21 Reasons to Study at Murang’a University of Technology (MUT)

21 Reasons to Study at Murang’a University of Technology (MUT)

Murang'a University of Technology History

Murang’a University of Technology (MUT) was chartered on October 7th, 2016 at Statehouse, Nairobi by H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H., President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya. Following the award of the charter, MUT became one of the thirty-one (31) Chartered Public Universities in Kenya. The University operates under the provisions of the Universities Act, 2012 (Rev. 2016), guidelines issued by the Commission for University Education, University Charter, and Statutes.

Murang’a University of Technology, formerly Murang’a University College (MRUC), was established through Legal Notice No.129 of September 2011 as a Constituent College of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). Murang’a University College was a successor to Murang’a College of Technology (MCT), established in 1975.

The University lies on 60 acres of land, 1.5 km east of Murang’a Town, in Murang’a County. It is about 85 km North-East of Nairobi, 70 km southeast of Nyeri, and 50 km southwest of Embu.

The founding University Council was inaugurated on November 6th, 2012. The third Council appointed in August 2017 governs the University. The University has successfully held four (4) graduation ceremonies in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Murang'a University of Technology (MUT) provides a stimulating learning environment through an innovative student-based and quality-driven approach to teaching and learning. We ensure that our students enjoy a rich, highly interactive, and personalized learning environment which is essential in the realization of one’s potential and preparation for the future.

Those who choose Murang'a University of Technology (MUT) get access to a wide range of courses that form a springboard to a sea of opportunities. We seek to promote a record of achievement and success in academic excellence and job prospects. To help you realize your lifetime agenda, we have invested heavily in facilities and staff.

Murang'a University of Technology (MUT) is committed to providing high-quality education and training, producing competent graduates, and endeavors to excel in areas of Teaching, Training, Learning, Research and Innovation, Extension, and Consultancy Services to achieve its mandate.

Murang'a University of Technology (MUT) is at the forefront of using Information and Communication Technology to support learning and teaching. We have thus blended the use of e-learning with strong traditional learning and teaching values to give you a flexible and dynamic learning experience.

The University currently offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Pure and Applied Sciences, Business and Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. In addition, the University offers a competency-based curriculum for Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

Murang'a University of Technology's (MUT) Vision is to become a Leading University in Technological Innovation, Research, Training, and Outreach for all those who aspire to an academically fulfilling experience.

Murang'a University of Technology's (MUT) Mission is to advance knowledge and technological transfer through teaching, training, learning, research, innovation, consultancy, and community engagement for sustainable development.

As a student of talent and ability, you will be exposed to programmes that present a sound theoretical foundation and a strong practical background.

Below are the 21 reasons why MUT is the most preferred public university by both Government and self-sponsored students.

  1. Accreditation: Fully Accredited by the Commission for University Education, Kenya.
  2. International recognition: The University is fully chartered, and is ISO 9001:2015 & ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified, meaning that it is committed to compliance with international standards on quality.
  3. Convenient fee payment mode: Affordable and flexible fee payment.
  4. Mushrooming campuses: Currently MUT has set up a campus at Mariira Farmers Training Centre in Kigumo that offers agricultural and environmental courses.
  5. Digital window: Wi-Fi internet access across main campuses and the Mariira campus.
  6. Superb staff: Qualified and committed teaching and non-teaching staff.
  7. Academic resources: Well-equipped Science, Engineering, and IT laboratories, Library, and other academic resources.
  8. Flexible study options: Flexible modes of learning, which include full-time, digital learning, Institution-based learning, and part-time (evening and weekends).
  9. Course completion time: Students are able to complete their course within the stipulated time. Student's academic progress is monitored and evaluated on a continuous basis.
  10. Student welfare support: For the convenience of the students, the University has in place accommodation facilities and a student centre. The integrated health unit offers basic health services and ensures a healthy environment for the University community. The sporting and recreation activities at the university vary and include rugby, football, tennis, volleyball, athletics, and others such as drama.
  11. Academic/Social trips: The University has in place a fleet of buses. Transport is always available for academic and social trips.
  12. Academic exchanges: Students benefit from academic exchanges with foreign and local institutions of higher learning.
  13. Career placement: The University produces highly skilled graduates who are employable. Others go into self-employment and create jobs.
  14. Multicultural diversity: The University recognizes the diversity of its student population and develops talents through organizing cultural events. There is unity in diversity.
  15. Community Service/Engagements: MUT is committed to carrying out corporate social responsibility-based activities that add value to the community we live in.
  16. E-Reading facilities: Use of ICT and other technologies, such as kindles.
  17. Research and Development: We create innovators and support them to commercialize innovations and inventions.
  18. Academic Character: MUT offers an all-rounded education, including moral and professional education to all persons irrespective of religion, race, gender, political affiliation, or social or cultural background.
  19. Transition rate: Students progress from one level to another at a very high rate, which is an indicator of satisfaction.
  20. Security: Enhanced security in the University and within its environs through 24-hour CCTV camera surveillance and night patrols by security agencies.
  21. Synergetic Partnership: University partners with research institutions, universities, hospitals and forges strong industry-academia linkages

How to Apply to MUT - Application Procedure

All application forms can be obtained from the office of the Registrar (Academic and Students Affairs), Murang’a University of Technology. There is a payment of a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 500 for certificate courses, Kshs. 1,000 for Diploma courses, Kshs. 1,500 for undergraduate courses and Kshs. 2,000 for post-graduate programs. Payments can be made either in cash deposit or bankers cheque in favor of Murang’a University of Technology. Please click here to download the application form.

Duly filled-in forms accompanied by copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, one passport-size photo, and a copy of a National ID or a birth certificate should be submitted with the original copy of the application fee payment deposit slip to the Registrar (ASA) office or via email to admissions@mut.ac.ke or posted addressed to :

The Registrar (ASA),
Murang’a University of Technology,
P.O. Box 75-10200,
Tel: 0705 939 269 / 0771 370 824

The application fees should be paid to the following accounts:



Account Number

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)

Murang’a Branch or any other branch of KCB country wide


Equity Bank

Murang’a Branch or any other branch of Equity Bank country wide


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