Diploma 1 In Civil Engineering

Diploma 1 In Civil Engineering (DCE1) is offered as a DIPLOMA I course examined by KNEC. A certificate of completion is issues upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirements

At least grade C- in KCSE

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery Method: Both Online & Physical

Fee Structure

Course Fee Breakdown

Trimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
Registration FeeKES 1,000.00
Course ManualKES 1,000.00
Student IDKES 250.00
Polo T-ShirtKES 800.00
Maintenance FeeKES 500.00
Student InsuranceKES 500.00
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 14,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Total: KES 21,400.00
Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
Student Insurance-
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 14,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Total: KES 17,350.00
Registration Fee-
Course Manual-
Student ID-
Polo T-Shirt-
Maintenance Fee-
Student Insurance-
Activity FeeKES 1,000.00
E-Learning FeeKES 1,000.00
Tuition FeeKES 14,000.00
Graduation FeeKES 1,350.00
Total: KES 17,350.00

Other Mandatory Course Requirements

The following are mandatory requirements needed upon admission:

  • Photocopy of KCSE result slip or certificate or Equivalent
  • Photocopy of National ID Card
  • Photocopy of Birth certificate
  • 6 A4 sized books
  • A minimum 3 ballpoint pens
  • A smart phone is greatly necessary

Course Units/Overview

Below is a breakdown of the units trained under this course

Trimester 1
DCE1_101T1Communication Skills T1
DCE1_102T1Introduction To ICT T1
DCE1_103T1Entrepreneurship T1
DCE1_104T1Mathematics I T1
DCE1_105T1Physical Science T1
DCE1_106T1Construction Materials I T1
DCE1_107T1Workshop Technology T1
DCE1_108T1Technical Drawing T1
DCE1_109T1GeoTechnology I T1
DCE1_110T1Concrete Technology T1
DCE1_111T1Construction Plant And Equipment T1
DCE1_112T1Surveying I T1
DCE1_113T1General Building And Construction I T1
DCE1_114T1Structures I T1
Trimester 2
DCE1_101T2Communication Skills T2
DCE1_102T2Introduction To ICT T2
DCE1_103T2Entrepreneurship T2
DCE1_104T2Mathematics T1
DCE1_105T2Physical Science T2
DCE1_106T2Construction Materials I T2
DCE1_107T2Workshop Technology T2
DCE1_108T2Technical Drawing T2
DCE1_109T2GeoTechnology I T2
DCE1_110T2Concrete Technology T2
DCE1_111T2Construction Plant And Equipment T2
DCE1_112T2Surveying I T2
DCE1_113T2General Building And Construction I T2
DCE1_114T2Structures I T2
Trimester 3
DCE1_101T3Communication Skills T3
DCE1_102T3Introduction To ICT T3
DCE1_103T3Entrepreneurship T3
DCE1_104T3Mathematics T3
DCE1_105T3Physical Science T3
DCE1_106T3Construction Materials I T3
DCE1_107T3Workshop Technology T3
DCE1_108T3Technical Drawing T3
DCE1_109T3GeoTechnology I T3
DCE1_110T3Concrete Technology T3
DCE1_111T3Construction Plant And Equipment T3
DCE1_112T3Surveying I T3
DCE1_113T3General Building And Construction I T3
DCE1_114T3Structures I T3

Course Description

Diploma Module 1 in Civil Engineering is a course best trained at Uwezo College. This one-year program, examinable by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), is strategically designed to build upon the foundational knowledge gained in the Craft Certificate level. With a focus on equipping students with comprehensive skills in civil engineering, this course serves as the gateway to more specialized and advanced studies in the field. To qualify for Diploma Module 1 in Civil Engineering, prospective students are required to have a minimum of a C- grade in KCSE. This requirement ensures that students entering the program have a strong academic foundation, positioning them for success in the more advanced coursework.

Course Structure:

Diploma Module 1 in Civil Engineering is structured to provide a well-rounded education in key areas of civil engineering. The comprehensive curriculum includes:

  • Communication Skills: Develop effective communication abilities crucial for collaboration and professional interactions.
  • Mathematics: Advance mathematical proficiency for solving complex engineering problems.
  • Introduction to ICT: Gain foundational knowledge in Information and Communication Technology relevant to the engineering field.
  • Entrepreneurship: Cultivate entrepreneurial skills essential for success in the competitive engineering industry.
  • Physical Science: Explore fundamental principles of physics and chemistry applicable to civil engineering.
  • Construction Materials: Study the properties and applications of materials used in construction.
  • Workshop Technology: Acquire practical skills in workshop practices related to civil engineering.
  • Technical Drawing: Develop proficiency in creating and interpreting technical drawings.
  • Geo-Technology: Explore the geological aspects influencing civil engineering projects.
  • Concrete Technology: Gain insights into the properties and uses of concrete in construction.
  • Construction Plant and Equipment: Understand the operation and maintenance of construction machinery.
  • General Building and Construction: Broaden your understanding of various construction methods and practices.
  • Surveying: Develop skills in land surveying essential for civil engineering projects.
  • Structures: Study the principles and design of various structures.

Skills and Competencies:

Upon completing Diploma Module 1, students will possess essential skills and competencies, including:

  • Proficient communication skills for effective collaboration.
  • Advanced mathematical and technical drawing abilities.
  • Knowledge of construction materials and workshop practices.
  • Practical skills in operating and maintaining construction plant and equipment.
  • Fundamental understanding of surveying principles and structural design.

Why Study at Uwezo College

Uwezo College is your ideal choice for quality education and career success. With full licensing from TVET, serving as an examination centre for KNEC and NITA, and being an approved training centre for KASNEB courses, we offer the most comprehensive and accredited education. Our track record of producing top-performing graduates who excel in the job market sets us apart. When you choose Uwezo College, you're making a commitment to your future, ensuring you receive the finest education, expert guidance, and a competitive edge in today's competitive job market. Join us and secure your path to success.

The following are reasons why you should make Uwezo College as the choice for your studies:

  • We are a TVET Technical and Business College fully registered with the Ministry of Education
  • We provide a serene learning environment and fully equiped workshops
  • We have qualified, competent and committed lecturers
  • Guaranteed attachment
  • We provide bursaries to the extremely needy students
  • We have free high speed Internet connectivity to our students
  • Affordable fees
  • We have clean and spacious hostels
  • We provide job linkages

Career Opportunities:

Upon completing Diploma Module 1, graduates can explore entry-level positions in the civil engineering sector, including:

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Surveying Assistant
  • Structural Design Assistant

Uwezo College's Diploma Module 1 in Civil Engineering is your first step toward a rewarding career in the dynamic and impactful field of civil engineering.

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What are the requirements for registration/admission as a student?

  1. KCSE result slip or certificate or Equivalent
  2. National ID Card or Birth certificate
  3. 2 Passport size photographs
  4. Registration Fee
  5. Student ID Fee
  6. Maintenance Fee
  7. Material Fee(where applicable)
  8. Polo T-Shirt fee
  9. Insurance Fee
  10. Student's handbook fee

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