The Executive Dean

School of Built Environment

PREng. Dr. W. Kuotcha

PREng. Dr. Witness Shaibu Kuotcha is a Professional Civil Engineer registered with Malawi Engineering Institution (MEI). He holds Doctorate Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering obtained from University of Strathclyde – Glasgow, a Master of Science degree in Urban Infrastructure Engineering and Management from IHE – Delft; Netherlands and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Malawi.  

PREng. Dr. Kuotcha has worked in many positions at managerial level. Currently he is the Executive Dean for the School of Built Environment. Previously, he worked as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2019 to 2022, Head of Civil Engineering from 2005 to 2008, Head of Mining Engineering from 2014 to 2018 and also as Regional Controller of Works in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works from 1997 to 1999. 

In addition, PREng. Dr. Kuotcha served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) from 2018 to 2020 and is currently member of the Projects and Policy Review committee of the National Planning Commission since 2020.  

PREng. Dr Kuotcha has published a number of articles in indexed journals and Conference Proceedings. Some of his previous research work looked at the link between transport system and land use, traffic management and transport planning. Over the years, he has also been involved in a number of consultancies in Civil Engineering projects.