Diploma In Civil Engineering and Surveying

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Graduate Level
Duration of Program : 4 Years

About this Program

The main objective of the programme of Civil Engineering Surveying is to educate students in order for them to achieve sufficient knowledge, skills and width of view to meet the demands of the job market and the national development objectives.Educational ObjectivesSpecifically, the programme is intended:

  1. To train and produce diploma graduates who are well grounded with skills and knowledge in the Civil Engineering Surveying discipline;
  2. To train students towards research and development;
  3. To instil entrepreneurial skills in students so as to ensure competitiveness;
  4. Employ practical thinking with commitment to economic, innovative and optimum use of resources;
  5. Train engineering surveyors who are aware of the latest global challenges and how to handle them;
  6. Promote professionalism, work ethics and social values;
  7. Have a good understanding of the technical vocational foundation of Civil Engineering Surveying to facilitate self learning, particularly of experiential knowledge, and professional development.

 GENERAL REGULATIONSMakerere University regulations pertaining to application, registration, examinations and awards shall apply.  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission to first yearAdmission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme. Direct Entry SchemeAn applicant should posses at least two advanced level passes of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and the weighting system should be as follows:

  • Weight 3 Mathematics, and best of Geography, Physics, Economics, Surveying, Technical Drawing – as Essential subjects
  • Weight 2 One of the remainder of Geography, Physics, Economics, Surveying; Technical Drawing – as Relevant subjects
  • Weight 1 General Paper – as Desirable subject
  • Weight 0.5 Any Other Subject – as Other subjects

 Mature Age SchemeAdmission also can be granted by mature age entry scheme after passing two special mature age University examinations in aptitude and specialised knowledge relevant to Civil Engineering Surveying. Diploma Holders Entry SchemeHolders of the Uganda National Examinations Board Ordinary Technical Diploma or its equivalent can be admitted to the programme. Applicants should have obtained a Credit Class diploma with at least a Credit Pass in Mathematics. All applicants, no matter the avenue of entry, must demonstrate, during their studies, a desire for an outdoor life.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Journal and Double Entry Book-keeping for Civil Eng Surveying CES1107 2 Undergraduate Level
Preliminary Surveying I CES1101 2 Undergraduate Level
Reading the Field CES1102 4 Undergraduate Level
Environmental Studies I CES1103 2 Undergraduate Level
Introduction to Field Data Collection CES1104 3 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Reading the Field (mutual influences) CES2202 4 Undergraduate Level
Preliminary Surveying II CES1201 2 Undergraduate Level
Reading the Field CES1202 4 Undergraduate Level
Computer Studies I CES1203 4 Undergraduate Level
Field Data Collection CES1204 3 Undergraduate Level
Field Data Collection CES1204 3 Undergraduate Level
Practice at Leveller level CES1205 4 Undergraduate Level
Materials for Civil Engineering Surveying CES1207 2 Undergraduate Level
Local Knowledge, Design Criteria CES1208 2 Undergraduate Level
Industrial attachment I CES1301 5 Undergraduate Level
Reading the Field CES2102 4 Undergraduate Level
Computer Studies for Civil Engineering Surveying II CES2103 2 Undergraduate Level
Field Data Collection CES2104 2 Undergraduate Level
Year 2
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Practice at Chainman level CES1105 4 Undergraduate Level
Practice at Survey Assistant level CES 2105 4 Undergraduate Level
Insurance for Civil Engineering Surveying CES 2107 2 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Field Data Presentation CES2201 2 Undergraduate Level
Environmental Studies II CES2203 2 Undergraduate Level
Field Data Collection (Further Instruments and Methods) CES 2204 2 Undergraduate Level
Practice at Junior Surveyor Level CES2205 4 Undergraduate Level
Law for Civil Engineering Surveyors CES2207 2 Undergraduate Level
Communication Skills for Technology TEC1101 3 Undergraduate Level
Sociology for Technology TEC2101 3 Undergraduate Level