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Electrical and Electroninc Engineering Telecommunications Diploma at Eldoret National Polytechnic

Eldoret National Polytechnic

Electrical and Electroninc Engineering (Telecommunications) Diploma program.

This Electrical and Electroninc Engineering (Telecommunications) course offered at Eldoret National Polytechnic, is a 3 years Diploma program accredited by KNEC.

  • Diploma
  • 3 years
  • Telecommunication Engineering

Telecommunications Engineering is a sub-field of electrical engineering which seeks to design and devise systems of communication at a distance. The work ranges from basic circuit design to strategic mass developments.

A telecommunication engineer is responsible for designing and overseeing the installation of telecommunications equipment and facilities, such as complex electronic switching systems, and other plain old telephone service facilities, optical fiber cabling, IP networks, and microwave transmission systems. Telecommunications engineering also overlaps with broadcast engineering.

Telecommunication is a diverse field of engineering connected to electronic, civil and systems engineering. Ultimately, telecom engineers are responsible for providing high-speed data transmission services. They use a variety of equipment and transport media to design the telecom network infrastructure; the most common media used by wired telecommunications today are twisted pair, coaxial cables, and optical fibers.

Telecommunications engineers also provide solutions revolving around wireless modes of communication and information transfer, such as wireless telephony services, radio and satellite communications, internet, Wi-Fi and broadband technologies.

Telecommunication systems are generally designed by telecommunication engineers which sprang from technological improvements in the telegraph industry in the late 19th century and the radio and the telephone industries in the early 20th century.

Today, telecommunication is widespread and devices that assist the process, such as the television, radio and telephone, are common in many parts of the world. There are also many networks that connect these devices, including computer networks, public switched telephone network , radio networks, and television networks. Computer communication across the Internet is one of many examples of telecommunication. Telecommunication plays a vital role in the world economy, and the telecommunication industry's revenue has been placed at just under 3% of the gross world product. This course is marketable mainly due to the continued growth of the Telecommunication and ICT industries as a whole not just in Kenya but also globally.

Upon completing this Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Telecommunications) course, you will be ale to:

  • Coordinate
    maintenance activities/tasks to ensure the availability of mobile and fixed
  • Monitor and
    optimizing data networks
  • Provide customer
    support in the field for connected customers.
  • Plan and
    deploy Telco Data Centre Networks/ VAS/ OSS/Financial Services
    Network/Machine-to-Machine networks etc.
  • Ensure seamless
    connectivity to the centralized resources.
  • Find Fiber
    infrastructure Faults as well as Ensuring restorations are completed in a
    timely manner.
  • Provide preventive
    maintenance reports and carry out regular inspection of cabling systems
  • Analyse risks and
    proposing the relocation of Fiber/other cables in case of Road/ Power
    Utilities/ water and sewerage expansion, new building facilities, etc.
  • Perform and
    document disaster recovery tests
  • Provide spares and
    other materials forecast (for maintenance works)
  • Supporting,
    developing, and integrating VAS Systems
  • Ensuring proper site
  • Ensuring proper
    contractors’ control.
  • Ensuring proper
    execution of works Orders.
  • Ensuring proper use
    of the defined processes/procedures in daily work.

Entry requirement

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) or
  • Pass in relevant Craft Course or
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.