Automotive Engineering Department was started in 1965, among other departments when KITI was established, with the aim of equipping school levers and other small scale entrepreneurs in automotive engineering knowledge, skills and attitudes toward self- upgrading and self- employment. It has over the years produced qualified artisans and technicians. The department continually endeavors to come up with market driven courses that are aimed at giving its graduate an edge in the ever changing field of automotive industry.
- To develop necessary Knowledge, skills and attitudes on repair and maintenance of automobiles.
- To prepare trainees to work in the automotive industry.
About the course
The course combines both practical and theory sessions at the campus. Linkages with local practicing entities are encouraged and at the end of every course there is at least three months industrial attachment.
Some of the units that one may study while here include:
(a) Tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:
Tyre wear patterns that indicate faults in other systems; types and routine maintenance for wheel bearings; faults in braking and suspension systems; operating principles and routine maintenance for power steering systems.
(b) Engine fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:
Faults for spark ignition and diesel engines, mechanical, cooling and internal heating and air filtration systems; adjustment methods for fuel injected and carburetor systems, diesel injection systems; operation and common faults for electronic and conventional ignition systems.
(c) Transmission fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:
Common faults in
- Final drives,
- Drive shaft systems,
- Operating principles of automatic transmissions,
- Routine maintenance of automatic transmission,
- Manual transmissions as well as clutch systems.
(d) Electrical and electronic systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:
Common faults and testing methods for:
- Battery charging,
- Starting system and
- Auxiliary systems.
Health and safety:
Ensure your own actions reduce risks in the automotive environment.
Through coursework, practical exercises and an end of term and/or national examination administered by Kenya National Examinations Council (K.N.E.C.) or National Industrial Training Authority (N.I.T.A.).
Additional opportunities when you take our course
We arrange work experience opportunities where possible and link our trainees to employers who make requests on qualified graduates to absorb in their entities; Trainees on field attachment are assessed to check their progress.
|Course Name||KCSE mean grade||Alternative Requirements||Intake time||Duration||Examination Body|
|Diploma in Automotive Engineering Module III||Passed KCSE with overall mean grade C-(With good pass in English, Mathematics & Physics)||Pass in Module II||May||1 year||KNEC|
|Diploma in Automotive Engineering Module II||Passed KCSE with overall mean grade C-(With good pass in English, Mathematics & Physics)||Pass in Module I||January||1 year||KNEC|
|Diploma in Automotive Engineering Module I||Passed KCSE with overall mean grade C-(With good pass in English, Mathematics & Physics)||September||1 year||KNEC|
|Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module II||Passed KCSE with D (With good pass in Mathematics & Physics)||Pass in Module I or as academic committee may determine||January||1 year||KNEC|
|Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module I||Passed KCSE with D (With good pass in Mathematics & Physics)||Passed relevant Artisan course in Automotive Engineering||September||1 year||KNEC|
|Motor Vehicle Mechanics(Basic, Intermediate & Advance)||KCPE/KCSE||Jua Kali artisan||January /May /September||@ Level 3 months||KITI/NITA|
|Motor Vehicle Electrician(Basic, Intermediate & Advance)||KCPE/KCSE||Jua Kali artisan||January /May /September||@ Level 3 months||KITI/NITA|
|Driving Skills||All levels/courses||Targeted more on Automotive Engineering technicians||As per trainee convenience||@ Level 3 Weeks||AAK (NTSA)|