Msc

MSc. in Construction Engineering and Management.

The MSc course has been designed for the professionals involved in the construction industry or recent graduates who have a recognized basic degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Architecture, Building Economics or Construction Management, Agricultural Engineering or Biomechanical & Process Engineering or equivalent. The course theory is conducted in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) or Nakuru (CBD) while practicals and laboratory work are conducted at the main campus at Juja.

INTAKES:
May – June [Main Campus/Nairobi CBD]
January [Nakuru CBD/Main Campus]

The main objective of the programme is to develop competent and well-rounded construction engineers and managers who will have the skills to source, secure and effectively handle projects in the domestic and international construction market. The Masters of Science Degree shall be done by course work, examination and thesis, whereupon the first year of study shall be devoted to coursework and examinations while the second year of study shall be devoted to carrying out research and presentation of thesis. The course shall extend over a minimum period of eighteen (18) months.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a recognized basic degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering and Management, Building Economics, Construction Project Management or Architecture or Construction Management, or Agricultural Engineering or Biomechanical & Process Engineering or equivalent, the following requirements shall apply;

a) a holder of at least second class honours, Upper Division, degree as underlined above, of JKUAT,

or

b) a holder of at least second class honors, Upper Division, degree as underlined above, from any other institution recognized by JKUAT senate as being of equivalent academic status, or a holder of at least second class honors, Upper Division, in a field which is recognized by JKUAT as an adequate prerequisite for the Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management, or any other equivalent qualification.

c) A holder of second class honors, Lower Division, degree as underlined above, of JKUAT, or any other institution recognized by JKUAT Senate as being of equivalent academic status, and who in addition must show proof of either two years relevant experience and professional development or academic advancement through research, publication and postgraduate certificate course related to construction engineering & management since graduation with the Bachelors degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant field.

The course outline is given below.

Course outline – Msc Construction Eng & Management

Year One

Semester One (I)
Core Units
ECE 3181 Construction Management and Financing
ECE 3182 Sustainable Construction Technology
ECE 3183 Construction Equipment and Methods
ECE 3185 Project Management

Elective Units* (A candidate to select any one unit)

ECE 3189 Value Engineering & Managing Quality
ECE 3190 Construction Materials
ECE 3171 Foundation Engineering
EMT 3107 Applied Mathematics

Semester One (II)
Core Units
ECE 3184 Design of Construction Operations and Systems
ECE 3186 Research Methodology
ECE 3187 Information Technology in Construction
ECE 3188 Construction Law

Elective Units* (A candidate to select any one unit)

ECE 3107 Natural Disaster Management
ECE 3169 Marine Structures
ECE 3191 Labour based Technology in Construction

NOTE:
• *The Elective Units Offered in any One year are Subject to Approval by the Department.

Year Two
ECE 3200 Thesis

 

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