Diploma

Diploma in Water Engineering (DWE)

OVERVIEW OF THE DIPLOMA IN WATER ENGINEERING

The syllabus has been developed on a competency-based approach so that the student should be able to have knowledge and   skills in water and waste water technology and management. The trainee should be able to understand design aspects, construct, operate and maintain water and waste water related works.

Objectives of the water engineering  

Upon completion of   the Diploma in Water engineering programme, the student should be able to:

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

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 Diploma programme

The programme as a whole takes three years with two graded industrial attachment sessions in the third semester of the first year and third semester of the second year respectively, each lasting 12 continuous weeks. . Each academic year consist of 980 hours including theory, practical and self-study. The ratio of practice to the theory is 40:60%. Industrial attachment is a core component of the programme consisting of 840 hours consisting of 420 hours per session

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. They will attend two sessions of industrial attachment each lasting at least three months in the third semester following the first and second academic years of study. Table below shows summary of the pattern of attendance. 

YearSemester I(15 weeks)Semester II(15 weeks)Semester III(12weeks)
ICourse WorkCourse WorkIndustrial Attachment
IICourse WorkCourse WorkIndustrial Attachment
IIICourse WorkCourse WorkN/A

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission into the o the Technician Diploma programme in Water Engineering are as follows:

      i.   Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with aggregate mean grade C- (minus), or

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

    iii.  A minimum grade of C- or equivalent in the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Physical Sciences.

NB Equation of international academic qualifications shall be done in consultation with Kenya National Examination Council

EXAMINATIONS

General Examination Regulations

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

 ii. All the exams 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 examinations shall pay to the institute in respect in respect of the Examinations 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 lectures and 100% of practical sessions. Only students who have registered within the first three weeks of the semester and fulfilled all other requirements shall be legible for taking examinations.

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

i. Deferral shall be sought through written application to the Director, Kenya Water Institute. The application shall be tabled before the Academic Board for final decision to be made on the status of the application.

ii. There shall be internal and external examiners of the Institute appointed by the academic board upon the recommendations by the Academic Affairs unit who shall prepare examinations and examine the students.

iii. The final exams marks shall be agreed upon the external and internal examiners and this shall then be ratified by the KEWI Academic Board.

iv. In the event that no such agreement can be reached then the Academic Board shall make the decision.

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

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

Moderation of Examinations

i. 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.

ii. Departmental panels shall be constituted by the respective Academic Departments in charge of the       course.

iii. There are established guidelines for setting and moderation of the examinations4.

Continuous Assessment Tests (CATS)

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

Summary of Courses per Semester: Diploma in Water Engineering (DWE)

DWE Year One: Summary of Courses Per Semester

DWE Year 1 Semester I Courses

NumberCourse codeCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
 MMA 1313 Algebra and trigonometry,342
 MMA 1323 Calculus I342
 MPH 1312Physics228
 RCH 1310Chemistry342
 WEN  1331Surveying I456
 WEN 1311Water Supply Technology342
 COMS 1312Communication Skills342
 MIT 1312Information Technology228
 EME 1311Mechanical Workshop Technology342
 WEN 1352Engineering drawing342
 WRE 1310Environmental science342
 WEN 1321Engineering Materials342
Total35490

 DWE Year I Semester II Courses

NumberCourse codeCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
 MMA 1324Calculus II342
 RWQ 1330Chemical & microbial Water Quality456
 WRM 1320Geology228
 WRM 1310Hydrology228
 EME 1312Mechanical Plant342
 WEN 1325Construction technology456
 WEN 1317Hydraulics 1342
 WEN 1341Soil mechanics I342
 WEN 1361Structural Mechanics I442
 WEN 1314Waste Water Technology I356
 WEN 1310Plumbing and pipe fitting456
Total35490

