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Diploma in building technology vs Diploma in civil engineering // OPTIONS AFTER KCSE

Hi how are you doing welcome as more to this channel and in this video we'll be discussing two of the most popular courses offered in tibet incisions in the field of building and construction and civil engineering and in the future videos we are going to continue elaborating more on careers in building a construction and .

Civil engineering and architecture so ensure you subscribe the channel by clicking on the red button below so that you do not miss on my future videos if you have also not watched the video where i discuss all courses in building a construction civil engineering and architecture watch it on the link shown here or in my video description here .

Now without much further delay let us go through the two courses that is diploma in civil engineering and diploma in building a constructions and we see depending on your performance in kcsc which one will be the most suitable for you here i have the next career guidance hard book because the two courses that you have mentioned about the examining .

Body is kejan national examination council as we can see here both diploma in building and construction are diploma in civil engineering they both have an entry requirement of c minus and above in your kcse and both of them will take a total of 3 years and .

Diploma in building will lead you to a career in the building industry or you can also employ yourself by becoming a contractor in the building sector but for the civil engineers the employment opportunities got built constructions of houses because it involved design and .

Construction of various structures such as road railways dam airport seaports tunnels etc netcast offers a diploma in architecture but we'll discuss this one in a future video there are more courses in the same sector that are offered in neck but this one we're also going to consider them in .

Our future videos you can also watch a video where i have discussed all the courses offered by neck in a video that i'll provide the link in the video description below so let us now go through the syllabus of diploma in building and from the first year of study that is modular .

We can see the students are supposed to take courses like communication skills life skills and information communication and technology entrepreneurship engineering students usually think these subjects are not relevant to their field of study they usually tend to take communication .

Skills life skills information communication and technology and entrepreneurship likely despite the fact that these units have been put there in the syria bus to give them the soft skills that they require in the job market that is to make them more marketable and more entrepreneurial the meant they finish their studies .

There is also engineering mathematics one that will give the student foundation in hardly more technical units there is also physical science because physical science is a combination of physics and chemistry because they need to understand chemical nature of the sum of the construction materials .

They will use and physics will help them in structures because they are the required physics this is a construction materials that keeps the trainee with an understanding of the various uh construction materials and their properties .

This is what technology this is a mechanical engineering unit that equips the trainees with the ability to use hard tools equipment machinery and various aging that are used in the construction industry then there is technical doing your system in the design of the various structures there's also geotechnology one which .

Deals with the study of soils and the rock making the earth surface they require geotechnology because the building materials and the foundation where various structures will be starting on of course is a soil and locks and then there is concrete technology one .

That will equip the training with the various with the knowledge of various materials that are used for making concrete and the various processes that are involved in making concrete and then there is construction plant equipment this unit is also more of mechanical engineering because it equipped the trainees with the knowledge .

And skills for hardening the various construction plant machineries and also being able to select the best construction plant for a specific job general building construction equips the 20 with the knowledge and skills that are required for the actual .

Construction of the building itself that is right from the foundation to the walls to the roofs to the various accessories of the building such as the windows and the door and then there is a they will need surveying to be able to set out the foundation and determine the .

Amount of materials that need to be excavated and finally for the first year of study the structures structures mostly involve study of forces that are in action in a building this helps in understanding the strength and the stability of the building and also it helps in the design of the various structural members of the .

Entire structure now on finishing the first year of study the students will do an external examination offered by kenya national examination council add the various units or the various submodules that we have discussed for the first year of study they are combined in a number of .

Exams if a trainee fails in one or two papers he is considered to have been referred in the two papers and he can continue to the second day of study and then redo the two examination he or she feels in a later date if the student fails more than three papers the entire result is a fail and the student has to repeat .

The entire of the first year of study that's why i usually insist it is about taking the time to gather as much information about the course that you are going to do so that you do not adapt in a course that you struggle with especially engineering courses considering that they have considerable amount of mathematic and physics in .

Module 2 the student will do units or sub-modules such as mathematics geotechnology 2 concrete technology 2 we have already mentioned the relevance of these courses but now i will be doing is to add more knowledge on these two areas that is your technology and concrete technology too .

