Building and Civil Eng. Department

The Building and Civil Engineering department started operations in 1996 with Wenceslaus Were as Head of Department, eight students, two full-time lecturers in the employ of TSC and several part time lecturers.

The department has grown gradually with the introduction of new courses, 826 students, 18 members of staff of whom two are council employees and two are qualified technicians.

The female student population has risen from two students in 1999 to 142 today with most pursuing the Diploma in Civil Engineering. The student’s performance has been exemplary and they have maintained a pass rate of 76 per cent.

Our Partners

Other than Crown Paints Ltd, we also work with the National industrial Training Authority (NITA) that has been sponsoring female students from across the country for the Diploma in Civil Engineering course over the last 10 years.

The Ministry of Roads and Public Works through the Regional Materials office helps the department’s students conduct laboratory works under the guidance of qualified staff who oversee laboratory testing for civil engineering materials (soil, concrete, aggregates, and bitumen, among other products).

Sony Sugar Company also works with the department and has donated engineering textbooks on several occasions. The company also awards the best female student in the department each year.

Our Courses

Module Programmes (under TVET)

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, Modules I, II & III
  • Diploma in Building technology Modules I, II, III
  • Diploma in Architecture modules I, II


  • Craft Certificate in Road construction

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Building Technology Modules I & II

The department is soon launching a certificate course in painting and decoration in collaboration with Crown Paints Kenya Ltd. The department also offers part-time programmes in the evening and over the weekends for employed students.

Our Staff

  Name Qualifications Specialization Responsibilities
1 William Opondo  

B.Sc. Technology structural and Civil engineering

Structures and concrete technology Head of Department

Senior lecturer

2 Philemon Ouma Bulwa Vocational – Eldoret and Kisumu National Polytechnics, KTTC


General Building Technology/survey.

Technical Drawing

Deputy HoD


3 Tom Dada Masters – Moi University


Lecturing ISO champion


4 Owuoth Ngili Bachelors – Moi University

Masters – Technical University of Dresden, Germany



Masonry practicals.


Academic tours coordinator


5 Charles Ochieng Otieno Bachelors – B. Ed (Arts), UoN


Roads construction, trade practice and theory.

Civil construction

6 Wenceslaus Were Vocational – Mombasa Polytechnic


Geotechnology and soil mechanics.


7 William Opondo Vocational – Kenya Polytechnic, KTTC

Bachelors – Masinde Muliro University


Lecturing (23 years) Senior Lecturer
8 Nicholas Oduor Otieno Vocational –  HND Building Economics Kenya Polytechnic.

Dip technical Education KTTC


Measurements of building works.

Quantity surveying,

Lecturing (21 years)

Estimation and costing.


Deputy academic tours coordinator.

9 Everline Auma Bachelors Tech Building Moi University.

M.Sc. Construction Mgt, JKUAT



Concrete technology/water technology.

Lecturing (5 years)

Assistant Lecturer

Deputy ISO champion



10 Mokora Sebastian Ochieng HND Building and Civil engineering, Mombasa Technical University.

Dip tech education KTTC.


Structures, General building technology

Lecturing (26 years)

Exams officer

Attachment Coordinator


11 Mdoga Arthur BTech Education – Building,  Moi University

Masters Education Technology (Building Construction)

Engineering Survey

Physical Science.


12 Mugah Jared Dip Technical education KTTC


Technical Drawing

Construction Management


Lecturing (20 years)

13 John Binfrid Odhiambo Mwanda HND Building Economics

Masters – Heriot – Watt University (UK)


Measurements of building works.

Estimating and costing

Construction management.

Lecturing (26 years)