The Technical University of Kenya (TUK) formerly Kenya Polytechnic College was established as the first Technical University in Kenya line with the provision of the proposed Universities Act, 2012.
Currently, it is considered one of the best universities in Nairobi.TUK is located along Haile-Selassie Avenue in Nairobi next to the City Square Post Office in Nairobi.
Technical university intakes include April, August, December for short certificate courses, July for Diploma and undergraduate. And July For module II postgraduate courses as well.
Technical University of Kenya Courses
TUK offers certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate courses including:
- Certificate In Environmental Studies
- Science Laboratory Technology (Vacation)
- In Computer Engineering
- Certificate In Computer Technology
- Certificate In System Technical Support Short Courses
- Nutrition And Dietetic
- Health Records & Information Technology
- Advanced Certificate In Computer Hardware & Network Support
- Certificate In Software Development
- A Certificate In Information Technology Certificate In-Library Studies
- Advanced Certificate In Business Administration
- Certificate In Applied Electronics Certificate In Computer Servicing And Maintenance (Csm) Technician
- Certificate In Archives And Records Management
- Counselling Psychology Certificate In Information Technology
- Certificate In Civil Engineering, Certificate In Fire Engineering
- Electrical Installation Technician
- Food Technology
- Science Laboratory Technology
- Disaster Management
- Certificate In Technology Options: Certificate In Architectural Draughtsmanship, Certificate In Science Laboratory Technology (Slt),
- Distance Mode Certificate In Business Information Technology
- Advanced Certificate In Computer Technology
- Certificate In Electronics Technician Electrical Installation Electrician Craft.
TUK diploma Courses
- Diploma In Technology In Mechanical Engineering Options
2. Technology In Mechatronic Engineering
3. Diploma In Architecture.
4. Geological Science.
5. Diploma In Technology In Atmospheric Science.
6. Applied Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry).
7. Technology in Disaster Management
8. International Relations And Diplomacy
9. Social Work And Community.
10. Development Diploma In Printing And Packaging
11. Diploma in Printing Technology
12. Higher Diploma in Printing Technology
13. Quantity Surveying
14. Quantity Construction Management.
15. Urban And Regional Planning
16. Diploma in In Biochemistry
17. Diploma in Technology: Molecular Biology And Biochemistry.
18. Secretarial Studies
19. Diploma in Management
21. Fashion Design And Garment Making
22. Journalism And Public Relations
23. Diploma in Music
24. Information System.
25. Communication & Computer Networks among other courses
TUK degree courses
- Degree In Architecture
- Degree In Management Of Built Environment In Real Estate Or Urban Design In Kenya.
3. Quantity Surveying
4. Degree In Building Construction and Degree In Land Policy And Administration.
5. Degree In Fine Arts, Degree In Tourism And Traveling Management.
6. Degree In Hotel Management
7. Degree In Music and Degree In Engineering.
TUK bachelor’s degree courses
They comprise of
- Bachelor Of Technology In Communication And Computer Networks Technology, Civil Engineering and Bachelor Of Engineering In Civil Engineering.
- B.E in Electronics And Computer Engineering, Applied Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) and biochemistry.
- Bachelor Of Technology (Telecommunications, survey engineering, Environmental Resource Management, Power Systems, Instrumentation and Control and Applied Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry).
- Bachelor Of Philosophy In Technology Industrial Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation And Control. And in food technology.
- B.E in Geospatial Engineering
- Bachelor Of Philosophy Printing, Construction Management
- B.S In Tourism And Travel Management
- Philosophy In Technology (Analytical Chemistry)
- Biotechnology:- (Industrial, Medical, And Agricultural Options)
- Bachelor Of Technology (Technical And Applied Physics), Food Science and design.
- B.A in Food Technology
- Bachelor Of Technology In Journalism And Mass Communication
- B.A in Event And Convention Management
- Bachelor Of The Built Environment (Urban And Regional Planning)
- Bachelor Of Technology (Technical And Applied Physics), Health Information Technology and Information Studies
- B.A in International Relations And Diplomacy
- Bachelor Of Technology In Event And Convention Management
- B.B.A in Office Administration (B. Tech. Oa)
- Bachelor Of Arts In Legal Studies Bachelor Of Technology In Business Information Technology Bachelor Of Economics among others.
TUK postgraduate studies
- Master Of Technology In Mechanical Engineering Technology Applied Statistics Mathematical Statistics Mathematics (Pure And Applied Mathematics)
- Postgraduate degree in Environmental Resource Management School Of Biological And Life Sciences
- Applied Parasitology
- Master Of Philosophy In Applied Parasitology Master Of Science In Applied Parasitology
- Science In Forensic Biochemistry Master Of Science In Applied Linguistics
- Studies in Information And Knowledge Management Master Of Arts In Entrepreneurship
- Business Administration Masters Of Science In International Relations
- M.A in Music In Music Education
- Music In African Music Studies Masters Of Musical Arts In Composition and Master Of Musical Arts In Performance
Technical University Cluster points
Cluster points directly affect students eligibility for a particular course. At TUK, cluster points necessitate the need for students to determine their cluster points before settling on a particular course of study.
Cluster points normally influence the grading system. TUK cluster subjects are classified according to groups.
They comprise of
Group I ( Compulsory 3)
Group II (At least two 2)
Group III ( At least one 1)
- History & Govt
- Hindu Rel. Ed
Group IV Aviation
- Comp Studies
- Metal Work
- Art and design
- Power mechanics
- Building and construction
Group V German
- Business studies
TUK Cluster points can be calculated using the formula below with the main critical denotations represented.
w Weighted Cluster Point
c Raw Cluster Point
an Aggregate Cluster Point.
m Maximum performance index per cluster for all students and subjects
r Raw cluster performance index per cluster for all subjects enrolled
API Aggregate performance index
spi Maximum performance index
Technical University courses and cluster points conclusion
Each year during course revision KUCCPS provides a list of cluster subjects for universities.
For one to qualify for a certain course there are a number of points you have to achieve in the four (4) subjects that are considered the most relevant for the course.
All academic course offered in higher learning institutions requires a minimum of four primary subjects. Thus, cluster point calculation encompasses these subjects irrespective of its group.
Cluster points are calculated using four grading subjects concerning the course cluster points. The average grading points include A 12, A- 11, B+ 10, B 9, B- 8, C+ 7, C 6, C- 5, D+ 4, D 3, D- 2, E 1
Subject Grade Grading points
- Mathematics A- 11
- Physics B- 8
- B 9 Chemistry
- Business studies A- 11
- 39 -raw cluster points