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.