Civil Engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of structures and altering nature to suit human needs. Some of the numerous subdivisions are transportation (e.g., railroad facilities, highways and tunnels in the ground); hydraulics (e.g., flood control, irrigation, drainage, water supply, and sewage disposal); and structures (e.g., high rise buildings, factory buildings and bridges).
The transport infrastructure, general municipal services and the construction industry in Zambia continue to demand local skills to ensure that such infrastructure and services are not only designed to internationally approved standards, but are also professionally constructed, managed and maintained.
The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction in the school of Engineering (SoE) addresses the above mentioned ‘local skills demand’ by offering the following programmes:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Hons).
- Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
- Diploma in Civil Engineering
- Diploma in Construction
The design of these programmes is to meet the various challenges of human resource development in the field of Civil Engineering.