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Kisumu Polytechnic Courses, Fees and Eligibility in 2024

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Kisumu Polytechnic Courses, Fees and Eligibility in 2024

Kisumu Polytechnic is charting a path to becoming Kenya’s premier coeducational public polytechnic. Its educational programs, founded on research-intensive science and technology, enable students to succeed in growing 21st-century career fields.

As the name suggests, Kisumu Polytechnic is situated in the populous city of Kisumu along Technology Road, next to Kisumu Stadium. It began as a technical secondary school in the late 1960s. It was upgraded to a Technical Training Institute by the Ministry of Education in 1988, later becoming Kisumu National Polytechnic on June 21, 1997, before a name change to reflect the new status in 2014.

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How many students does Kisumu Polytechnic have?

Currently, according to its head, Chief Principal Catherine Kelonye, Kisumu National Polytechnic is a vibrant institution with a total enrollment of ten thousand and forty-one (10,041) trainees, consisting of six thousand and eighty-eight (6,088) males and three thousand nine hundred and fifty three (3,953) females.

The number of students enrolled in Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) courses is 8,156, of which 2,962 are female and the remainder, 5,194 are male.

Mrs. Kelonye, a holder of a Masters in Education, has been the Chief Principal of Kisumu Polytechnic since 2020 after being transferred from Sigalagala, where she had served from 2010.

Joining Kisumu Polytechnic: Courses and fees

Kisumu National Polytechnic programmes

Kisumu National Polytechnic has research expertise in science and engineering technologies, with a determination to exceed expectations in other fields like agriculture, business, and hospitality as well.

It offers several Certificate, Diploma, and Higher National Diplomas, and as per their latest fee structure, it costs an average of Ksh67,189 to study any of its course offerings in 2024.

Kisumu Polytechnic courses are categorized based on the departments under them. For instance, you will find the Construction Plant Engineering course in the Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering and Mechatronic Technology in the Electrical and Electronic Department.

Analytical Chemistry, Food Processing Technology, and Science Laboratory Technology, among many others, in the Department of Applied Sciences and courses like Horticulture Technology in the Polytechnic’s Department of Agriculture and Environmental Studies.

Here are all the courses offered at Kisumu Polytechnic, plus the qualifications you need to meet to get admitted. For clarification, In Kenya, the Level 4 educational level is an Artisan Certificate, Level 5 is a National Craft Certificate, and Level 6 is a Diploma.

Check out Kisumu Polytechnic courses and admission requirements for all college-bound students;

Electrical and Electronic Department

No. Kisumu Poly course name Minimum admission requirements
1. Electrical Engineering (Power Option) Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) D+ in Maths and Physics
2. Telecommunication Engineering Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) D+ in Maths and Physics
3. Mechatronic Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) D+ in Maths and Physics
4. Electrical Operation (Power Option) Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
5. Mechatronic Technology Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
6. Electronics Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
7. Electrical Security System Installation Technology Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
8. Electrical Solar PV System Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
9. Electrical Installation Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
10. Electronics Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
11. CCTV Technology Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
12. Electrical Alarm Security System Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
13. Electrical Installation Technology Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
14. Electrical Solar PV Installation Technology Level 4 KCSE or KCPE

Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

No. Kisumu Poly course name Minimum admission requirements
15. Mechanical Plant Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics
16. Mechanical Technology & Maintenance Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics
17. Automotive Engineering Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics
18. Construction Plant Engineering Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics
19. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics
20. Automotive Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics
21. Production Machine Operations and Maintenance Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics
22. Mechanical Plant Engineering Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
23. Automotive Engineering Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
24. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
25. Industrial Plant Operations and Maintenance Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
26. Welding and Fabrication Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
27. Automotive Technician Level 4 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
28. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level 4 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
29. Industrial Plant Operations and Maintenance Level 4 KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
30. Autobody Repair Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
31. Engine Mechanics Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
32. Driving school 18 years and above

