About SEA

When the Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) was given the Charter in 2013, it was mandated to offer programmes in engineering, science and technology among others. The first engineering degree programmes were introduced by the then existing Department of Engineering in September 2014. Following growth in infrastructure as well as numbers of staff and students respectively, a full-fledged School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) was established in July 2016.  

The School is organized across three departments:

  1. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  2. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

A  Master of Science in Sanitation programme domiciled in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was launched in September 2019 in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands, and has picked up well. This unique programme is part of the Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS) 2019 framework that seeks to train professionals on non-sewered sanitation interventions in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Qualified females are particularly encouraged to apply. A Sanitation Research Institute (SRI) was set up in 2019 to focus on the myriad training and research opportunities in this field.

The School currently runs three Bachelor of Technology programmes namely Bachelor of Technology in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. These programmes are accredited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) and approved by the Kenya Engineering Technology Regulation Board (KETRB). These 4-year Bachelor of Technology are designed to produce hands on engineering technologists who can apply engineering technologies in their areas of specialization to national priority areas in order to promote economic development.

The School has developed a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies/Bachelor of Architecture Programme and a Bachelor of Science in Sanitation programme that have been submitted to the CUE for approval. We expect to admit students soon into these programmes once the requisite infrastructure is established.  We have also developed Bachelor of Science programmes in engineering with a focus on areas that have the core staff competencies already in place. We plan in the near future to launch more undergraduate and masters programmes with a focus on the untapped northern part of Kenya and the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) corridor.

In addition, the School offers a wide range of Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) Diploma and Certificate Programmes that are fully accredited by the TVET Curriculum Development Assessment and Certificate Council (CDACC).  Graduates of these programmes are eligible for credit transfer to respective degree programmes.

The School has finalized the Ministry of Education/ African Development Bank – MoE/AfDB phase one project aimed at equipping laboratories and workshops as well as training staff. We hope to be included in phase two of the project that will be geared towards filling gaps as well as enhancing our capacity to support engineering programmes at postgraduate levels.