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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Education and Training for the Real World
Affiliated to: AAU; IUCEA; ACU
Established: 1961
No of Students: 12,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Francis Aduol
Ranking: First Technical university in Kenya
Website: https://tukenya.ac.ke/
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The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) is a public university in Nairobi, Kenya. The university is closely linked to the Kenya Polytechnic, which was founded in 1961. After experiencing great expansion in student enrolment and diversity of academic programmes, Kenya Polytechnic was upgraded to a University College in 2007, as the Kenya Polytechnic University College (KTUC), itself a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. KTUC was .. more

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) is a public university in Nairobi, Kenya. The university is closely linked to the Kenya Polytechnic, which was founded in 1961. After experiencing great expansion in student enrolment and diversity of academic programmes, Kenya Polytechnic was upgraded to a University College in 2007, as the Kenya Polytechnic University College (KTUC), itself a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. KTUC was subsequently upgraded to full university status in 2012, as the Technical University of Kenya. TU-K’s main campus is located in the central business district of Nairobi.

The Technical University of Kenya is ranked 13th in Kenya according to Webometrics. It is known for its focus on training midlevel manpower in the country. Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) is one of the pillars of the TU-K, which provides a platform that allows for engagement and cooperation with like-minded universities. TU-K is also a dual-sector institution that allows for programmes from the certificate to postgraduate degree levels the opportunity to impact industry and communities at large, with a hands-on programme that favours real-life experience and skills. The Technical University of Kenya has over 12000 students.

The University boasts a Directorate of Research and Knowledge Exchange that oversees the publication of research. It also has a division responsible for managing the University’s human and physical resources. The division is made up of 6 departments that oversee – Properties and Facilities Management; Planning and Institutional Reporting; Human Resource Services; Health and Wellness Services; University Campus Services and Supply Chain Operations. TU-K has a library that is available online as well as on-campus, and the University’s ICT services are handled by a Directorate.

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The University has 3 faculties that each contain several schools and their respective departments.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology

  • School of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Department of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Department o.. more

The University has 3 faculties that each contain several schools and their respective departments.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology

  • School of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Department of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Department of Construction Technology and Management
  • Department of Real Estate and Property Management
  • Department of Spatial Planning and Design
  • School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Power Engineering
  • Department of Telecommunications and Information Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Automation and Control Engineering
  • School of Infrastructure and Resource Engineering
  • Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Department of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering
  • Department of Engineering Economics and Management
  • School of Mechanical and Process Engineering
  • Department of Aerospace and Aviation Engineering
  • Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • School of Surveying and Geospatial Sciences
  • Department of Geodetic Science and Navigation
  • Department of Geoinformation and Earth Observation
  • Department of Land Administration and Information
  • Department of Surveying Science and Technology

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

  • School of Biological and Life Sciences
  • Department of Applied and Technical Biology
  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • School of Computing and Information Technologies
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • Department of Information Systems and Technology
  • Department of Computational Science and Technology
  • School of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technology
  • Department of Community and Public Health
  • Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology
  • School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
  • Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • School of Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Department of Chemical Science and Technology
  • Department of Geography and Earth Science
  • Department of Materials Science and Technology
  • Department of Physics and Space Science

Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology

  • School of Business and Management Studies
  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Business Administration & Management
  • Department of Management Science and Technology
  • Department of Entrepreneurship Technology & Management
  • School of Creative Arts and Technologies
  • Department of Design and Creative Media Technology
  • Department of Fashion and Textiles
  • Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Department of Music and Performing Arts
  • Department of Printing and Media Technology
  • School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Department of Tourism and Travel Management
  • Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Department of Event and Convention Management
  • Department of Institutional Catering and Accommodation
  • School of Social and Development Studies
  • Department of Criminology and Legal Studies
  • Department of Economics and Resource Management
  • Department of Governance and Public Policy
  • Department of Human and Social Development
  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • Department of Languages and Communication Studies
  • Department of Information & Knowledge Management
  • Department of Journalism & Media Studies
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Admission Requirements
The Technical University of Kenya offers admission at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Diploma Programmes
The minimum admission requirement for diploma programmes is at least an average grade of C+ at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Specific courses have specific requirements that can.. more

Admission Requirements
The Technical University of Kenya offers admission at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Diploma Programmes
The minimum admission requirement for diploma programmes is at least an average grade of C+ at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Specific courses have specific requirements that can be accessed on the university’s website.

Undergraduate Programmes
The minimum admission requirement into undergraduate programmes is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Specific programmes require specific requirements that can be accessed on the university’s website.

