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The School of Engineering and Technology, Kenyatta University and Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering of the University of Natural Sciences and Life Sciences, Vienna are planning for a training workshop to be held at Kenyatta University from the 17 – 21 of February 2014. The workshop is a precursor to a project in the Mara River Basin of Kenya on ‘Exploring Water Resources Planning and Management Options’ led by Dr. Luke Olang and Prof. Josef Fürst.

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River Part of the Mara River Basin.

The workshop aims to build capacity on the applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) on Water Management. The workshop targets relevant post-graduate students and water resource experts from the various organizations in country to enable them explore and use spatial hydrological data and information towards decision support within the today vulnerable river basins of Kenya. Additional information of the workshop can be obtained from the school of Engineering and technology.

Full Time Academic Staff

External Examiner
1. Dr. Dulo Simeon Otieno

Part-time Lecturers
1. Mr. Patrick Njuguna
2. Dr. Arthur Sichangi
3. Mr. Roy Orenge
4. Mr. George Mwaura
5. Mr. Mungathia Tulatia
6. Dr. Gabriel Waweru

Adjunct Professors
1. Eng. Prof. Francis Gichaga
2. Eng. Prof. Patts Odira
3. Eng. Prof. Walter O. Oyawa


The Department of Civil Engineering (ECV) was founded in 2014 to replace the then Department of Water Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology (SET).
The department is currently running one undergraduate programme, namely, Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Civil Engineering. The department is also in the process of developing two post graduate programmes at Masters and Doctorate Levels namely: Master of Science (MSc.) in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Sanitation & Environmental Engineering and Transportation Engineering Options) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering, Structural & Construction Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Options).
The BSc in Civil Engineering programme has been developed to meet the requirements of Commission for University Education (CUE) and the requirements of the Engineers’ Board of Kenya (EBK), while taking into account the market needs for engineers. The programme is accredited by EBK. The postgraduate courses are being developed to meet the requirements for further learning for a Registered Engineer (REng) for candidates with an accredited BSc(Eng.) (Hons), or BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree for the MSc program and a relevant MSc(Eng.) or MEng. Degree for the PhD program.
To become a leading centre of excellence for Civil Engineering Education, Training, Research and Practice.
To produce high caliber, skillful, innovative, competent, knowledgeable, morally upright and internationally competitive graduates to serve in the conventional and emerging sectors in Kenya’s Civil Engineering sector and the world and with capability to pursue higher degrees.
Departmental research is in the areas of structural analysis & design, construction materials & technologies, highways and roads, water engineering, geotechnical engineering and water & wastewater treatment technologies.

Currently the Department offers the following Degree
Undergraduate Courses

  1. B.Sc. Civil Engineering (5 years)


Students wishing to pursue the above undergraduate programmes must satisfy the following:

  1. The university common regulations
  2. The candidate must have passed KCSE with a minimum grades in the subject indicated below:

Alternative A  
Mathematics B+
Chemistry B


Geography B



Alternative B
National Diploma holders in Civil Engineering or Water Engineering from Kenya Polytechnic, Mombasa Polytechnic, Kenya Water Institute and other recognized colleges with a minimum of credit.


  • Lectures
  • Practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Term Papers
  • Field/ industrial attachment.

Graduates from the Department of Civil Engineering can find professional jobs both in private and public sector. e.g. Roads, Water, and Construction Industries, Training Institutes, Relevant Research organizations and NGO. They can also be employed in all Engineering related Consulting Firms.


News and Events



PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) PhD Scholarships

 Call for applications is now open.

Deadline for submission: 15th June 2020 at 5:00 pm (East Africa time; UTC+3)

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the goal of strengthening skills in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to further socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is the flagship program of PASET. RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that have a far-reaching positive impact on society. It is funded by contributions from African governments, the World Bank and the Government of Korea and facilitated by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Download Call for Applications-RSIF Press Release

Download RSIF Third Call PhD Scholarship 2020 (ENGLISH)

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Dean of School

Dr. Eng. Fidelis Kilonzo
 Executive Dean School of Engineering and Architecture
 Deputy Executive Dean School of Engineering and Architecture


Dean School of Engineering
The Dean
School of Engineering & Technology
Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844-00100
Tel.: 020-2310718 / 0208703658
Cisco: 3658

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