Certificates

Certificate in Water Engineering

OVERVIEW OF THE CERTIFICATE IN WATER ENGINEERING

The syllabus has been developed on a competency based approach so that the trainee is able to acquire intended to impart skills, knowledge and attitudes that the trainee will apply in supervision, operation and maintenance of water engineering works and allied facilities

Objectives of the Water Engineering Programme

Upon completion of the entire programme, the trainee should be able to:

a)                  Apply skills required in problem solving involving collection and analyses of data, and implementation of solutions accurately and efficiently in the water sector.

b)                  Apply skills required in management of the environment and water resources and their related tasks.

c)                  Identify aquifer formations for groundwater assessment survey.

d)                  Understand the principles of planning and design of the water supply, wastewater and irrigation and drainage system.

e)                  Sink and equip boreholes for groundwater abstractions.

f)                   Construct and install water supply, wastewater and irrigation and drainage systems.

g)                  Apply skills required in management and operation and maintenances of the components within the water supply, wastewater, solid waste and irrigation and drainage systems.

h)                  Communicate effectively on matters related to the job and the environment.

Duration of the programme

The programme takes two academic years with one graded industrial attachment session in the third semester of the first year lasting 12 continuous weeks. Each academic year consist of 980 hours including theory, practicals, and self-study. The ratio of practice to theory is about 60%: 40%. Industrial attachment is a core component of the programme, consisting 420 hours.

Pattern of Attendance

KEWI curriculum is based on a fifteen week semester system with each academic year consisting of three semesters. Trainees will attend the first two semesters in each academic year at the campus. They will attend one sessions of field Attachment lasting at least three months in the third semester following the first academic years of study as shown in the table 2.

Pattern of attendance: Certificate in Water Engineering

YearSemester 1(15 Weeks)Semester 2(15 Weeks)Semester 3(15 Weeks)
1Course workCourse workIndustrial Attachment
2Course workCourse workN/A

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification for entry to the craftsman certificate programme in Water Engineering is as follows:

                    i.            Kenya certificate of Secondary Education with an aggregate mean grade D+ (plus), or

                  ii.            An approved equivalent qualification which may be from Kenya or from other countries

                iii.            A minimum grade of D+ in each of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Physical Sciences.

N/B Equation of international academic qualifications shall be done in consultation with Kenya National Examinations council.

EXAMINATIONS

General Examination Regulations

        i.            Students will sit for written examinations at the end of every semester for all courses covered in that semester.

      ii.            All examinations shall be conducted under the authority of the Academic Board as specified under the KEWI Act 2001

    iii.            Every candidate, to be eligible for KEWI examination shall pay to the institute in respect of the examination such fees as the governing council shall prescribe from time to time.

    iv.            A candidate is eligible for examination upon attaining at least 75% attendance of lecturers and 100% of practical sessions. Only students who have registered within the first three (3) weeks of the semester and fulfilled all the requirements shall be eligible for taking the examination.

      v.            In the event that a student is unable to undertake studies or examinations to acquire the stipulated minimum requirements, he/she shall be allowed to defer studies and/or examinations.

    vi.             Deferral shall be sought though a written application to the Director Kenya Water Institute. The application shall be tabled before the academic board for a final decision to be made on the status of the application.

  vii.            There shall be internal and external examiners of the institute appointed by the Academic Board upon recommendation of the Academic Affairs unit, who shall prepare examinations and examine the students.

viii.            Final examination marks shall be agreed upon between the internal and external examiners. This shall be ratified by the KEWI Academic Board.

    ix.            In the event that no such agreement can be reached, then the Academic board shall make the final decision.

      x.            In the case of re-examination, a moderator may be appointed from within or outside the institute who have no part in teaching the candidate in the course for the paper under examination

    xi.            No student shall be permitted to proceed to the next year of study without having satisfied the requirements of the examination requirements.

