The Soil, Water & Environmental Engineering program aims at producing specialized engineers combining biological and technical skills to address issues in agro-industrial development and consequent environmental problems. With the rapid human population growth, expansions in food production as well as environmental degradation of varying magnitudes are taking place.
To mitigate these and sustain agricultural and industrial production systems, the department trains engineers in;
- Solid and liquid Waste management
- GIS & Remote sensing
- Soil and water Engineering
- Environmental Impact Assessment
Offered by the School of School of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering (SOBEE),under the College of Engineering and Technology (CoETEC), the degree program takes five (5) academic years to complete.
- The Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering Department program aims to:
- Prepare students for a fulfilling career in the fields of natural resource development
- Apply basic sciences to solve problems in production systems and environmental protection
- Encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Develop a mindset for teamwork and leadership
- Develop a culture for continuous learning and development
- Produce engineers with capacity to solve problems and communicate effectively.
Minimum Entry Requirements
A candidate must have a minimum aggregate of B- (minus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and should have a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects: Biology/Geography, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
OR C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects; Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Geography or any of the group IV subjects
OR Must have a diploma in agricultural Engineering or Bio mechanical and Processing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant diploma, with credit and above from a recognized institution.
Graduates from this program are employed in various organizations such as:
- Construction companies
- UN agencies e.g. UNEP, UN Habitat
- Government ministries
- Water distribution and sewerage companies
- Consultancy firms
- Research organizations