University of Malawi The Polytechnic Application for Certificate In Electrical Installation

By | December 10, 2020

Certificate In Electrical Installation

The Polytechnic, through the Department of Electrical Engineering, is pleased to invite applications for a 4 month course to take place at the Polytechnic through Open and Distant Learning (ODeL). At the end of the course candidates will be awarded a certificate in Electrical Installation (CEI). The programme will be done on-line except for a practical sessions where candidates are required to come to Polytechnic. The course is non-residential and candidates will be required to make their own arrangements for meals and accommodation. 


The Department has noted that there is a gap in the electrical installation industry. Most employers struggle to get skilled artisan who can do a professional job. Thus the department of Electrical Engineering has developed course to improve skills in the following areas.

  1. Health and safety
  2. Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  3. Domestic Installation
  4. Industrial installation

Students will undergo an internship program where they will further enhance their practical skills.


Applicants should have a MSCE with AT LEAST PASSES in English, Mathematics and physical Science or General Science. 


The total mandatory fees payable per student for the entire (non-residential) programme is MK185, 000.00.  Scholarships will be made available to a few candidates that will meet the program set criteria. Students from CDSS from 18-35 years of age should submit applications for both course intake and scholarship. For more information, please contact the ODeL Director at Polytechnic, through or or the Director of Scholarships and Grants at SHEAMA, through


Applicants should fill an application form which is attached below.

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The filled forms should be sent to the following address by 8th January 2020.

ODL Office

Malawi Polytechnic

Private Bag 303

Chichiri Blantyre 3  Application form  

 SHEAMA Scholarship Application Form

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