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

JKUAT continuously reviews her programmes and continues to develop new ones in order to
respond to technological and market driven developments so as to ensure that graduates can
apply modern technologies in the industry. In the country, renewable energy uptake is at a low
phase, which can partly be attributed to lack of specialists who can champion the exploitation
and utilization of these resources.


Year 1
– Inorganic Chemistry
– Intro. to General Agriculture and Agro-meteorology
– Algebra
– Geometry
– Calculus I
– Physics I
– General Economics
– Communication Skills
– Intro. to Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering
– Physical Chemistry
– Organic Chemistry
– Material Science
– Engineering Drawing and Design I
– Calculus II
– Physics II
– Development Studies

Year 2
– Soil Genesis and Physics
– Fluid Mechanics I
– Strength of Materials I
– Engineering Surveying I
– Animal Production
– Information Technology I
– Engineering Drawing and Design II
– Calculus-III
– Soil Mechanics
– Ecology
– Strength of Materials II
– Hydraulics IA
– Engineering Surveying II
– Crop Production
– Information Technology II
– Ordinary Differential Equations
– Internal Practical Attachment (8 Weeks)

Year 3
– Introduction to Hydrology
– Soil Chemistry and Fertilizer Use
– Applied Environmental Microbiology
– Hydraulics IIA
– Fourier analysis
– Engineering Economics
– Statistics
– Aquatic Ecology (IA)
– Engineering Hydrology
– Energy Resources and Conservation
– Tillage and Planting Machinery
– Agro-meteorology
– Agricultural Process Engineering
– Remote Sensing and GIS
– Soil Nutrient Cycles & Contamination
– Experimental Design
– Partial Differential Equations
– External Practical Attachment-I (8 weeks)

Year 4
– Irrigation engineering
– Solid waste management
– Systems engineering
– Construction and agricultural machinery
– Soil erosion and control
– Computer modelling and simulation (IA)
– Drainage engineering
– Numerical Analysis
– Farm structures
– External field attachment-II (8 weeks)
– Irrigation systems design and management
– Research project-I
– Wastewater engineering
– Environmental impact assessment
– Structural Design
– Soil and water conservation structures
– Drainage systems design and management

Year 5
– Aquacultural engineering
– Liquid waste management
– Research project II (2 units)
– Water resources management
– Rainwater harvesting and storage
– Environmental monitoring
– Agro forestry and woodland management
– Project planning and management
– Watershed management
– Engineers in society
– Research project III
– Land reclamation and management
– Soil survey for land evaluation and planning
– Entrepreneurship
– Rural sociology and extension

Admission Requirements

Must have a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and should have a minimum grade of C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects: Biology, 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 Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant diploma, with credit and above from a recognized institution.

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

Graduates from this programme are employed in organizations such as:
– Construction companies.
– UN agencies e.g. UNEP, UN Habitat.
– Government ministries.
– Water distribution and sewerage companies.
– NGO’s.
– Consultancy firms.
– Research organizations.

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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

Dr. (Eng.) Gareth Kituu
The Dean, School of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries