Diploma in Civil Engineering.

3 years

This Diploma in Civil Engineering course is a Diploma level program accredited by KNEC.

Diploma in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that is concerned with creating, erecting and maintaining structures and environments built physically and naturally.
Civil engineers apply mathematical, physical and scientific principles to design, develop and maintain structures such as buildings, roads, bridges, water and sewerage systems etc.
This Diploma in Civil Engineering is a 3-year diploma program that provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by civil engineers. It covers the following key areas: structures, building and shaping of materials, construction management, building satellites dams, roads, etc.

Benefits of Studying Diploma in Civil Engineering:

In summary, the course offers the following benefits to learners:

  • Development of knowledge and skills in civil engineering and construction management
  • Civil engineering is currently one of the most marketable courses in Kenya
  • Increased chances of employ-ability upon graduation
  • Qualification for career progression to a Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Gaining problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Increasing networks with other engineering professionals
  • Promoting community development
  • Jobs in civil engineering offer lucrative salaries
  • Increased opportunities for self-employment, e.g. through government tenders

Skills Gained from studying a diploma course in civil engineering:

  • Technical skills in civil engineering, construction management, and road construction
  • Skills and knowledge in fundamental principles of science, mathematics and engineering
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity skills

Upon graduation, students who pursue a Diploma course in Civil Engineering can get employed in the following positions:

  • Site Management
  • Project Design
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Building Control Surveyor
  • Construction Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Consulting Civil Engineer

Diploma in Civil Engineering Entry Requirements

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) or
  • Pass in relevant Craft Course or
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

Diploma in Civil Engineering Units

Diploma in Civil Engineering takes three years distributed as follows:

Module 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mathematics I
  • Physical Sciences
  • Construction Materials I
  • Workshop Technology (Mechanical)
  • Technical Drawing
  • Construction Plant and Equipment
  • Building Construction I
  • Surveying I
  • Structures I

Module 2

  • Business Plan
  • Mathematics II
  • Geo technology II
  • Concrete Technology II
  • Workshop Technology II
  • Building Construction II
  • Structures II
  • Surveying II
  • Measurement of Building and Civil Engineering
  • Estimating and Costing I
  • Construction Management I
  • Water Supply
  • Civil Engineering Construction
  • Transport Engineering I

Module 3

  • Mathematics III
  • Transport Engineering II
  • Building Construction III
  • Surveying III
  • Structures III
  • Construction Management II
  • Estimating and Costing II
  • Civil Engineering Drawing (CAD)
  • Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Transport Engineering II
  • Civil Construction II

To progress to the next module, you need to pass in the previous module. You have to pass all the three modules to graduate with a diploma in civil engineering.

Schools offering Diploma in Civil Engineering

Private College
Private College
Rift Valley, Uasin Gishu County
Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Private College
Private College
Nairobi, Nairobi County
Nairobi Institute of Technology
Private College
Private College
Central, Kiambu County
Masinga Institute of Professional Studies
Public College
Public College
Rift Valley, Laikipia County
Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College
Private College
Private College
Nairobi, Nairobi County
Kips Technical College
Public College
Public College
Rift Valley, Narok County
Emurua Dikirr Technical Training Institute
Public College
Public College
Nyanza, Migori County
Kendege Technical and Vocational College
Public College
Public College
Siaya Institute of Technology
Public College
Public College
Nyanza, Homa Bay County
Sikri Technical and Vocational College for the Blind and Deaf
Public College
Public College
Nyanza, Homa Bay County
Baringo Technical College
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