Civil Engineering Course Requirements

Currently, among the most marketable courses in Kenya are those in civil engineering. Unfortunately, though, a lot of people are prevented from pursuing careers in this profession because they are unaware of the prerequisites for admittance. So, What are the Best Civil Engineering Course Requirements

Civil engineering courses in Kenya are designed to equip aspiring civil engineers with skills in designing, planning, and supervising construction projects such as buildings, dams, airplane runways, and any other infrastructure project.

Civil Engineering Course Requirements

Depending on the entry-level, one can either do a certificate, diploma, or degree in Civil Engineering. That means an applicant can also begin with certificate studies as they progress to the degree level.

The standard requirements for studying this course are outlined in this article but first let’s understand what we mean by civil engineering

What's Civil Engineering?

Civil engineers build the physical world around us. They’re behind every road, railway, bridge, shopping centre, sports stadium and skyscraper. They’re involved in the planning, designing and development of our towns and cities, along with the transport networks that connect them.

All civil engineering courses in Kenya (Craft, diploma, and Degree)

  1. Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering
  2. Diploma in civil engineering
  3. Certificate in civil engineering.
  4. Bachelor of education technology in civil engineering
  5. Bachelor of technology in civil engineering

Degree in Civil Engineering Requirement

  1. KCSE mean grade of C plus.
  2. At least C plus in Mathematics, Physics, chemistry and in either english or kiswahili. students can apply through KUCCPS.
  3. A relevant diploma from an accredited institution KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) and mean grade for the total score in the four JAB cluster subjects of at least B (plain) and the following minimum grades in the individual cluster subjects: Mathematics C+, Physics C+, Chemistry C+, Geography or Biology, or group III or any group IV

Diploma in Civil Engineering Requirements

  1. Mean grade of C (Plain) in KCSE and meet the cluster requirement Div III in O-Level and meet the cluster requirement of the program
  2. A certificate with a credit pass in the relevant area of study
  3. A certificate with a pass in the relevant area of study with a minimum of two (2) years of working experience in the relevant field

Certificate in Civil Engineering Requirements

  1. KCSE mean grade of D plus. Application can be don through KUCCPS.

  2. Holders of craft certificate in the same course can apply directly to an institution of their choice.

  3. Mean grade of D+ (plus) at KCSE and meet the cluster requirement Div. IV in O-Level and meet the cluster subject requirements of the program or Pre-certificate with a pass in the relevant area of study

Most Marketable fields of Civil Engineering

This is a broad profession with more than 7 specialized sub-disciplines. Below is the list of sub-disciplines within the broad field of Civil Engineering.

  • Coastal
  • Site development and planning
  • Geotechnical
  • Transportation
  • Environmental
  • Civil engineering systems
  • Structural
  • Construction
  • Materials science
  • Forensic
  • Surveying
  • Water resources
  • Earthquake

Civil Engineering Salary

The experience level is the primary determinant of a civil engineer’s compensation, but other elements that affect it include company and degree of education. A person working as a civil engineer in Kenya earns approximately Ksh 134,000 per month.

The lowest-paid engineer earns approximately Ksh 69,700, while the highest- salary is about Ksh 205 thousand. In addition, the professionals enjoy added perks, including housing, healthcare, and transport.

Diploma in Engineering courses in Kenya

The following are all engineering diploma courses offered by various public institutions in Kenya.

  1. Diploma in civil engineering technology
  2. Diploma in building technology
  3. Diploma in electrical engineering
  4. Diploma in automotive engineering
  5. Diploma in mechanical engineering
  6. Diploma in telecommunication engineering
  7. Diploma in electronics engineering
  8. Diploma in construction plant engineering
  9. Diploma in plant and services engineering
  10. Diploma in mechatronic engineering
  11. Diploma in agricultural engineering
  12. Diploma in medical engineering
  13. Diploma in chemical engineering
  14. Diploma in marine engineering
  15. Diploma in technology (telecommunication & information engineering)
  16. Diploma in mechanical engineering
  17. Diploma in electrical technology (power option)
  18. Diploma in water and sanitation engineering
  19. Diploma in aeronautical engineering (avionics)
  20. Diploma in irrigation and drainage engineering
  21. Diploma in water engineering

Certificate in Engineering Courses in Kenya

If you didn’t meet the requirements to enroll for a diploma, all is not lost. You can enroll for a certificate course in an engineering program of your choice and later upgrade to a diploma.

