Department of Building & Construction Engineering

The department of Building Construction and Engineering was established to:
i.Provide practical Education and Training skills which are responsive and relevant to Kenya’s Agricultural ,Industrial, Commercial and Economic needs
ii. Encourage self-employment while at the same time producing skilled craftsmen, technicians and Technologists for both formal and informal sectors
iii. To provide practical skills and attitudes which will lead to income generating activities in the urban and rural areas through self employment
iv. To provide increased training opportunities for the increasing number of school leavers to enable them to be self supporting.
Courses offered in the department to meet the above National goals include certificate course in Building construction and Engineering, Diploma in Building and civil engineering. Other Diplomas and Bsc program in construction, Architecture and Construction management, Quantities and Civil Engineering to commence soon


Certificate and Diploma in Building Construction and Engineering is intended to equip the trainees with technical and problem solving skills on which to build their analytical ability during the work experience. The trainees should be able to work safely, accurately and efficiently in any

building construction, road construction .Irrigation Engineering, earth works and works undersea. In addition, the course units will impart

general knowledge to enable trainee contribute positively to the society

General Objectives of the Courses

At the end of this course, the trainees should be able to:

i. Develop positive attitude toward practical work

ii. Communicate efficiently on matters related to the job and environment

iii. Apply appropriate construction techniques in Building and Civil Engineering projects

iv. Understand the role of Building construction techniques

v. Acquire skills required in problem solving involving design and construction

vi. Acquire knowledge required in management of construction works


The course is designed to take duration of two years and two and a half years for diploma courses


Trainees for this course should have any of the following minimum qualifications


Minimum D+ in KCSE or Artisan Certificate from a recognized institution.

Course units:-Mathematics site and workshop management, Social Studies, Construction technology, Building practices, Technical drawing,

Communication skills, Entrepreneurship project and construction project


Have passes relevant craft course. Have passed KCSE certificate with an average grade of C- and a minimum of C- in the following subjects;English,Mathematics,Physical Science or Physics. Candidates with any of the following subject have an added advantage.

Chemistry, Art and design, Wood work, Building construction, drawing and design, Construction.


Course Outline

Mathematics and computing, structures and physical science, communication skills ,social studies and Entreneurship education, Material and workshop practice ,soil mechanics and Geology, technical drawing ,Building construction ,surveying ,measurement of building works,construction management and plant. Estimating and costing. Entrepreneurship education project and Building construction and engineering project





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