PURSUING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING) OR BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN WATER, IRRIGATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING IN KENYA

Benzert Water Supply Water and Sewage

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • CLUSTER SUBJECT 1
    MAT A
  • CLUSTER SUBJECT 2
    PHY
  • CLUSTER SUBJECT 3
    CHE
  • CLUSTER SUBJECT 4
    BIO / HAG / GEO / CRE / IRE / HRE / HSC / ARD / AGR / WW / MW / BC / PM / ECT / DRD / AVT / CMP / FRE / GER / ARB / KSL / MUC / BST

MINIMUM SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • SUBJECT 1
    MAT A C+
  • SUBJECT 2
    PHY C+
  • SUBJECT 3
    CHE C+
  • SUBJECT 4
    ENG / KIS C+

AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)
  • BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN WATER, IRRIGATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM

  1. EGERTON UNIVERSITY
  2. KIRINYAGA UNIVERSITY

WATER ENGINEERING JOB DESCRIPTION

Water engineers work on projects such as flood defence schemes and sewer improvement programmes at all stages, from conception and planning to completion and handover. Typical responsibilities include:

  • producing designs, both initial outlines and full plans, of sewerage, water treatment and flood defence structures such as pump systems and pipe networks
  • managing and maintaining water and sewerage infrastructure operations
  • presenting project details and technical information to colleagues and clients
  • writing reports
  • managing project budgets
  • keeping up to date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines
  • writing and advertising tender documents and managing contracts
  • liaising with clients, contractors, government agencies, local authorities and suppliers
  • monitoring flood levels
  • supervising staff and site workers
  • using a variety of specialist computer applications/simulation software
  • ensuring that projects keep to budgets and timescales
  • maintaining an awareness of current environmental issues.

Typical employers of water engineers

  • Privately owned water companies
  • Regulatory bodies
  • The Environment Agency
  • County Governments
  • Local authority environmental health departments
  • Roads rehabilitation and construction bodies
  • Private consultants or contractors
  • Charities and NGOs such as Living Water International
  • UNDP, FAO,UNEP
  • Military departments
  • Large Agricultural farms to work on irrigation schemes
  • Setting water designs in buildings

Works Cited:

  1. KUCCPS – 
    https://students.kuccps.net/programmes/detail/1171/
  2. TARGET JOBS
    https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions/279591-water-engineer-job-description


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