Mechanical and Automotive Engineering


Mechanical Engineering department is one of the oldest and core to the SNP fraternity, it offers certificate and Diploma courses. It has experienced a series of transition just like the institution did with its strategic upgrade to the level of a National Polytechnic from a Technical High School.

The facilities have also improved over the years to support the growth in student population and advancement in technology. It prides itself as one with the best equipment and leads in production of innovative products that provide solutions to real life challenges; some of its innovations have won best position at the National TVET fair.

Our Vision

Our target is to have 90% of our graduates engaged in income generating activities through employment or entrepreneurship.  In our quest to achieve these great goals, we have won awards in robotics competition and performed exemplarily in competitions organized by AVIC international.

Mr. Aggrey Chanzu

Message from Head of Department

I encourage our students to pursue their passions with focus and embrace the solution that SNP offers them, to our community I urge you to support our work through guidance of the youth to uphold moral values and collaborate with us in the various projects that we undertake for the mutual benefit of the organization and its publics.

We have pride ourselves in having built and produced handwashing units that are operated without touch to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and improve sanitation. The technology is steadily spreading and its impact is already felt in the society. We are also producing hospital beds which we are exploring as an income generating unit within our department.


Code Name Min Requirements Duration Intake Exam Body
AEC 200 Automotive Engineering Level 6 C- (Minus)/Cert. in Lev. 5 6 Terms Jan/May/Sept CDACC
ATM 100 Automotive Mechanical Technician Level 5 D (Plain) /Cert. in Level 4 3 Terms Jan/May/Sept CDACC
MEP 200 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Mod I ,II &III C- Minus 7 Terms May/Sept KNEC
AET 200 Diploma in Automotive Engineering Mod I,II ,III C- Minus 7 Terms May/Sept KNEC
FWD 200 Diploma in Welding & Fabrication Mod I, II & II C- Minus 7 Terms May/Sept KNEC
AET 100 Certificate in Automotive Engineering Mod I & II D Plain 5 Terms May/Sept KNEC
MEP 100 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Mod I , &II D Plain 5 Terms May/Sept KNEC
FWD 100 Certificate in Welding & Fabrication Mod I & II D plain 5 Terms May/Sept KNEC
MEP 010 Artisan in Motor Vehicle mechanics D – Minus or KCPE 6 Terms May/Sept KNEC/NAVC
AET 010 Artisan in Metal Processing D – Minus or KCPE 6 Terms May/Sept KNEC/NAVC
DRV 010 Driving Above 18 years 1 month May/Sept NTSA/KRA

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