Meru College of Technology (MECOTECH) identified a niche in automotive and later Building Construction courses since its establishment in 1984, offering the courses at Certificate and Diploma levels. In 2008, the government of Kenya upgraded the then Meru College of Technology (MECOTECH) into a University College and named it Meru University College of Science and Technology (MUCST). During the transition from a college of Technology to a University College, Engineering courses were housed in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Engineering. When the University was awarded the Charter in 2013, a Department of Engineering was then established in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE). In order to exercise that mandate great effort was put to ensure that Engineering degree programmes were introduced to run concurrently with certificate and diploma courses. The first Engineering degree programmes were introduced in September 2014. The programmes which were introduced and are currently running comprise of:
- Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
The introduction of these programmes justified the creation of Department of Engineering which was domiciled in the School of Information Technology and later led to establishment of School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) in July 2016.
SEA’s vision is to be a leading centre of excellence in Engineering and Architecture. In this regard we focus on furnishing our students with the finest instruction and strong foundations in Engineering and Architecture. Our core values which are integrity, commitment, academic and research excellence, professionalism, innovation, teamwork, equity and social justice and customer responsiveness are our guiding pillars which the School fraternity strongly believes in.
The aspiration of Meru University of Science and Technology is to expand further the training of Engineers because there is great global demand for them.
Recently the School received modern training equipment from the Government. The equipment has been installed in our newly built workshops and they will go a long way in enhancing the quality of training in the School. In addition, a new building at the main campus which is popularly known as Engineering Complex is complete. These facilities support our resolve to train and produce graduates with fine skills and deep knowledge of the engineering and architectural disciplines in which they are trained.
The School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) is among the newest School in Meru University of Science and Technology. It was established in July 2016. This happened after the Department of Engineering which was in the School of Information and Technology and Engineering became a full fledged School. The School started with three departments namely;
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
Several academic programmes are currently running in the School. The Programmes include Degree, Diploma and Certificate programmes.