In-line to Uganda’s National Development Plan and Kyambogo University strategic visions, missions and plans, there is an emphasis on the need for production of highly qualified human resources in existing, continuing and emerging areas in order to contribute to national development. The Department of Civil and Building Engineering has designed many of its programmes to address the above demand gaps and enhance Uganda’s capacity in training, research, development and modernisation that will meet Uganda’s Vision 2040. Having specialists in Civil and Building related areas are in conformity with the strategic direction of the University, Uganda, East Africa and on a global scale.
The Department of Civil and Building Engineering has continued to produce more engineering undergraduates and graduates who are contributing to the country’s development. However, the high growth rate of Uganda’s engineering industry, increasing number of universities offering civil and building engineering programmes and the deficiency of water, structural and construction management professionals pose a big problem to Uganda’s civil engineering industry.
Lack of professionals in these areas who are responsible for proper management of these professions lack of technical information is important processes. All these have had a devastating effect on the national economy and as well as the social fabric.
The content of these programmes exposes professionals to the skills that will enable them to professionally address these problems that are rampant in the related industries and the recommendations call for a better understanding of the problems before suggesting solutions.
This shows the need to train practising professionals in advanced research skills to be able to address the challenges, and the Department of Civil and Building Engineering has partly developed these programmes to meet the market demand. In addition, these programmes give the opportunity for exceptional students who would be interested to enter into the field of research and academia immediately thereafter.