Murang’a University of Technology Courses, Requirements, Contacts, Location, How to apply, fees and website

Murang’a University of Technology is found in Murang’a county central area of Kenya Murang’a county

Technical and Vocational Education Training, TVET, institutions offer various certificate, diploma and craftsmanship training to students in Kenya. The beauty with TVET training institutions is that they offer flexible entry and fee requirements to students wishing to study in these institutes. TVETs are registered, accredited and regulated by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA); which is a public corporate agency established under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Act No. 29 of 2013 to regulate and coordinate training in the country through licensing, registration and accreditation of programs, institutions and trainers. Section 7 of the Act, 2013 gives the powers and functions of the Authority to regulate and coordinate training; inspect, license and register and accredit training institutions; accredit and inspect programmes and courses; promote access and relevance of training programmes; determine the national technical and vocational training objectives; assure quality and relevance in programmes of training among other functions.

How to get placement

To get a place at a TVET institution, one has to apply via the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS). The available programmes, institutions, minimum entry requirements and the application procedure are always available on the KUCCPS Student’s Portal accessible through the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke. KUCCPS sets an application window within which the prospective students can submit their applications. The Entry requirement for all Diploma Courses is a C- and above; D (plain) and above for Certificate while other course categories are open.

Funding

The good news for students joining TVETs is that they can now apply for funding from the Higher Education Loans Board, HELB. They can now get Loans and Bursaries from HELB for their fees payment and upkeep.

Available programs offered at Murang’a University of Technology

Course offered at particular university has its own cluster cut off points, though. Most university courses take a minimum of 4 years; while, some take even more. An academic year at the university takes two semesters of three months each. University students get fees loans from various organizations. Top on the list is the Higher Education Loans Board, HELB, that advances both loans and Bursaries.    Universities run online platforms; portals and websites, where such services as admission application, online accommodation booking, E-learning, exams results downloads and many are provided to students, staff and the general public. On admissions, most universities have admissions in May and September for new students. Various learning modules are provided at the universities. These learning modules include: Full time, School Based, Distance Learning, Evening & Weekend classes and E-Learning.

 MURANGA UNIVERSITY COURSES

 

 

 

 

 

School of Computing and Information Technology Undergraduate Programs

 
COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS DURATION
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology K.C.S.E mean grade C+ and minimum grade of C in Mathematics and English; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      8 Semesters
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering K.C.S.E mean grade C+ and minimum grade of C in Mathematics and English; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.       8 Semesters
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) K.C.S.E mean grade C+ and minimum grade of C+ in Mathematics and C in English; OR Recognized Diploma in Computer Science or equivalent qualification recognized by CUE and the University Senate.        8 Semesters
Bachelor of Science (Computer Technology) K.C.S.E mean grade C+ and minimum grade of C+ in Mathematics and C in English; OR Recognized Diploma in Computer Engineering and Technology or equivalent qualification recognized by CUE and the University Senate.       8 Semesters
Diploma in Information Technology K.C.S.E mean grade C- (minus); OR Credit pass in Certificate in IT of Murang’a University Senate; OR an equivalent qualification from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.       6 Semesters
Diploma in Computer Science K.C.S.E mean grade C- (minus) and grades C- in Mathematics and D+ (plus) English; OR Certificate in Information Technology; OR Certificate in Computer Maintenance and Repairs; OR Any other qualification recognized by CUE and the University Senate.        6 Semesters
Diploma in Computer Engineering and Technology K.C.S.E mean grade C- (minus) and grades C- in Mathematics and D+ (plus) English OR Certificate in Information technology; OR Certificate in Computer Maintenance and Repairs; OR Any other qualification recognized by the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Certificate in Information Technology K.C.S.E mean grade D+ or an equivalent qualification recognized by CUE and the University Senate.       4 Semesters
Certificate in Computer Repair and Maintenance K.C.S.E mean grade D+ or an equivalent qualification recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      4 Semesters

