Dean's Message

It is my great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to you to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Mbarara University of Science and Technology. 

For generations, university has been considered a wonderful place to be. Students have several options, and there are many good reasons for one to identify the best university in terms of what’s best for them. Mbarara University at the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAST) pledges it’s commitment to making your learning experience a lifelong one as a foundation to your Applied Sciences and Technology career.

Throughout history, scientists and engineers have provided the knowledge and impetus to formulate, design, construct , and maintain the public infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunication, power production, transportation, manufacturing, sanitation, health, and utility systems. These systems form the foundation of credible, sustainable economic growth and prosperity. It is with this historical perspective and the guiding principles of training, effective engineers that suitable curriculum will be developed. 

Engineering is about design, making things happen and solving problems. It calls for creativity, management and communication skills, as well as technical expertise and knowledge. Though the field of Engineering is vital to a country's development, the discipline cannot stand on its own. Other fields including development studies, business, management, computer science, health,  medical science, language, communication science, mathematics and general physical science help to broaden it’s scope and enhance it 's effectiveness. For this reason the curriculum and training at M.U.S.T. in the AS&T Faculty must be inter-disciplinary in nature.

The Faculty is forward thinking with a vision “To be a center of excellence of teaching and research in applied and multidisciplinary studies in the areas of applied sciences and Technology". The Faculty prides itself in an excellent Teaching and Learning environment working with leading edge and fully equipped Library, Design Studios, Labs and learning methods. 

Students enjoy a friendly, excellent learning environment, and  and Vibrant Student social Life through the Student societies. Here you are encouraged to unlock your full potential and become an independent, innovative and critical thinker, well-equipped for the workplace.

At the Faculty, there are dedicated support departments to help you with academic and social life. Our Moderated Industrial training Placements are an exciting and challenging opportunity for students to gain first hand work experience in various Industry environments. Students attend excellent Careers and Recruitment Seminars which offer professional advice and help increase employability prospects. 

A degree from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology is something special. You are taught by, and have access to dedicated and inspirational academicians. We are there for you and committed to your success.

On behalf of myself and the entire Staff Team we wish you an excellent 3 (Three) or 4 (Four) Year Stay here with us at FAST.



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