Meru Polytechnic courses and entry requirements

Meru Polytechnic Courses, Fees and Entry Requirements

The Meru National Polytechnic (MNP) is a public TVET institution registered under the Ministry of Education. Meru National Polytechnic offers technical and vocational training ranging from artisan, craft certificates, diploma and higher diploma courses. MNP also offers Competency Based Education and Training (CBET), in various fields.

The institution is located in Meru county along the Meru – Nanyuki Highway, about 10 km from Meru town, and less than 5 km from Makutano Centre.

Courses at the polytechnic are accredited by KNEC, CDACC, NITA, and KASNEB examination bodies. Intakes for new students at MNP are normally done in January, May and September.

Meru National Polytechnic  Courses and Requirements

Diplomas require a minimum of C- while certificates require at least a D plain in KCSE. Higher diplomas require prerequisite training.

Business Management and Accountancy Courses

  • Higher Diploma in Secretarial Management
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management (E-Learning)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 1, 2 & 3
  • Accounting Technician Diploma (ATD) Level I, II and III
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing
  • Diploma in Social Work & Community Development
  • Diploma in Co-operative Management
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Diploma in Road Transport Management
  • Computerized Secretarial Studies (Single & Group)
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • Certificate in Road Transport Management
  • CAMS (Certificate in Accounting & Management Skills) Level 1 & Level 2
  • 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

Tourism and Hospitality Management Courses

  • Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (3 years)
  • Diploma in Housekeeping Management (3 years)
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage Management
  • Diploma in Catering & Accommodation
  • Diploma in Tourism & Management
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certificate in House Keeping and Laundry
  • Certificate in Food & Beverage
  • Certificate in Catering & Accommodation
  • Certificate in Tour Guide Operations
  • Artisan in Food & Beverage
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Meru National Polytechnic Engineering Courses

Diploma courses under this category require a KCSE Mean Grade of C- (Minus) and above with D+ (Plus) in Maths & Physics or a Pass in Module 1 or 2.

While certificate courses in engineering require a KCSE Mean Grade of D+ (Plus) and above with D (Plain) in Maths or Physics or a Pass in Mod 1.

  • Higher Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering-Power Option (TEP)
  • Higher Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (TEP) – Electronics Option
  • Higher Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering-Power and Electronics
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  • Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  • Certificate in Telecommunication Engineering (Power Option)
  • Artisan in Electrical Installation (D Plain)
  • 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 Driving Instructor (3 Years driving experience), NTSA examined
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
  • Artisan in Motor Vehicle Mechanics (D Plain)
  • Higher Diploma in Structural Engineering (2 years)
  • Diploma in Quantity Survey (E-Learning)
  • Diploma in Building Construction Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Land Survey
  • Diploma in Quantity Survey
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Certificate in Land Survey
  • Certificate in Building Technology
  • Certificate in Plumbing
  • Certificate in Masonry & Cabro Laying
  • Artisan in Plumbing (D Plain)
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Agriculture Courses

  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering (TEP)
  • Certificate in Agriculture (TEP)
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurial Agriculture (Modular)
  • Modern Methods of Agribusiness

Meru Polytechnic ICT Courses

  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology
  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology (D+)
  • Diploma in Information Science
  • Certificate in Information Studies (D Plain)
  • International Computer Driving License (ICDL) (E-Learning)
  • Huawei Certified Internet Associate (HCIA) – Computer Networking (Certificate in ICT or Engineering Course and above)

Applied Sciences and Cosmetology Courses

  • Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing (D-, NITA)
  • Certificate in Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing ( D Plain, NITA)
  • Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (D+)
  • Diploma in Environmental Science & Technology
  • Diploma in Food Science &Processing Technology
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Diploma in Applied Biology

Meru National Polytechnic CBET Courses

CBET courses take 6 to 12 months and are examined by CDACC.

  • Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Level 4 (D plain)
  • House Keeping Level 3 (D-)
  • Food and Beverage Sales Level 3 (D-)
  • Food and Beverage Production (Culinary Art) Level 3 (D-)
  • Instrumentation & Control simple Automation Control Inspector Level 3 (D plain)
  • Electrical Installation Level 3 (D-)
  • Electrical Operation (Power Option) Level 5 (D+)
  • ICT Technologist Level 5 (D+)
  • Hardware Maintenance Level 3 (D-)
  • AutoCAD (E-Learning)
  • Dairy Farm Management Level 3 (D-)
  • Dairy Farm Management Level 4 (KCSE or equivalent skills)
  • Agriculture Engineering Technician Level 6 (C- or equivalent)
  • Horticultural Nursery Management Level 4 (D)
  • Agricultural Extension Technician Level 4 (D)
  • Poultry Layer Production Attendant Level 3 (D-)
  • Soil Management Level 3 (D-)
  • Horticulture Nursery Management Level 3 (D-)
  • Office Assistant Level 4 (D-)
  • Front Office Operator Level 3 (KCSE)
  • Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy Level 3 (D-)
  • Beauty Therapy Level 3 (D-)
  • Hair Dressing Level 3
  • Plumbing Level 3 (D-)
  • Masonry Level 3 (D-)
  • Welding Level 4 (D plain)
  • Welding (Manual Arc Welder for Mild Steel) Level 3 (D+)
  • Mechanical Technology/Maintenance of Lathe Machine Operator Level 3 (D+)
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You can apply for courses at the Meru National Polytechnic using the online application portal.

You will need to scan your result slip/certificate and attach it when required. Fill in the required information accurately and submit the form for approval, by clicking on the submit button.

Meru Polytechnic Fee Structure

The current tuition fees for first-year students are fixed at Ksh. 67,189 for the first academic year. This fee applies to all diploma, certificate and artisan courses.

Meru Polytechnic Contacts

  • For course fee structure and general inquiries, you can contact the institution in any of the following ways:
  • Registrar’s Office, General Inquiries: +254 719 347059
  • Customer Service Office: +254 742 428095
  • Email: OR
  • Students Portal:
  • E-Learning Portal:

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