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Multimedia University College of Kenya, Nairobi

Multimedia University of Kenya offers degree, diploma, and certificate programmes through the following faculties: Media and Communications Studies, Engineering, Business, and Information Technology.

The state-owned institution has carved a niche in information technology studies, covering media production and telecommunications engineering.

The university’s students gain both theoretical and practical knowledge. It owns a radio station (99.9 FM) through which media students get to practice the skills they have learnt.

It was established in 1948 as Central training College and changed to Kenya College of Communications Technology (KCCT) in 1992.

In 2008, it was upgraded into a university college named Multimedia University College of Kenya and became a constituent college of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

It offers a bachelor’s degree in mass media or film and animation under the faculty of media and communication. B-minus in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is the grade that will get you into this course.

Courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering are a Bachelor of Science in telecommunications and information engineering, electronics and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, control and instrumentation. These too require a B-minus at KCSE for entry.

The business faculty offers a degree course in commerce and another in purchasing and supplies. The entry requirement for both is a C-plus in KCSE. The other study on offer in this faculty is business process outsourcing.

The Faculty of Information Technology has several programmes that range from four-year courses to six-month studies.

The disciplines include BSc degrees in IT, actuarial science, computer technology, mathematics, and computer science. Computer certification courses like Oracle and CISCO are also offered through partnerships with international institutions.

Eligibility to the college’s diploma courses is a C-plain in KCSE. They are in media and IT. Certificate courses offered in the above fields require one to have at least a C-minus entry grade.

Well-equipped library
The institutions library has a collection of 6,000 volumes of reading material on engineering, ICT, business and mass media. It can accommodate up to 200 users per sitting.

The university seeks to spearhead the implementation of a multimedia super corridor (MSC), a government designated zone designed to leapfrog Kenya’s economy into the information and knowledge age.

This corridor houses core MSC initiatives that include high-technology projects such as e-government, telemedicine, smart school, multipurpose smart card system, research and development cluster, e-business and technopreneur development.

By the year 2030, the MSC will be extended to the whole country, transforming
Kenya into a knowledge-based economy and society, as envisaged in Kenya Vision 2030.