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Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering


This is the largest department at Uganda Technical College Bushenyi. It offers 3 national diploma programs. Namely; National Diploma in Civil Engineering, National Diploma in Water Engineering and National Diploma in Architecture. The department also offers National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering. All National diploma programs are both private and government sponsored while Higher Diploma is purely private.

About the programs

  1. Civil Engineering deals with construction of Buildings, roads, bridges, quantity surveying, structural designs etc.
  2. Water engineering deals with water supply, water treatment, sewage and solid waste management and plumbing in buildings.
  3. Architecture is responsible for designing plans and supervising of works.

Graduates can upgrade in various bachelor’s degrees like Civil Engineering, Land Economics, Building Economics, surveying, Quantity surveying, Water Resources Engineering, Architecture among others.

Duration of the programs

All the programs take two years. National Diploma programs are fulltime and semester based while National Higher Diploma is a weekend program and examinations are done annually.

Entry requirements

  • National Diploma programs

At least a principal pass in either Physics or math obtained at the same sitting. Or advanced craft certificate or bachelors degree in physical sciences

  • National Higher Diploma

A national/Ordinary Diploma in related field.