Mechanical Engineering Production Option course in Kenya is designed to equip students with specialized knowledge and skills in the field of manufacturing and production processes. In this course, students delve into the practices of modern manufacturing technologies, process optimization, and quality control methods.
They learn how to design and analyze manufacturing systems, select materials for specific applications, and implement cost-effective production strategies. Through hands-on projects and real-world case studies, students gain practical experience in managing production operations and tackling the challenges of today’s industrial landscape
Mechanical engineering production option requirements
Minimum entry requirements for diploma in Mechanical engineering production option, is KCSE Mean Grade: KCSE C- with no cluster subject
KCSE mean grade of C+ and 4 cluster subjects which are often Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography/ Biology is required for degree in Mechanical engineering course
|CRAFT/CERTIFICATE||2 YEARS||D (Pain) and above or its equivalent|
|DIPLOMA||3 YEARS||C-, no cluster subject required.|
|Bachelors Degree||5 yrs||C+ and 4 cluster subjects|
jobs of mechanical engineering production option
Production Engineer/Manager: Responsible for overseeing the production processes, ensuring efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness. They may work in industries such as automotive manufacturing, food processing, or consumer goods production.
Quality Assurance Engineer/Manager: Focuses on maintaining and improving product quality. They perform inspections, implement quality control measures, and ensure compliance with industry standards.
Manufacturing Engineer: Designs and improves manufacturing processes, machinery, and systems to optimize production efficiency and reduce costs. They may work in various manufacturing sectors, including electronics, pharmaceuticals, or textiles.
Process Engineer: Develops and implements production processes, including selecting equipment and materials, optimizing workflows, and ensuring safety and environmental compliance.
Maintenance Engineer/Manager: Manages the maintenance and repair of production equipment and machinery to minimize downtime and ensure smooth operations.
Project Engineer: Oversees the planning, execution, and completion of engineering projects related to production, often working on improving processes, upgrading facilities, or implementing new technologies.
Supply Chain and Logistics Engineer/Manager: Focuses on optimizing the flow of materials and products through the production process and supply chain, aiming to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Technical Sales Engineer: Works as a liaison between the engineering team and customers, helping clients understand technical aspects of products and solutions. They may work for manufacturers of industrial equipment.
Research and Development Engineer: Engages in research and development activities to innovate and improve products or processes, often working in collaboration with product designers and scientists.
Energy Efficiency Engineer: Specializes in optimizing energy usage in production facilities to reduce costs and environmental impact.
diploma in mechanical engineering(production option)
There are various units studied in this course for each module with majority examined by KNEC at the end of academic year while others like trade projects, research methods and business plan are assessed and may forwarded to KNEC.
Diploma in mechanical engineering module 1 units
- Electrical Principles.
- Mathematics I.
- Engineering Drawing I.
- Vehicle Technology.
- Materials and Workshop Technology.
- Information Communication Technology.
- Communication Skills.
Diploma in mechanical engineering module 2 units
- Industrial organization and management
- Strength of materials and mechanics of machines
- Mathematics 2
- Engine technology and vehicle body work
- Engineering drawing 2
craft in mechanical engineering (production option)
with the Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Production Option, the Entry Requirements is KCSE mean grade of D with D in Maths & Physics. The Course duration is 2 years, Exam body being KNEC.
Admission requirements for mechanical engineering
If you are smart enough you will know that not only will these tools help in your school work, but also you can secure yourself engineering works and start earning money.
- Scientific calculator
- SMP 4 figure advanced mathematics table
- Overall/ dustcoat navyblue
- Safety boots
- Welding goggles/Shield
- Welding gloves
- Ear muffs
- Tape measure
- T-square 1m long
- Set square 60 by 45
- Drawing set
- 1 roll masking tape