
4 Certificate of Competency in Automotive Engineering Level 5 KCSE D or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
5 Certificate of Competency in Automotive Engineering Level 4 KCSE D- or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular
6 Certificate of Competency in Motor Cycle Mechanics Level 3 KCPE or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP Regular/RPL
7 Mechanical Technology (Production) Level 6 KCSE C- With C- in Eng./Kisw, Maths & Physics JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Years NNP Regular
8 Mechanical Production

Technician

Level 5 KCSE D+ with D in Maths

or Physics

JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
9 Welding & Fabrication Level 5 KCSE D+ with D in Maths

or Physics

JAN/MAY/SEPT 2 Years NNP Regular
10 Manual Arc Welding Level 4 KCSE or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular
11 Lathe Machine Operations Level 4 KCSE D- or Equivalent JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular

SHORT COURSES

1 Motor Vehicle Electrician Level 4 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
2 Motor Vehicle Mechanics Level 4 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
3 Panel Beating & Spray Painting Level 4 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
4 Welding & Fabrication Level 4 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular/RPL
5 Arc Welding & Fabrication Technician Level 3 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP RPL
6 Gas Welding & Fabrication Technician Level 3 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP RPL
7 Lathe Operator Level 4 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NNP Regular / RPL
8 Lathe Operator Level 3 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP RPL
9 Motor Cycle Mechanics Level 3 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP RPL
10 Motor Vehicle Electrician Level 3 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP RPL
11 Motor Vehicle Mechanics Level 3 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP RPL
12 Panel Beating & Spray Painting Level 3 Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 3 Months NNP RPL
13 Welding and Fabrication Grade III Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
14 Welding and Fabrication Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
15 Welding and Fabrication Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
16 Motor Vehicle Mechanics Grade III Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
17 Motor Vehicle Mechanics Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
18 Motor Vehicle Mechanics Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
19 Motor Vehicle Electrician Grade III Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
20 Motor Vehicle Electrician Grade III Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
21 Motor Vehicle Electrician Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
22 Motor Vehicle Electrician Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
23 Motor Vehicle Panel Beating Grade III Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
24 Motor Vehicle Panel Beating Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
25 Motor Vehicle Panel Beating Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
26 Motor Vehicle Spray Painting Grade III Open JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
27 Motor Vehicle Spray Painting Grade II Pass in Grade III JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular
29 Motor Vehicle Spray Painting Grade I Pass in Grade II JAN/MAY/SEPT 6 Months NITA Regular

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Workshops

Our mechanical and automotive engineering workshop is a state-of-the-art facility that provides students, researchers, and industry professionals with the resources they need to design, build, and test mechanical systems. Our workshop is equipped with a wide range of tools and equipment, including CNC machines, conventional lathes and milling machines, welding and fabrication equipment, CAD/CAM software, MMAW/TIG/MIG/OAW welding machines, band saws, pedestal grinders, electric furnace, universal milling machine, gear hobbing cutting machine, 4 tone hoist, hydraulic press, battery charger, car diagnostic kit, beam setter machine, pedestal drill etc.

Our workshop is open to students, researchers, and industry professionals of all levels of experience. We offer a variety of workshops and training courses that are designed to meet the needs of beginners as well as experienced engineers.

Our workshops cover a wide range of mechanical engineering topics, including:

  • CNC machining
  • Conventional machining
  • Welding and fabrication
  • CAD/CAM software
  • Mechanical design principles
  • Machine operation and safety
  • Spray painting

Attending our workshops can help you to:

  • Gain hands-on experience with mechanical engineering tools and equipment
  • Learn about the latest mechanical engineering technologies
  • Develop your mechanical design and fabrication skills
  • Network with other mechanical engineers

Trainers

The department is well- staffed with 31 experienced and qualified trainers of which some belong to professional engineering bodies like EBK, IEK, KETRB and IET.

