Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Bachelor of science Civil Engineering

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 5years

Course Overview

Bachelor of science Civil Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) involves the planning, design and construction of the built environment and the provision of essential services and infrastructure. These include structures such as buildings, bridges and tunnels, as well as transport systems, water supply, drainage systems, ports and harbours.

Civil engineers use their sophisticated understanding of planning, design and construction to provide the most effective way of interacting with the natural environment, and to create solutions to improve quality of life.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of science Civil Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) requires;

KCSE Mean grade B- (minus) and mean grade for the total score in the four JAB cluster subjects of at lest B (plain) and the following minimum grades in the individual luster subjects: Mathematics C+, Physics C+, Chemistry C+, Geography or Biology, or group III or any group IV.

Course Objectives

Bachelor of science Civil Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) acts as a pathway to a career in civil engineering.Civil engineers may specialise in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, transport and land use planning or project management.

Course Program

Bachelor of science Civil Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT)  has the following units;

Year 1

University Units

  • HRD 2101 Communication Skills
  • HRD 2102 Development Studies

Departmental Units

  • SMA 2170 Algebra
  • SMA 2171 Geometry
  • SMA 2172 Calculus I
  • SPH 2102 Physics I
  • SCH 2101 Chemistry I
  • SMA 2174 Introduction to computer Science
  • EME 2101 Engineering Drawing I
  • SPH 2107 Physics II
  • SCH 2108 Chemistry II
  • SMA 2173 Calculus II
  • SMA 2276 Computer Programming II
  • SMA 2273 Applied Mathematics I
  • ECE 2114 Engineering Drawing II
  • EME 2106 Workshop Practice

Year 2

  • HRD 2103 General Economics
  • SMA 2270 Calculus III
  • ECE 2202 Surveying I
  • ECE 2203 Fluid Mechanics I
  • ECE 2204 Strength of Materials I
  • ECE 2205 Theory of structures I
  • ECE 2206 Civil Engineering Materials I
  • ECE 2207 Engineering Drawing III
  • SMA 2271 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • SMA 2272 Statistics
  • ECE 2211 Surveying II
  • ECE 2212 Fluid Mechanics II
  • ECE 2213 Civil Engineering Materials II
  • ECE 2214 Strength of Material II
  • ECE 2215 Theory of Structures II
  • ECE 2216 Engineering Drawing IV
  • ECE 2217++ Practical Attachment I (8 Weeks)

Year 3

  • SMA 2370 Calculus IV
  • ECE 2302 Engineering Geology
  • ECE 2303 Soil Mechanics I
  • ECE 2304 Hydraulics I
  • ECE 2305 Public Health Engineering I
  • ECE 2306 Surveying III
  • ECE 2307 Theory of Structures III
  • ECE 2308 Transportation Planning and Development
  • HRD 2315 Economics for Civil Engineers
  • SMA 2371 Partial Differential Equations
  • ECE 2311 Soil Mechanics II
  • ECE 2312 Hydraulics II
  • ECE 2313 Public Health Engineering II
  • ECE 2314 Surveying IV
  • ECE 2317 Theory of Structures IV
  • ECE 2318 Transportation Engineering I
  • ECE 2317++ Practical Attachment II (8 Weeks)

Year 4

  • SMA 2471 Numerical Analysis I
  • ECE 2402 Hydrology I
  • ECE 2403 Traffic Engineering I
  • ECE 2404 Highway Engineering I
  • ECE 2405 Irrigation Engineering I
  • ECE 2406 Foundation Engineering I
  • ECE 2407* Structural Design I
  • ECE 2408 Theory of Structures V
  • ECE 2409 Research Methodology
  • ECE 2410 Hydrology II
  • ECE 2411 Traffic Engineering II
  • ECE 2412 Highway Engineering II
  • ECE 2413 Irrigation Engineering II
  • ECE 2414 Foundation Engineering II
  • ECE 2415* Structural Design II
  • ECE 2416 Theory of Structures VI
  • ECE 2417++ Practical Attachment III (8 Weeks)

Year 5

Core

  • ECE 2501 Engineering management I
  • ECE 2502* Structural design III
  • ECE 2503 Water Resources Engineering I
  • ECE 2504 Public Health Engineering III
  • ECE 2505** Project
  • ECE 2507 Logistics and system analysis in transportation.

OPTIONS*** (A candidate to select any two units)

  • ECE 2516 Photogrammetry
  • ECE 2517 Geographical information system
  • ECE 2518 Remote sensing
  • ECE 2519 Environmental Engineering

Core

  • ECE 2508 Geotechnical Engineering
  • ECE 2509 Engineering Management II
  • ECE 2510 Harbour Engineering
  • ECE 2511 Civil Engineering practice

Electives + (A Candidate to select only Two Units from any of the following groups)

Water Resources Engineering

  • ECE 2512 Public Health Engineering IV
  • ECE 2513 Water Resources Engineering II

Structural Engineering

  • ECE 2514 Theory of structures VII
  • ECE 2515* Structural Design IV

Transportation & Highway Engineering

  • ECE 2520 Traffic Engineering III
  • ECE 2521 Transportation and Land use, Urban and Regional Planning

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