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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

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PAYMENT OF TUITION FEES

Civil Engineers are needed in various employment sectors such asthe structural sector which is concerned with design, construction, operation and maintenance of different structures like buildings, bridges, dams, hydraulic structures, etc.Transportation sector concerned with designing,construction,maintaining and operating transportation systems, like highways, airports and railway systems. Environmental sector– environmental engineering involves planning, designing and construction of water and wastewater management systems, Environmental quality management; Water Resources sector – includesplanning, developing, distributing and managing of water resources.

Currently there is an expansion in the private sector leading to creation of new jobs that require specialized knowledge and skills. This degree in Civil Engineering has been designed to meet this need. The curriculum provides the under graduate students with theoretical approaches to the various Civil engineering works supplemented by laboratory works to apply the theoretical knowledge to practical engineering problems. Also, practical training components such as Workshop Practice and Industrial training in the recess terms introduces students to actual field practice. The program is conducted through coursework and examinations. The training in Civil engineering lays foundation for the quest for knowledge, and find solutions for national development.

Both the studies and examinations in this program will be governed by the general regulations and statutes of Muteesa I Royal University and also the rules and regulations of the Faculty of Science, Information Technology, Engineering and Art & Design apply.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted for Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering of MRU, a candidate must satisfy the general minimum entrance requirements of National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) and Muteesa 1 Royal University (MRU). This will be through two avenues which are:  Direct entry and Diploma entry.

DIRECT ENTRY

Candidates seeking admission through direct entry avenue must have obtained:

  • Uganda certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.
  • At least five passes at the same sitting in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or at O-Level. The passed subjects should include mathematics and physics.
  • At least two Principal passes obtained at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) including mathematics and physics.
  • Eligibility to enroll for Bachelor of Science in CivilEngineeringshall be computed points using the weighted index as shown in the table below; the advanced level subjects shall be grouped and weighted as shown in the table below
GROUP WEIGHT SCORE SUBJECTS
Essential 3 Mathematics, Physics
Relevant 2 Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing, Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics.
Desirable 1 General paper
Others 0.5 All others
DIPLOMA HOLDERS ENTRY AVENUE

Holders of the Uganda National Examinations Board Diploma or its equivalent from a recognized institution can be admitted to the program. Applicants must have passed diploma in any of these fields;

  • Civil and Building Engineering, Water Engineering, Architectural Draughtsman ship or a related field,
  • Science Technology (Physics or Chemistry), Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Ceramics, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Electrical Engineering,
  • Any other Engineering field as approved by the Muteesa I Royal University Senate.
ADMISSION TO FIRST YEAR

Candidates with ordinary diplomas can only be admitted to first year.

ADMISSION TO OTHER YEARS

Admissions to other year of study than to the 1st year of the program shall require a special resolution of the Faculty Board and permission of the Senate of Muteesa I Royal University. The Civil Engineering Department will work out all appropriate credit transfers, which shall not exceed 40% of the minimum degree credit units. Persons holding a Higher Diplomafrom a recognized institution can be admitted to 3rd year, with the provision that they will be required to take some courses from the 2ndyear that the Faculty Board will have identified and deemed mandatory.

COURSE OUTLINE YEAR I
SEMESTER I COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
EMB 1101 Engineering Mathematics I 4 60 0 60
SDB 1101 Statics & Dynamics 3 45 0 45
DCS 1101 Communication Skills 3 45 0 45
ECB 1101 Computer Applications 4 45 45 60
BCE 1101 Construction materials I 4 30 60 60
SEB 1101 Society and Engineering 3 45 0 45
Total semester Load 21
 
SEMESTER II COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
EMB 1201 Engineering Mathematics II 4 60 0 60
BCE 1201 Strength of materials 3 45 0 45
EDB 1204 Engineering Drawing 4 15 90 60
BCE 1202 Construction materials II (Concrete technology) 4 45 30 60
WTB 1201 Workshop Technology and Practice 4 45 45 60
Total semester Load 19
             
RECESS TERM COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
BCE 1301 Vocational Training 3 0 180 45
Total Credit Units for Year I 43
 