Uh because these are co units or their core areas for somebody who is pursuing a course in building there is also workshop technology 2 which is more of electrical engineering and this unit will equip the trainee with knowledge of electrical installation you know in a building of .

Course there'll be electrical insulation work that's required to be done even if this work is going to be done by a person who have done diploma or probably suffocating electrical engineering the person who is building the house or the actual builder need to understand the various erect requirements or various component of electrical .

Installation work so that it can be able to take care of them in his design this structures too that deals with the understanding of the various forces the strength and the stability of the building and then there is a surveying two measurement of building wax this unit .

Equips the trainee with the ability of measurements of various materials that are used in construction or the measurement of the quantity of materials that need to be excavated estimation and costing this one is more of a quantity surveyor's work it involves a estimation of the various materials that .

Are used for the construction and the cost of these materials and then there is these two units that are meant to equip the trainee with the ability to design equip the training with the design theory and in combination with the various units he has covered so far he .

Or she will be able to solve technical problems in the design uh there is a again there is a construction management one that equips the training with the ability of a management of the project itself that is to ensure the project is completed in time and then there is a .

Business plan and the student will proceed for their first industrial attachment so the good thing with the diploma courses is that after every end of the academic year or after every end of the module the students are supposed to proceed for their industrial attachment we move on to the third day of study .

Where most of the units in the daddy of study they are just an extension of the previous units that were covered in the first day of study general building and construction 2 which is a continuation of a previous course surveying 3 structures 3 and you can see how much emphasis is put on surveying .

And structures because these are core elements in the building and then there is a construction management tool estimation and costing too these are also called units then finally there are two more units .

Here which are meant to assist the trainee to put into practice his knowledge on the area of design another unit he has covered into solving a practical design problems then at the end of the day of study the trainee are supposed to proceed for the second industrial attachment we now move on to diploma in civil .

Engineering my servers here is a scanned copy so it may not be very clear but of course i'll be mentioning the various units for you so you do not have to worry but for the first but for the first year of study most of the units are similar to what we have seen they are doing in diploma in building .

And these units are life skills information communication and technology entrepreneurship mathematics physical science these are the core units that are similar for all engineering students whether it's mechanical engineering electrical engineering .

Civil engineering and so on after the common courses there is a construction materials which is similar to the building there is workshop technology is mechanical technology a mechanical engineer unit this workshop technology a mechanical .

Engineering unit technical drilling geotechnology and concrete technology construction plant and equipment are general building construction one and surveying and structures one which are similar to those who are doing a diploma in building technology in the second year of study that is module two a student .

That take units such as business plan mathematics geotechnology 2 concrete technology 2 workshop technology 2 2 the workshop technology 2 is an electrical engineering unit that equips the training with the ability .

Of the aspect of electrical installation work in a certain structure or a building and then there is a general building construction too which equip the training their knowledge on the actual work involved in the building that is right from the foundation all the way to .

The completed structure then there is structure 2 and 7 2 and we can see emphasis is put on structures and surveys for both courses and then there is a measurement of building a receiver engineering work this unit you have seen it similar to .

Diploma in building but it equips the trainee with the knowledge on measurement of the amount of materials that are required for the actual construction and also the amount of measurement of the quantity of materials that need to be excavated .

I've managed to put this zero bars in a better orientation these are the units taken by in the first day of study we have mentioned them if you needed to have a better look at them and then .

There is a unit taken in the second year of study if you need to have a better look at them but i've already discussed them are you continuing data unit in the second year of study there is estimation and costing one construction management one this year similar to the birudas .

Or the diplomat building technology and the unit that makes now this to be more of civil engineering is the water supply that equips the trainee with the knowledge on uh area of water supply and in this unit .

They started things like hydraulic hydrodynamic hydrostatics water supply design of water treatment work construction of water treatment work this unit is more so this unit or some module is more of photo engineering transport engineering one that equips the training with the knowledge on .