Moderation of Examinations

All the courses in every semester shall be examinable at the end of that semester.  Examination papers will be set and moderated by the Departmental Panels and external examiners. Departmental panels shall be constituted by respective Academic Departments in charge of the course. There are established guidelines for setting and moderation of the examinations.

Continuous Assessment Tests (CATS)

There shall be a minimum of two Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) for every course unit in the course of the semester. In addition there will be other means of continuous assessment including take away assignments, practical reports and term papers where applicable.

Assessment Criteria and Procedures

Ordinary Examinations

        i.            The ordinary examination shall be graded on the basis of percentage marks consisting of continuous assessment tests (30%) and final examination (70%) of the final grade.

      ii.            The duration of the final examination shall be determined by the respective academic department on the basis of weighting of the course unit.

    iii.            Where a course is mainly practical in nature, it may be examined wholly or substantially by continuous and/or practical assessment.  Grading of the practical courses is as stipulated in the respective course outlines.

    iv.            The pass mark for KEWI examinations is 40% as per the criteria established for each programme of study. A candidate is required to pass all the papers in the end of each year before proceeding to the next year of study.

      v.            A student is required to pass all the papers in the end of each year before proceeding to the next year of study.

    vi.             A student can be referred in up to thirty percent of the examinable courses in each academic year, but will be required to sit for supplementary examinations in order to proceed to the following year of study.

  vii.            A student who fails in the range of 41% to 49% of the courses offered in an academic year will repeat the whole academic year.

viii.            A student who fails in the range of 31% to 39% of the courses offered in an academic year will be allowed to retake the courses failed once when the course(s) is next offered.

The total marks scored for each course shall be translated into letter grades as follows:

GradePercentageRemarks
A B C D F70% – 100% 60% – 69% 50% – 59% 40% – 49% 39%  and BelowExcellent Good Average Below Average Fail

Other designations related to KEWI examinations shall be as follows:

P: Pass

I: Incomplete

CP: Course in Progress

CT: Credit Transfer

AU: Course under Audit

Special Examinations

If for no reasonable cause a student is unable to sit examinations at the time scheduled, the candidate shall make a written application to be considered for special examination. Such special examinations shall be conducted concurrently with the supplementary examinations or when the exam is next offered. Grading of special examination will be done for the regular examination

Supplementary examinations

        i.            Supplementary exams for each semester will be done in the third month of the succeeding semester. A student may only sit for the supplementary examination once.

      ii.            A grade of D* shall be awarded to the student upon attaining a score of at least 40%, marks exceeding 40% will be recorded as 40% regardless of the student’s score.

    iii.            A student who fails a course in an end of semester examination shall be allowed to retake the course when it is next offered.

    iv.            A student who fails the supplementary examination shall be allowed to re-take failed unit up to once only.

      v.            When retaking a course offered in the first semester, a student shall be required to continue taking other courses in the second semester within the same academic year.

    vi.            When retaking a course offered in the second semester, a student shall be required to pass the course unit before being allowed to proceed to the next year of study.

  vii.            A student who wishes to retake a course when his/her group is out of session will be permitted to do so on condition that:

a)      The course is being offered to other students

b)      He/She registers as a student during that session

viii.            A candidate intending to sit a supplementary examination in a particular course will be required to register for the examination after paying the prescribed supplementary examination fees.

    ix.            The maximum score in supplementary examination shall be 40% and will be indicated with an asterisk in the academic transcript.

      x.            A student who fails up to 30% of courses offered in an academic year will sit for supplementary examinations only once.

Discontinuation

A student shall be discontinued on academic ground if he/she:

        i.            Fails more than fifty percent (50%) of the courses offered in an academic year

      ii.            Fails in the second retake of a course

    iii.            Fails to register for, and/or attend scheduled classes for four weeks or longer without the consent of the Academic Board

    iv.            Commits an examination malpractice.

      v.            Fails to meet any other condition stipulated by the institute for the award of the Certificate.

