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Courses Offered At Meru National Polytechnic And Fee Structure

Courses Offered At Meru National Polytechnic And Fee Structure

This article is about the courses offered at Meru National Polytechnic and their fee structure. Meru National Polytechnic is a TVET institution located along the Meru-Nanyuki road, about three kilometers from Meru town.

It is one of the ten national polytechnics in Kenya.

Courses are offered at Meru National Polytechnic


Meru National Polytechnic offers a variety of programs including 6 undergraduate courses, 33 diploma courses, 31 technical courses and 6 technical courses.

We have compiled a list of studies grouped according to the section below including their requirements.

Department of Tourism And Institutional Management

  • Diploma In Food & Beverage Management
  • Diploma In Catering & Accommodation
  • Diploma In Food Processing Technology
  • Certificate In Food & Beverage
  • Certificate In Catering & Accommodation
  • Certificate In Tour Guide Operations
  • Artisan In Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing
  • Artisan In Food & Beverage

Department of Applied Science

  • Diploma In Applied Biology
  • Diploma In Analytical Chemistry
  • Diploma In Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing
  • Diploma In Environmental Science & Technology
  • Certificate In Science Laboratory Technology
  • Certificate In Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Diploma In Automotive Engineering
  • Diploma In Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
  • Diploma In Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
  • Diploma In Driving Instructor
  • Certificate In Automotive Technology
  • Certificate In Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
  • Certificate In Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
  • Artisan In Motor Vehicle Mechanics Welding (Manual Arc Welder For Mild Steel)
  • Mechanical Technology/maintenance Of Lathe Machine Operator
  • Building And Civil Engineering
  • Diploma In Building Construction Technology
  • Diploma In Civil Engineering Diploma In Quantity Survey
  • Certificate In Building Technology
  • Certificate In Plumbing
  • Artisan In Plumbing Applied Sciences And Cosmetology

Department of Business Management And Accountancy

  • Diploma In Business Management
  • Diploma In Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma In Human Resource Management
  • Diploma In Sales & Marketing
  • Computerized Secretarial Studies
  • Diploma In Social Work & Community Development
  • Diploma In Co-operative Management
  • Diploma In Accountancy
  • Diploma In Project Management
  • Diploma In Road Transport Management
  • Certificate In Human Resource Management
  • Certificate In Supply Chain Management
  • Certificate In Business Management
  • Certificate In Social Work & Community Development
  • Certificate In Co-operative Management
  • Certificate In Sales & Marketing
  • Certificate In Clerical Operations

Department of Agriculture

  • Diploma In Agriculture
  • Diploma In Agricultural Engineering
  • Certificate In Agriculture
  • Certificate In Entrepreneurial Agriculture
  • Modern Methods Of Agribusiness

Department of Information Communication Technology & Informatics

  • Diploma In Information Communication Technology
  • Certificate In Information Communication Technology
  • Diploma In Information Studies (Library Studies)
  • Diploma In Archives & Library Information Studies
  • Certificate In Information Studies (Library Science)
  • Certificate In Archives & Library Information Studies

Department of Electrical And Electronic Engineering

  • Diploma In Electrical And Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  • Certificate In Electrical And Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  • Certificate In Telecommunication Engineering
  • Artisan In Electrical Installation Instrumentation And Control (Simple Automation Control Inspector)

Course Requirements

Higher Diploma Course

  • Diploma in the respective course.

Diploma Course

  • KCSE Mean Grade: A minimum mean grade of C minus (C-) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is required. Additionally, there may be specific subject requirements depending on the chosen program. Applications for Diploma courses can be submitted through KUCCPS.
  • Alternatively, individuals who have completed a relevant Certificate course can apply for Diploma programs directly at their preferred institution.

Certificate Course

  • KCSE Mean Grade: A minimum mean grade of D plus (D+) in KCSE is necessary for admission. Applications for Certificate courses can be made through KUCCPS.
  • Holders of Craft Certificates in the same course can apply directly to their preferred institution for admission into Certificate programs.

Craft courses

  • KCSE Mean Grade: A minimum mean grade of D plain (D plain) in KCSE is required.

Meru National Polytechnic Fee Structure

Government-Sponsored Students (KUCCPS)

Fee ItemAmount in Ksh
Personal Emoluments12,710
Electricity Water and Conservation1,200
Local Transport and Traveling2,400
Repair, Maintenance and Improvement3,000
Activity Fees2,250
Student Welfare400
Student ID250
KUCCPS Application Fees1,500
Registration Fee600
Caution Money500
Total29,670

Self Sponsored Students

Fee ItemAmount in Ksh
School Equipment and Stores30,000
Activity Fees2,250
Caution Money500
Electricity Water and Conservation1,200
KUCCPS Application Fees1,500
Local Transport and Traveling2,400
Personal Emoluments12,710
Registration Fee600
Repair, Maintenance, and Improvement3,000
Student ID250
Student Welfare400
Total59,670

The accommodation fee is Ksh 5,250 per term and should only be paid after payment of institution fees.

Meals are also not included as the school’s meals are paid on a Pay As You Eat basis.

How to register


To gain admission into Meru National Polytechnic, you must apply through the Kenya University and College Central Placement Service (KUCCPS). KUCCPS supports the application process for various programs offered by TVET institutions in Kenya.

You can also apply directly to the institution by fulfilling the specified criteria and following the application process.

Meru National Polytechnic Contacts

Phone Number: +254 719 347059, +254 717 914884

Email Address: info@merunationalpolytechnic.ac.ke

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