The UN Charter of 1948 declares adequate housing as a basic human right. With increase in human population and changing socio-economic conditions, there has been a continuous evolution of shelter designs aimed at creating an improved habitable and working environment.
Over the years, institutions of higher learning have trained numerous graduates in the traditional disciplines of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering all of which are essential for provision of buildings. While great achievements have been made with regard to organizing space, design services and structure, very little progress has been made in training personnel with adequate competencies in the assembly of building components.
The proposed Bachelor of Technology (in Building Construction) programme, to be offered in the Department of Building Science and Technology, has been developed keeping in mind the importance of improving quality when actualizing designs formulated by the professionals earlier mentioned. This programme has been specifically designed to advance and improve the practice of building construction. Hence, it is organized to deliver to the construction industry a professional who is well equipped with construction techniques at the level of a technologist.
Duration of study
The duration of the programme is four years full-time, with a twelve weeks’ supervised industrial experience provided for at the start of every academic year, except year one
Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction degree in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment in the following categories:
The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
In addition, candidates are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ (plus) in each of the following subject clusters:
Any Group III
2nd Group II/ 2nd Group III/ any Group IV/ any Group V
KCSE Subject Grouping
Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics
Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education
Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies
Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies
A-Levels or Equivalent
Candidates should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and with a credit pass in English at O-Level
Diploma (TEP) or Equivalent
Candidates with a Diploma (Technical Education Project) in Quantity Surveying/ or Building by the Kenya National Examinations Council or an equivalent qualification
Diploma in Technology or Equivalent
Candidates with a Diploma in Technology (Dip.Tech.) in Building Construction from Kenya Polytechnical University or an equivalent qualification
Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) or Equivalent
Candidates with a Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) in Construction from the Kenya Examinations Council or an equivalent qualification