Remarking of Examination

        i.            A student shall be allowed to appeal to the Director through the Deputy Director Academic Affairs and the respective Head of Department or Principal of Campus for remarking on payment of a nonrefundable fee to be determined from time to time by the Governing Council.

      ii.            Remarking shall be done by an examiner (or examiners) other than the original one and shall be moderated by a moderating committee as established by the Academic Departments

INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

Each candidate should spend a minimum of 420 hours on industrial attachment to satisfy the requirement of the two year craftsman certificate programme. There are established KEWI Students Industrial Attachment Guidelines (2005) for the industrial attachment by the trainee in the Guidelines on what is to Academic Department. KEWI shall facilitate the placement of students in industry through the office of the Deputy Director Academic Affairs.

The Institute shall provide each student proceeding for attachment with a KEWI Student’s industrial attachment logbook (2015). The student shall fill the record of daily assigned activities in the log book. There shall be an assigned evaluator from KEWI, collaborating with a supervisor from the industry to monitor the student’s progress during industrial attachment period. Grading of industrial attachment shall be done as per KEWI grading system (Section 6)

PROJECT WORK

Each candidate shall carry out a trade project and a business plan project to satisfy the requirement of year two of the craftsman programme. During the second year, trainees will carry out a project under the supervision of a Lecturer. The format of writing the project will be formulated by the respective academic department and communicated to the trainee.

 A minimum of 12 hours will be spent will be spent on orientation to project methodology by a lecturer who shall be the project supervisor. The course lecturer shall provide guidance to the student on selection of relevant topics of study and proposal/concept note development in the first semester of the second academic year. The student shall submit his/her project title for evaluation before the end of the second semester of the second academic year.

Summary of Courses per Semester: Certificate in Water Engineering

CWE Year 1 Semester 1 Courses

NOCOURSE CODECOURSESHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 1211Real Numbers, Algebra, Series And Graphs456
2MPH 1212Physics342
3RCH 1211Chemistry342
4RSB 1222Microbiology342
5WEN 1211Water Supply Technology342
6COMS 1211Communication Skills228
7MIT 1211Information Technology342
8EME 1211Mechanical Workshop Technology570
9WEN 1251Engineering Drawing 1 ( Plane And Geometric Drawing)342
10WEN 1221Engineering Materials342
  Total32448

CWE Year 1 Semester 2 Courses

NOCOURSE CODECOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 1213Trigonometry, Mensuration, Vectors And Co-Ordinate456
2RWQ 1221Water Quality342
3WRM 1220Geology228
4WEN 1252Engineering Drawing II(3 Dimensional Drawing)342
5EME 1212Mechanical Plant342
6WRM 1210Hydrology342
7WEN 1222Concrete Technology342
8WEN 1223Construction Plant And Equipment342
9MBM 1221Entrepreneurship and Business plan570
10WEN 1210Plumbing And Pipe Fitting570
  Total34476

  CWE Year 2 Semester 1

NOCOURSE CODECOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 2223Calculus I342
2WEN 2224Construction Technology 1342
3WEN1231Surveying570
4WEN 2217Hydrostatics342
5WEN 2253Technical Drawing Cad456
6WEN 2214Waste Water Technology342
7WEN 2209Non-Revenue Water342
8EME 2221Electrical Technology342
9MBM 2210Principles Of Management228
11WRE 2210Environmental Science342
  Total35490

YEAR 2 Semester 2 Courses 

NOCOURSE CODECOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 2224Calculus II342
2WEN 2218Hydrodynamics342
3WEN 2261Structural Mechanics456
4WEN 2241Soil Mechanics456
5WRM 2251Drilling Technology342
6WEN 2225Construction Technology 2342
7MBM 2223Community Development228
8WEN 2233Remote Sensing  And GIS342
9WRE 2232Legislation And Ethics342
10IEN 2211Irrigation And Drainage342
11WEN 2240CWE Project456
  Total35490

Certificate in Water Resources Technology & Management

The Certificate in Water Resources Technology and Management of the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) takes two academic years with one graded industrial attachment session in the third semester of the first year lasting for 12 continuous weeks.

