Welcome to Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) TVET Institute. We are situated at the port city of Mombasa within the Technical University of Mombasa. TUM TVET Institute was launched in 2016 through a University Council resolution that saw the Directorate of TVET transformed into an Institute mandated to coordinate the admission of all Diploma and Certificate students among others. TUM TVET Institute is fully accredited by the Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA), Ministry of Education to provide training in Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in various courses at Diploma and Certificate levels. TUM TVET Institute endeavors to offer skill based training in line with the goal of employment creation as well as wealth creation through application of Science, Technology and Innovation. Our curriculum implementation model takes cognizance of the needs of industry by giving the trainees intensive hands-on training in their particular trade areas and also a mandatory industrial attachment. TUM TVET Institute takes pride in the rich history it inherited from The Mombasa Polytechnic, which was well known for producing highly innovative, competent very marketable technologists, which we undertake to preserve forever. We boast of a strong diverse workforce that is committed to the provision of quality education and training in an enabling environment geared towards producing graduates with desirable knowledge, attitudes and skills for the global job market.

TUM TVET Institute is committed to providing affordable, accessible, sustainable and quality training by ensuring our services are effective and efficient and meet the client’s as well as the industry’s expectation. TUM TVET Institute is also committed to complying with requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System current in place at the University. We are glad that you have chosen TUM TVET Institute as the place to launch your professional career. We guarantee you unparalleled theoretical and practical learning atmosphere. We offer 48 diploma programmes and 20 certificate programmes spread over 12 academic departments. Whatever professional trade area you are interested in we shall be glad to guide and mould you into a competent, responsible and employable worker.



Welcome to the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The department offers the Diploma in Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with four specialization tracks namely Electrical Power, Instrumentation and Control, Electronics, and Telecommunications Engineering. This programme is examined by TUM. This programme aims to produce graduates that are ready for the job market and are capable of identifying, formulating and solving complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics. This is achieved through the deliberately crafted teaching and learning atmosphere that is geared towards experiential learning with emphasis on the practical aspect of engineering. The team of our dedicated staff are eager to take the learners through the paces to ensure that you come out as a transformed and skillful individual ready for the job market.

Programmes on offer

  1. Diploma in Technology in Electrical Power Engineering

  2. Diploma in Technology in Electronic Engineering

  3. Diploma in Technology in Instrumentation and Control Engineering

  4. Diploma in Technology in Telecommunication Engineering

  5. Certificate in Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering


The Hotel and Hospitality Industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy in Kenya, Africa and globally. The Hospitality and Tourism department endeavors to impart to the students, quality values and attitudes required in the demanding hospitality sector of the economy. Our programmes aim at impressing upon the students to appreciate the diverse cultural heritage within Kenya and beyond, and also exploit this diversity for job and wealth creation.

Programmes on offer

  1. Diploma in Catering and Accommodation management

  2. Diploma in Hotel and Institutional Management

  3. Diploma in Tourism Management

  4. Certificate in Catering and Accommodation Management


The Department of Communication Studies is committed to training personnel for the media industry in all its spheres including electronic and the print media. The programmes in the department are designed to equip students with practical skills in journalism which are relevant in Kenya and global labor markets. It imparts professional skills and attitudes to persons whose interest is to work in the industry of Mass Media. The department aims to produce competent all rounded communication practitioners who confidently articulate issues in mass communication, public relations and journalism. To this end the programmes are so designed to create a balance between theoretical groundings of the course as well as a grasp of what is currently the practice in mass communication. All our programmes stress the cardinal role of ethical conduct as well as professional practice in the discipline which are both necessary and sufficient conditions for a changed practice in Africa. This purpose informs the content of the course and practice of those who successfully go through our course of study.

Programmes on offer

  1. Diploma in Mass Communication

  2. Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

  3. Diploma in Public Relations

  4. Diploma in Graphic Design

  5. Certificate in Mass Communication


The Institute of Computing and informatics offers Information Communication Technology (ICT) training to provide innovative lifelong opportunities. The Institute aims to help students develop the necessary skills to exploit ICT, to become independent users of ICT and to be ICT professionals who meet the demands of both local and global markets. ICT encompasses the fields of Data/Information processing, transmission and communications by means of computer and telecommunication techniques. ICT tools are increasingly used for organizational/personal information processing in all sectors of economy and society. The Institute of Computing and informatics undertakes to influencing the students develop desirable attitudes and also perform well in their studies and to become responsible members of the society.