DWE Year Two: Summary of Courses per Semester

 DWE Year II Semester I Courses

NumberCourse codeCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
1.MMA 2333Probability and Statistics342
2.EME 2321Electrical Technology342
3.WEN 2332Survey II456
4.WEN 2318Hydraulics II456
5.RCH 2322Water Chemistry342
6.IEN 2311Irrigation and Drainage I342
7.WRM 2322Hydrogeology I342
8.WRE 2334Water and environmental law342
9.WRE 2313Soil and water conservation342
10.WEN 2312Water Supply Technology II342
Total32448

DWE Year II Semester II Courses 

NumberCourse codeCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
1.MMA 2344Numerical Methods, Power Series342
2.WEN 2353Technical Drawing (CAD)570
3.WRM 2351Drilling technology342
4.WEN 2333 Remote Sensing & GIS I456
5.WEN 2362Structural Mechanics II456
6.WEN 2326Measurement of Civil Eng. Quantities456
7.WEN 2315Waste Water technology II556
8.WEN 2342Soil Mechanics II456
9.MBM 2312Principles of Management3 
10.WEN 2323Construction plant and equipments342
Total35490

DWE Year Three:  Summary of Courses per Semester

DWE Year III Semester I Courses

NumberCourse codeCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
1.MMA 3354Complex Numbers and Matrices342
2.MBM 3321Entrepreneurship Education &Business plan342
3.WRE 3320Environmental Management342
4.WEN 3327Estimating and Costing342
5.WEN 3334Remote Sensing & GIS for WE II456
6.IEN  3312Irrigation and Drainage II342
7.WRE 3332Legislation & Ethics for WE456
8.WEN  3328Construction management 342
9.WEN  3309Non-Revenue Water342
10.MBM  3323Project Planning and Management342
Total32448

 DWE Year III Semester II Courses 

NumberCourse codeCourse NameHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
1.WEN 3363Structural Design456
2.MBM 3323Community Development in Water Man.342
3.WRM 3341Integrated Water Resources Management342
4.WEN 3319Hydraulic Structures570
5.WEN 3313Advanced Water Supply Technology(elective)570
6.WEN 3316Advanced Waste Water Technology(elective)570
7.WRM 3311Applied Hydrology(elective)570
8.WRM 3324Applied Hydrogeology(elective)570
9.WRM 3352Drilling Technology(elective)570
10.IEN 3313Irrigation and Drainage Advanced(elective)570
11.WEN 3340Project570
  Total30420

 ELECTIVES

The following units under each subject given below shall be optional /elective and, out of the seven, each trainee shall study any three to satisfy the requirement of year III of this course:

S/NoSpecializationCourse  Title
1WATER AND WASTEWATERHydraulic Structures
2Water supply Technology
Advanced Wastewater technology
3DRILLING TECHNOLOGYApplied Hydrology
Applied Hydrogeology
Drilling Technology
4.IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGEIrrigation and Drainage III
  Hydraulic Structures
  Applied Hydrology

Diploma in Water Resources Technology & Management

OVERVIEW OF THE DIPLOMA IN WATER RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

The syllabus has been developed on a competency-based approach so that the trainee is able to have knowledge and skills in water resources technology and management. This programme is intended to impart skills, knowledge and attitudes that the trainee will apply in water resources management

Objectives of the Water Resources Technology and Management

A technician should have a thorough knowledge of the techniques, trade science and technology. In addition, the technician should have grounding in supervisory procedures. Thus the objectives of the Technician Programme are to:

a)   Develop skills that will be responsive to the country’s manpower requirements at the middle level in the surface water and groundwater resources.

b)      Acquire necessary academic base for further training and contribute to the development and science and technology.

c)      Prepare the student so that they can enter the field of water resources with confidence.

d)   Impart adequate skills that will enable the student either to operate as a water resources technician or to perform middle-level supervisory functions.

e)     Extend the scope of understanding of the environment of water resources and the society in general.

