Civil Engineering Department 

1. Introduction

Welcome to the Civil Engineering Department (CED). CED is one of the five academic departments within RP-IPRC Musanze.

The Department has excellent laboratories, workshops and state of art computing facilities. Civil Engineering Department equip students with skills and knowledge at Advanced diploma level in Construction Technology, besides it offers a big range of short courses mainly in Carpentry, Masonry, Welding, Painting, and Tiling.

With a target of meeting the labour market needs, Civil Engineering deparment provides high quality engineering education that meets the requirement for a professional practitioner in Civil Engineering sector.

Department members have published significant number of research papers in International Journals, National Journals and the Proceedings of various International and National Seminars, Conferences, Symposia and Workshops.

2. Expected Learning Outcome

Education is the enrichment of analytical and application skills of engineering principles along with overall personality development. The outcome  from Civil Engineering is that students fit well the market demands. Civil Engineering has adopted the specific program outcomes to be achieved during the training:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • A broad education necessary to understand the impact of Civil Engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering practice.
  • Ability to apply the essential underpinning knowledge that guides a range of projects, including road, rail and drainage systems, dams, harbours, bridges, buildings and other structures
  • Ability to explain basic concepts and problem solving processes used in management

3. Qualifications and Minimum requirements (including short courses)

Civil Engineering programme is open to local and international students interested in pursuing a career related to Construction Technology and Science. The minimum requirements for admission (Advanced diploma) are as follow:

  • Construction Technology (CST)
  • Public works (PWO)
  • Physics - Economics – Mathematics (PEM)
  • Physics - Chemistry - Mathematics (PCM)
  • Mathematics - Physics - Geography (MPG)
  • Mathematics - Chemistry - Biology (MCB)
  • Mathematics-physics and computer(MPC)
  • Mathematics - Physics- Biology (MPB)
  • Surveying

 

4. Covered modules

A student in Advanced Diploma shall cover the following courses: 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

1

General English

ENG101

10

2

Engineering Mathematical I

MAT101

10

3

Computer Basics

ICT101

10

4

Engineering physics

PHY101

10

5

Construction materials

CED101

10

6

Introduction to civil engineering workshop

WSC101

10

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 1-60
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

1

English for Technology

ENG102

10

2

Engineering Mathematics II

MAT102

10

3

Technical Drawing and 2D CAD( Auto cad)

CED102

10

4

Engineering Chemistry and Geology

CED103

10

5

Strength of materials

CED104

10

6

Wood working machine,cold water supply and stone masonry

WSC102

10

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 2-60
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

1

Concrete Technology

COT201

10

2

Analysis of statically Determinate Structures

COT202

10

3

Advanced Computer aided Design

COT203

10

4

Soil Mechanics

CED201

10

5

Water Supply and Sanitation Technology

CED202

10

6

Concrete,cofferdams,window and door fabrication and hot water supply

WSC201

10

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 1-60
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

1

Research Methodology and Professional ethics

RMC201

10

2

Engineering Surveying

CED203

10

3

Analysis of statically Indeterminate Structures

COT204

10

4

Geotechnical and foundation Engineering

COT205

10

5

Building services

COT206

10

6

Scaffolding, plastering, retaining structures, arch construction, wood furniture fabrication, welding and sheet metal fabrication.

WSC202

10

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 2-60
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

1

Entrepreneurship and Engineering Ethics

INT301

10

2

Highway and Transportation Engineering

COT301

10

3

Measurement and Estimation

COT302

10

4

Reinforced Concrete Design

COT303

15

5

Steel and Timber Design

COT304

10

6

Tiling, painting, flooring, insulation, partitioning, ceilings, roofs construction, glazing and appliances and pumps installation

WSC301

10

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 1-65
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2

S/N

Module

Module code

Credit

1

Engineering Surveying Camp

CED301

10

2

Construction Project Management

CED302

10

3

Damp Proofing, Underpinning, Drainage & Sewage System, Stairs Construction

WSC302

10

4

Industrial Attachment

IND301

10

5

Advanced Diploma Project

ADP301

15

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 2-55