The following are the engineering certificate courses offered by various institutions in Kenya.

  1. Certificate in agricultural engineering
  2. Certificate in automotive engineering
  3. Craft certificate in mechanical engineering
  4. Certificate in motor vehicle mechanics
  5. Craft in building and civil engineering
  6. Certificate in civil engineering
  7. Certificate in electrical and electronic engineering
  8. Certificate in electrical installation(tvet-cdacc)
  9. Certificate in electrical and electronics engineering
  10. Certificate in mechanical engineering
  11. Craft in agriculture machinery and equipment mechatronics level 5
  12. Certificate in telecommunication engineering
  13. Certificate in vehicle engineering

Accredited Engineering Degree Courses in Kenya

The following are the engineering courses accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya. Students who enroll in a degree course in an institution not accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya might not be licensed to practice in the country.

University of Nairobi – Best Engineering Courses

  1. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
  5. BSc. – (Electrical Engineering)
  6. BSc. – (Biosystems Engineering)

Moi University – Best Engineering Courses

  1. B.Tech. – (Electrical & Communications Engineering)
  2. B.Tech. – (Civil & Structural Engineering)
  3. B.Tech. – (Textile Engineering)
  4. B.Tech. – (Chemical & Process Engineering)
  5. B.Tech. – (Production Engineering)
  6. B.Tech. – (Mechanical & Production Engineering)
  7. B.Eng. – (Mechanical & Production Engineering)
  8. B.Eng. – (Chemical & Process Engineering)
  9. B.Eng. – (Civil & Structural Engineering)
  10. B.Eng. – (Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering)
  11. B.Eng. – (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
  12. B.Eng. – (Industrial & Textile Engineering)
  13. B.Eng. – (Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering)

The following are all Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology engineering courses as accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya.

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
  5. BSc. – (Mechatronic Engineering)
  6. BSc. – (Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering)
  7. BSc. – (Marine Engineering)
  8. BSc. – (Mining and Mineral Engineering)
  9. BSc. Aerospace Engineering
  10. BSc. Chemical Engineering
  11. BSc. Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
  12. BSc. Electrical and electronics Engineering
  13. BSc. Electronics and Computer Engineering
  14. BSc. Telecommunications and Information Engineering

Egerton University

  1. BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)

Dedan Kimathi University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Mechatronic Engineering)
  3. BSc . – (Civil Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Kenyatta University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  4. BSc. – (Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering)
  5. BSc. – (Biomedical Engineering)
  6. BSc. – (Aerospace Engineering) Engineering Board of Kenya.

Technical University of Mombasa

  1. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

Machakos University

  1. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)

Masinde Muliro University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Electrical and Communication Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Civil and Structural Engineering)

Multimedia University of Kenya

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)

Murang’a University of Technology

  1. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

South Eastern Kenya University

  1. BSc. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. BSc. – (Civil Engineering)
  3. BSc. – (Agricultural Engineering)

Strathmore University

  1. BSc. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

Technical University of Kenya

  1. B.Eng. – (Mechanical Engineering)
  2. B.Eng. – (Chemical Engineering)
  3. B.Eng. – (Biosystems & Environmental Engineering)
  4. B.Eng. – (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
  5. B.Eng. – (Civil Engineering)

University of Eldoret

  1. B.Eng. – (Civil & Structural Engineering)
  2. B.Eng. – (Mechanical & Production Engineering)
  3. B.Eng. – (Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering)

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Students who enroll in a degree course in an institution not accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya might not be licensed to practice in the country.

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