To train leading professionals that will share knowledge, create opportunities and respond to engineering challenges of modern construction, woodworking, wood science and technology industries, through enduring commitment to practical learning and ethical conduct.
Objectives of the Department
- Provide excellent education and skills to students
- Build an enabling environment for quality teaching and learning
- Improve the quality of programmes in Civil Engineering and Forestry Techniques
- Align the programmes with strategic needs of the society
- Strengthen research and innovative partnerships with charitable, business and scientific organisations
- Implement a model ethical conduct, accountability and best practices in continued learning
- Blend inspiration, creativity and knowledge in Building Construction, Woodwork and Wood Science and Technology.
Entry Requirements into Year One of the First Cycle
To be admitted into the First-Year of the Civil Engineering option, a candidate must be a holder of one of the following qualifications:
- GCE A/L in the Sciences, ‘
- Baccalauréat Technique’ in Building Construction or the ‘Baccalauréat Scientifique’for French speaking candidates.
- To be admitted into the First-Year of the Woodwork option, candidates must have one of the following qualifications:
- GCE A/L in the Sciences, ‘Baccalauréat Technique’ in Woodwork or Forest Exploitation or the ‘Baccalauréat Scientifique’ for French Speaking Candidates.
Candidates with foreign certificates or diplomas in the specialty may as well be admitted. They should however contact the Ministry of Higher Education for equivalence.
Means and learning opportunities
- We have a dedicated team of qualified and experienced teaching, administrative and support staff as well as visiting domain experts to assist students achieve their life-long goals.
- The department also partners with local and international universities, organisations and the business world to ensure practical, quality and effective learning for students through internships, exchange programme and research.
- Student-staff relationship at the department is cordial and focuses principally on the academic performance and wellbeing of students.
The programme offers adequate knowledge and nurtures students with skills and competencies for the practical application of Civil Engineering, Woodwork and Wood Science projects. At the end of study, a graduate shall:
- Have an understanding of ethical and professional responsibility.
- Have a demonstrated ability to apply fundamental principles of Civil Engineering and Forestry Techniques.
- Be able to formulate, conduct and realise key projects in Building Construction, Woodwork and Wood Science and Technology industries.
- Blend inspiration, creativity and knowledge in Civil Engineering and Forestry Techniques projects
- Recognise the need for and the ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Be endowed with curiosity, acumen and a critical thinking ability
- Have a demonstrated independent spirit.
- Be endowed with simulation and analytical skills
- Have a team spirit.
- Be able to advise stakeholders as well as provide consultancies in the Civil Engineering and Forestry domains.
The Department of Civil Engineering and Forestry Techniques is unique with its own specificities and combining the art and science of Engineering. The Department represents a mix of Building Construction, Woodwork and Wood Science in which engineering principles are applied to technical problems both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A student that is admitted into the department shall therefore specialize either in Civil Enginseering or Forestry Techniques.
Number of cycles: 2 (First and Second)
Number of Programmes: 4 (Two for the First Cycle and two for the Second Cycle)
First Cycle Programmes
- DIPET I in Building Construction
- DIPET I in Woodwork
Second Cycle Programmes
- DIPET II in Building Construction
- DIPET II in Wood Science and Technology
Head of department
Dr. Ntabe Ngbanye Eric