MAKINDU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

The courses offered in the Department are at Artisan, Craft Certificate and Diploma level. The courses are examined by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) . The Institute is a registered Examination centre for the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) for Motor Vehicle Mechanics Grade Tests which are done in the Department. We cater for Students who wish to pursue their courses in regular, part – time  programs. The Department has a well-equipped workshop. 

The department has various courses. The courses offered have been developed to cater for needs of studemts and job market. The courses offered in the department are:

  • Welding and fabrication- Entry requirement is KCSE D plain (KNEC)
  • Motor Vehicle mechanics- Entry requirement is KCSE D+ (KNEC)
  • Electrical installation- Entry requirement is KCSE D+ (KNEC)
  • Masonry- Entry requirement is KCSE D Plain (KNEC)
  • Plumbing- Entry requirement is KCSE D Plain (KNEC)
  • Mechanical craft and fitting is KCSE D+  (KNEC)
COURSE DESCRIPTIONKCSE MEAN GRADEADDITIONAL MIN. REQUIRMENTATERNATIVE REQUIREMENTINTAKEDURATIONEXAM BODY
Diploma in Automotive Engineering Mod I, II &III C-(Minus) C (Plain) in Maths, Physics, & English Pass in Craft Jan 1yr KNEC
Craft in Motor Vehicle Mechanic Mod I&II D (plain)   Credit Pass in Artisan Sept 1yr KNEC
Artisan Automotive Engineering D(Minus) KCPE   Jan 1yr KNEC
Motor cycle repair and maintenance KCPE/KCSE Above 18 yrs KCPE May 6 months MIT
Driving class E & BCE KCPE/KCSE Above 18 yrs. National ID Open 3 Weeks KRA

The Lecturers in the Department are professionally qualified to handle the automotive  engineering program which is a Competence Based Curriculum/Training (CBET) in conformity with the expectations of the Industry. The Department has a bright future and can effectively provide the training service in Automotive Engineering. The department has better linkages with the Industries and therefore our students easily get Industrial attachments and job opportunities.