WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,851 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Civil, Environmental & Geospatial Engineering (SCEGE)
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

The Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering (CCEED) constitutes one of the two departments making the School Civil, Environmental and Geospatial Engineering (SCEGE). The department offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Currently, the department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at undergraduate level.

The Bachelors degree course was first offered in 1989 and aims at preparing adequately-trained engineers to take on the respective roles in the wider civil engineering fields of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Transportation and Highways Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering, Harbour and Coastal Engineering, among others.


Semester I
– Communication Skills
–  Algebra
– Geometry
– Calculus I
– Physics I
– Chemistry I
– Introduction to Comp. Programming
– Engineering Drawing I

Semester II
– Development Studies
– Physics II
– Chemistry II
– Calculus II
–  Computer Programming II
– Applied Mathematics I
– Engineering Drawing II
– Workshop Practice

Semester I
– General Economics
– Calculus III
– Surveying I
– Fluid Mechanics I
– Strength of Materials I
– Theory of Structures I
– Civil Engineering Materials I
– Engineering Drawing IV

Semester II
– Ordinary Differential Equations
– Statistics
– Surveying II
– Fluid Mechanics II
– Civil Engineering Materials II
– Strength of Materials II
– Theory of Structures II
– Engineering Drawing III

Semester III
– ++ Practical Attach. I (8 weeks)

Semester I
– Calculus IV
– Engineering Geology
– Soil Mechanics I
– Hydraulics I
– Public Health Engineering I
– Surveying III
– Theory of Structures III
– Transportation Planning & Dev.

Semester II
– Economics for Civil Engineers
– Partial Differential Equations
– Soil Mechanics II
– Hydraulics II
– Public Health Eng. II
– Surveying IV
– Theory of Structures IV
– Transportation Engineering I

Semester III
– ++ Practical Attach. II (8 weeks)

Semester I
– Numerical Methods
– Hydrology I
– Traffic Engineering I
– Highway Engineering I
– Irrigation Engineering I
– Foundation Engineering I
-* Structural Design I
– Theory of Structures V

Semester II
– Research Methodology
– Hydrology II
– Traffic Engineering II
– Highway Engineering II
– Irrigation Engineering II
– Foundation Engineering II
-* Structural Design II
– Theory of Structures VI

Semester III
– ++ Practical Attach. III (8 weeks)

Semester I – Core:
– Engineering Management I
-* Structural Design III
– Water Resources Engineering I
– Public Health Engineering III
-** Project (1 unit)
– Logistics & Sys. Analysis in Transp.
OPTIONS*** (A candidate to select any two units)
– Photogrammetry
– Geographical Information System
– Remote Sensing
– Environmental Engineering

Semester II – Core:
– Geotechnical Engineering
– Engineering Management II
– Harbour Engineering
– Civil Engineering Practice
-** Project (2 units)

Electives + (A Candidate to select only Two Units from any of the following groups)
Water Resources Engineering:
– Public Health Engineering IV
– Water Resources Engineering
Structural Engineering
– Theory of Structures VII
-* Structural Design IV
Transportation & Highway Eng.
– Traffic Engineering III
– Transportation, Land Use, Urban & Regional Planning

Admission Requirements

1. The University and College of Engineering common regulations shall apply
2. The following shall be eligible for consideration for admission into the degree
I. Kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE) applicants should satisfy all the
requirements below.
i) A candidate must have a mean aggregate of at least B- (MINUS)
ii) The mean grade for the total score in the four cluster subjects must be at least B (plain)
In the individual cluster subjects, a candidate must have at least the scores given below
Alternative A. Alternative B.
Mathematics C+ Mathematic C+
Physics C+ Physical Science B
Chemistry C+ Biological Sciences C+
Geography or Biology, or C+ Geography or any C+
Any Group IV Subjects. Any Group IV Subjects
II. Kenya Advanced certificate of Education (KACE) or the A– level equivalent should
satisfy all the requirements below:
(i) At least two principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and
(ii) Atleast a total score of nine (9) points at the KACE or equivalent;
(iii) Atleast accredit pass in Chemistry at the KCE or its equivalent.
III. Diploma applicants:
A candidate must be a holder of JKUAT diploma in Engineering with atleast a credit pass in
the relevant discipline.
IV. A holder of other qualifications recognized by the Senate as equivalent to I, II and III
* Entry point for diploma holders with a credit pass is at 2nd year while that for higher
diploma is at 3rd year.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $45

How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates

Application Procedure
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500

Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Building services engineer.
– Construction manager.
– Engineering geologist.
– Fire risk assessor.
– Geotechnical engineer.
– Patent attorney.
– Quantity surveyor.
– Sustainability consultant.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $1,851
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,221

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs203,742
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs244,490
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Z. Abiero Gariy
Dean, School of Civil, Environmental and Geospatial Engineering (SCEGE)
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries