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Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Structural Engineering program

Moi University

Bachelors Degree Program 5 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Department of Civil and Structural Engineering offers a Bachelor of Technology programme in Civil and Structural Engineering. The programme lays a heavy emphasis on practical application of knowledge, while at the same time recognizes the importance of development of correct attitudes alongside theoretical and intellectual development of the graduate engineer.

Minimum Entry Requirements

(i) All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Structural
Engineering [BTech(Civil and Structural Engineering)] must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements
stipulated in the common university entrance regulations.

(ii) In addition, candidates must obtain at least the minimum cut-off points for the year as determined
from any one of the following four subject clusters from the revised KCSE structure in which candidates
take examination in 8 subjects.

ALTERNATIVE A
Mathematics Physics Chemistry Either Biology or Geography or any Group V (i.e. technical group of subjects)

ALTERNATIVE B
Mathematics Physics Chemistry Either Biology or Geography or any Group V (i.e. technical group of subjects)
The above clusters may change from year to year. Mathematics Physical Sciences Biological Sciences Either
Geography or any Group V (i.e. technical group of subjects)

The above clusters may change from year to year.

iii) Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Moi University
Senate may also be admitted.

Course Objectives

The main objectives of the Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Structural Engineering programme
are to:
1. prepare graduate engineers who can accomplish the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure facilities, using professional considerations.
2. achieve a practical orientation of the graduate engineers.
3. prepare the graduate engineers with sound knowledge in the fundamentals so as to enable them to participate in applied theoretical research as well as consultancy services.
4. develop vocational and entrepreneurial skills among graduate engineers as a basis for employment and further studies.
5. develop positive and responsive vocational attitudes, initiative and creative thinking oriented to the world of work.

Course Program

FIRST YEAR
SEMESTER 1
Basic Mathematics I
Basics of Mechanics
Basic Physics I
Basic Chemistry I
Engineering Drawing I
Introduction to Civil and Structural Eng. I
Communication Skills I
Development Concepts and Applications

TOTAL UNITS
23

SEMESTER 2
Basic Mathematics II
Basic Statistics
Basic Physics II
Basic Chemistry II
Engineering Drawing II
Introduction to Civil and Structural Eng. I
Communication Skills II
Quantitative Skills

TOTAL UNITS 23
TOTAL UNITS IN YEAR I 46

SECOND YEAR

SEMESTER 1
Engineering Mathematics I
Statistics
Introduction to Computers I
Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures
Solid Mechanics
Engineering Geology
Engineering Materials
Engineering Surveying I
State, Society and Development

TOTAL UNITS 24

SEMESTER 2
Numerical Methods
Introduction to Computers II
Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures
Basic Chemistry II
Building Materials - Concrete and Wood
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Elements of Transportation Planning
Engineering Surveying II

TOTAL UNITS 22
TOTAL UNITS IN YEAR II
46

Fieldwork and Workshop Practice (12 Weeks)


THIRD YEAR

SEMESTER 1
Engineering Mathematics II
Computer Applications
Introduction to The Finite Element Method
Soil Mechanics II
Highway Materials
Flow in Non-Erodible Open Channels
Traffic Engineering
Engineering Surveying III


TOTAL UNITS
22

SEMESTER 2
Engineering Mathematics III
Software Applications in Civil and Structural Engineering
Plastic Analysis of Structures
Structural Timber Design
Boundary Layer Theory and Flow in Pressurized Syste
Hydrology
Highway Geometric Design
Introduction to Engineering Economics
Engineering for Sustainable Development

TOTAL UNITS 24
TOTAL UNITS IN YEAR III 46

Industrial Attachment I (12 Weeks)

FOURTH YEAR

SEMESTER 1
Structural Steel Design
Introduction to Public Health Engineering
Water Resources Engineering I
Applied Hydrology
Construction Management I
Control Systems
Instrumentation
Small Business Management

Total Units 24

SEMESTER 2
Structural Concrete and Masonry Design
Structural Dynamics 3 3
Foundations Engineering
Drinking Water Supply and Systems
Pavement Design
Construction Management II
Operations Research
Research Methods

TOTAL UNITS 23
TOTAL UNITS IN YEAR I 47


Industrial Attachment II (12 Weeks)


FIFTH YEAR

Civil and Structural Engineering Project

SEMESTER 1
Design of Low rise Buildings
Sewerage and Waste Water Treatment
Water Resources Engineering II
Appropriate Technology in Civil and Structural Engineering


Elective I

Elective II

TOTAL UNITS 22

SEMESTER 2
Building Physics and Services
Mechanics of Composite Materials
Law, Ethics and Professional Practice

Elective III

Elective IV

Elective V

TOTAL UNITS 22
TOTAL UNITS IN YEAR V 44
GRAND TOTAL UNITS IN FIVE YEARS 239

ELECTIVE

GROUP ONE ELECTIVES

Numerical Analysis
Computer Aided Design
Coastal Engineering
Design of Bridges
Plates - Theory and Computation
Tropical Soils in Engineering Practice
Irrigation Engineering
Urban Drainage and Flood Protection
Flow in Erodible Open Channels
Urban Traffic Management
Advanced Operations Research
Advanced Engineering Surveying


GROUP TWO ELECTIVES
Design of Special Structures

Solid Waste, Soil Management and Other Environmental Topics
Groundwater Abstraction and Recharge

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