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Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Civil Engineering

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

Entry requirements for Civil Engineering

KCSE Mean grade C- (Minus)

Institutions offering Civil Engineering


Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Public University Nyeri Town

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) is a Public University that focuses on Quality Education, Research, Innovation, Technology Development and Transfer. The University is a successor of Kimathi...

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The Nyeri National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Nyeri Town

The Nyeri National Polytechnic was a middle-level national Technical Learning Institute established under the Ministry of Science and Technology offering a variety of courses to K.C.S.E graduates at...

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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Mvita

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, former Mombasa Technical Training Institute, is the only National Polytechnic in Coast region with the most comprehensive training packages and other first-class facilities. Kenya...

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PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

The Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI) is a public institution of higher learning under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.PCKTTI is situated in a serene...

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Michuki Technical Training Institute

Public College Kangema

Michuki Technical Training Institute (MTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurial Training in a conducive environment, using appropriate technology to empower her trainees for individual...

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Kenya Israel Technical College

Private College Machakos Town

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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The Eldoret National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Soy

The Eldoret National Polytechnic has recorded tremendous growth in the development of middle-level training as an institution since inception. It has continually fulfilled its mandate in training young...

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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that is innovative, competency oriented and research based that shall...

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Kenya Technical Training College

Public College Westlands

The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. KTTC was established with the primary objective of training...

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Objectives of Civil Engineering

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

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