Duration of the Diploma Programme

The Diploma programme takes three academic years with two graded industrial attachment sessions in the third semester of the first year and third semester of second years, each lasting 12 continuous weeks. Each academic year consist of two semesters, with each semester consisting of 490 including theory, practicals and self-study hours. The ratio of practice to theory is about 40%: 60%. Industrial attachment is a core component of the programme consisting of 420 hours per session

Pattern of Attendance

KEWI curriculum is based on a fifteen week semester system with each academic year consisting of three semesters. Student shall attend the first two semesters in each academic year on campus. They shall attend two sessions of industrial attachment each lasting at least three months in the third semester following the first and second academic years of study as shown in table

Pattern of attendance; DWRT&M 

YearSemester I(15 weeks)Semester II(15 weeks)Semester III(12 weeks)
ICourse WorkCourse WorkIndustrial Attachment
IICourse WorkCourse WorkIndustrial Attachment
IIICourse WorkCourse WorkIndustrial Attachment

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission into the o the Technician Diploma programme in Water resources technology and Management are as follows:

        i.            Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with aggregate mean grade C- (minus), or

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

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

(NB Equation of international academic qualification shall be done in consultation with the Kenya National Examination Council)

EXAMINATIONS

General Examination Regulations

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

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

    iii.            Every candidate to be eligible to take KEWI examinations shall pay the Institute in respect for the examination as the Governing Council shall prescribe from time to time

    iv.            A candidate is eligible for examination upon attaining at least 75% attendance of lectures and 100% of practical sessions which will be assessed by the class attendance register and laboratory log book respectively. Only students who have registered within the first three (3) weeks of the semester and fulfilled all other requirements shall be eligible for taking KEWI Examinations.

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

    vi.            Deferral shall be sought through 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 the 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 then shall be ratified by the KEWI Academic Board.

    ix.            In the event that no such agreement can be reached the KEWI 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 had no part in teaching the candidate(s) 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 all the Examination requirements of that academic year.

Moderation of Examinations

All the courses in every semester shall be examinable at the end of that semester.  Examination papers shall be set and moderated by the Departmental Panels and external examiners. The departmental panels shall be constituted by the respective Academic Department in charge of the course. There are established guidelines4 for setting and moderation of the examinations.

 Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs)

There shall be a minimum of two Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) for every 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 Examination

        i.            The ordinary examinations shall be graded on the basis of percentage marks consisting of CATs (30%) and final examinations (70%) of the final grade.

      ii.            The duration of the final examination shall be determined by the respective academic department on the basis of the 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 by the respective course outline in this syllabus.

    iv.            The pass mark for KEWI examinations is 40% as per the criteria established for each programme of study.

      v.            A candidate 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 fifty 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 50% of the courses or more will be discontinued subject to appeal through the director.

viii.            A student who fails in the range of 41% and 49% of the courses offered in that academic year will repeat the whole academic year

    ix.            A student who fails in the range of 31% and 39% of the courses offered in an academic year will be allowed to retake the course(s) failed once when the course 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 a reasonable cause a student is unable to sit examinations at the scheduled time, the candidate shall make a written application to be considered for special examinations. Such special examinations shall be conducted concurrently with the supplementary examinations or when the examination is next offered. Grading of special examinations will be done as is the case for the regular examination

Supplementary Examinations

        i.            Supplementary exams for each year will be done once per academic year. This will be in the third month of the third semester. A student may only sit for supplementary examinations once.

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

    iii.            Students failing in up to 30% of course units in a given academic year to resit the examination in the third semester of the respective academic year Students failing more than 30% of papers but below 50% of papers in any given academic year to repeat the entire year

    iv.            Students failing in more than 50% of units in a given academic year to be discontinued pending appeal

      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 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.

Discontinuation

A student shall be discontinued on academic grounds if he/she

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

      ii.            Fails in the second retake of a courses

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

    iv.            Commits an examination malpractice4

      v.            Fails to meet any other condition stipulated by the Institute for the award of the Diploma.

Remarking of Examinations

        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 non-refundable fee to be determined from time to time  y 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 840 practical hours on industrial attachment to satisfy the requirement of the three year technician diploma programme. There are established KEWI Students’ Industrial Attachment Guidelines (20055) for the industrial attachment by the trainee in the respective 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 industrial attachment with a KEWI student’s industrial Attachment   log book (20156). 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 industry, to monitor the student’s progress during attachment. Grading of industrial attachment shall be done as per the KEWI grading system (section 6.0).

