Department of Building and Civil Engineering


Welcome to the Department of Building and Civil Engineering. I invite you to learn more about our programs and opportunities for Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft Certificate, Artisan courses and CBET courses. We have a long and successful history of educating future Technologists, Technicians and Craftsmen, thanks to the trainers and Technicians of our department, many of whom are regionally and nationally recognized for their contributions to the engineering construction industry. We welcome intellectually motivated, creative and diverse individuals to our Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft Certificate education and research programs.

We have a total of 32 trainers and 7 technicians in the department, and all classes are taught by this staff that is active in the profession. The Building and Civil Engineering is ranked among the best departments national wide. The student population is 1600, 300 female student and 1300 male student. The department has witnessed a tremendous increase in female students’ enrolment for the past 5 years.
We aim to become renowned building and civil engineering department focused on sustainable infrastructure and sustainable environment by  excelling in targeted and emerging areas of building and civil engineering research while increasing regional and  national visibility in those areas, preparing students to be successful professionally and by educating them to be leaders in their chosen fields. We also strive to improve on income generating activities through production of masonry components (blocks, paving slabs, side slabs, etc.), carpentry products and material testing laboratories.
Dear aspiring engineers and construction enthusiasts, I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. As the Head of the Building and Civil Engineering Department, it brings me great pleasure to reach out to the public and share the exciting opportunities that await you in our department. Building and Civil Engineering plays a pivotal role in shaping the modern world we live in today. From designing awe-inspiring skyscrapers that touch the skies to constructing robust infrastructures that connect communities, our field serves as the bedrock of progress and development. If you have a passion for creating structures that stand the test of time and a desire to contribute to the betterment of society, then look no further ‚Äď our department is the ideal place for you to flourish. Here at The Kisumu National Polytechnic ‚Äď building and civil engineering department, we take immense pride in offering a diverse range of courses that cater to individuals at various stages of their educational journey. Whether you are a fresh high school graduate eager to embark on your academic voyage or a working professional seeking to expand your expertise, our programs have been meticulously crafted to meet your needs. Our esteemed faculty members are experts in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. They are committed not only to imparting theoretical knowledge but also to nurturing practical skills and problem-solving abilities. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and cutting-edge technology provide students with hands-on experience, preparing them to tackle real-world challenges with confidence. As you consider your educational options, remember that a career in Building and Civil Engineering related arears offers limitless opportunities. It goes beyond mere construction; it involves sustainable development, environmental consciousness, and the creation of spaces that enrich lives. By joining our department, you will become part of a community dedicated to innovation, excellence, and making a positive impact on society. Moreover, in today’s rapidly changing world, the demand for skilled professionals in the construction industry continues to rise. Employers are seeking individuals who possess a strong foundation in engineering principles, creative problem-solving abilities, and the capacity to adapt to evolving technologies. Enrolling in our courses equips you with the skills necessary to thrive in this dynamic and rewarding field. To those who may have doubts or hesitations about pursuing Building and Civil Engineering, I urge you to take the first step forward. The challenges may seem daunting, but rest assured, our faculty and support staff are here to guide you every step of the way. We believe in the potential of each individual, and we are dedicated to helping you unleash your talents and achieve your aspirations. I encourage all of you to apply and enroll in the courses offered by our department. Together, let us build a future that is both inspiring and sustainable, a future where your contributions will leave a lasting legacy. For more information and to begin your journey with us, please visit our website or reach out to our admissions team at Thank you for considering our department, and I look forward to welcoming you to an exciting and fulfilling academic experience. Best regards Everline Auma
Construction (building and civil option) Higher National Diploma Diploma in Relevant course Two Years KNEC Part Time
Construction (Structures option) Higher National Diploma Diploma in Relevant course Two Years KNEC Part Time
Construction (Building economics option) Higher National Diploma Diploma in Relevant course Two Years KNEC Part Time
Civil Engineering Diploma C-(physics  a must) or Craft in Road Construction Three Years KNEC Full Time
Building Technology Diploma C- or Craft in relevant programme Three Years KNEC Full Time
Architecture Diploma C- Three Years KNEC Full Time
Land Surveying Diploma C- or Craft in Land Surveying Three  Years KNEC Full Time
Land Surveying Craft D+ Two Years KNEC Full Time
Road Construction Craft D+ Two Years KNEC Full Time
Building Technology (Construction) Craft D+ or Artisan in Relevant course Two Years KNEC Full Time
Plumbing Artisan D- One Year KNEC Full Time
Masonry and Brick Laying Artisan D- One Year KNEC Full Time
Carpentry and Joinery Artisan D- One Year KNEC Full Time
            TRAINING STAFF
S/No Name of Trainer Specialization Departmental Responsivity
1 William Opondo Otieno Construction (Structural) Deputy Principal
2 Samuel Birundu Oichoe Construction Management Deputy Dean (Sports)
3 Everline Auma Building Technology HOD
4 Juma Oliver Odiwuor Surveying Engineering Deputy HOD
5 Carolyne Makhulungu Mburu Geospatial Engineering Guidance and Counseling Officer
6 Innocent Samora Architecture Examination Officer
7 Charles Chadwick Chwiri Architecture  
8 David Anyanzwa Away Building and Civil Engineering Time table Officer
9 Philemon Bulwa Building and Civil Engineering  
10 John Omamo Surveying  
11 Charlse Olang Building Technology  
12 Jared Okelo Muga Building Technology Guidance and Counseling Officer
13 Simon Peter Surveying  
14 Wenceslaus Were Building and Civil Trips Coordinator
15 Titus Kipkorir Toroitich Building Technology ISO Champion
16 Kennedy  Owuoth Ngili Building Technology  
17 Roselydah Etyang Landscaping Architecture Industrial Liaison Officer
18 Shadrack Desmond Water Engineering  
19 Reagan Otieno Building Technology Industrial Liaison Officer
20 Melvin Nanjala Building Technology  
21 David Ombogo Building Technology Time table Officer
22 Peter Ouma Civil Engineering  
23 Shadrack Oichoe Building Technology Examination Officer
24 Edward Adero Obondi Quantity Surveyor  
25 Florence Atieno Building Technology  
26 Wycliffe Akach Building Technology Time table Officer
27 ProvidenceBigirimana Civil Engineering Examination Officer
28 Pamela Onyango Civil Engineering  
29 Desmond Baraka Quantity Surveyor  
30 Lilian Akoth Building Technology  
31 Catherine Aory Building Technology  
32 James Onyango Building Technology  
1 Samuel Opiyo Carpentry and Joinery  
2 Erick Uhuru Masonry  
3 Moses Milimu Isabwa Surveying  
4 Esther Nyakara Material Testing  
5 Calvins Otieno Plumbing  
6 Fredrick Wadede Plumbing  
7 Lincoln Munene Computer studies  
Facilities within the department
  • Workshop
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Geo-technology and Highways Laboratory

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