School of Engineering and Technology Undergraduate Programs

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
s/no Programme Qualifications Duration
1 MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING Bachelor of Technology degree qualification in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Philosophy degree qualification in Electrical and Electronic Technology or their equivalent qualification with at least Upper Second Class Honours from MUT or any other institution recognized by Senate and Commission of University Education; 2 years
2 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education ( KCSE Mean grade C+) with C+   in Mathematics, C+ in Physics and Chemistry or Physical Science plus at least C+ in English /Kiswahili 5 years
3. BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education ( KCSE Mean grade C+) with C+   in Mathematics, C+ in Physics and Chemistry or Physical Science plus at least C+ in English /Kiswahili OR, Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from MUT or any other institution recognized by Senate 4 years
4. DIPLOMA IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE Mean grade C-) and C- in Mathematics and C- in either Physics or Chemistry or physical science OR, Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from MUT or any other institution recognized by Senate 3 years
5. CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE Mean grade D+) and D+ in Mathematics and D+ in either Physics or Chemistry or physical science 2 years
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
s/no Programme Qualifications Duration
1. BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education ( KCSE Mean grade C+) with C+   in Mathematics, C+ in Physics and Chemistry or Physical Science plus at least C+ in English /Kiswahili. OR, Diploma Mechanical Engineering from MUT or any other institution recognized by Senate. 4 years
2. DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE Mean grade C-) and C- in Mathematics and C- in either Physics or Chemistry or physical science OR, Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from MUT or any other institution recognized by Senate 3 years
       
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
s/no Programme Qualifications Duration
1. DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE Mean grade C-) and C- in Mathematics and C- in either Physics or Chemistry or physical science OR, Certificate in Building Construction from MUT or any other institution recognized by Senate 3 years
2. DIPLOMA IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE Mean grade C-) and C- in Mathematics and C- in either Physics or Chemistry or physical science OR, Certificate in Building Construction from MUT or any other institution recognized by Senate 3 years
3. CERTIFICATE IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE Mean grade D+) and D+ in Mathematics and D+ in either Physics or Chemistry or physical science 2 years

 

School of Pure and Applied Sciences Undergraduate Programs

COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT DURATION
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science K.C.S.E. Mean grade C+ with C+ in Mathematics, C- (Minus) in Physics and C- (Minus) in Chemistry OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.    8 semesters
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics K.C.S.E. Mean grade C+ with C Plus in English and Mathematics OR Two (2) Principal Passes including mathematics in advanced Mathematics; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics with Programming K.C.S.E. Mean grade C+ with C Plain in English and Mathematics OR Two (2) Principal Passes including mathematics in advanced Mathematics OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry K.C.S.E. Mean grade C+ with C+ in Chemistry/Physical Sciences and C in any two of the following: Biology/Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Physics OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      8 semesters
Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science K.C.S.E. Mean grade C+ with a B- in Mathematics and a C+ in English OR a three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      8 semesters
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health K.C.S.E. Mean grade C+ with a C+ in Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English/Kiswahili OR a three (3) year Diploma in Environmental Health from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      8 semesters
Diploma in Applie Biology K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C – (minus) with a C- (minus) in Biology, Chemistry, or its equivalent; OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology K.C.S.E. mean grade C – (minus) with C- (minus) in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or its equivalent OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Diploma in Analytical Chemistry K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C- (minus) with a C- (minus) in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics or its equivalent; OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C (plain) with a C (plain) in Biology/Chemistry or Biological/Physical Sciences and C (plain) in Mathematics/Physics, or its equivalent; OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C (plain) with a C (plain) in Biology/Chemistry or Biological/Physical Sciences and C (plain) in Mathematics/Physics, or its equivalent; OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Diploma in Environmental Health K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C (plain) with a C (plain) in Biology/Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics, and English or its equivalent; OR a certificate in Environmental Health recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Diploma Community Health K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C (plain) with a C (plain) in Biology/Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics, and English or its equivalent; OR a certificate in Community Health recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 Semesters
Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology K.C.S.E mean grade D+ with D (plain) in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or its equivalent.      4 semesters

 

School of Business and Economics Undergraduate Programs

Department of Commerce

COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT DURATION
Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) K.C.S.E. Mean   Grade     C+ (Plus), C in Mathematics and English; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT) K.C.S.E. Mean Grade   C+, C in English and Mathematics; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Bachelor of Purchasing and Supplies Management (BPSM) K.C.S.E. Mean grade C+ and C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate..     8 semesters
Bachelor of Economics K.C.S.E. Mean   Grade     C+ (Plus), C in Mathematics and English; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (BAPA) K.C.S.E. Mean   Grade     C+ (Plus), C in Mathematics and English; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Diploma in Business Management K.C.S.E. mean grade C- (minus); OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     6 Semesters
Certificate in Purchasing and Supplies Management K.C.S.E. mean grade D+ (Plus)     4 Semesters
Certificate in Business Management K.C.S.E. mean grade D+(Plus)     4 Semesters

