Civil and Structural Engineering


Civil and Structural Engineering Department


The department offers relevant training in all the aspects of civil engineering such as geotechnical engineering, transportation and highways, structural engineering, water and environmental engineering among other related disciplines. The programmes offered at the department are designed to equip the students with broad and in-depth knowledge in the field of civil engineering as the curricula covers both engineering and management of infrastructure and natural resources.


The department of Civil Engineering was established in 2002 under the faculty of Science and Engineering which was split into faculty of Science and faculty of Engineering in the year 2008. It was one of the pioneer departments of the then Western University College, a constituent College of Moi University. The department has grown since then with expansion of programmes, staff and student numbers.


To provide holistic training in civil and structural engineering by integrating new technologies in research and services that leads to successful career development.


To be a centre of excellence in training, research and consultancy services in civil and structural engineering.


Civil engineering for sustainable development.


To train at least 40 graduate engineers per academic year who can accomplish the design and supervision of construction of civil engineering infrastructure and give consultancy services with due regard to professional ethics.

To develop vocational and entrepreneurial skills as a basis of employment and career development in line with the Vision 2030 blue print.

To undertake research and develop new innovations geared towards solving Civil Engineering problems.

To undertake at least 3 No consultancy projects per year, and engage with the external industry and community in the area of civil and structural engineering.


The department is engaged in research and consultancy services in the following areas:

• Structural and materials engineering

• Highway and transportation engineering

• Water and environmental engineering

The department laboratory facilities are subdivided into the following sections:

Transportation and highway

Materials and soils

Hydraulics and water engineering

Structures and concrete

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Centre

Geographical Information system (GIS)

Engineering surveying and Automated Weather Station (AWS)


The department has established linkages and collaborations with the following institutions
Academic and Research Institutions

Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya,

Sigalagala National Polytechnic, Kenya,

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI),

Water Resources Management Authority, Kenya Urban Roads Authority

County Governments: County Governments of Kakamega, Bungoma, Vihiga and Busia


The alumni of the department are working in various industries both in government and private sector.

The most notable institutions are county governments, ministry of Public works, National Construction Authority, Kenya National Highway Authority, Kenya Rural Roads Authority, Kenya Urban Roads Authority, leading private sector contractors and consultants.

Our Alumni, have contributed in the infrastructural development in the country and the region including mega projects such as Thika Super highway, Standard Gauge Railway, Lamu Port South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport (LAPSET) Project among others.

Connect with us

The School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology,

P.O. Box, 190-50100, Kakamega, Kenya

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