Kisumu national polytechnic diploma courses, fee structure and admission requirements

kisumu national polytechnic was established in 1967 as a technical vocational center and and later underwent through the elevation of technical training institute to a national Polytechnic and was further upgraded to a National Polytechnic status in 1997 by the Ministry of Education to meet the regional demand for technical skills in Kenya.

Other than meeting the regional demand for technical skills, the institution offers diplomas, certificate, artisans certificate and bridging courses. Kisumu national polytechnic diploma courses are accredited by the National Polytechnic College Council for the higher education

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Diploma courses at kisumu national polytechnic are designed in such a way that they encompass industry-based learning. This makes sure that the institution meets the regional demands and student’s Readiness to get into the respective professions they studied in the institution  as soon as they graduate. Here is what you need to know about kisumu national polytechnic diploma courses, their requirements, fees and much more.

List of kisumu national polytechnic diploma courses

Here is the full list of kisumu national polytechnic diploma courses:

Diploma in Accountancy

Diploma in Business Information Technology

Diploma in Business Studies in Business Administration

Diploma in Business Studies in Human Resource Management

Diploma in Business Studies in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Diploma in Business Studies in Sales and Marketing

Diploma in Community Development

Diploma in Counselling Psychology

Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies

Diploma in Disaster Management

Diploma in Environmental Resource Management

Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy

Diploma in Technology in Applied Statistics

Diploma in Technology in Architecture

Diploma in Technology in Archives and Records Managements

Diploma in Technology in Biotechnology

Diploma in Technology in Building Construction

Diploma in Technology in Chemical Engineering Technology

Diploma in Technology in Civil Engineering

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Diploma in Technology in Communication and Computer Networks

Diploma in Technology in Computer Technology

Diploma in Technology in Construction Management

Diploma in Technology in Design

Diploma in Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Diploma in Technology in Event and Convention Management

Diploma in Technology in Fashion Design

Diploma in Technology in Geo-information Technology

Diploma in Technology in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Diploma in Technology in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Diploma in Technology in Actuarial Science

Diploma in Technology in Biochemistry

Diploma in Technology in Community and Public Health

Diploma in Technology in Industrial Chemistry

Diploma in Technology in Ecology and Conservation Biology

Diploma in Technology in Food Science and Technology

Diploma in Technology in Information Technology

Diploma in Technology in Health Records and Information Technology

Diploma in Technology in industrial and Applied Biology

Diploma in Technology in institutional Catering and Accommodation Management

Diploma in Technology in Library and Information Technology

Diploma in Technology in Mechanical Engineering: Automotive and Autotronic Engineering

Diploma in Technology in Mechanical Engineering: industrial Plant and Energy Engineering

Diploma in Technology in Mechanical Engineering: Manufacturing Engineering

Diploma in Legal Studies

Diploma in Technology in Analytical Chemistry

Diploma in Technology in Applied Biology

Diploma in Technology in Mechanical Engineering: Mechatronics Engineering

Diploma in Technology in Mechanical Engineering: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Diploma in Technology in Mechanical Engineering: Structural Fabrication and Metallurgical Engineering

Diploma in Technology Nutrition and Dietetics

Diploma in Technology in Printing

Diploma in Technology in Quantity Surveying

Diploma in Technology in Real Estate

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Diploma in Music

Diploma in Office Administration: Business Secretarial

Diploma in Office Administration: Foreign Language E Secretarial

Diploma in Office Administration: Legal Secretarial

Diploma in Office Administration: Medical Secretarial

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology

Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Diploma in Technology in Aeronautical Engineering

Diploma in Technology Science Laboratory Technology

Diploma in Technology in Surveying Technology

Diploma in Technology in Technical and Applied Physics

Diploma in Technology in Textile Technology

Diploma in Technology in Tourism and Travel Management

Diploma of Technology in Journalism and Mass Communication

Kisumu national polytechnic diploma courses requirements

For you to enrol at the institution, you have to meet the criteria set. Here are the minimum requirements for you to be admitted for the diploma courses:

You need a KCSE mean grade of above C- (Minus).

For courses such as Architecture, you need a KCSE mean grade of C (Plain).

You need at least a C- (Minus) in either English or Kiswahili.

Depending on the course you choose, you will need a mean grade of C- (Minus) and above for cluster subjects.

Kisumu national polytechnic diploma courses fees structure

The structure changes from time to time depending on various circumstances. Here is a breakdown of how much you will pay to take a diploma in kisumu national polytechnic. Fees in this institution vary depending on a few aspects, such as your learning mode and the program you will be taking.

Architecture and other engineering courses: ksh 48850 on your first term and Ksh. 28, 000 on your second and third term.

Medical courses: Ksh. 44, 850 on your first term and Ksh. 24, 000 on your second and third term.

Technology courses: Ksh. 48,850 on your first term and Ksh. 28,000 on your second and third terms.

The rest of diplomas: Ksh. 39, 650 on your first term and Ksh. 18, 800 on your second and third term.

Kisumu national polytechnic contacts

If you have questions regarding the courses offered, you can contact the school management. Here are the official channels  to use:

Physical location: The Kisumu National Polytechnic, Technology rd, Kisumu

Postal address:

Category : TVET

Phone 1: +254723 446773

Phone 2: +254 57 2020071
Phone 3: +254 57 2023342

Email for general inquiries: info@kisumupoly.ac.ke

Email for official communication and suggestions: info@kisumupoly.ac.ke

Website: www.kisumupoly.ac.ke

A short overview of the courses at kisumu national polytechnic.

Kisumu national polytechnic provides courses mainly on technology, engineering, and a few social sciences. If you have any queries regarding their courses, reach out via the contact details listed above.

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