BSc. in Water and Environment Engineering

1.0 Rationale

The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEEN) at Egerton University has specifically designed the programme to train Engineers who can contribute solutions to the ever-changing Water and Environmental Engineering problems in our society. The programme lays a heavy emphasis on the practical application of knowledge, while at the same time recognizing the importance of theoretical knowledge in developing the intellectual capacity of the graduate Engineer.

The course profile provides sufficient core elements of Water and Environmental Engineering education for the graduate Engineer to handle issues in this Engineering field.

Possible employers of Water and Environmental Engineering graduates are include Ministries dealing with Water and Irrigation, Environment and Natural resources, County development authorities and Municipal Council’s water service companies, Private consulting firms, National and International Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Engineering contractors, Institutions of higher learning and National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) among others.

2.0 Programme Objectives

The main Objectives of the programme are to:

i) Prepare graduate engineers who can accomplish planning, design and construction of water systems and related infrastructural facilities.

ii) Give a practical orientation to the graduate engineer to be able to contribute practical solutions to Water and Environmental Engineering problems in our society.

iii) Inculcate the graduate Engineers with sound theoretical knowledge in engineering sciences as well as in research and consultancy skills.

iv) Impart positive and responsive vocational attitudes, initiative and creative thinking in their mission as engineers.


3.0 Admission Requirements

All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering must satisfy the minimum University entrance requirements as will be determined from time to time by the Kenya Universities Admission/Placement body.

Those holding qualifications equivalent to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) awarded by Institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate may also be considered for admission.

Admission may be offered to holders of Diploma certificates in related Engineering disciplines examined by the Kenya National Examinations Council (K.N.E.C.) or by Institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate. “Related discipline” will be determined by the short-listing committee at the time of considering the applications. Transfer of credits for holders of Diploma certificates may be considered based on the guidelines stipulated by the Faculty and the Egerton University Senate.

Self-Sponsored Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) applicants may also be considered for admission. In addition to meeting the minimum University entrance requirements, these applicants must have obtained a minimum grade of B minus (B-) in each of the following cluster subjects; Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

4.0 Course Structure and Duration

The Programme shall be covered in five (5) academic years for full time students. Each year is divided into two semesters of 17 weeks each. Part time students shall be allowed to cover the programme within ten academic years. To graduate, a student will be expected to have covered a minimum of 195 credit factors. All students shall undergo an Internal Engineering Practice and two Industrial Attachment each lasting 8 weeks after the second, third and fourth year of study.

The course code used is WEEN, standing for Water and Environmental Engineering, followed by 3 digits.

First digit: Indicates year when course is offered (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Second digit: Indicates nature of the course discipline as follows:-

0 - Introductory courses

1 - Basic engineering courses

2 - Geotechnical engineering courses

3 - Structural engineering courses

4 - Environmental engineering courses

5 - Water resources engineering courses

6 - Research, industrial attachment and projects

Third digit: Sequencing of the course within a discipline.

5.0 Examination Regulations

All Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with the Examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statutes number 36.

6.0 Grading System

The grading of Examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with Egerton University Statutes number 36.

70 Graduation Requirements

To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled course within the stipulated period.

8.0 Degree Classifications

Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University statutes number 36.