| Bachelor of Science Soil Water amp Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science Soil, Water & Environmental Engineering - Jomo Kenyatta University

Bachelor of Science Soil, Water & Environmental Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) aims to produce scientists with necessary knowledge and skills for sustainable land development and natural resources utilization.

 Bachelors Degree  5years  Fulltime Fee: on application
JKUAT
Public University Juja - Constituency, Kiambu - County

The Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering Program at JKUAT aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges behind one of the foundations of sustainable development - ensuring sufficient and equitable access to clean water. Through their coursework, students acquire technical and analytical skills relevant for analyzing natural systems as well as water-based technologies.

The interdependence of soil, water and environment is evident at multiple levels; from the impact of local watershed management on the quality and quantity of a water resource, to the influence of climate change on precipitation patterns on a regional and global scale. This degree program at JKUAT aims to develop sufficient human capacity to exploit the natural resources and at the same time be capable of handling the concomitant pollution problems from a technological point of view.

Bachelor of Science Soil Water amp Environmental Engineering - objectives

Bachelor of Science Soil, Water & Environmental Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) aims to produce scientists with necessary knowledge and skills for sustainable land development and natural resources utilization.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of science Soil, Water & Environmental Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following entry 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.

Bachelor of Science Soil Water amp Environmental Engineering - course content

Bachelor of science Soil, Water & Environmental Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following course units;

Year 1

  • SCH 2107 Inorganic Chemistry
  • AHS 2101 Intro. to General Agriculture and Agro-meteorology
  • SMA 2170 Algebra
  • SMA 2171 Geometry
  • SMA 2172 Calculus I
  • SPH 2160 Physics I
  • HRD 2103 General Economics
  • HRD 2101 Communication Skills
  • ASE 2101 Intro. to Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering
  • SCH 2106 Physical Chemistry
  • SCH 2108 Organic Chemistry
  • EME 2103 Material Science
  • EME 2101 Engineering Drawing and Design I
  • SMA 2173 Calculus II
  • SPH 2161 Physics II
  • HRD 2102 Development Studies
  • SZL 2111 HIV/AIDS

Year 2

  • ASE 2201 Soil Genesis and Physics
  • ECE 2203 Fluid Mechanics I
  • ECE 2204 Strength of Materials I
  • ECE 2218 Engineering Surveying I
  • AHS 2102 Animal Production
  • ICS 2110 Information Technology I
  • EME 2215 Engineering Drawing and Design II
  • SMA 2270 Calculus-III
  • ASE 2202 Soil Mechanics
  • SBT 2210 Ecology
  • ECE 2214 Strength of Materials II
  • ECE 2320 Hydraulics IA
  • ECE 2219 Engineering Surveying II
  • AHS 2130 Crop Production
  • ICS 2215 Information Technology II
  • SMA 2271 Ordinary Differential Equations
  • ABE 2202 Internal Practical Attachment (8 Weeks)

Year 3

  • ASE 2301 Introduction to Hydrology
  • ASE 2302 Soil Chemistry and Fertilizer Use
  • SBT 2312 Applied Environmental Microbiology
  • ECE 2321 Hydraulics IIA
  • SMA 2372 Fourier analysis
  • HRD 2301 Engineering Economics
  • SMA 2262 Statistics
  • SZL 2309 Aquatic Ecology (IA)
  • ASE 2304 Engineering Hydrology
  • ABE 2309 Energy Resources and Conservation
  • ABE 2304 Tillage and Planting Machinery
  • ASE 2305 Agro-meteorology
  • ABE 2310 Agricultural Process Engineering
  • ASE 2307 Remote Sensing and GIS
  • ASE 2303 Soil Nutrient Cycles & Contamination
  • AHS 2306 Experimental Design
  • SMA 2371 Partial Differential Equations
  • ABE 2307 External Practical Attachment-I (8 weeks)

Year 4

  • ASE 2403 Irrigation engineering
  • ASE 2406 Solid waste management
  • ABE 2501 Systems engineering
  • ABE 2421 Construction and agricultural machinery
  • ASE 2404 Soil erosion and control
  • ASE 2405 Computer modelling and simulation (IA)
  • ASE 2401 Drainage engineering
  • SMA 2471 Numerical Analysis
  • ABE 2418 Farm structures
  • ASE 2414 External field attachment-II (8 weeks)
  • ASE 2407 Irrigation systems design and management
  • ASE 2409 Research project-I
  • ASE 2411 Wastewater engineering
  • ASE 2410 Environmental impact assessment
  • ABE 2411 Structural Design
  • ASE 2408 Soil and water conservation structures
  • ASE 2412 Drainage systems design and management

Year 5

  • ASE 2502 Aquacultural engineering
  • ASE 2513 Liquid waste management
  • ASE 2510 Research project II (2 units)
  • ASE 2501 Water resources management
  • ASE 2506 Rainwater harvesting and storage
  • ASE 2505 Environmental monitoring
  • ASE 2511 Agro forestry and woodland management
  • ASE 2507 Project planning and management
  • ASE 2504 Watershed management
  • ASE 2508 Engineers in society
  • ASE 2512 Research project III
  • ASE 2503 Land reclamation and management
  • AHS 2407 Soil survey for land evaluation and planning
  • HRD 2504 Entrepreneurship
  • HRD 2113 Rural sociology and extension