Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) has passed through three transitional levels to become what it is now. The various phases it has undergone so far reflect the GOK’s concerted efforts in promoting technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training in line with the dynamic technological and industrial growth in Kenya and in Africa.The origin of TUM can be traced back to the late 1940’s as a result of the consultations pioneered by Sir Philip Mitchell in 1948 between The Aga Khan, the Sultan of Zanzibar, the Secretary of State for the colonies, Sir Bernard Reilly and H. M. Treasury.Out of these consultations, Mombasa Institute of Muslim Education (MIOME) was founded from capital raised by means of gifts of Kshs.100, 000 from Sultan of Zanzibar and Kshs.50, 000 by the Bohra Community of East Africa at the insistence of Doctor Sayedna Taher Saifuddin. Sheikh-Sir Mbarak Al-Hinawy who served as the Liwali (Governor) for the Coast of East Africa and Mombasa from 1941-1959 also had major contributions in MIOME’s development. As the Governor he was consulted by the Government about various aspects of the proposed school, including its charter. In his capacity he represented the Sultan of Zanzibar and closely worked with the British colonial government. Sheikh Khamis was a generous and enlightened philanthropist who sought to assist local causes. In 1948 he was the one who donated 34 acres of land where the institute was built and in Tudor area where the Prof. Ali Alamin Mazrui Campus stands. It was Sir Mbarak Al Hinawy who secured this prime land in port Tudor from his close friend Sheikh Khamis.Without this land MIOME would not have become a reality. When MIOME was opened in 1951, the Sultan of Zanzibar Sheikh Khalifa bin Harab and Sheikh-Sir Mbarak Al-Hinawy were the key guests in the occasion. Sheikh-Sir Mbarak Ali-Hinawy was the founding member of MIOME’s Board of Governors.At its inception, MIOME was charged with the prime objective of providing adequate technical education on Muslim students of East Africa. In May 1951, MIOME enrolled its first batch of students to undergo a technical education programme which placed special emphasis on Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Seamanship and Navigation, and Woodwork. MIOME exemplified the cooperation between leaders of different Muslim communities in East Africa including Sultan of Zanzibar, The Aga Khan and the leaders from Bohra Community.
Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) has finally acquired ISO 9001:2008 certification. The TUM staff and students are excited to study and work in an institution that has meet international standards. The auditing and certification process was undertaken by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and Certification Company. The audit was conducted in March 2015 and the university received the certificate effective 1st May 2015. The ISO 9001:2008 certification process started way back in the year 2010 when sensitization was done at the then Mombasa Polytechnic University College (now TUM). The momentum was re-engineered in the year 2012 and 2013 with the sensitization of the entire university staff, training of internal auditors, documentation, internal audits, management reviews, the stage one (1) audits and stage two (2) audits. The certification of the university came at a time when the university has repositioned itself as one of the leading institution of higher learning in Kenya through the establishment of national and international collaborations with renowned institutions. With the scope focusing on design, development and delivery of teaching, learning, research and community service covering all academic departments as well as support services, it is no doubt TUM’s drive towards internationalization as well as quality products and services will prevail. With the award of the Charter in the year 2013 that made TUM a fully fledged university, the university has developed a number of policies and guidelines geared towards improved service delivery as per the university mandate. The ISO 9001:2008 is no doubt another milestone that cements the university’s achievements as a global university of excellence in training, research and innovation. On behalf of the Council, Senate and University Management, I wish to thank all our students and staff who committed their time to this great course that has made us equal among equals and we are committed to sustain this achievement. Of great importance, our drive to meet and exceed customer requirements and expectations has just started.
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 former the 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.
Degree: Mean grade of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) OR other qualifications recognized by the Academic Board. Diploma: Mean grade of C (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) OR other qualifications recognized by the Academic Board. Pre-university College and Certificates: Mean grade of C-(minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) OR other qualifications recognized by the Academic Board.
Other entry qualifications:
The Academic Board shall determine other entry qualifications as follows: For Degree A diploma from a recognized examining body or institution and in a field relevant to the programme sought at TUM. A Certificate taking 2 years and above from a recognized examining body or institution and in a field relevant to the programme sought at TUM. A Pre-university College Certificate from a recognized institution. Division II and above in O-level. For Diploma A certificate from a credible institution (6 months and above) and in a field relevant to a programme sought at TUM. A Pre-university College Certificate from a recognized institution. Div. III in O-Level. For certificate A craft course from a credible institution (6 months and above) and in a field relevant to a programme sought at TUM. A Pre-university College Certificate from a recognized institution. Div. IV in O-Level.