The School of Engineering was established on 1st September 2010 following a decision by the University Senate in 2008 to restructure schools. Prior to this, engineering programmes were offered in two schools namely, the School of Technology and the school of built Environment. The creation of the School of engineering hence amalgamated all the engineering subjects under one umbrella.

The Vision is reinforced through the University Motto “ Knowledge and Service ” that offers its “ Clients ” the very best personal development by way of enlightenment using a structured path that guarantees rich knowledge acquisition.

The mission of The School of Engineering is to advance knowledge and educate students in science and technology that will best serve Zambia and the world in the 21st century. We are committed to supporting talented Zambians and international students, and to developing partnerships with industry, funding bodies and government agencies, in order to create an exemplary environment where discovery, scholarship, innovation, commercial exploitation and public engagement thrive.

The objectives as a School of Engineering with diverse history is to consolidate the learning and teaching strategies so that the academic effort and resource use are optimised to offer the best learning and teaching environment for our clients. To achieve these objectives, new programmes and courses were developed based on the long term vision of the University, i.e. to become the best in Zambia and the best among other Universities in Africa and the world.


By studying with us in the school of Engineering at CBU you will:

  • Be taught by exceptional and highly cited academic staff, a number of them world-leaders in their field.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised and valued Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours qualification
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised and valued Masters’ (MEng (Honours); MPhil; MSc) and Doctorate (PhD)
  • Develop high-end marketable skills and be part of the global exceptional engineers
  • Develop graduates who are aware of research priorities, have a critical approach to knowledge, and have thorough grounding in their subject of study.
  • Develop graduates and post-graduates who are ready to serve industry.