What programmes does MU offer?

The following (NCHE accredited) programmes are under implementation.

SN

Programme

Code

Duration

1.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

ITM

3 years

2.

Bachelor of Information Systems

ISM

3 years

3.

Bachelor of Science with Education

Biological (SMB)

3 years

Physical (SMP)

3 years

4.

Bachelor of Nursing Science

NSM

4 years

5.

Bachelor of Business Administration and Management

BBM- (New)

 

3 years

6.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

ASM- (New)

4 years

7.

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

BED-P- (New)

3 years

8.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

PGDE- (New)

1 year

9.

Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management

PGDFM- (New)

1 year

 

Are there prospects for new programmes?

In line with the University’s core mandate of teaching and Learning, Research and Outreach, Academic programmes are central to achieving this mandate.
The University’s program niche is; Science and Technology, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Education, Health/Medical sciences, Energy, Entrepreneurial and Management sciences, and Behavioral sciences; at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.

The following programmes (amongst others) have been prioritized.

a)    Undergraduate

i)              Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Submitted to NCHE)

ii)            Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education (Submitted to NCHE)

iii)          Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Submitted to NCHE)

iv)          Bachelor of Economics (Submitted to NCHE)

v)            Bachelor of Science (Submitted to NCHE)

vi)          Bachelor of Technical & Vocational Education (Submitted to NCHE)

vii)        Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Draft curriculum ready)

viii)      Bachelor of Midwifery

ix)          Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

x)            Bachelor of Commerce

xi)          Bachelor of Library and Information Science

xii)        Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

xiii)      Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering

xiv)      Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Mechanical, and Civil)

 

b)    Graduate

i)              Master of Science in Physics (Submitted to NCHE)

ii)            Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Submitted to NCHE)

iii)          Master of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Submitted to NCHE)

iv)          Master of Business Administration (Submitted to NCHE)

v)            Master of Education (Educational Planning and Management) (Submitted to NCHE)

vi)          Master of Education (Educational Psychology, Curriculum Studies, Foundations of Education) (Curriculum at draft stage)

vii)        Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning & Management

viii)      Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation

ix)          Masters of Nursing Sciences

x)            Master of Science in Crop Science

xi)          Master of Science in Information Systems

xii)        Master of Science in Animal Science

xiii)      Master of Science in Biodiversity Conservation and Management

How much time do students spend studying per week?

Time spent on studies per week varies from programme to programme. However, the minimum time per week is eighteen (18) hours.

Are there prospects for financial aid?

The following undergraduate programmes are supported under the Student Loan scheme of the Government of Uganda:

·         Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

·         Bachelor of Science with Education

·         Bachelor of Nursing Science

·         Bachelor of Information Systems (Maths & Physics)

·         Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

·         Bachelor of Business Administration & Management (Disabled students only)

 

Other support and funding opportunities may come from various sponsors who have their own selection criteria. Note that Muni University has no Memorandum of Understanding with these sponsors. Students enter agreement with them as individuals, and only notify the University. Some of the sponsors already giving support to students include:

i)          Madhvani Scholarships (for continuing students, in selected courses/programmes)

ii)       Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

iii)     West Nile Education Trust Fund (for the needy but bright students from the West Nile sub-region) and;

Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) Scholarships

Are there many students from other countries?

Admission is open to all students who meet the minimum admission requirements for programs. Under the Students Exchange Programme, the University used to receive international students from Denmark and Belgium but that has been affected this time because of the COVID epidemic.  To date, there is so far only one (1) enrolled student from South Sudan.

What's it like to be a first-year student at MU?

Campus life can be very exciting and challenging at the same time especially when     you find yourself in a completely new world and environment. Nonetheless, the staff and students’ leadership are readily available to direct, guide and support you to settle. The office of the Dean of Students’ oversees the general welfare of students while on campus and inspects the approved hostels where students reside. You are therefore encouraged to connect and consult with the staff in the department and the guild office as often as need arises.

What is the students’ leadership like?

There is the students’ Guild Council headed by the guild President. The Guild Council is autonomous in its leadership but with guidance from the Dean of Students and the University Administration. The student’s leadership is represented in both the University Senate and the University Council. This means students have the opportunity to present their views at any level of the University organs.

How does one become a student leader?

There are opportunities to express interest, campaign and get voted for a position of leadership in the student guild council. There is an Electoral Commission of the student guild elections who vets applicants for the various elective positions on the basis of their suitability such as academic performance, integrity and year of study at the University. If a candidate meets the criteria he or she is then cleared to contest for the position of interest.

What extra curriculum activities are there on campus?

Students engage in a number of extracurricular activities including games and sports. The students also engage in community outreaches, both academic and social. These include; excursions, visiting nearby schools for career guidance, participating in fundraising drives, blood donation, reaching out to the needy and the sick in hospitals. Students also participate in debates and innovation contests both locally and internationally.  

How does one get employed by MU?

To be employed in the service of Muni University, a job seeker must apply in response to an Advert run by the University in the National Media or the University Website. After the deadline of the Advert, the applicants are profiled and those who meet the job requirements are shortlisted. The shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews. After the interviews, selection of successful candidates is conducted entirely based on meritocracy. There after due diligence is conducted on candidates who merit. If due diligence is positive, appointment is offered. Muni University is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any payments during the process of recruitment

How can one partner with MU?

Partnering with Muni University is through collaborations, joint research and consultancy with institutions which have common interests with the University. (For more information please contact office of the Vice Chancellor)

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