INTRODUCTION

The Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering in partnership with Trident Vocational Training Centre (TVTC) has started a Skills Training Centre to offer Level I – Level III courses in mechanical engineering services, plumbing (Craftsmen/Artisans) and other related engineering short courses. The examining body for these approved courses is National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

This partnership and collaboration will help in reaching out and rolling out skills training to school leaving students ready to start careers in the above skills oriented trainings in line with our department’s vision. It will further provide an opportunity for our undergraduate students enrolled in various degree programs and diploma courses to enroll into the various employability skills for three months to make them competitive in the job market.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The courses offered and their details are as below: –

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE COURSE OBJECTIVES COURSE DURATION EXAMINING BODY
EGS015 Plumbing & Pipe fitting Level 1 Entry level skills in:

-Plumbing and pipe fitting
-Piping materials and joining procedures
-Sanitary fittings and installation
-Drainage systems

-3 months class training

-3 months industry attachment

NITA
EGS016 Plumbing & Pipe fitting Level II Intermediary level skills in:
-Plumbing and pipe fitting
-Piping materials and joining procedures
-Sanitary fittings and installation
-Drainage systems
-3 months class training
-3 months industry attachment
NITA
EGS017 Plumbing & Pipe fitting Level III Advanced level skills in:
-Plumbing and pipe fitting
-Piping materials and joining procedures
-Sanitary fittings and installation
-Drainage systems
-3 months class training
-3 months industry attachment
NITA
EGS023 Gas Installation -Application of LPG gas
-Installation procedures and design
-Pressure regulators
-Safety precautions when installing gas system
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS024 Pipe joining processes -Acquire practical skills on different pipe materials
-Different pipe joining processes and their applications in industry
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS025 Solar hot water installation -Working principle of solar water heaters
-Types of solar systems and their installation
-Application of solar water heating systems
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS026 Project management and costing -Definition of project management
-Site management process
-Phases of project management
-Project management structure
– Draw out materials list from a given drawing
– Creating a simple quotation for plumbing works
– Understand different costing methods
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS027 Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition & Refrigeration -Understand HVAC fundamentals and standards
-Skills on classification of HVAC systems & applications
– HVAC & R system design calculations and considerations
-Maintenance of HVAC and refrigeration systems
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS028 MEP drawings & Interpretation -Understand what MEP drawing is and identify the various plumbing symbols used in drawings
-Identify the various professionals in the construction industry
-Differentiate different types of construction drawings
-Design and interpret plumbing and drainage for domestic, apartment and commercial buildings
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS029 Borehole Installation -Undertake bore hole geological tests and statutory requirements
-Borehole drilling procedures
-Borehole equipping and water testing procedures
-Borehole pumps, pumping and maintenance
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS030 Boiler Installation -Types of boilers classification
-Boiler system major components
-Installation procedures of boilers
-Boiler controls and maintenance
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS031 Firefighting systems -Types of firefighting sprinkler and suppression systems
-Design & installation procedures of sprinkler systems
-Other types of firefighting systems
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS032 Pumps & Pump Installation -Different types of pumps and applications
-Importance of pumps
-Domestic pump selection criteria
-Pump maintenance and trouble shooting
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS033 Water treatment systems -Waste water treatment system types and applications
-Domestic water treatment system types and operation
-Design and maintenance of treatment plants
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS034 Swimming pool installations -Definition of a swimming pool
-Swimming pool design and setting criteria
-Components of the swimming pool system
-Swimming pool water circulation
-Maintenance and care procedures
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS035 HDPE/PE systems -Types of HDPE pipes and applications
-Joining Methods of HDPE
-Joining procedures of PE and HDPE Pipes
3 months TVTC/NITA
EGS036 Sanitary installation -Identify types of sanitary fittings for commercial building
-Definition of sanitary found in commercial buildings
-Installation of sanitary fittings in commercial buildings
-Plumbing accessories found in commercial buildings
-Maintenance of sanitary fittings
3 months TVTC/NITA

 
ADMISSION CRITERIA/REQUIREMENTS & TRAINING FEES

Minimum Entry Criteria Course Certification       Licensing Training Fees
School leavers & Beginners
OR
2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience
Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Level 1 NITA NCA
COUNTY GOV’T
Training & exam fee: 45,000
LEVEL I LEVEL II NITA NCA

COUNTY GOV’T

Training & exam fee: 45,000
LEVEL II LEVEL III NITA NCA
COUNTY GOV’T
Training & exam fee: 45,000
Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering
OR
Level III (Plumbing)
OR
2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience
Solar Hot water systems Installation
Swimming pool design & installation
Firefighting and suppression systems
Pumps and pump installation
NITA NCA
COUNTY GOV’T
Training & exam fee: 45,000 (Each course)
Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering
OR
Level III (Plumbing)
OR
2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience
HVAC
Gas/Compressed air systems
Boiler installation
Mechanical Drawing design & Interpretation
NITA NCA
COUNTY GOV’T
-Training & exam fee: 45,000 (Each course)
Certificate/Diploma/Degree in any course
OR
Level III (Plumbing)
OR
2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience
Project management and costing
Leadership & Management
NITA Chartered Institute of Management -Training & exam fee: 45,000 (Each course)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
 
Visit admission.must.ac.ke for the online application process.
 
FEES PAYMENT
 

A. HOW TO PAY FEES USING MPESA PAYBILL THROUGH CO-OPERATIVE BANK COLLECTION ACCOUNT

STEPS TO PAY FEES FOR MERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. GO TO ‘LIPA NA MPESA’
  2. SELECT ‘PAY BILL’
  3. ENTER BUSINESS NUMBER ‘400222 FOR MERU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  4. ENTER ACCOUNT NUMBER AS BELOW: 2524# (Meru University of Science & Technology Code) FOLLOWED BY YOUR REGISTRATION NUMBER (For example, 2524#REGISTRATION NUMBER)
  5. ENTER FEES AMOUNT
  6. ENTER YOUR MPESA PIN
  7. CONFIRM TRANSACTION
  8. RECEIVE SMS CONFIRMING THE PAYMENT IS SUCCESSFUL

 
NOTE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO SMSES

  1. One from M-PESA indicating that you have sent money to Cooperative Bank collection account for account 2524#
  2. The other from Cooperative Bank indicating that you have sent money to Meru University of Science and Technology

 B. BANK ACCOUNT PAYMENT

Account name:     Meru University of Science & Technology
Bank:                   Co-operative Bank – Makutano Branch
Account Number: 01129378440000
 
CONTACTS

  1. Dean, School of Engineering and Architecture

Meru University of Science & Technology
E-mail: skillstraining@must.ac.ke
Contact: Mr. Geoffrey Omosa (Program coordinator)
+254-726999499, +254-752999499

  1. Trident Vocational Training Centre

020-2081501/0790958241
info@tvtcentre.ac.ke