The department was established in 1986, to train Medical equipment technologist, as a collaboration venture between the Kenyan Government, through Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Research Technical Training and Applied Technology (MRTTAT) and was aided by the German Government through the German Technical Assistance Agency (GTZ). By then, hospital equipment were breaking down due to lack of proper maintenance, rendering 70% of the equipment non functional.
The department is currently offering one degree program; Bachelor of Science in Medical Engineering (Bsc) with the following options;
- Clinical Engineering Option.
- Hospital Engineering Option.
The course is intended to offer solution on rapid technological changes where new equipment is produced. The steady growth in the health care industry in the country, the neighbour countries and the world at large require competent health technology workers.
Besides the degree program, The department also offers Diploma in Technology (Medical Engineering) and a Certificate in Medical Engineering Services (CMES).
The following Program will be offered soon;
1.Bachelor of Technology (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)