Department of Human Resource Management

COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT DURATION
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship & Small Enterprise Management K.C.S.E. mean grade C+ and C in Mathematics and English or its equivalent qualifications; OR Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate with a minimum aggregate of a Credit; OR K.C.S.E. C (plain) plus a Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 Semesters
Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management K.C.S.E. mean grade C+ and C in Mathematics and English or its equivalent qualifications; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 Semesters
Diploma in Human Resource Management K.C.S.E. mean grade C- (minus) and C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English; OR Credit in Certificate in Human resource Management from MUT; OR Pass in Certificate in Human Resource Management from MUT with at least three years working experience or research after graduation.     6 Semesters

Department of Liberal Studies

COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT DURATION
Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Security Studies K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C+ with a minimum of C in English or Kiswahili; OR Diploma in Criminology and Security studies; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Strategic Communication K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C+ with a minimum of C in English or Kiswahili; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C- (minus) and C- (Minus) in English/Kiswahili; OR Certificate in Criminology; OR initial police training with K.C.S.E. D+ (plus).     6 Semesters
Diploma in Public Relations K.C.S.E. Mean Grade C- (Minus) C- (Minus) in English/Kiswahili; OR a relevant certificate recognised by CUE and the University Senate.     6 Semesters

 

 

School of Hospitality and Tourism Undergraduate Programs

COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT DURATION
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management K.C.S.E mean grade C+ with a C in the following: •         English/Kiswahili/Foreign Language •         Mathematics •         Biology/Physics/Chemistry •       Geography/CRE/IRE/Hindu/History and Government  H/Science/Agriculture; OR K.A.C.E. with a principle pass; OR Diploma in Hospitality Management; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      8 Semesters
Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management K.C.S.E mean grade C+ with a C in the following subjects. English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics, Biology/Chemistry, Geography/History and Government, H/Science /Agriculture; OR K.A.C.E with a principal pass; OR Diploma in Tourism Management with a credit; OR a relevant three (3) year Diploma from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     8 semesters
Diploma in Tourism Management K.C.S.E mean grade C – (Minus); OR Certificate in Tourism Management;   OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.     6 semesters
Diploma in Hospitality Management K.C.S.E mean grade C – (Minus); OR Certificate in Hospitality Management; OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 semesters
Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics K.C.S.E. mean grade C – (Minus) with a C-(Minus) in the following subjects: English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics, Biology/Chemistry OR Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics; OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 semesters
Diploma in Food Science and Technology K.C.S.E mean grade C- (Minus); OR Certificate in Food Science and Technology; OR a relevant Certificate from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.      6 semesters
Certificate in Tourism Management K.C.S.E mean grade D+ (Plus)     4   semesters
Certificate in Hospitality Management K.C.S.E mean grade D+ (Plus)      4   semesters
Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics K.C.S.E mean grade D+ (Plus) with a D + (plus) in the following subjects: English OR Kiswahili, Mathematics OR Physics, Biology OR Chemistry; OR Craft Certificate in relevant field      4 semesters

 

School of Agriculture Undergraduate Programs

COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS DURATION
Bachelor of Science in    Agricultural Education and   Extension K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ and C or above in Biology or Biological Sciences or Agriculture, Chemistry or Physics/Physical Sciences or Mathematics. Additionally, a fourth subject besides the above mentioned may come from any of the following subjects: Geography, Home science,Woodwork, Metalwork, Building Construction, Power Mechanics, Electricity, Drawing and Design, Aviation Science, Computer and Business Studies; OR Holders of KACE, or equivalent with a minimum of 2 Principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least a pass in Mathematics or a Mathematics credit at ordinary level where Mathematics was not offered at A-Level; OR Holders of Diploma in Agricultural Sciences from an Institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate with credit or distinction, with KCSE mean grade of C or above; OR Holders of a Higher National Diploma or equivalent in Biological or other related Agricultural Sciences from an institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate; OR Holders of a degree in Biological Sciences or related Sciences from an institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.  

