Bachelor of Education in Technology (Civil Engineering)

Philosophy of the Programme        

The Bachelor of Education in Technology Programmes is geared to produce hands on engineering technology trainers to address the skills gap in the Technical Vocational Education Training and Secondary school level technical subject programmes. The graduates will be expected to be versatile, innovative, entrepreneurial, and globally competitive in molding the youth for work through learning and development of work-related skills by application of underlying knowledge and scientific principles in the national priority areas that will cultivate creative and innovative undertakings in order to promote economic development through formal employment and self-employment.

Goal of the Programme

The goal of the programme is to produce innovative and hands-on professional technical teacher to fill the existing gap in training technicians in civil engineering who would support engineers and lead crafts persons in both training and at the industrial sector Expected learning outcomes of the Programme

Upon successful completion of this programme, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply acquired science and technology skills and knowledge in solving education related problems in the society and industry.
  2. Apply appropriate technical pedagogical skills in teaching at the secondary school, colleges and tertiary levels.
  3. Participate and contribute in the formulation of public education policy in the society.
  4. Identify researchable problems in technical education and carry out research for decision making.

Mode of Delivery of the ProgrammeThe Mode of Delivery is through face to face and blended learning   

Admission Requirements for the Programme

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:

Be a holder of K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (plus) and above, with a C+ (plus) in Mathematics, Physics/Physical Science and Chemistry OR; Be a holder of K.A.C.E with at least 2 Principal passes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and 1 subsidiary pass OR; Be a holder of a Degree in related disciplines from an institution recognized by MUST Senate OR; Be a holder of a Validated Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Plant Engineering OR; Have any other relevant qualifications deemed equivalent to the above requirements from an institution recognized by the MUST Senate.

Duration: 8 semesters

Mode of Study: Fulltime

Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru)

Tuition fees per semester: Ksh. 45,000

Regulations on Credit Transfer

For a candidate to qualify for a credit transfer, he/she must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Have a relevant KNEC diploma with a minimum of a Credit PASS
  2. Have a Meru University of Science and Technology diploma in Mechatronic Engineering with a minimum of a Credit PASS taken not more than two years prior to seeking transfer.
  3. Have any other diploma recognized by the Meru University of Science and Technology senate. A candidate may be granted credit transfers of 49% of the programme courses from a similar programme level. The Senate reserves the right to determine the number of credit transfers.


S/No Schedule of courses per academic year per  semester Number of units/courses
1.         Year one Semester one 9
2.         Year one Semester two 8
3.         Year two Semester one 8
4.         Year two Semester two 8
5.         Year three Semester one 8
6.         Year three Semester two 8
7.         Teaching practice-equivalent to one semester  (14 weeks) 1
8.         Year four Semester one 8
9.         Year four Semester two 8
10.     Industrial attachment 1
  Total 67


Expected Career Directions

  1. Technical Trainer in Technical and Vocational Training institutions, military, state department of technical training in Civil engineering
  2. Entrepreneurship investments in Civil engineering fields
  3. Technical Teacher in Secondary School level teaching Civil engineering

Professional Technologist in either Civil engineering