Transportation and Highway Engineering

Description

 

Transportation engineering is the application of technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities various  modes of transportation in order to provide for the efficient safe, rapid, comfortable, economical, convenient,   and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods.

Head of Thematic area

PROF.MBECHE OYUKO O.

List of Staff under Thematic area

Projects under thematic area, both past and ongoing with links to content

  • The use of plastic waste as a thin topping to road pavements;
  • Performance of Rigid pavements;
  • Characterization of Asphalt Mixtures

Degree courses and/or units with links to content

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (in Civil Engineering)

Transportation engineering is a major component of the civil engineering degree programme at the University of Nairobi.Our undergraduate students are exposed to all the aspects of transportation engineering.  In particular the students are exposed to current design standards as applied in Kenya and internationally

The master’s course enhances the areas covered in the undergraduate programme. Graduate students are exposed to advanced aspects of design, operation and management of facilities various modes of transportation

FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

SEMESTER I   

  • FCE 165   -    Computer Science I                    45

SEMESTER II

  • FCE 142   -    Engineering Drawing                  45
  • FCE 166   -    Computer Science II                    45

SECOND YEAR OF STUDY

SEMESTER I

  • FCE 265   -    Computer Science III

SEMESTER II

  • FCE 266   -    Computer Science IV                  45

THIRD YEAR OF STUDY - SEMESTER I

SEMESTER I

  • FCE 345   -    Civil Engineering Materials II        45
  • FCE 351   -    Engineering Surveying II             45

SEMESTER II

  • FCE 342   -    Engineering Drawing & Design II   45
  • FCE 346   -    Transportation Engineering I          45

FOURTH YEAR OF STUDY

SEMESTER I

  • FCE 451   -    Engineering Surveying III             45
  • FCE 461   -    Statistics                                     45

SEMESTER II

  • FCE 446   -    Transportation Engineering II     45

FIFTH YEAR OF STUDY

SEMESTER I

  • FCE 545   -    Transportation Engineering IIIA  45

SEMESTER II (COMPULSORY UNITS)

  • FCE 590   -    Civil Engineering Project            45

SEMESTER II (OPTIONAL UNITS) (a minimum of 4 to be taken)

  • FCE 546   -    Transportation Engineering IIIB   45
  • FCE 552   -    Engineering Surveying IV           45

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Civil Engineering Consulting Firms
  • Ministry of Lands and Housing
  • Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
  • Civil Engineering Contractors
  • County Governments

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