COURSE OUTLINE YEAR II
SEMESTER I COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
EMB 2101 Engineering Mathematics III 4 60 0 60
BCE 2101 Structural analysis I 4 60 0 60
BCE 2102 Construction Surveying I 4 30 60 60
BCE 2103 Engineering Geology 3 45 0 45
BCE 2104 Construction technology and Practice I 4 15 90 60
ENG 2105 Fluid mechanics 3 45 0 45
Total Semester Load 22
             
SEMESTER II COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
EMB 2201 Engineering Mathematics IV 4 60 0 60
BCE 2201 Structural analysis II 4 60 0 60
BCE 2202 Construction Surveying II 4 30 60 60
BCE 2203 Geo technical engineering I 4 30 60 60
BCE 2204 Construction technology and Practice II 3 45 0 45
BCE 2205 Hydraulics 3 45 0 45
Total Semester Load 22
             
RECESS TERM COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
BCE 2301 Industrial Training I 3 0 320 160
Total Credit Units for Year II 47
             
COURSE OUTLINE YEAR III
SEMESTER I COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
BCE 3101 Hydrology I 3 45 0 45
BCE 3102 Quantity surveying 3 45 0 45
BCE 3103 Structural Design I(concrete) 4 60 0 60
BCE 3104 Geo technical engineering II 4 30 60 60
BCE 3105 Highway Engineering 4 30 60 60
BCE 3106 Civil Engineering drawing and Design 4 15 90 60
Total Semester Load 22
 
SEMESTER II COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
BCE 3201 Team Work design Project 4 15 90 60
BCP 3201 Computer Programming 4 15 90 60
BCE 3202 Hydrology II 3 45 0 45
BCE 3203 Public Health and Environmental Engineering I. 4 60 0 60
BCE 3204 Structural Design II (Steel) 4 60 0 60
BCE 3205 Water Resources Engineering I. 4 60 0 60
Total Semester Load 23
 
RECESS TERM COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
BCE 3301 Industrial Training II 3 0 320 160
Total Credit Units for Year III 48
 
COURSE OUTLINE YEAR IV
SEMESTER I COURSE Code COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
PMB4101 ProjectManagement 3 45 0 45
BCE 4101 Public Health and Environmental Engineering II 4 30 60 60
RMB 4101 Research Methods 3 45 0 45
BCE 4102 Building Services 4 30 60 60
BCE 4103 Water Resources Engineering II [Elective] 3 45 0 45
BCE 4104 Structural design III (Timber &Masonry) [Elective] 3 45 0 45
Total Semester Load 17
 
SEMESTER II COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CU LH PH CH
BCE4201 Construction law 4 60 0 60
ESB 4201 Entrepreneurships skills for engineers. 3 45 0 45
BCE 4202 Traffic and Transportation Engineering 4 60 0 60
BCE 4203 Civil Engineering Infrastructure Maintenance 4 60 0 60
BCE 4204 Individual Civil Engineering Research Project 4 15 90 60
Total Semester Load 19      
Total Credit Units for Year IV 36

 

PROGRAMME DURATION TUITION  FUNCTION FEES Total Fees
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 4yrs 1,455,000 1,255,000 2,710,000

 

  • Tuition and other University fees are due on the first day of the academic year. Privately- sponsored students who cannot pay full fees at the beginning of the academic year are required to pay at least 60% of the course load, if they wish by the set deadline.
  • First year privately-sponsored student who fails to pay the registration fee at the end of the second week of the beginning of an academic year shall forfeit his/her place in the University
  • A continuing privately-sponsored student who shall not have paid fees by the end of the
  • Sixthweek shall be de-registered.
  • Student should complete paying all the University fees by the sixth week of a semester and be registered then.
  • In case a student fails to raise enough money to pay for a full semester load a student can chose courses within the next first six weeks and make payment for the course load he/she can afford and get registered.
  • The minimum course loads to be permitted under this arrangement should be 60% of the total credit units for that semester.
  • Student will not be allowed to pay University fees and register after the end of the sixth week of a semester.
  • Only registered students will be allowed to use University facilities, to attend lecturers, do course work and sit for final examinations.