List of diploma courses offered in Kenya and their requirements.

A diploma course is a skill-based level of training that equips students with skills for middle-level managers. The diploma courses offered in Kenya are in different fields such as engineering, technical, business computing and informatics, fashion, hospitality, and health science among others.

Diploma course minimum requirements

The basic minimum requirement to pursue any diploma course in Kenya is a KCSE mean grade of C- or a pass in the relevant craft certificate course. However, some courses may require a C plain and specific pass in some subjects depending on the field.

Diploma courses are offered in universities, national polytechnics, TTIs, and TVCs both public and private. The examinations and certification for diplomas are done by different bodies such as KNEC, TVETCDACC, KASNEB, Professional bodies, universities, etc.

Checklist to consider before enrolling for a diploma course

Before you register for any course there are a few questions that you should answer to ensure that the course is valid and recognised.

  1. The institute or college you plan to enroll in should be registered by the regulating body. For universities, it is CUE while for TVET institutions TVETA.
  2. For professional courses like clinical medicine and nursing ensure the institute is accredited to offer the course by the professional body.
  3. Ensure the college is accredited as an assessment center for the examination in your course.
  4. Ensure you meet the subject cluster requirement for your course if any.
  5. After the course can you be able to advance to a higher level of learning using the certificate acquired?
  6. Ensure the certification body issuing the certificate is recognized in your field.

List of diploma courses offered in Kenya


Aeronautical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option)

Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)

Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)


Telecommunication Engineering

Water Engineering

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Control & Instrumentation)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Electronics Option)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Power Option)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Telecommunication Option)

Electrical (Instrumentation)

Electrical And Electronic (Control)

Electrical And Electronics

Electrical And Electronic Technology (Power Option)

Electrical & Electronics Technology

Highways Engineering

Marine Engineering

Medical Engineering

Power And Process Engineering

Technology Medical Engineering

Technology In (Electronics & Automation Engineering)


Land Surveying

Quantity Surveying

Map Reproduction (Printing)

Water Technology (Water Supply Option)

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Road Construction


Building & Construction

Construction Plant

Graphic Design

Electrical/ Electronics Technology (Telecommunication)

Refraction Technology


Information Communication Technology

Computer Science

Information Technology

Business Information Technology

Computer Studies


Accounting & Finance

Agribusiness Management

Air Cargo Management

Airport Operations


Banking & Finance

Business Administration

Business Administration/Management

Business Management

Transport Management

Road Transport Management

Wildlife Management

Library Information Studies

Co-Operative Management

Cooperative Development

Credit Management

Secretarial Studies

Secretarial Studies And Office Management


Supliles Chain Management

Supplies And Chain Management

Entrepreneurial Agriculture

Computerized Secretarial Studies

Entrepreneurship Development

Entrepreneurship Education

Front Office Operations And Customer Care

Housekeeping Management

Human Resource

Human Resource Management

Logistics And Transport Management



Personnel Management

Procurement And Materials Management

Project Management

Public Relations

Purchasing And Supplies Management

Sale And Marketing


Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Management

Food & Beverage Production, Sales & Service Management

Hotel And Institutional Management

Catering & Accommodation Management

Catering And Hotel Management

Tour Guiding

Tourism And Hospitality Management

Tourism Management


Fashion Design & Clothing

Fashion Design & Garment Making

Fashion Design And Garment Making

Clothing & Textile

Fashion Design & Clothing Technology

Fashion Design & Garment Making Technology


Environmental Health Sciences

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Science

Pharmaceutical Technology


Registered Nursing, Mental Health And Psychiatry

Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN)

Dental Technology

Occupational Therapy

Medical Bio-Technology

Opthalmic Technology

Optical Technology


Orthopaedic Technology


Medical Imaging Science


Nutrition & Dietetic Management

Nutrition And Diet Management

Community Health & Hiv Management

Community Health And Nutrition

Community Nutrition

Community Oral Health

Food Science And Technology

Food Technology & Quality Assurance


Water Resources

Analytical Chemistry

Applied Chemistry

Applied Biology

Environmental Management

General Agriculture



Medical Bio-Technology

Industrial Microbiology

Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology

Petroleum And Geoscience

Petroleum Management

Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences

Nautical Sciences


Teacher Education (Physics/Chemistry)

Teacher Education (Biology/Chemistry)

Teacher Education (Biology/Physics)

Teacher Education (Biology/Mathematics)

Teacher Education (Mathematics/Chemistry)

Teacher Education (Mathematics/Physics)

Teacher Education (Mathematics/Computer)

Teacher Education (Computer/Physics)


Teacher Education (Kiswahili / Geography)

Teacher Education (Kiswahili / History)

Teacher Education (Music/English Or Kiswahili)

Teacher Education (Music/Kiswahili)

Teacher Education (English/Music)

Teacher Education (English / Cre)

Teacher Education (English / History)

Teacher Education (English And Geography)

Teacher Education (Mathematics / Business)

Teacher Education (Maths / Geography)


Community Development

Community Development and Counselling

Community Development and Social Work

County Governance and Ethics

Early Childhood Development

Social Work& Community Development

Sports Administration and Management

Guidance and Counselling

Clinical Counselling Psychology

Health Promotion and Education

Health Records and Information

Health Records and Information Technology

Information Science

Information Studies

Journalism & Media

Leadership and Management

Liberal Studies and Management

Library & Information Studies

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Studies

Mass Communication