 

School of Education Undergraduate Programs

COURSE MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS DURATION
Bachelor of Education  (Science) K.C.S.E mean grade C+ with a C+ in any two of the following: Mathematics, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and Biology; OR A level two principals and one (1) subsidiary pass; OR A diploma in Education from an institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.       8 Semesters
Bachelor ofEducation  (Arts) K.C.S.E mean grade C+ with a C+ in any two of the following: Mathematics, Geography, English, Kiswahili, History, Religion, Business Studies; OR A level two principals and one (1) subsidiary pass; OR A diploma in Education from an institution recognized by CUE and the University Senate.       8 Semesters

Bachelor of Education Course Requirements:

  1. Mean grade C+ (Plus) at KCSE and at least C+ in each of the two teaching subjects,
  2. 2 principal passes at A’Level and 1 subsidiary in relevant subjects,
  3. Diploma in Education (May be exempted in relevant units).
  4. P1 teachers must have scored C+ at KCSE to qualify

Contacts for Murang’a University of Technology

Box 75-10200
Muranga, Kenya                                [email protected]                                                        +254-771-370-824                                                  Open: Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm                    Closed: 

HOW TO APPLY FOR TVET BURSARIES FROM HELB

Students pursuing Diploma and Certificate courses in Public universities, university colleges, public national polytechnics and Institutes of Technology and Technical Training institutes country-wide are eligible for this loan and bursary from HELB. Orphans, single parent students and others who come from poor backgrounds will be given priority for the loans and or bursaries.

Required Documents

  1. Applicants should access and fill the relevant TVET Loan & Bursary Application Form (TLAF) at the HELB website.
  2. Print TWO copies of the duly filled Loan Application Form.
  3. Have the TVET Loan Application Form signed and stamped by the Dean of Students/Financial Aid Officers.
  4. Retain one copy of the duly filled TLAF (Mandatory).
  5. Drop the TLAF personally at the HELB students Service Centre on the Mezannine One, Anniversary Towers or any of the SELECT Huduma Centers nearest to you.

TVET Institution Application

The TVET Authority accredits institutions and approves managers of institutions and new programmes.

Application Process

  1. Undertake a business name search from the Registrar of companies via Ecitizen
  2. Obtain a “letter of no objection” on suitability of the name from TVETA

In order to obtain the letter of no objection, present;

  • Reserved business name search
  • Invoice for the name search
  • Copy of KRA Pin for the Director(s)
  • Copy of ID for the Director(s)
  • Dully filled and signed BN2 form (Click here to Download)

3. Register the Business name with the office of the Registrar of Companies
4. Download the TVETA application Forms for accreditation of institution, manager, Trainer, approval of programs, foreign institution and checklist here.
5. Submit complete application documents to TVETA offices located at Utalii House 8th Floor.
6. An accreditation officer will check the documents and compute the amount to be paid. (TVETA Gazetted Fees)
7. You will then be required to pay the amount through MPESA or TVETA bank account below.

Payment process

MPESA Payment TVETA Bank Account
1. Go to the MPESA menu,
2. Select payment services
3. Choose Pay Bill option
4. Enter 894135 as the business number
5. Enter your full name as the account number
6. Enter the amount
7. Enter your pin and press Ok
A/C Name: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority
A/C No.: 1212502450
Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch: Kipande House

Acknowledgement
After making payment the applicant will complete a registration form in duplicate as evidence of having submitted their application. An acknowledgement letter will then be sent to the applicant.

Inspection and Assessment
1.The institution will be scheduled for inspection and a Team of assessors will visit and inspect the institution for compliance with set standards. Download the assessment tool here
2.The assessors will prepare an inspection report which will be presented to TVETA Board

 

Registration and Licensing
1. Resolution of the Board based on evaluation of the inspection report shall be;
i. Approve Registration and Licensing of the institution
ii. Reject the application
iii. Request the Institution to improve within a period of six months
2. The applicant is notified on results of the TVETA Board resolution within 3 months from the date of submission of a fully compliant application documents
3. TVETA will issue training License to qualified institutions and maintain a register of the institutions and programs approved.

Note
TVETA will maintain a register of;

i. Registered and licensed institutions
ii. Ongoing registrations
iii. Institutions recommended for improvement

At this point, the accreditation process is complete, and an institution will be issued with a registration certificate and training license.

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