Mechanical & Automotive Trainers
Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Department Trainers
Our Trainers
S/NO TRAINERS’ NAMES S/NO TRAINERS’ NAMES
1. MARTY MASIMBA WANGATIA 17. BONIFACE MUGAMBI
2. SAMUEL MWANGI MAINA 18. AMOS KIRUI
3. JOHN CHOMBA 19. GEORGE NDAUWA KARANU
4. NELSON BARAZAH ONYANGO 20. EPHANTUS MUGO MUCHAI
5. PAUL WANJOHI 21. TIMOTHY MUNENE KINYUA
6. KEVIN BARASA 22. BEATRICE MUTHONI KARIUKI
7. JOSEPH MURAYA NGUNJIRI 23. PATRICIA KARIMI WAKINA
8. FLORENCE MUMBUA 24. WINNY CHEPKIRUI
9. DAVID MAINA MUGI 25. COLLINS AROGO ONDURU
10. HILLARY K. KOECH 26. GEOFFREY MWANGI
11. ALOESE MUCHIRI NDATHO 27. KAMAU JOHN
12. PETER KARIMI KARIUKI 28. JAMES NJUGUNA
13. STEPHEN MUGO 29. MOFFAT MAINA
14. KIPKOECH NGETICH GIDEON 30. DAVID NDERITU
15. SAMUEL MBOGO 31. RHODA MUNENE
16. RUFUS KIUNA GITHUMBI 32. IVYLINE MUGO
Technicians

The department is also well- staffed with 5 technicians who are highly experienced and knowledgeable, with hands on skills and they are available to provide assistance with all aspects of your project, from design and feasibility assessment to material selection and fabrication. We offer a variety of workshops and training courses on mechanical engineering topics, and we are also happy to accommodate custom projects.

Our Courses

The Automotive Mechatronic Technology  Level 6 qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to service and maintain motor vehicles in the motorvehicle service and repair industry.

The Automotive Technician Level 5 qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to service and maintain motor vehicles in the motor vehicle service and repair industry.

The Motor cycle mechanic  Level  4  qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to service and maintain motorcycles.

The Motor vehicle Level 4  qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to repair electrical systems for motor vehicles.

This course is designed to equip Mechanical Productions Technicians with the competencies required to perform sheet metal work, grinding, lathe work, milling, forging operations, join parts by manual arc welding, gas welding, MIG/MAG welding, TIG welding and CNC machining.

This course is designed to equip Mechanical Production Machine Operators with the competencies required to perform lathe work, milling and general fitting operations.

Welding And Fabrication Technician qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to Perform fabrication process, Perform Metal Arc Welding Operations, Carry Out Gas Welding Operations, Carry Out MIG/MAG Welding Operations, carry out TIG inert welding operation and carry out finishing process operations.

Manual metal gas and arc welder qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to perform manual metal arc welding (MMAW) and perform oxy-acetylene gas welding.

This course is designed to equip an Lathe Machine Operator with the competencies required in performing lathe operations.

This course is designed to equip gas welder with the competencies required to perform gas welding operations.

Manual Metal Arc Welder qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to perform manual arc welding operations.

Welcome To Our Sections

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Automotive Engineering

The section has been equipped with state of the art tools and equipment that has greatly improved the quality of training in the department. The section has also supplemented in supplying the equipment and materials needed for training. Although Automotive Engineering courses attract few female trainees, we encourage female trainees to enroll for Engineering courses since they stand high chances of getting employment faster.

The section prides itself in offering market ready courses as listed below:

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Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering section is one of the pioneer departments in The Nyeri National Polytechnic, having been started in 1977.

The major objective of the department is to meet the requirements of the industries in the field of Mechanical Engineering and therefore to train students in this field.

The Department is vibrant, due to dynamic and competent technical staff members, as well as our enthusiastic and hardworking trainees. Our staff members are trained at highly-reputable Universities and Colleges all over Kenya, with specialized knowledge and Skills that run the gamut of Mechanical Engineering, ranging from basic Mechanical Engineering to Advanced Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

The section has six workshops equipped with state-of-the-art and specialized equipment like CAD/CAM Laboratory (CNC lathe, CNC Miller), Gear Hobber, MIG/MAG, MIG and TIG welding machines, to mention but a few.

This section prides itself in offers the following market ready and demand-driven courses:

Visit us for Great Services

Engine Tuning

Ksh. 150

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Gear Milling

Ksh. 300

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September 2023 Offer

Admissions for the short courses are still ongoing. Join us today to get skills that will empower you in life.