Welcome to the College of Engineering, Science and Technology
CEST, as we’re referred to in short, is the largest College of the Fiji National University in terms of programmes offered, number of staff and students, and, the value and complexity of facilities and equipment. I trust that you will find the information contained on this College webpage to be useful as well as interesting and rewarding.
The College offers a variety of academic programmes of study, including Foundation, Certificates, Trade Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Degrees. It is our intention to offer programmes at the post-graduate levels, including post-graduate certificates, post-graduate diplomas, masters and doctorates in the near future. The College, through its two Institutes -- the Institute of Technology and the Institute of Science -- provides the education, skills and practical training for a wide range of professions, including of applied sciences, automotive, building, civil, and electrical and electronics and mechanical engineering and food science and technology, laboratory technology and maritime studies.
There are multiple pathways of learning, with multiple entry and exit points to and from programmes. We place great value upon industrial attachments, which are an integral part of most of our programmes of study. Our programmes and courses are also offered from the main campus in Samabula and other campuses in Nadi, Ba, Lautoka, Rakiraki and Labasa.
The College is embarking upon the development of a strong and vibrant research culture and professional consultancies. The results of the research projects undertaken by staff will feed back into the teaching programmes and be of tremendous benefit to the students, and to the staff themselves.
Opportunities for the staff, particularly new and junior staff, to upgrade their skills and qualifications will be further improved by a strong emphasis on inter-tertiary institutional collaboration. Staff members will be encouraged to develop proposals for study leave at relevant institutions in the region and so enrich their experiences in terms of both teaching and research.
We will also develop institutional links and collaborations with sister institutions engaged in teaching similar programmes and research in areas of mutual interest and expertise. To this end, an institutional link is being developed with several universities in Australasia, India and China.
On behalf of the Vice Chancellor and my staff, I wish you the very best in your studies and encourage you to come and talk with us about any aspect of your study here at the College of Engineering, Science and Technology, which is a central part of the Fiji National University.
Dr. Kandasamy Angamuthu
Dean, College of Engineering, Science and Technology