BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Civil Engineers are needed in various employment sectors such as the structural sector which is concerned with the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of different structures like buildings, bridges, dams, hydraulic structures, etc. The transportation sector is concerned with designing, constructing, 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 – includes planning, developing, distributing, and managing water resources.

Currently, there is an expansion in the private sector leading to the 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 undergraduate 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 introduce students to actual field practice. The program is conducted through coursework and examinations. The training in Civil engineering lays the foundation for the quest for knowledge, and finding 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 the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at MRU, a candidate must satisfy the general minimum entrance requirements of the 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 the direct entry avenue must have obtained:

  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or it's 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 were 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 HOLDER'S 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 a 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 the 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 Diploma from 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

Project Management

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

  • 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
  • The sixth week shall be de-registered.
  • Students 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 choose 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.
  • A 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, attend lectures, do coursework, and sit for final examinations.
PROGRAMME DURATION TUITION FUNCTION FEES Total Fees
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 4yrs 1,455,000 1,255,000 2,710,000