Postgraduate Programmes
The minimum admission requirement into postgraduate programmes is a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited University in a subject or subjects relevant to the programme of interest. Specific programmes require specific requirements that can be accessed on the university’s website.

How to Apply
The application is done online by following a link on the university’s website that leads to an application portal. (http://intake.tukenya.ac.ke)
Applications for undergraduate programmes usually end in June.

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Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. It is situated in the south-central part of the country, between the cities of Kampala and Mombasa. Inhabitants of Nairobi are called Nairobians. The city was founded by colonial authorities in 1899 as a railway town along the Mombasa-Uganda railway line, and quickly became a centre for the colony’s coffee and tea industry, growing under the British to re.. more

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. It is situated in the south-central part of the country, between the cities of Kampala and Mombasa. Inhabitants of Nairobi are called Nairobians. The city was founded by colonial authorities in 1899 as a railway town along the Mombasa-Uganda railway line, and quickly became a centre for the colony’s coffee and tea industry, growing under the British to replace Mombasa as the capital in 1907. Such growth persisted through the 1960s, angering the Maasai and Kikuyu people who wanted their land returned to them. This was the main bone of contention for the Mau Mau rebellion that lasted from 1952 to 1960. It remained the capital when Kenya gained independence in 1963 and quickly became the principal industrial centre of the country.
The total population of Nairobi is over 4.6 million, making it the largest city in the country. The city experiences a subtropical highland climate with two seasons of moderate rainfall, even as the seasons alternate between wet and dry. Average annual temperatures go from 25.4 degrees Celsius to 13.1 degrees Celsius. It is divided into 17 constituencies that are all represented by members of Parliament in the National Assembly. As far as its economy goes, the city is home to one of the largest stock exchanges in Africa – the Nairobi Securities Exchange – recognised as an overseas stock exchange in 1953 by the London Stock Exchange. It is also the regional headquarters of several international companies and organisations like General Electric, Young and Rubicam, Coca-Cola, and Airtel, all contained within its central business district. The city is a major financial capital of Africa, with the Greater Nairobi Metropolitan region generating about 60% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Nairobi boasts a vibrant urban culture, from music to literature and film, as well as gastronomy. It is home to several theatres, museums, and art centres. The city has been the setting of several novels and foreign films. It is also a popular venue for foreign musicians who tour Africa, having welcomed Bob Marley on his first-ever visit to Africa. Nairobi equally boasts established foreign communities from India and Pakistan as well as Somalia and Sudan.

The city of Nairobi is blessed with several landmarks and impressive infrastructure, recently experiencing a construction boom. Several skyscrapers can be seen towering over the city’s skyline. It has two parks, the Nairobi National Park and Uhuru Park, which provide the city with colourful touristic sites. Several global food chains can be found in the city, like KFC, Subway, Domino’s Plaza, Pizza Hut and Burger King. In a real reflection of its multicultural identity, Nairobi’s gastronomy caters to the various communities. It even hosts an annual restaurant week, offering dining packages at reduced prices.
The Moi International Sports Centre is the prime sports facility in Nairobi, and by extension, Kenya. It was used to host the 1987 All Africa Games, and it comprises a stadium (second largest in the region after Tanzania’s), a gymnasium, and an aquatics sports centre. The city has several times hosted international competitions, ranging from rugby to cricket. Football is the most popular sport in the city, and the local Kenyan Premier League counts three teams from Nairobi.
Nairobi is served by highways that look to ease the daily motor traffic in the metropolitan area. It also has several railway lines, being a former railway town. It is equally home to the largest airport in Kenya, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The city also serves as an educational hub, with several renowned higher institutions located in or around the town, such as the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Strathmore University, the Multimedia University of Kenya, Daystar University, the Technical University of Kenya, the East African School of Aviation, United States International University – Africa, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Nairobi is steeped in a rich culture, heritage and history, and this reflected in its people. The city is a mix of culture – religions, traditions, local beliefs. The city is filled with Kenya’s most important museums, home to masterpieces of African Art centuries old. Nairobi’s sustainable development rests on upholding long-term economic and social growth, which has helped raise the standard of living of the people in the city. Known as the Green City in the Sun, it provides all the basics needed for a healthy life such as food, shelter, sanitation, water, good roads and transportation. The cost of living in Nairobi is in the mid-range, with monthly costs for a single person being over 56000 shillings. Nairobi’s multiculturalism and diversity in accommodating its inhabitants should prove favourable to students considering the pursuit of their education in the city, as the city caters to a wide variety of needs.

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Motto: Education and Training for the Real World
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Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Francis Aduol
Ranking: First Technical university in Kenya
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