Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University (KU)

BSc Construction Management

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

This construction management degree focuses on the management skills and business knowledge required for the continually changing environment of the construction industry. the program prepares students for leadership roles in the construction profession. With its comprehensive, management-oriented focus, the program helps students understand the impact of construction on the environment and society and prepares students to be leaders in this exciting field.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Construction management degree in the School of Architecture and Built Environment in the following categories:

KCSE Candidates
The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
In addition, candidates are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ (plus) in each of the following subject clusters:
• Mathematics (alternative A or B)
• Physics
• Any Group III(History and Government and /or Geography)
• 2nd Group II/ 2nd Group III/ any Group IV/ any Group V

KCSE Subject Grouping
• Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics
• Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
• Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education
• Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies
• Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies

A-Levels or Equivalent
Candidate should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and with a credit pass in English at O-Level

Diploma (TEP) or Equivalent
Candidates with a minimum credit pass in Diploma (Technical Education Project) in Construction management by the Kenya National Examinations Council or an equivalent qualification.
Diploma in Technology or Equivalent
Candidates with a minimum credit pass in Diploma in Technology (Dip.Tech) in Construction Management from a recognized college or an equivalent qualification.

Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) or Equivalent
Candidates with a minimum credit pass in Higher National Diploma (H.N. Dip.) in Construction of the Kenya National Examinations Council or an equivalent qualification.

Course Program

The programme will lead to the award of Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

List of Units Across Semesters
Level 100:
Semester I
UCU 100: Communication Skills
BCM101: Construction Graphics I
BCM103: Mathematics for Construction I
BCM105: Construction Methods I
BCM107: History of Construction
ABE101: Introduction to Geo-physical Environment
UCU 103:Introduction to Creative and Critical Thinking

Semester II
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Studies
BCM110: Workshop Practice and Technology I
BCM102: Computer Technology for Construction Managers
BCM104: Mathematics for Construction II
BCM106: Construction Methods II
ABE102:Land Surveying in the Built Environment
BCM108:Construction Project Drawings and Graphics II

Level 200:
Semester I
BCM 201: Construction Materials and Testing
BCM 203: Geology and Hydrology for Construction
BCM 205: Construction Methods III
BCM 207: Soil Mechanics and Foundations
BCM 209: Mechanical and Electrical Systems
BCM211: Workshop Practice and Technology II
BCM 213: Strength of Construction Materials

Semester II
BCM 202: Site Development, Organization and Management
BCM 204: Principles of Highway Engineering
BCM 206: Architectural Drawing
BCM 208: Construction Equipment and Methods
BCM 210: Measurement and Design Appraisal 1
BCM 212: Economics for Construction Managers
BCM 214: Structural Analysis and Design

Trimester
BCM 200: Industry Based Learning (External)

LEVEL 300
Semester I
BCM 301: Project Management and Planning
ABE 301: Environmental Impact Assessments and Audit
BCM 303: Measurement and Design Appraisal II
BCM 305: Maintenance and Renovation Management
BCM 307: Construction Law
BCM 309: Integrated Design Studio A

Semester II
ABE 302: Research Methods
BCM302: Principles of Construction Management
BCM 304: Construction Logistics
BCM 306: Construction Contract Administration
BCM 308: Cost Analysis and Bidding
BCM 310: Integrated Design Studio B
Trimester
BCM 300: Industry Based Learning (External)

LEVEL 400
Semester I
BCM 400 Construction Risk Management
BCM 403 Construction Planning and Scheduling
BCM 405 Labour Management for Construction
BCM 407 Construction Safety Management
BCM 409 Construction Accounting and Financial Management
BCM 411 Construction Research Project

Semester II
BCM 402 Construction Professional Practice and Ethics
BCM 404 Construction Marketing
BCM 406 Total Quality Management in Construction
BCM 408 Construction Implementation Portfolio

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