The history of the Department of Geospatial & Space Technology can be traced to way back in 1956 when Surveying was introduced as one of the first programs to be set up in the Department of Surveying at the then Royal Technical College of East Africa - the predecessor of the University of Nairobi. In 1960, the Department was relocated to its present location on the third floor of American Wing on Kingsway Road (present day Harry Thuku Road). From the beginning of 1961, courses leading to the final examinations of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (R.I.C.S) in Land and Quantity Surveying were mounted. The first B.Sc. (Survey) degrees were awarded some six years later in 1967.