Joel O Awino


Conducive Environment

Situated and bordering the Indian Ocean, its environs receive a cool breeze from the seas with fresh air from ancient trees and sea plants like the mangrove. The ancient trees are an attraction of wildlife of the monkey species as well as an experience of the marine life. The Universities’ proximity to public transport and central business district (CBD) gives it an advantage for your ease of accessing higher education.



There are six hostels in the main campus with a total bed capacity of 800 students. The proximity of the hostels to the administration and tuition area and security make the place a preferred place to stay. The limited bed capacity provided by the hostels is supplemented by a number of privately run hostels near the main campus. A team coordinated from the department periodically assesses the quality and standards of the hostels and advises students seeking accommodation accordingly. Conversely the team advises the management of the private hostels on the standards expected of their facilities.



The main kitchen and dining hall primarily serve the students that reside in the university hostels on a pay-as-you-eat basis. The dining hall also serves clients on a pre-paid arrangement and serves a variety of foods at very competitive prices.

Health Services

The Health Unit offers healthcare mainly in the curative, preventive and promotive care services. The curative services offered include;

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common ailments
  • Referral of complicated medical conditions requiring in-patient care and specialized treatment
  • Minor surgical procedures.

With the increasing student population, the Health Unit is focusing on strengthening promotive care services, which include;

  • Family planning and antenatal care
  • HIV and AIDs programmes
  • Tuberculosis control programmes
The Library

The mission of the Technical University of Mombasa Library is to provide quality information resources and services that will support the university in carrying out its core activities of teaching, learning, research and community service and consultancy to the highest international standard. The library has a growing collection of over 30,000 hard copy books, e-books, e-journals, Africanna and Special Collection, archival materials and a newspaper archive of dating back to 1983.

The Digital Library

As part of the efforts to complement the print resources, the library subscribes to electronic resources (e-Books and e-Journal) which cover a variety of broad subject areas such as social sciences and humanities, sciences, engineering and technology. Most of the databases provide full-text access to e-journals and other e-resources. The electronic resources are available from the library website and can be accessed 24/7 using any PC, laptop or mobile device with internet connectivity.


One of the unique databases that the library has subscribed to is IEEE EXplore which is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content which include 160 online journals. The contents in IEEE database covers  a wide range of subjects such as Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science and Electronics, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.

TUM Institutional Repository (IR@Tum)

This is an online archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating scholarly outputs of the Technical University of Mombasa. It has several communities where one can browse its collections including archives, books and book chapters, workshop/conference papers, theses and dissertations, patents and research and past papers among others. The past exam papers data bank is currently holding more than 4,000 past exam papers for all levels and courses offered at the Technical University of Mombasa. It is available on the Intranet and a link to the data bank can be found on the library website ( and through Students and staff can create their own user accounts using the institutional e-mail address to access past papers off campus any time they wish to.

Laboratories and Equipment

TUM has a great potential for Research activities enabled by well equipped laboratories in Applied and Health Sciences, Information and Communication Technology and Engineering which have been approved by the relevant professional bodies like Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), Kenya Medical Laboratories Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB), Engineers Board of Kenya(EBK).

The Equipment include amongst others, state of the art Marine Engine simulator, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines, Hospital equipment etc.