Program's Overview

The Civil Engineering Department which was initiated in 2012 at INES-Ruhengeri Institute is a cornerstone of academic excellence, innovation, and practical learning. Our department is committed to providing a comprehensive education that blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, preparing students to excel in the dynamic field of civil engineering.

With a focus on delivering high-quality education, our department boasts a team of dedicated faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. These experienced educators impart a wealth of knowledge while emphasizing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and ethical practices essential for budding engineers.

At the heart of our curriculum lies a commitment to offering a well-rounded education that covers various facets of civil engineering, including structural design, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and construction management. Students benefit from a blend of classroom lectures, practical workshops, and field experiences that bridge the gap between theory and application.

Our department's emphasis on practical learning is reinforced by well-equipped laboratories, allowing students to conduct experiments, analyze data, and gain valuable hands-on skills. Additionally, we prioritize industry engagement through partnerships and internships, providing students with exposure to real-world projects and networking opportunities.

We understand the importance of addressing contemporary challenges in the field, including sustainability, infrastructure development, and technological advancements. Therefore, our programs integrate these aspects, encouraging students to explore innovative and sustainable solutions.

The Civil Engineering Department at INES-Ruhengeri University is also dedicated to nurturing leadership qualities and teamwork among students. We promote a collaborative learning environment that encourages teamwork, communication, and creative problem-solving, preparing graduates to thrive in diverse professional settings.

In summary, our department is committed to producing highly competent and ethically grounded civil engineering professionals. Through a robust curriculum, practical experiences, and a focus on innovation, we aim to empower students to become future leaders who drive positive change in the civil engineering landscape.

Offered Modules

Year 1
No Module Title No of credits Semester
1 Languages I 0 1
2 Basics of computer Literacy 0
3 Computer Programming 10
4 Engineering Mathematics I 10
5 Engineering Chemistry 15
6 Engineering Physics 15
7 Engineering Drawing I 10
1 Languages II 0 2
2 Engineering Mathematics II 10
3 Engineering Geology 10
4 Building Materials 10
5 Engineering Drawing II 10
6 Engineering Mechanics 10
7 Workshop Technology (Masonry@ Carpentry@ Appropriate Technology & Electrical) 10
Year 2
No Module Title No of credits Semester
1 Engineering Mathematics III 10 1
2 Building Construction & Services 10
3 Fluid Mechanics 10
4 Strength of Materials 10
5 Engineering Surveying@ I 10
6 Construction Technology 10
1 Engineering Mathematics IV 10 2
2 Basics of Electrical Engineering 10
3 Concrete Technology 10
4 Structural Analysis I 10
5 Engineering Surveying II 10
6 Introduction to GIS & RS 10
7 Surveying Camp (2 weeks) 5
8 Industrial attachment I (8 weeks) 5
Year 3
No Module Title No of credits Semester
1 Engineering Hydrology 10 1
2 Environmental Engineering 10
3 Soil Mechanics 10
4 Highway Engineering 10
5 Structural Analysis II 10
6 Reinforced Concrete Design I 10
1 Irrigation & Drainage Engineering 15 2
2 Computer Aided Building Drawing 10
3 Foundation Engineering 10
4 Transportation Engineering I 10
5 Reinforced Concrete Design II 10
6 Industrial Attachment II (8 weeks) 5
Year 4
No Module Title No of credits Semester
1 Research Methodology 10 1
2 Sanitary Engineering 10
3 Design of Steel & Timber Structures 10
4 Bridge Engineering 10
5 Estimating & Costing 10
6 Transportation Engineering II 10
1 Construction Management 10 2
2 Entrepreneurship and Management Skills for Civil Engineers (EMSCE) 10
3 Engineering Ethics & Professional Conduct 5
4 Elective Modules 15
5 Project Work 20

Entry Requirements

PCM: Physics - Chemistry - Mathematics;
MPG: Mathematics - Physics - Geography
MPC: Mathematics - Physics - Computer Sciences
PEM: Physics - Economics - Mathematics
MEG: Mathematics - Economics - Geography
MEC: Mathematics - Economy - Computer,
MCB: Mathematics - Chemistry - Biology,
MPB: Mathematics - Physics - Biology,
TVET (Construction, Road construction, Carpentry, Masonry)
Required documents

Identification Card (ID card)

Secondary school Diploma

Passport photo


Exit and Career Profile

Exit Profile: Graduates possess a comprehensive understanding of civil engineering principles, specialized knowledge in infrastructure, sustainability, and project management, advanced technical skills, and strong problem-solving abilities.
Career Profile: Graduates excel as structural engineers, project managers, transportation or environmental engineers, contributing to infrastructure development, construction, urban planning, and research, applying their skills in diverse sectors and demonstrating leadership in sustainable and innovative solutions.

Contacts of the Head of Department

Names: Eng. TWIZERE Moussa
Tel: 0785866119