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National Diploma in Building & Civil Engineering (NDBCE)

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Award / Duration National Diploma / 2 years
Department Civil

Course Description

Uganda's construction industry is growing at a high rate. As a developing country, the utilization of the available technical resources and personnel is important in advancing the economy and saving on the mega resources that would otherwise go to experts or training in other countries.

Civil Engineering is a very important profession. It deals with provision of solutions to the majority of basic needs of society. The profession requires planning, designing and construction of physical infrastructure that enhances and sustains human activity. These include construction and maintenance of buildings, water treatment and supply, waste treatment and disposal, and transportation infrastructure.

The role of a Civil and Building Engineering Technician is to actively participate in the construction and maintenance supervision of these and others as society may need from time to time in a changing world.

Course Curriculum

This curriculum is in line with the BTVET strategic plan of ‘’Skilling Uganda’’ and BTVET Act of 2008. The competences that the learners are expected to acquire are clearly spelt out in each module covered in the semester. The modules offered in this programme are packaged in a manner that will enable the learner to attain particular skills of performing tasks at any level of the respective semester. Modules such as Engineering mathematics, engineering drawing, surveying, and construction technology, enable the learner to set out and construct simple buildings, calculate and level the volume of earths, locate and plot the correct positions of physical features and land.

Road works, civil engineering drawing, carpentry and joinery and Real Life construction projects are aimed at equipping the learner with the necessary skills and techniques of designing, drawing, interpreting plans, constructing buildings and open road channels, finishing and supervising works.

Quantity surveying, strength of materials, elements of design of structures will enable the learner to estimate and cost the materials and labour of works and supervise the completion of works to the set schedule

Entrepreneurship, site organisation and management equip the learner with the skills of starting up an enterprise, managing and sustaining it. The Industrial training will bridge the gap between the training institutions with the world of work

Other modules such as Computer Applications, Kiswahili and Communication Skills, are aimed at enhancing the learner’s report writing and presentation skills.

Course Programme Structure

Code Module Title L P CH CU
DTEM 111 Engineering Mathematics I 30 30 45 3
Code Module Title L P CH CU
DTCE 121 Construction Technology I 30 30 45 3
Code Module Title L P CH CU
DTCE 131 Industrial Training I 0 30 60 3
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Code Module Title L P CH CU
DTEM 211 Engineering Mathematics II 30 30 45 3
Code Module Title L P CH CU
DTCE 221 Construction Technology II 30 30 45 3
Code Module Title L P CH CU
DTCE 231 Industrial Training I 30 30 45 3
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Year I
Code Module Title L P CH CU
Semester I
DTEM 111 Engineering Mathematics I 30 30 45 3
Semester II
DTCE 121 Construction Technology I 30 30 45 3
Recess Term
DTCE 131 Industrial Training I 0 30 60 3
Year II
Code Module Title L P CH CU
Semester I
DTEM 211 Engineering Mathematics II 30 30 45 3
Semester II
DTCE 221 Construction Technology II 30 30 45 3
Recess Term
DTCE 131 Industrial Training I 0 30 60 3

Course Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Admission to the National Diploma in Civil Engineering shall be done in accordance with the regulations of the National Council for Higher Education or any such statutory body that the Government shall assign this legal mandate from time to time. A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

Option One:

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five (05) passes two of which must be in Physics and Mathematics; and

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least One (01) Principal Pass in either Physics or Mathematics and Two (02) Subsidiary Passes from science subjects taken at Principal Level obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent. For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall be classified as follows:

  • Essential – Physics and Mathematics
  • Relevant – Chemistry, Economics
  • Desirable – General Paper, Any other Science/Technical subject taken at subsidiary level.

Option Two:

Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least three (03) passes two of which must be in Physics and Mathematics; and

Advanced Craft Certificate or equivalent certificate from a recognised institution with proven practical experience of at least two (02) years in any of the following fields:

  • Block-Laying and Concrete Practice
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Any other Engineering field as approved by the Admissions Board of the Uganda Technical College.

Option Three:

Diploma in an Engineering or Physical Science field from a recognized institution.

Option Four:

Bachelor’s degree in the Physical Sciences from a recognized institution.

Option Five:

Any other qualification as approved by the regulatory bodies of the East African Community States.

Application Procedure

A Hard Copy of Application Form and Bank-slip can be obtained from the Academic Registrar’s office, or downloaded (merged Application form and Bank-slip) by clicking on Apply Now link under Course Summary, filled and returned after payment of a non-refundable application fee (Bank Charges inclusive) of UGX 53,000 to Uganda Technical College Lira, Acct No. 3100000035, Centenary Bank; Lira branch.

Closing date for receiving applications is Monday 31st January, 2022. For further information, contact the Academic Registrar on 0776 158 138 or send an inquiry email to registry.utclira@gmail.com

Course Lecturers

Alele Chris

+256 779512306

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Course Summary

  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Language: English
  • Department: Civil
  • Course: NDBCE
  • Course Units: 6
  • Lecturers: 1
  • Award: National Diploma
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