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Eng. Gideon Saburi

This department evolved out of the previous Departments of Engineering in 1972, which comprised among others, the department of electrical and mechanical Engineering.  

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Programmes Offered

Undegraduate Level
BSc. Civil Engineering10 Semesters OR 8 or 6 Semesters on Mid-entry at Diploma & Higher Diploma Level respectively
Higher Diploma in Construction (Building or Civil Engineering Option)5 Semesters
Diploma in Building & Civil Engineering6 Semesters
Diploma in Architecture6 Semesters
Diploma in Quantity Surveying6 Semesters
Certificate in Building & Civil Engineering3 Semesters
Certificate in Quantity Surveying3 Semesters
Certificate in Architecture3 Semesters
B.Tech. Civil Engineering8 Semesters OR 6 Semesters on Mid-entry

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Vision and Mission & Core values


To graduate highly qualified engineers, maintain nationally recognized standards and research, and provide quality professional and community service to the region and the world.


To provide a nationally recognized student-centered learning environment for the development of principled leaders in the civil l engineering community through a broad-based, rigorous curriculum, emphasizing theoretical and practical engineering concepts, strong professional values, and a disciplined work ethic.

Core values


Our primary strength lies in our students, faculty and staff.


Excellence is our goal in all our endeavors.


Engineering research, education, and practice all demand the highest moral and ethical standards.


Respect for all encourages our community to enjoy a diversity of opinion, intellectual perspective, and cultural heritage.


Our strong support for interdisciplinary research teams and collaborative research enhances our researcg environment. 


Continuous improvement and innovation are essential to accomplish our goals.


Involvement in campus life, external industry, government and professional organizations, and public outreach activities, all of which provide important links to the broader community.

For Enquiries

The Chairman of Department

Civil Engineering

Technical University of Mombasa.

Tom Mboya Street

P. O. Box 90420 ­80100


Tel: (254) (41) 2492222/3

Fax: (254) (41) 2490571

E­ mail:



About this Department

The Technical University of Mombasa Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses geared towards attaining professionalism in the civil engineering discipline of design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. 

The undergraduate programmes in this department have been developed to meet the requirement of Commission for University Education (CUE) and the requirements of the Engineer"s Board of Kenya (EBK), while taking into account the market needs for engineers. The programmes are currently under review by the EBK for accreditation.

To ensure that quality training is offered, the Department of Civil Engineering boasts of qualified thematic leaders as highlighted below:

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

1. Prof. Raphael Mutuku

Proffessional Engineer

PhD Structures

2. Prof. Sixtus Mwea

Proffessional Engineer

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Nairobi. M.Sc. Foundation Engineering, University of Birmingham. B.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Nairobi

4. Leonard Kiute

Graduate Engineer

M.Sc. Structures, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Second Class Honors Upper Division, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Water Resource Engineering

1. Eng. Meshack Saboke

Proffessional Engineer

M.Sc. Water Engineering

2. Dorcas Mutheu 

Graduate Engineering

M.Sc. Water Engineering, Moi University. B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Second Class Honors Upper Division, Moi University  

Transportation and Highway Engineering

1. Gideon Saburi 

Graduate Engineer

M.Sc. Transportation and Highway Engineering

2. Wilson Mutiso 

Graduate Engineer

M.Sc. Transportation and Highway Engineering





Tudor Area
Tom Mboya Street, P.O. Box 90420 - 80100 G.P.O
Mombasa, Kenya
Tel: (254)41-2492222/3, 2490571
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