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An explanation of the courses offered in engineering, design, art and technology


ABOUT THE ARTICLE: This is a summary of a presentation that the author made at a Careers Guidance fair on June 8 at the Islamic University in Uganda Females Campus at Kabojja. The Fair was organized by the Union of Muslim Professionals in Uganda.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Umaru Bagampadde is Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering at Makerere University.

The programmes offered at the College Of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology include:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Diploma in Civil Engineering & Surveying

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering

 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

Diploma in Urban Planning

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Bachelor of Science in Land Economics

Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Geomatrics

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design

Bachelor of Industrial Art and Applied Design

Bachelor of Fine Art


The skills and knowledge acquired from studying these programmes

Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices.

Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems.

Architects and physical planners are responsible for layout and planning of the different systems within a building, structure, complex or physical environment.

Quantity Surveyors work within the construction industry and are concerned with costs and contractual issues.

Land Economics specialists are concerned with the administration, development and use of land and property such as office buildings, shopping centres, factories, hotels, beaches, resorts, farms, etc.

Construction Management graduates are concerned with cost planning, legal and administrative aspects of construction projects.

Land surveying and Geomatics deals with measurement, analysis, management, storage and display of the descriptions and location of Earth-based data, often termed as spatial data.

Industrial art and applied design involves beautification of industrial technologies.

Fine art deals with painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.