School of Science and Technology

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Assoc Prof. Mphatso Kamndaya


The School of Science and Technology was formerly known as Faculty of Applied Sciences. During the functional review it has evolved to reflect new functional roles that are in tandem with the aspirations of the University. The School is responsible for providing teaching, learning, research, consultancy, and outreach services in physics and biochemical sciences; public and environmental health sciences; mathematical sciences; information systems; and information technology. The School also services other programmes across at various levels in the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, Communication Technology, Chemistry, Physics, and Water and Sanitation.

The School of Science and Technology has four departments and one center as follows: Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Biochemical Sciences, Public and Environmental Health Sciences, Computer Science and Information Systems and Centre for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Technology.

Academic Members of Staff  

Educated in Malawi and abroad, the dedicated academic members of staff under this school do not only teach modules in their respective departments but also service departments in other schools at the university. Notably, they conduct research that is both theoretical and applicable. For instance, research conducted in the Environmental Health Department on fecal sludge and other environmental issues has influenced government policies on environmental management. Also, they are actively involved in collaborative efforts with non-governmental organizations, the Malawi government, foreign governments, and faculty at other universities. Research conducted by academic members of staff in this school has been published in national and international journals.  


The Centre for Water, Sanitation, Health and Appropriate Technology Development (WASHTED) is housed under the School of Science and Technology. The importance and relevance of this centre to research and other collaborative consultancies cannot be overemphasized. It has a team of researchers assembled from virtually every school at the university. Moreover, although it operates from the MUBAS Main Campus, it has a national and even global reach and impact, as it is engaged in issues to do with access to potable water, environmental management and protection, and renewable energy, just to name a few.  


School of Science and Technology Programmes