Joining Kisumu Polytechnic: Courses and fees structure today

Department of Applied Sciences

No. Kisumu Polytechnic courses; Admission requirements
33. Food Processing Technology Level 4 KCSE Mean Grade D-
34. Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Level 5 KCSE
35. Science Laboratory Technology with Instrumentation Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D Plain
36. Science Laboratory Technology Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D Plain
37. Food Technology Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D Plain
38. Science Laboratory Technology with Instrumentation Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
39. Food Processing Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
40. Food Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
41. Science Laboratory Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
42. Applied Biology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
43. Analytical Chemistry Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

Department of Building and Civil Engineering

No. Kisumu Poly course name Minimum admission requirements
44. Plumbing Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
45. Masonry Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
46. Plumbing Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+(Plus) in Mathematics or Physics
47. Land Surveying Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+(Plus) in Mathematics or Physics
48. Land Surveying Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics
49. Civil Engineering Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics
50. Architectural Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics
51. Building Technician Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics

Department of Hospitality, Institutional Management, Fashion and Design

No. Kisumu Poly course name Minimum admission requirements
52. Food and Beverage Sales Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
53. Food and Beverage Production (Culinary Art) Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
54. Housekeeping and Accommodation Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
55. Fashion Design Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
56. Tourism Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
57. Events Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
58. Fashion and Apparel Design Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
59. Hair Dressing Operations Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
60. Tannery and Leather Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
61. Food and Beverage Sales & Service Management Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
62. Food and Beverage Production (Culinary Art) Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
63. Housekeeping and Accommodation Management Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
64. Fashion Design Technology Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
65. Tourism and Travel Management Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
66. Tour Guide Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
67. Events Decoration Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
68. Fashion and Apparel Design Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
69. Hair Dressing Operations Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
70. Food and Beverage Sales & Service Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
71. Food and Beverage Production (Culinary Art) Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
72. Housekeeping and Accommodation Management Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
73. Fashion Design Technology Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
74. Fashion and Apparel Design Level 4 KCSE or KCPE
75. Tie and Dye Processing KCSE or KCPE, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
76. Knitting Operations KCSE or KCPE, RPL
77. Hand Screen Printing KCSE or KCPE, RPL
78. Sewing Machine Maintenance KCSE or KCPE, RPL
79. Embroidery Machine Operations KCSE or KCPE, RPL
80. Freehand Garment Design, cutting, and Construction KCSE or KCPE, RPL

Kisumu Polytechnic Department of Business Studies

No. Courses offered Minimum prior qualifications
81. Accountancy Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
82. Business Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
83. Human Resource Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
84. Marketing Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
85. Supply Chain Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
86. Banking and Finance Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
87. Cooperative Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
88. Road Transport Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
89. Project Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
90. Office Administration Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
91. Store Keeping Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
92. Business Management Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
93. Human Resource Management Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
94. Marketing Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
95. Supply Chain Management Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
96. Office Administration Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
97. Cooperative Management Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
98. Office Assistance Level 4 KCSE Mean Grade D-(Minus)
99. Accounting Technicians Diploma KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
100. Certified Public Accountants Part 1 & II KCSE Mean Grade C+, C+ in Maths & English OR Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) Final
101. Associate in Procurement & Supply KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
102. Certified Procurement & Supply Professional KCSE Mean Grade C+, C-in Maths & English OR APS Final

Department of Agriculture and Environmental Studies

No. Kisumu Poly course name Minimum admission requirements
103. Agricultural Extension Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
104. Environmental Science Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
105. Horticulture Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
106. Environmental Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
107. Animal Production Technology Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
108. Sustainable Agriculture for Rural Development Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D Plain

To make your application to join Kisumu Polytechnic online, visit application.kisumupoly.ac.ke, create a new account, and select and submit the desired course you would like to pursue at the institution. The application fee is Ksh500.

To learn more about its admission procedure, call +254 723 446 773 or +254 742 809 415 or email info@kisumupoly.ac.ke.

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