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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Entry Requirements
Candidates shall be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Construction management degree in the School of Architecture and Built Environment in the following categories:

KCSE Candidates
The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for entry into the public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
In addition, candidates are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ (plus) in each of the following subject clusters:
• Mathematics (alternative A or B)
• Physics
• Any Group III(History and Government and /or Geography)
• 2nd Group II/ 2nd Group III/ any Group IV/ any Group V

KCSE Subject Grouping
• Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics
• Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
• Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education
• Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Studies
• Group V: French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies

A-Levels or Equivalent
Candidate should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and with a credit pass in English at O-Level

Diploma (TEP) or Equivalent
Candidates with a minimum credit pass in Diploma (Technical Education Project) in Construction management by the Kenya National Examinations Council or an equivalent qualification.
Diploma in Technology or Equivalent
Candidates with a minimum credit pass in Diploma in Technology (Dip.Tech) in Construction Management from a recognized college or an equivalent qualification.

Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) or Equivalent
Candidates with a minimum credit pass in Higher National Diploma (H.N. Dip.) in Construction of the Kenya National Examinations Council or an equivalent qualification.

Examinations
Kenyatta University examination regulations shall apply. The final written examination shall constitute 70% of the total marks while the continuous assessment tests and assignments will constitute 30%.

The pass mark for all courses shall be 40%. Each unit shall be marked out of a 100. The marks shall be transferred into literal grades as follows:
a) 70-100% - Grade A
b) 60-69% - Grade B
c) 50-59% -Grade C
d) 40-49% - Grade D
e) 39% marks and below - FAIL

Supplementary Examinations
a) A candidate who fails not more than half the units per academic year at the ordinary examination shall be required to sit a supplementary examination in all the failed units during the supplementary period immediately following the ordinary examinations.
b) A candidate who fails more than half the units taken in an academic year shall not proceed to the next academic year and shall be required to retake the units failed and be served with an academic warning by the Dean.
c) A candidate who fails a unit in a supplementary examination shall not be allowed to proceed to the next academic year and shall be required to retake the units when next offered.
d) A candidate who fails a practical examination shall be required to re-submit.
e) A candidate who fails to re-submit a practical examination shall be discontinued.
f) A candidate who fails in the re-submitted examination shall not be allowed to proceed to the next academic level and shall be required to retake the failed units.

Industrial Attachment
a) A candidate must satisfactorily undertake industrial attachment and pass the industrial training before proceeding to the next level of study.
b) A candidate who fails in industrial attachment shall not be allowed to graduate.
c) The industrial attachment shall be assessed as either a pass or a fail.

Discontinuation
a) A student who fails in all units in any one semester will be discontinued.
b) A student whose cumulative failures after an academic warning from the previous semesters are more than half the units taken in two consecutive semesters shall be discontinued.
c) Any Appeal against discontinuation shall be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor.

Completion
A candidate who fails to complete a degree programme in double the duration of the programme shall be discontinued.

Certification
The programme will lead to the award of Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

List of Units Across Semesters
Level 100:
Semester I
UCU 100: Communication Skills
BCM101: Construction Graphics I
BCM103: Mathematics for Construction I
BCM105: Construction Methods I
BCM107: History of Construction
ABE101: Introduction to Geo-physical Environment
UCU 103:Introduction to Creative and Critical Thinking

Semester II
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Studies
BCM110: Workshop Practice and Technology I
BCM102: Computer Technology for Construction Managers
BCM104: Mathematics for Construction II
BCM106: Construction Methods II
ABE102:Land Surveying in the Built Environment
BCM108:Construction Project Drawings and Graphics II

Level 200:
Semester I
BCM 201: Construction Materials and Testing
BCM 203: Geology and Hydrology for Construction
BCM 205: Construction Methods III
BCM 207: Soil Mechanics and Foundations
BCM 209: Mechanical and Electrical Systems
BCM211: Workshop Practice and Technology II
BCM 213: Strength of Construction Materials

Semester II
BCM 202: Site Development, Organization and Management
BCM 204: Principles of Highway Engineering
BCM 206: Architectural Drawing
BCM 208: Construction Equipment and Methods
BCM 210: Measurement and Design Appraisal 1
BCM 212: Economics for Construction Managers
BCM 214: Structural Analysis and Design

Trimester
BCM 200: Industry Based Learning (External)

LEVEL 300
Semester I
BCM 301: Project Management and Planning
ABE 301: Environmental Impact Assessments and Audit
BCM 303: Measurement and Design Appraisal II
BCM 305: Maintenance and Renovation Management
BCM 307: Construction Law
BCM 309: Integrated Design Studio A

Semester II
ABE 302: Research Methods
BCM302: Principles of Construction Management
BCM 304: Construction Logistics
BCM 306: Construction Contract Administration
BCM 308: Cost Analysis and Bidding
BCM 310: Integrated Design Studio B
Trimester
BCM 300: Industry Based Learning (External)

LEVEL 400
Semester I
BCM 400 Construction Risk Management
BCM 403 Construction Planning and Scheduling
BCM 405 Labour Management for Construction
BCM 407 Construction Safety Management
BCM 409 Construction Accounting and Financial Management
BCM 411 Construction Research Project

Semester II
BCM 402 Construction Professional Practice and Ethics
BCM 404 Construction Marketing
BCM 406 Total Quality Management in Construction
BCM 408 Construction Implementation Portfolio

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