Faculty of Engineering


Executive Dean: Dr. Busiso Mtunzi

Executive Dean's Message

Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering webpage. The Faculty is composed of five Engineering Departments that facilitate effective teaching and learning, innovative research and community service. It is one of the three pioneer faculties of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). It was founded in 1991 as the Faculty of Industrial Technology and changed its name to the Faculty of Engineering in 2019. From inception and ever since then, the Faculty has grown in student enrolment, staff and research output. The Faculty aspires to produce knowledge through innovative research to provide solutions to engineering and other problems faced by community. Priority is given to national problems using the philosophy of “heritage based education” so as to harness local solutions for local problems. The flair of our output is not limited to local, but providing regional and global solutions using science, engineering and technology. The dynamic world that we live in requires dynamic solutions and hence the need for continual updating of curricula to develop useful engineers. It is our belief that we are not in this alone, but together with all our stakeholders. Each one of us has a role to play and we should complement each other. We aspire to maintain continuous engagement with industry for feedback and relevance. I hope you will find this webpage useful.

About the Faculty of Engineering

Being guided by the Vision, Mission and Values of NUST, the Faculty of Engineerings' Mission is as outlined below.


To harness advanced science, technology and engineering capabilities in spearheading research and human capital development for industrialisation, modernisation and sustainable development. We shall utilise innovative teaching and learning in addition to breakthrough research in the field of engineering and technology. Maximum stakeholder engagement shall guide our operations to keep abreast and responsive to changes in the global marketplace.

The Faculty of Engineering Organogram


Engineering is the art of distilling relevant scientific knowledge for the purpose of bringing useful items, materials or services into being. The engineer seeks to quantify all the variables that are germane to a project, makes informed estimates where hard data is not available, and sets down a logical progression towards solving problems, which others can readily understand and use as a basis for action.


Engineers find employment in a wide range of activities such as research and development, design of new products, management of projects or plants, the operation and control of processes, education and training, marketing, technical services, accountancy, health and safety.


An Engineer needs to combine a sound understanding of scientific principles with practical intuition. He/She must be able to communicate ideas effectively both verbally and by means of Engineering drawings and written reports. A good understanding of human nature is needed combined with an awareness of the social and economic implications of engineering activities.The student must be made aware of the need to compromise in design and the importance of imagination and innovation in applying the experience of others.
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