PROJECT WORK

Each candidate shall carry out a trade project and a business plan project to satisfy the requirement of third academic year of the technician course. During third 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 student. A minimum of 12 hours will be spent on orientation to project methodology by a lecturer who shall also 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 third academic year. The student shall submit his/her project title for evaluation before the end of the first semester of the third academic year.

Summary of Courses Per semester: Diploma in Water Resources Technology and Management 

DWRTM Year I Semester I Courses 

 COURSE CODECOURSEHours Per WeekHours Per Semester
1.MMA  1313 Algebra and Trigonometry342
2.MMA   1312 Calculus I342
3.MPH   1312Physics228
4.RCH   1310Chemistry342
5.WEN   1331Surveying I456
6.WEN   1311Water Supply Technology342
7.COMS  102Communication Skills342
8.MIT     1312Information Technology228
9.EME    1311Mechanical Workshop Technology342
10.WEN   1353Engineering  Drawing342
11.WRE   1310Environmental Science342
  Totals32448

 DWRTM Year I Semester II Courses

 COURSE CODECOURSEHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA 1324Calculus II342
2.RWQ 1334Water Quality456
3.WRM 1320Geology I228
4.WRM 1310Hydrology228
5.EME 1312Mechanical Plant342
6.WEN 1325Construction technology456
7.WEN 1311Hydraulics 1342
8.WRM 1312Hydrological Measurements I342
9.RSB    2323Microbiology342
10.WEN   1314Waste Water Technology I456
11.WRM  2211Water Resource Management I342
  Totals34476

 DWRTM Year II Semester I Courses

 COURSE CODECOURSEHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA2333Probability and Statistics342
2.EME 2321Electrical Technology342
3.WEN 2332Survey II456
4.WEN 2311Hydraulics II456
5.RCH 2332Water Chemistry342
6.IEN2311Irrigation and Drainage I342
7.WRM 2322Hydrogeology I342
8.WRE 2334Water and Environmental Law342
9.WRM221Water Resource Management I342
10.WRM 2321Geology II342
  Totals33448

 DWRTM Year II Semester II Courses

 COURSE CODECOURSEHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA 2344Numerical Methods, Power Series342
2.WEN  2353Technical drawing (CAD)570
3.WRM 2351Drilling Technology I342
4.WEN 2333Remote Sensing & GIS I456
5.WRM 2315Hydrological Analysis II456
6.WRM 2323Hydrogeology II456
7.WEN 2315Waste Water technology II456
8.WRM 2313Hydrological Measurement II342
9.MBM 2312Principles of Management456
  Totals34476

DWRTM Year III Semester I Courses

 COURSE CODECOURSEHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA 3354Complex Numbers and Matrices342
2.MBM 3321Entrepreneurship Education342
3.WRE 3320Environmental Management342
4.WRM 3312Water Resource Management II456
5.WEN 3334Remote Sensing & GIS  II456
6.IEN 3312Irrigation and Drainage II342
7.WRE 3332Legislation and Ethics for WRM456
8.MBM  3323Project Planning and Management342
  Totals27378

 DWRTM Year III Semester II Courses

 COURSE CODECOURSEHours per WeekHour per Semester
1.WRM 333Water Quality Management342
2.MBM 3323Community Development in Water Man.456
3.WRM 3341Integrated Water Resources Management342
4.WRM 3311Applied Hydrology456
5.WRM 3324Applied Hydrogeology456
6.WRM 3352Drilling Technology II456
7.WRM 3340Water Resources Management Project570
   Total27378

Diploma in Water & Wastewater Laboratory Technology

OVERVIEW OF THE DIPLOMA IN WATER AND WASTEWATER LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

The syllabus has been developed on a competency-based approach so that the student is able to acquire knowledge and skills in water and waste water laboratory technology and management. This programme is intended to impart skills, knowledge and attitudes that the student will apply to carry out routine work in water and wastewater analysis laboratories. He/she will be able to prepare and interpret the results competently. 

Objectives of the Diploma in Water and Wastewater Laboratory Technology

Upon completion of the Water and Wastewater Laboratory Technology   programme, the student should be able to:

a)      Apply various standard analytical techniques applied in water and wastewater quality analysis

b)      Interpret qualitative and quantitative analytical results and generate reports

c)      Observe safety precautions in the laboratory while performing various tasks and in using analytical instrumentation and equipment.

d)      Acquire attitudes that enhance positive contribution in the development of the community and country at large.

e)      Acquire the necessary academic base for further training and contribute to the development of Science and Technology through creativity and application of the acquired knowledge and skills

f)       Solve water and wastewater problems using the acquired knowledge and skills in problem solving and self-reliance in the profession

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

Duration of the Diploma Programme

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

Pattern of Attendance

KEWI curriculum is based on a fifteen week semester system with each academic year consisting of three semesters. Students shall attend the first two semesters in each academic year on campus. The third semester of the first year is reserved for Community Service.  Two sessions of mandatory and examinable industrial attachment each lasting at least 12 weeks shall be undertaken in the third semester of the second and third academic years of study shown in Table 2.

Table 2: Pattern of Attendance: Diploma Water and waste water Laboratory Technology

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

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission into the Technician Diploma programme in Water and Wastewater Laboratory Technology are as follows:

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with aggregate mean grade C- (minus), or
  2. An approved equivalent qualification which may be from Kenya or from other countries.
  3. A minimum grade of C – or equivalent in each of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Physical Sciences.

(NB Equation of international academic qualifications shall be done in consultation with the Kenya National Examinations Council)

EXAMINATIONS

General Examination Regulations

  1. Students will sit for written examinations at the end of every semester for all the courses covered in that semester.
  2. Students in all KEWI campuses shall sit  common semester examinations
  3. All examinations shall be conducted under the authority of the Academic Board as specified in the KEWI Act 2001
  4. Every candidate to be eligible to take KEWI examinations shall pay a non-refundable fee to the Institute in respect for the examination as the governing council shall prescribe from time to time
  5. A candidate is eligible for examination upon attaining at least 75% attendance of lectures and 100% of practical sessions which will be assessed by laboratory presence log book. Only students who have registered within the first three (3) weeks of the semester and fulfilled all other requirements shall be eligible for taking KEWI Examinations.
  6. In the event that a student is unable to undertake studies and/or examination, to acquire the stipulated minimum requirements, he/she shall be allowed to defer studies and/or examinations.
  7. Deferral shall be sought through 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.
  8. There shall be Internal and External Examiners of the Institute appointed by the Academic Board upon the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Unit, who shall prepare examinations and examine the students.

ix.        Final examination marks shall be agreed upon between the Internal and External Examiners. This then shall be ratified by the KEWI Academic Board.

x. In the event that no such agreement can be reached, the KEWI Academic Board shall make the final decision.

xi. In the case of re-examination, a moderator may be appointed from within or outside the Institute who had no part in teaching the candidate(s) in the course for the Paper under examination.

  xii.No student shall be permitted to proceed to the next year of study without having satisfied all the Examination requirements of that academic year.

 Moderation of Examinations

All the courses in every semester shall be examinable at the end of that semester.  Examination papers shall be set and moderated by the Departmental Panels and external examiners. The departmental panels shall be constituted by the respective Academic Department in charge of the course. There are established guidelines4 for setting and moderation of the examinations.

Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs)

There shall be a minimum of two Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) for every 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 Examination

i.The ordinary examinations shall be graded on the basis of percentage marks consisting of CATs (30%) and final examinations (70%) of the final grade.

ii. The duration of the final examination shall be determined by the respective academic department on the basis of the 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 by the respective course outline in this syllabus.

iv.The pass mark for KEWI examinations is 40% as per the criteria established for each programme of study.

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

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 a reasonable cause a student is unable to sit examinations at the scheduled time, the candidate shall make a written application to be considered for special examinations. Such special examinations shall be conducted concurrently with the supplementary examinations or when the examination is next offered. Grading of special examinations will be done as in the case for the regular examination

Supplementary Examinations

        i.            Supplementary exams for each year will be done once per academic year. This will be in the third month of the third semester. A student may only sit for supplementary examinations once.

      ii.            A grade of D* shall be awarded to the student upon attaining a score of at least 40% in the supplementary exams. 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 examinations shall be allowed to retake the course when next offered.

    iv.            A student who fails a supplementary examination shall be allowed to re-take a failed unit up to two times 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 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.            A student who fails up to 30% of the courses offered in an academic year will sit for a supplementary examination only once.

      x.            A student can be referred in up to 30% 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.

Discontinuation

A student shall be discontinued on academic grounds 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(s)

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

    iv.            Commits an examination malpractice4

      v.            Fails to meet any other condition stipulated by the Institute for the award of the Diploma.

Remarking of Examinations

        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 non-refundable 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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

Community Service

At the end of the second semester of the first year of study, students shall identify a relevant water related projects within the community in which they can participate. The community service session is scheduled for the third semester of the first year for a minimum duration of 420 hours. The Institute shall provide the students with guidelines on the nature of the community projects to be undertaken. During the duration of the community service, student shall document their activities and prepare reports for oral presentation in the succeeding semester. Assessment of the reports will be done and a grade awarded.

Industrial Attachment

Each candidate should spend a minimum of 840 practical hours on industrial attachment to satisfy the requirement of the three year technician diploma programme. There are established KEWI Students’ Industrial Attachment Guidelines (20055) for the industrial attachment by the student in the respective 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 industrial attachment with a KEWI student’s industrial Attachment   log book (20156). 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 industry, to monitor the student’s progress during attachment. Grading of industrial attachment shall be done as per the KEWI grading system (section 6.0).

PROJECT WORK 

Each candidate shall carry out a trade project and a business plan project to satisfy the requirement of third academic year of the technician course. During third year students 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 student. A minimum of 12 hours will be spent on orientation to project methodology by a lecturer who shall also 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 third academic year. The student shall submit his/her project title for evaluation before the end of the first semester of the third academic year. A student who misses to undertake the projects or who scores below the pass mark of 40% will be required to repeat the entire semester.

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

DWWLT Year 1 Semester I Courses

 Course CodeCourse NameHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA 1313Algebra and Trigonometry342
2.MPH 1312Physics228
3.RCH 1311Inorganic Chemistry456
4.RLP  1312Water Laboratory Practice and Management342
5.WEN 1311Water supply Technology342
6.COMS 102Communication Skills342
7.MIT 1312Information Technology228
8.EME 1311Mechanical Workshop Technology342
9.WRE1310Environmental Science342
10MMA1323Calculus I342
11RSB  1311Biology342
  TOTAL32448

Year 1 Semester 2 Courses

 Course CodeCourse NameHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA 1324Calculus II342
2.RWQ 1334Water Quality570
3.RCH  1323Physical Chemistry342
4.WRM1320Geology228
5.WRM1310Hydrology228
6.WEN 1317Hydraulics I342
7.WEN 1314Waste Water Technology I456
8.RSB   2323Microbiology I570
9.MPH1321Physics Techniques556
  TOTAL32434

 DWWLT Year 2 Semester 1 Courses

 Course CodeCourse NameHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA 2333Probability and Statistics342
2.RCH  2344Chemistry  Techniques570
3.WRE 2334Water and Environmental Law342
4.RCH  2322Water Chemistry342
5.RCH   2331Organic Chemistry I (Hydrocarbons and polymers)570
6.EME   2321Electrical Technology I342
7.RCH  2343Separation Techniques570
  TOTAL27                    378

Year 2 Semester 2 Courses

 Course CodeCourse NameHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MMA 2344Numerical Methods & Power Series342
2.WRM 2322Hydrogeology342
3.RSB  2333Biological Techniques  I570
4.MBM 2312Principles of Management342
5.WRM2331Water Resources Management342
6.RCH 2345Principles of Spectroscopy570
7.RCH 2332Organic Chemistry II (Alcohols, Carbonyl compounds)570
8.RCH 2341Environmental Toxicology342
  TOTAL30420

DWWLT Year 3 Semester 1 Courses

 Course CodeCourse NameHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.RCH 3346Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy570
2.WRE 3320Environmental Management 342
3.RCH 3342Electroanalytical Techniques456
4.RSB  3334Biological Tech II570
5.RCH 3339Quantitative Research Methods456
6.RCH 3337Industrial WW Management570
7.MBM3321Entrepreneurship and Business Plan570
8.WRE 3332Legislation and Ethics for WRM342
  TOTAL34476

 Year 3 Semester 2 Courses

 Course CodeCourse NameHours per WeekHours per Semester
1.MBM 3323Community Development in WRM342
2.RCH 3344Chromatographic Techniques570
3.WRM 3341Integrated WRM342
4.RWQ 3338Water Quality Management456
5.RSB 3323Biochemical Techniques570
6.WQP 3340DWWLT Project570
7.MBM 3324Project Planning and Management342
  TOTAL28392

Diploma in Irrigation & Drainage Engineering

OVERVIEW OF THE DIPLOMA IN IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING

The syllabus has been developed on a competency-based approach so that the trainee is able to acquire knowledge and skills that the trainee will apply in supervision, operation and maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems and allied facilities.

Objectives of the Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Upon completion of all the modules in this 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.

b)      Understand the principles of planning and design of irrigation and drainage systems.

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

d)      Construct and install irrigation and drainage systems.

e)      Apply skills required in management and operation and maintenances of the components within irrigation and drainage systems.

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

Duration of the course

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

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 two sessions of industrial attachment each lasting at least 12 weeks in the third semester of the first and second academic years of study as shown in table 2.

Table 2: Pattern of Attendance: Diploma Water and waste water Laboratory Technology

YearSemester I (15 weeks)Semester II (15 weeks)Semester III (12 weeks)
ICourse workCourse workIndustrial attachment
IICourse workCourse workIndustrial attachment
IIICourse workCourse work 

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission into the Technician Diploma programme in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering are as follows:

i. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with aggregate mean grade C- (minus), or

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

iii.A minimum grade of C – or equivalent 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 the Kenya National Examinations Council

EXAMINATIONS

General Examination Regulations

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

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

iii.Every candidate to be eligible to take KEWI examinations shall pay the Institute in respect for the examination as the governing council shall prescribe from time to time

iv.A candidate is eligible for examination upon attaining at least 75% attendance of lectures and 100% of practical sessions which will be assessed by laboratory presence log book. Only students who have registered within the first three (3) weeks of the semester and fulfilled all other requirements shall be eligible for taking Examinations.

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

vi. Deferral shall be sought through 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 the 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 then shall be ratified by the KEWI Academic Board.

 ix. In the event that no such agreement can be reached the KEWI 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 had no part in teaching the candidate(s) 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 all the Examination requirements of the previous year of study.

 Moderation of Examinations

All the courses in every semester shall be examinable at the end of that semester.  Examination papers shall be set and moderated by the Departmental Panels and external examiners. The departmental panels shall be constituted by the respective Academic Department in charge of the course. There are established guidelines4 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 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 Examination

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 academic 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.

ix. 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 any 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, whichever comes earlier. Grading of special examination will be done as in the case for the regular examination, and the student awarded the appropriate grade.

Supplementary Examinations

        i.            Supplementary exams for semester one and two will be done in the third month of the succeeding semester. A student may only sit for supplementary examinations 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 exams shall be allowed to retake the course when next offered.

    iv.            A student who fails a supplementary examination shall be allowed to re-take a failed unit 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 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.            A student who fails up to 30% of the courses offered in an academic year will sit for supplementary examination 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 Diploma.

Remarking of Examinations

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 non-refundable fee to be determined from time to time  y 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 840 practical hours on industrial attachment to satisfy the requirement of the three year technician diploma programme. There are established KEWI Students’ Industrial Attachment Guidelines (2005) for the industrial attachment by the trainee in the respective 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 industrial attachment with a KEWI student’s industrial Attachment   log book (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 industry, to monitor the student’s progress during attachment. Grading of industrial attachment shall be done as per the KEWI grading system (section 6.0).

PROJECT WORK

Each candidate shall carry out a trade project and a business plan project to satisfy the requirement of year three of the technician course. During third 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 student. A minimum of 12 hours will be spent on orientation to project methodology by a lecturer who shall also 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 third academic year. The student shall submit his/her project title for evaluation before the end of the first semester of the third academic year.

Summary of Courses per Semester: Diploma in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

 DIDE Year I Semester I

 CODECOURSESH/WKH/SEMESTER
1MMA 1313Algebra and Trigonometry342
2MMA 1323Calculus I342
3MPH 1312Physics228
4RCH 1300Chemistry342
5WEN 1331Surveying I456
6WEN 1311Water Supply Technology342
7COMS  1312Communication Skills342
8MIT 1312Information Technology228
9EME 1311Mechanical Workshop Technology342
10WEN 1352Engineering  Drawing342
11WRE 1310Environmental Science342
12WEN 1321Engineering Materials342
  TOTAL35490

DIDE Year I Semester II

 CODECOURSESH/WKH/SEMESTER
1MMA 1324Calculus II342
2RWQ 1334Chemical and Microbial Water Quality442
3WRM 1320Geology228
4WRM 1310Hydrology228
5EME 1312Mechanical Plant342
6WEN 1325Construction Technology456
7WEN 1317Hydraulics 1342
8WEN 1341Soil Mechanics I342
9WEN 1361Structural Mechanics I456
10WEN  1314Waste Water Technology I/ Irrigation Tech342
11WEN 1310Plumbing and Pipe Fitting456
  TOTAL35490

 DIDE Year II Semester I

 CODECOURSESH/WKH/SEMESTER
1MMA 2333Probability and Statistics342
2EME 2321Electrical Technology342
3WEN 2332Survey II456
4WEN 2318Hydraulics II456
5IEN 2323Soil Science342
6IEN 2312Irrigation and Drainage I456
7WRM 2322Hydrogeology I342
8RCH 2322Water chemistry342
9WRE 2334Water and Environmental Law342
10WRE 2313Soil and Water Conservation342
11IEN 2353Land Shaping For Irrigation and Drainage228
  TOTAL35490

DIDE Year II Semester II

 CODECOURSESH/WKH/SEMESTER
1MMA 2344Numerical Methods, Power Series342
2WEN 2354Technical Drawing II (CAD)570
3WRM 2351Drilling Technology342
4WEN 2362Structural Mechanics II456
5WEN 2326Measurement of Civil Engineering Quantities456
6WEN 2342Soil Mechanics II456
7IEN 2331Surface Irrigation Systems342
8MBM 2312Principles of Management342
9WEN 2323Construction Plant and Equipments342
10WEN 2333Remote Sensing  & GIS I342
  TOTAL35490

DIDE Year III Semester I

 CODECOURSEH/WKH/SEMESTER
1MMA 3354Complex Numbers and Matrices342
2WRE 3320Environmental Management342
3WEN 3327Estimating and Costing342
4WEN 3334Remote Sensing & GIS for Irrigation456
5IEN 3332Pressurized Irrigation Systems570
6WRE 3332Legislation & Ethics442
8WEN 3328Construction Management342
9MBM 3321Entrepreneurship and Business Plan570
10MBM 3323Project Planning And Management342
  TOTAL33462

DIDE Year III Semester II 

 CODECOURSESH/WKH/SEMESTER
1MBM 3323Community Development in WRN342
2WRM 3341Integrated Water Resources Management342
3WEN 3319Hydraulic Structures570
4IEN 3351Drainage of Irrigated Land442
5IEN 3340DIDE Project542
6IEN 3342Agricultural Extension342
7IEN 3352Land Evaluation And Land Use Planning342
8WRM 3311Applied Hydrology570
  TOTAL31434