Programmes on offer

1. Diploma in Information Communication Technology (DICT)

2. Diploma in Computer Studies

3. Certificate in Computer Maintenance


The goal of the Department of Social Sciences is to produce qualified social workers to the standard required by the local communities and Kenya at large with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitude in social and community work. It offers programmes that are key to society’s transformation through linking them with systems that provide them with resources, services and opportunities, develop and improve social policy and promote human and community wellbeing. The programmes on offer exposes the students to interdisciplinary frameworks which incorporates concepts and approaches from interrelated disciplines namely; social work, project management, entrepreneurship and innovation, public governance, conflict management and counseling. These disciplines have practical bearing on understanding and implementing development process in the community. Providing knowledge and skills from such interdisciplinary subjects is fundamental for producing skilled and professional human capital catering for the needs of the country.

Programmes on offer

  1. Diploma in Community Development and Counseling

  2. Diploma in Archives and Records Management

  3. Diploma in County governance and Ethics

  4. Diploma in Library and Information Sciences

  5. Certificate in Community Development and Counseling

  6. Certificate in Archives and Records Management


Business Studies helps an individual to make more informed decisions in the everyday business of living. It gives one a better understanding of the world of work and encourages him/her to think about how and why people start up in business. The programmes offered in the department of Business Administration aims at developing the essential transferable or ‘soft’ skills that employers demand and also cultivate the following strengths: critical thinking and analytical skills, alongside familiarity with evaluative techniques; numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data and information; self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources; appreciation of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes; a creative problem-solving approach and sound, logical decision-making skills; effective and persuasive written and oral communication skills; understanding organizational behaviour and structure.

Programmes on offer

  1. Diploma in Business Administration

  2. Diploma in Business Management

  3. Diploma in Human Resource and Industrial Relations

  4. Diploma in Sales and Marketing

  5. Diploma in Secretarial studies

  6. Certificate in business Management

  7. Certificate in Human Resource Management


The Department of Accounting and Finance ensures that students are competent enough, both theoretically as well as practically, to undertake the recording, preparing, analyzing and reporting financial transactions of an organization. The importance of the role of professional accountants in business in ensuring the quality of financial reporting cannot be overly emphasized. The purpose of financial accounting is to provide the information that is needed for sound economic decision-making. The main purpose of financial accounting is to prepare financial reports that provide information about a firm's performance to external parties such as investors, creditors, and tax authorities. Financial accounting is a specialized branch of accounting that keeps track of a company's financial transactions. Using standardized guidelines, the transactions are recorded, summarized, and presented in a financial report (Statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income) or financial statement (Statement of Financial Position).

Programme on offer


Environmental sciences primarily focuses on the air we breathe; the water we drink; the land we build on and the homes we live in… numerous elements of our natural and man-made environment have the potential to affect our health. Our complex interactions with the environment and physical surroundings influence our genetics and health. The relationships we have with the environment can give rise to a variety of diseases and health conditions – including asthma, cancer, and food poisoning. Environmental health sciences professionals focus on identifying the relationships and risks of the physical environment around us on our health. They actively try to improve the public’s health addressing these environmental risk factors and putting in a concerted effort to mitigate the risks around us.

This is a wide-ranging, complex, and multifaceted profession, spanning chemistry, toxicology and engineering, among many other disciplines.  Like all public health fields, it also involves collaboration with and reliance upon other professionals, including chemists, geologists, biologists, meteorologists, physicists, physicians, engineers, human resources representatives, and even politicians. When working in an environmental health science field you will be immersed in a “big picture” perspective of how environment and actions heavily affect our daily health.

Programmes on offer

  1. Diploma in Environmental Sciences

  2. Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

  3. Diploma in Community Health and HIV Management

  4. Dipoma in Nutrition and Dietetics


Welcome to the Department of pure and applied sciences. We school recognizes the need to train competent professionals who will contribute towards development of the country into a newly industrializing middle income economy by the year 2030. The training offered in the department aims at producing graduates who are well equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills to identify scientific problems, design solutions to those problems, plan and execute appropriate interventions, in line with the national priorities and emerging issues. Our academic programmes have been developed with the demands of the job market in mind thereby producing graduates who are highly competitive with the right knowledge, attitudes and skills

Programmes on offer.

  1. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

  2. Diploma in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

  3. Diploma in Food Science and Technology

  4. Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology