Water Resources and Technology Management Program Offered at Kenya Water Institute

Diploma 3 years Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Diploma (Accredited by: Kenya Water Institute)

About Water Resources and Technology Management Diploma program.

Technological advancements rapidly are changing every aspect of our lives: how we work, how we communicate with each other, and even how we are entertained.

In the arena of water resources, technological advances have helped to not only develop a better understanding of our physical systems but have allowed improved operational and institutional tools to be developed to support water management.  These advances have the potential to provide large and meaningful benefits to less developed infrastructures.

This Water Resources and Technology Management syllabus has been developed on a competency-based approach so that the trainee is able to have knowledge and skills in water resources technology and management. This program is intended to impart skills, knowledge, and attitudes that the trainee will apply in water resources management.

Objectives of Water Resources and Technology Management

Water Resources and Technology Management technician should have a thorough knowledge of the techniques, trade science and technology.

In addition, the technician should have a grounding in supervisory procedures. Thus the objectives of the Water Resources and Technology Management Technician Programme are to:

  • Develop skills that will be responsive to the country’s manpower requirements at the middle level in the surface water and groundwater resources.
  • Acquire the necessary academic base for further training and contribute to the development and science and technology.
  • Prepare the student so that they can enter the field of water resources with confidence.
  • Impart adequate skills that will enable the student either to operate as a water resources technician or to perform middle-level supervisory functions.
  • Extend the scope of understanding of the environment of water resources and the society in general.

Entry requirements for Water Resources and Technology Management

The minimum requirements for admission into the Technician Diploma programme in Water resources technology and Management are as follows:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an aggregate mean grade C- (minus), or
  • An approved equivalent qualification may be from Kenya or from other countries.
  • A minimum grade of C- or equivalent in each of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Physical Sciences.

(NB Equation of international academic qualification shall be done in consultation with the Kenya National Examination Council)

Water Resources and Technology Management Course Subjects

The Diploma programme takes three academic years with two graded industrial attachment sessions in the third semester of the first year and third semester of second years, each lasting 12 continuous weeks. Each academic year consist of two semesters, with each semester consisting of 490 including theory, practicals and self-study hours.

The ratio of practice to theory is about 40%: 60%. Industrial attachment is a core component of the programme consisting of 420 hours per session.

Year I Semester I Courses

  • Algebra and Trigonometry 3 42
  • Calculus I 3 42
  • Physics 2 28
  • Chemistry 3 42
  • Surveying I 4 56
  • Water Supply Technology 3 42
  • Communication Skills 3 42
  • Information Technology 2 28
  • Mechanical Workshop Technology 3 42
  • Engineering  Drawing 3 42
  • Environmental Science 3 42

Year I Semester II Courses

  • Calculus II
  • Water Quality
  • Geology I
  • Hydrology
  • Mechanical Plant
  • Construction technology
  • Hydraulics 1
  • Hydrological Measurements I
  • Microbiology
  • Waste Water Technology I
  • Water Resource Management I

Year II Semester I Courses

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Survey II
  • Hydraulics II
  • Water Chemistry
  • Irrigation and Drainage I
  • Hydrogeology I
  • Water and Environmental Law
  • Water Resource Management I
  • Geology II

Year II Semester II Courses

  • Numerical Methods, Power Series
  • Technical drawing (CAD)
  • Drilling Technology I
  • Remote Sensing & GIS I
  • Hydrological Analysis II
  • Hydrogeology II
  • Waste Water technology II
  • Hydrological Measurement II
  • Principles of Management

Year III Semester I Courses

  • Complex Numbers and Matrices
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Water Resource Management II
  • Remote Sensing & GIS  II
  • Irrigation and Drainage II
  • Legislation and Ethics for WRM
  • Project Planning and Management

Year III Semester II Courses

  • Water Quality Management
  • Community Development in Water Man
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Applied Hydrology
  • Applied Hydrogeology
  • Drilling Technology II
  • Water Resources Management Project

About Kenya Water Institute

Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) was established by the KEWI Act 2001 is mandated to offer training, administer examinations offer research and consultancy services in the wider water sector in Kenya.

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