About Department

The Department of Built and Natural Environment, is one of the early department that was started at College of Engineering. Ever since the department is committed to developing professionals in the subject areas associated with the construction industry and the natural environment. The department currently has 750 students spread over different programs. The Department offers three academic units: one Bachelor of Engineering programme and two BSc programmes, both of which are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), an international accreditation body in the UK.

The Department offers a variety of workshops, short term courses and field visits focusing on preparing students for professional careers in the construction, surveying, quantity surveying, design, legislations, waste management and environment disciplines.

The Department prides itself on the innovative teaching methods that are used and the quality graduates that it produces. Graduates are widely sought after due to the practical experience gained throughout their programmes and the Department has developed strong links with industry and government bodies to ensure, students gain relevant practical experience to complement their studies. The department also has a CIOB student chapter, which enable the students to interact with international forums of civil engineers.

A team of well qualified and committed faculty is the strength of the department.

Programs offered

BEng Civil Engineering

BEng Civil Engineering Program is a four year degree program. This program relates to the introduction of the most common practices of civil engineering such as wastewater treatment, solid waste management, structural design and the rehabilitation of structures. This program creates awareness of environment-related issues and important on protection of natural resources. Students also learn how to manage the execution of civil engineering projects by setting goals, planning time, preparing budgets and considering indicators of quality while at the same time being sensitive to environmental constraints.. Read more...

BSc. Quantity Surveying

This is a four year degree program for those who want to gain knowledge in quantity surveying to pursue a career in industry or continue in graduate studies. The degree is awarded after the successful completion of 132 credit hours of undergraduate work listed in the curriculum below, including a compulsory industrial internship and Capstone project.. Read more...

MSc. Construction Management

The MSc Construction Management program is designed to impart the knowledge and skills that modern construction professionals need in order to meet the growing challenges of the field by focusing on sustainable construction methods and innovative management practice. The program is useful for civil engineer, construction manager, architect and quantity surveyor as well as for engineers, wishing to advance and enhance their careers as modern construction professionals.. Read more...


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