This is one of the oldest disciplines of engineering.
It deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.
The program offered in JKUAT by our College of Engineering and Technology (CoETEC) aims at producing Civil Engineers with training in the fields of structural, Geo-technical, high transportation, environmental and water engineering.
Students undergo internal practical attachment within the University at the end of their first year and external practical attachment in the industry at second, third and fourth years complementing the theoretical and laboratory training.
The program is one of many engineering programs accredited by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) http://ebk.or.ke/approved-engineering-programmes/
The degree takes 5 years to complete i.e. (10) ten semesters of (16) sixteen weeks each and a total of (24) twenty four weeks of industrial training.
Civil engineering is generally concerned with the overall interface of human created fixed projects with the greater world. General civil engineers work closely with surveyors and specialized civil engineers to design grading, drainage, pavement, water supply, sewer service,dams, electric and communications supply. General civil engineering is also referred to as site engineering, a branch of civil engineering that primarily focuses on converting a tract of land from one usage to another.
If you study civil engineering at undergraduate level, you’ll learn to apply mathematics and scientific knowledge (particularly physics) to real-life situations and problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures, taking into account environmental, financial, legal and ethical considerations.
To qualify for this program, the minimum entry requirements are:
KCSE mean grade of B- (minus) and at least a C+ in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Geography.
Careers in Civil Engineering are mainly along the lines of a construction & structural engineer, water engineer, irrigation engineer, Transport and highways or an urban planning engineer.
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