Summary of Courses per Semester: Certificate in Water Resource Management Technology

 CWRTM Year I Semester I Courses

 Course CodeCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
1.MMA 1211Mathematics I456
2.MPH 1212Physics342
3.RCH 1211Chemistry342
4. RSB 1222Microbiology342
5.WEN 1211Water Supply Technology342
6.COMS 1211Communication Skills342
7.MIT 1211Information Technology342
8.EME 1211Workshop Technology570
9.WEN 1251Engineering  Drawing342
                                              Total30420

CWRTM Year I Semester II Courses

 Course CodesCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
1.MMA 1213Mathematics II456
2.RWQ 1221Water Quality342
3.WRM 1220Geology228
4WEN 1252Engineering Drawing( 3 Dimensional Drawing)342
5.EME 1212Mechanical Plant342
6.WRM 1210Hydrology342
7.WRM 1212Hydrological Measurements342
8.MBM 1221Entrepreneurship and Business Plan570
9.WRM 1221Water Resource Management342
                                               Total29406

 YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 COURSES

 COURSE CODESCOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1.MMA 2221Mathematics III342
2.WEN 2224Construction Technology342
3.WEN 2231Surveying570
4WEN 2217Hydrostatics342
5.WRM 2214Hydrological Analysis456
6.WEN 2214Waste Water Technology342
7.EME 2221Electrical Technology356
8.MBM 2210Management228
9.WRE 2210Environmental Science342
                                              Total29406

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 COURSES

 COURSE CODESCOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1.MMA 2222Mathematics IV           3 56
2.WEN 2218Hydrodynamics      342
3.WRM 2251Drilling Technology     356
4MBM 2223Community Development    242
5.WEN 2233Intro. To Remote Sensing and GIS   342
6.WRE 2231Legislation and Ethics  342
7.IEN 2211Irrigation and Drainage  456
8.WRM 2240CWRTM Project 570
9.                                    Total27378

Pattern of Attendance; Certificate in Water Resource Technology and Management

YearSemester I (15 Weeks)Semester II (15 Weeks)Semester III (12 Weeks)
ICourse WorkCourse WorkCommunity Service
IICourse WorkCourse WorkIndustrial Attachment

Certificate in Water and Wastewater Laboratory Technology

The Certificate in Water and Waste Water Laboratory Technology of Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) takes two academic year programme with a 12 continuous weeks graded industrial attachment session in the third semester of the first academic year.

Summary of Courses per Semester: Certificate in Water and Wastewater Laboratory Technology

 CWWLT YEAR I SEMESTER I COURSES

Course CodeCourse nameHours per week Hours per semester
1MMA 1211 Mathematics I342
2MPH  1211 Physics 342
3RCH  1211 Chemistry I 456
4RSB   1211 Biology 456
5WEN 1211Water Supply 342
6RLP  1212 Water Laboratory Practice456
7COMS 1211 Communication skills342
8MIT 1211Information Technology342 
9RSB 1222Microbiology I 342
 TOTAL 30420

WWLT YEAR I SEMESTER II COURSES

Course CodeCourse nameHours per weekHours per semester
1MMA  1213Mathematics II342
2RWQ  1231 Water Quality 456
3RCH   1221 Chemistry II 442
4WRM 1220 Geology 356
5WRM 1210 Hydrology 342
6WEN  1217Hydrostatics 342
7RSB    1232Microbiology II 342
8RCH   1242Chemistry  Tech I 442 
9RSB    2222Wastewater Microbiology 442
10MBM  1221 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan 570
 TOTAL36476