Design of a public transport system especially the road and railway then there is a civil engineering construction and designs and civil engineering project design portfolio too so this unit just similar to those in building technology they equip the trainee or they as enable the training to be .

Able to use their design theory in solving technical or practical design problems and just similar to what i said for building and technology the various units in various years of .

Study or the various are modules in the very years of study they are usually combined into a number of exams most of the cases all the units will be grouped into six exams or six papers if a student happened to pass in all the papers he or she will comfortably move on to the next day of study but if a trainee .

Fails in either one or two papers of which will be a combination of number of units he can continue to the subsequent day of study but at some point he or she must receive the examination he failed but if the trainee adds up very more .

Than three units then the entire result is considered as a fair and this trainee have either to repeat the entire year of study or change the cost to a more manageable course hence the need of doing a bit of research before you embark in a journey to undertake any course we move on to .

The unit in the study of study there is generally mathematically there is transportation engineering two general building construction three surveying three structures three construction management two estimation costing and tethering we have mentioned these courses and we already know by now the relevance and just as we said .

Previously this these two are geared toward equipping the trainee with the ability to solve practical design problems and just like a diplomatic building technology of course there is there are two attachments after the second day of study and after that you have studied although i usually advise student any .

Moment you get an opportunity to go out to the field just take advantage of that moment so that by the time you are finishing your study you have as you have as much practical knowledge as possible now let us see the various units that .

Are done by a person who is pursuing a degree in civil engineering and the entry requirement are as below of course this is for direct admission by kenya university placement authority that is groups alternatively you can join the course with a national .

Higher diploma of course from the tibet institutions or if you have a diploma in building and construction or a diploma in water engineering from kenya water institute this will also be accepted for entry to the course of bachelor of science in civil engineering .

By kenyatta investor in the first year of study you undertake all these units which are similar some similar to those in we have seen in diploma in the second day of study the training that take all these units there is mathematics there is a vein there is fluid mechanics .

Which is more of water related in the daddy of study the student you rather take all these courses you can pause the video and have a better look at them but you can see they are units like soil mechanics which is more of your technology you .

Have seen in diploma courses there is hydraulic to equip them with knowledge on fruit flow there is a vein three there is theory of structures uh there is hydrology which is more of water engineering is hydraulic to the surveying theory of structures for .

Again there is a lot of empathy on structures surveying and water related causes in the fourth year of studies students are supposed to undertake all these courses here you have seen transport engineering coming into play .

That is the traffic engineering and then there is a more of structures there is a structural design one and there's theory of structures for there are more units on transport engineering .

A few more units on water engineering that is hydrology too then in the fifth years of study there are these units of course some of them are erectives depending on which area you decide to measure if you decide to measure in water resources engineering .

You have your options here which are public health engineering for water resources engineering 2 and groud water abstraction and recharge ensure you subscribe the channel so that in a future video i'll give a more detailed description of the diploma course in water engineering .

Which will be also eligible if you have done a diploma in water engineering you'll also be eligible to join this degree program in case you did not meet the requirement for getting to this program right from high school and then those who decide to pursue .

Structural engineering there is the theory of structures for structural design for studio there's mechanical composite materials and this design of bridges and then those who decide to major in transport engineering .

Transport and highway engineering they also have the options that is the coastal engineering movement design transport at urban are regional planning urban traffic management and advanced engineering service so basically because these are more or less the same for other investors i .

Think let us stop the video at that point and we'll discuss more in a future video so if you know a parent who has a child in high school make sure they get to know this channel so that they can also try to assist the asana and daughters light from high school so that they can .

Take the subject such as physics and mathematics a lot of students had to drop physics in their high school and and then later they decide to do engineering courses which leave them struggling a lot we have seen for civil engineering it requires a lot of survey structures through which are moral physics that .

They are doing in high school if you have a question a comment or a contribution you can leave it in my comment down here and i'll be sure to answer any of your questions whether it is about civil engineering mechanical engineering electrical engineering or any other science-based .

Course that you may decide to pursue i believe i've not wasted your time in this video at centennial not in the next video so let us meet in the next video where i will be elaborating more on courses in the building sector civil engineering and architecture

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