Profile of Busitema University

Busitema University is a multi campus model public University located in the eastern region of Uganda.

The main campus is at Busitema and other campuses at Nagongera, Namasagali, Arapai, Mbale, Pallisa and Kaliro.

Established by Statutory Instrument in 2007, the Busitema University focuses on relevant and critical study programs in Engineering, Science Education, Health Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Management Sciences and Vocational Education.

At the time of establishment, it was envisaged that the Busitema University would improve equitable access to University Education in the country, since the region did not have a public University.

Busitema University opened its doors to the first cohort of students on 3rd October 2007.

Initially, Busitema University started with two operational campuses; Busitema Campus focusing on Engineering and Technology disciplines and Nagongera Campus with a focus on Science and Education.

To date, Busitema University has six operational campuses and one study center in Tororo town focusing on short and skill-based training courses.

The University has also grown from two faculties and three academic programmes to six faculties and 40 academic programmes across various specializations.

Busitema University

Busitema University is one the public universities in Uganda

Graduate Programmes at Busitema

  • Master of Science in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Master of Computer Forensics
  • Master of Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Master of Education Leadership and Management
  • Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Business Administration (Weekend)

Post – graduate Programmes

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Forensics

Undergraduate programmes at Busitema 

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Agro-processing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Water Resources Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Polymer, Textile and Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Anaesthesia
  • Bachelor of Science Education
  • Bachelor of Education Primary
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Education Languages
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Animal Production and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Day)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Weekend)
  • Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship & Development Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries & Water Resource Management

Diploma Programmes at Busitema University

  • Diploma in Ginning and Industrial Engineering
  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Education Primary (by distance learning)
  • Diploma in Animal Production and Management
  • Diploma in Crop Production and Management
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Records and Information Management

Certificate Programmes

  • Certificate in General Agriculture

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