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Civil Engineering

National Diploma Civil Engineering, ND (CE)

Mode of Study: Full-time

Timetable: Day

Duration: 4 Semesters

Higher National Diploma Civil Engineering, HND (CE) – Options in Structures and Transportation

Mode of Study: Full-time

Timetable: Day

Duration: 4 Semesters

Course Objectives:

The National Diploma programme in Civil Engineering Technology is aimed at producing technicians for both the public and private sectors of the economy who can also be self-establishing and self-reliant. On completion of this programme, the diploma holders should be able to:

Function as a foreman on a construction site

Produce good civil engineering drawing

Supervise concreting processes

Carry out necessary tests on construction materials

Interpret building drawings

Interpret surveyor’s measurements.

The Higher National Diploma programmes in Civil Engineering Technology are aimed at producing technologists with a good mastery of engineering approach in executing civil engineering works. Two options of the HND programmes available in the Department are Structural Engineering and Transportation Engineering.

HND (CE) Structural Engineering

The programme is designed such that on completion of the course of instructions, graduates are expected to have acquired the skills to perform the following civil engineering functions:

Design simple structural elements and prepare detailed drawings of such elements with minimum supervision

Carryout work of supervision and prepare progress reports on structural works

Maintain comprehensive records of work-in-progress for the consumption of the contractors, clients or structural organizations

Carryout accurate interpretation of technical data related to engineering structures during contract negotiations

Carryout appropriate testing on structural materials.

HND (CE) Transportation Engineering

The programme is designed such that on completion of the course of instructions, graduates are expected to have acquired the skills to perform the following civil engineering functions:

Test materials such as soils and concrete for the design of foundation and base course

Carry out surveys for the construction of roads, air-fields and rail roads

Design simple road schemes and prepare working drawings for their construction

Set out road works, bridge abutments, culverts and similar jobs

Supervise construction work in highways, aerodromes, bridges and railways

Conduct traffic surveys and simple traffic management scheme in accordance with basic town planning principles.