Building Technology Diploma


Diploma 3 years


Building technology is the application of technology to the design and construction of buildings. It is a component of architecture and building engineering and is sometimes viewed as a distinct discipline or sub-category.

New materials and technologies generated new design challenges and construction methods throughout the evolution of building, especially since the advent of industrialization in the 19th century.

Building technology is related to the different elements of a building and their interactions; it is closely aligned with advances in building science


The diploma in building technology aims to prepare the trainee for future employment in the building sector. The trainee should be able to work safely, accurately, and efficiently in the private and public building sector.

In addition, the course will impart general knowledge to enable the trainee to contribute positively to society and prepare the trainees for further academic pursuit.

Specific objectives include:

  • To equip trainees with the skills that give them adequate competencies in construction, maintenance, and management of building projects.
  • To develop all-rounded graduates able to integrate other professions through introductory training in a wide variety of courses outside building technology.
  • To equip the trainee with the basic principles and skills necessary for the representation of realia in drawing for communication purposes
  • To inculcate the culture of quality, productivity, and general shop and site safety among the trainees.
  • To produce technicians who are specialised in varied areas of the building industry, able to produce quality, cost-effective, and competitive outputs that meet the needs of the modern market.
  • To provide the trainee with the adequate foundational knowledge to enable them to pursue further studies.

Entry requirements

  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus)

Colleges offering Building Technology Diploma course

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies
Private College
Nairobi County
Kenya Technical Training College
Public College
Nairobi County

Entry requirements

  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus)

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