CWWLT YEAR II SEMESTER I COURSES

Course CodeCourse nameHours per weekHours per semester
1MMA 2221 Mathematics III456
2MPH  2232 Physics Tech 456
3RCH  2221 Environmental Chemistry 342
4RCH  2231 Organic Chemistry I 442
5RSB   2221 Biological Tech 456
6EME  2221 Electrical Technology 342
7RCH  2233 Chemistry tech II 456
8WRE  2210 Environmental science 456
9WRM 2241 Principles of management 342
10MBM 2210Wastewater technology 228
 TOTAL 35476

CWWLT YEAR II SEMESTER II COURSES

 Course CodeCourse nameHours per weekHours per semester
1MMA   2221 Mathematics IV342
2WRE   2223Environmental biology and ecology456
3WEN   2218Hydrodynamics342
4RWQ   2232Integrated WRM342
5RWQ  2231Water Quality Management342
6WEN  2232Wastewater management416
7RWQ  2231CWWLT Project315
8WRE  2231Legislation and Ethics315
9MBM 2223Community development228
10RSB   2222Wastewater Microbiology456
 TOTAL32354

Pattern of Attendance: Certificate Water and Wastewater Laboratory Technology

YearSemester I (15 weeks)Semester II (15 weeks)Semester III (12 weeks)
ICourse workCourse workCommunity Service
IICourse workCourse workIndustrial attachment

 

Certificate in Irrigation & Drainage Engineering

The Certificate in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering of Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) is a two year programme with one graded industrial attachment session in the third semester of the first year lasting 12 continuous weeks. The list of courses and hours to be covered in each semester is provided in the table 1.

Summary of Courses per Semester for CIDE

CIDE Year One semester 1 Courses

NOCOURSE CODECOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 1211Real Numbers and Algebra I and Series and Graphs456
2MPH 1212Physics342
3RCH 1211Chemistry342
4RSB 1222Microbiology342
5WEN 1211Water Supply Technology342
6COMS 1211Communication Skills228
7MIT 1211Information Technology342
8EME 1211Mechanical Workshop Technology570
9WEN 1251Engineering Drawing342
10WEN 1221Engineering Materials342
  Total32448

CIDE Year One Semester 2 Courses

NOCOURSE CODECOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 1213Trigonometry, Mensuration, Vectors and Coordinate Geometry456
2RWQ 1221Water  Quality342
3WRM 1220Geology228
4WEN 1222Construction Technology342
5EME 1212Mechanical Plant342
6WRM 1210Hydrology342
7WEN1231Surveying570
8WEN 1223Construction Plant And Equipment342
9MBM 1221Entrepreneurship Education342
10WEN 1210Plumbing and pipe fitting570
  Total34476

 CIDE Year Two Semester one courses

NOCOURSE CODECOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 2223Calculus I342
2IEN 2223Soil Science342
3WEN 2217Hydrostatics342
4WEN 2253Technical Drawing CAD456
5WRE 2210Environmental Science342
6WRE 2234Water Law and environmental law342
7IEN 2232Irrigation and Drainage456
8EME 2221Electrical Technology342
9WRM  2213Soil and Water Conservation342
10IEN 2254Farm Management and Agriculture Extension342
  Total32448

CIDE Year Two Semester two courses

NO.COURSE CODECOURSEHOURS PER WEEKHOURS PER SEMESTER
1MMA 2224Calculus II342
2WEN 2261Structural Mechanics456
3WEN 2214Hydrodynamics342
4WRM 2251Drilling Technology456
5WEN 2241Soil Mechanics456
6IEN 2231Remote Sensing and GIS456
7IEN 2253Land Shaping For Irrigation and Drainage342
8WEN 3319Hydraulic Structures342
9IEN 2251Drainage of irrigated lands342
10IEN 2240Trade Project (I&D E)342
  TOTAL34476

Pattern of Attendance; Certificate in Water Resource Technology and Management

YearSemester I (15 Weeks)Semester II (15 Weeks)Semester III (12 Weeks)
ICourse WorkCourse WorkCommunity Service
IICourse WorkCourse WorkIndustrial Attachment