Civil Engineering Diploma


Diploma 3 years


Civil engineering is one of the oldest of the engineering disciplines, civil engineering encompasses many specialties, including structural, water resources, environmental, construction, transportation, and geotechnical engineering.

Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of infrastructures such as roads, buildings, tunnels, airports, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems.

Civil engineers work as part of a team with a wide range of backgrounds and often use theory and models to predict how a design may perform. They generally test ideas in the field using scale mockups, so they can prove new design theories without endangering lives or jeopardizing project budgets.

This Civil Engineering KNEC Diploma program applies mathematics and physical science to solve specific, real-world problems in commerce and industry.  The programme emphasizes the practical use of geometry, trigonometry, and calculus in conjunction with physics, material science, and chemistry. 

The curriculum is designed to guarantee a certain breadth of knowledge of the civil engineering disciplines through a set of core courses and focus in: Water Resources and Public Health Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation and Highway Engineering through primary and secondary areas of specialization.

Civil engineering graduates will deal with the design, construction, and maintenance of civil works such as superhighways, bridges, airfields, harbors, railway network systems, water conveyance and retaining structures (dams), hydropower generation plants, building structural work, hydraulic structures, and substructural works.

Amongst other responsibilities, the Diploma Civil Engineering graduate will be charged with other field responsibilities such as supervision and management of ongoing civil engineering projects as a clerk of works.

 Civil Engineering graduates will find career opportunities in both the public and private sectors as:

  • Construction Managers
  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Public Health engineer
  • Transportation engineer
  • Urban planning engineer
  • Consulting Civil Engineers


This civil engineering diploma programme is designed to develop engineers who have a strong background in mathematics and science, who are articulate, and who understand the nature of their special role in society and the impact of their work on the progress of civilization. 

Graduates of this diploma program in Civil Engineering will be able to:

  • Apply their engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills in a professional environment
  • Analyze and design civil infrastructure systems
  • Work as members or leaders of multidisciplinary teams
  • Continue their education through graduate studies or ongoing professional development hours
  • Understand and communicate technical, social, environmental and ethical issues to society at large

Entry requirements

KCSE Mean grade C- (Minus)

Colleges offering Civil Engineering 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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