DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

KNEC PROGRAMMES

This department is designed to equip the trainee with relevant knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry out Aircraft Line Maintenance duties as an engineer.  The trainees are expected to acquire various skills pertaining to engineering such as Safety Procedures and Aircraft Maintenance.

Departmental Courses

The Options offered in this department are as follow;

1. Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Telecommunication/Instrumentation)

2. Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Airframe/Power Plant option)

DIPLOMA IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (TELECOMMUNICATION/INSTRUMENTATION)

Course Outline
 General Objectives 

By the end of this module the trainee should be able to:-

  1. Communicate effectively at the work place
  2. Appreciate the use of different modes and forms of communication
  3. Demonstrate entrepreneurial capability
  4. Observe general safety and procedures in the maintenance workshop and hangar
  5. Perform line maintenance work on aircraft.

MODULE I: AIRCRAFT MECHANIC

 

 

DIPLOMA IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (AIRFRAMES/POWER PLANT OPTION)

Course Outline
General Objectives 

By the end of this module the trainee should be able to:-

  1. Understand the working principle of aircraft engineering systems
  2. Apply acquired knowledge and skills in the operation, care and maintenance of workshop tools and equipment while in the working in the hanger
  3. Manage and aeronautical engineering workshop
  4. Demonstrate competence in safe guarding international protocols and conventions relevant to aircraft operations, aircraft safety precautions and procedures during ground and flight operations 
  5. Observe the international civil aviation organization (ICAO) requirements and subsequent amendments in airline operations
  6. Demonstrate knowledge In aircraft construction 

TEP Program 2107 - Course units

MODULAR PROGRAMMMES

Recommended Candidates
KCSE mean grade C- (Minus) and above

Assessment
The programme is continuously assessed with Institute‟s final exams and external KNEC, and /or KCAA.

Career Prospects

  • Career opportunities for successful graduates exist in Airlines, Charter Companies, Avionics and instrumentation, Aircraft Maintenance companies and Aircraft Ground Handling Agents, where they may be employ

Achievements at the end of the course:

  1. Institute certificate of course completion of the Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  2. Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Diploma

Educational Tours

  1. Eldoret International Airport
  2. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  3. Wilson Airport amongst other

Duration
3 years. 20 hours per week, includes industrial attachment