Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology

The Vocational Training Center (VTC) was established on 14 October 1975 under the Department of Electricity to train a large number of workers required for the growing industrial and economic activities of the nation. VTC, which was under the Ministry of Education since 9 May 1982, was transferred to the Ministry of Planning, Human Resources and Environment on 11 November 1993. When the higher education system was established on 1 October 1998, on 1 January 1999, VTC came under the Maldives College of Higher Education (MCHE) and changed to Maldives Institute of Technical Education (MIT). On 1 February 2001, became the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FET). In 2010, FET branched out and an institute called Maldives Polytechnic was established to offer courses below the undergraduate programs. FET’s new academic structure included of civil engineering, architecture, electrical electronics and mechanical engineering. On 23 January 2011, FET's Bachelor of Architectural Design course started. On 19 June 2011, Electrical and Electronics courses started at Kulhudhufushi and Hithadhu campuses. The faculty expanded its teaching further and in August 2013, and science was added to the name along with science subjects.


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“The Maldives National University is the foundation of all the legal fields and One of the reasons why I have been able to attain scholarship opportunities and other success from the world's largest universities. Completing my degree at the Maldives National University laid a strong groundwork for my future endeavors.”

Mariyam Sunana
Bachelor of Shari'ah & Law (Honours), 2018

“MNU was truly the foundation of my teaching career. The teachers who taught me provided a well-rounded experience, which I believe is essential for becoming an effective teacher. The education and guidance I received at MNU prepared me to excel in my profession and make a positive impact on the lives of my students.”

Fazna Ahmed (First Lady of the Maldives)
Bachelor of Teaching Primary, 1998

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Life at Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology

Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology (FEST) – the premier destination for students seeking to pursue their passion in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science, and Computer Science. FEST was formed by merging two highly regarded institutions – the Faculty of Science (formed on 3rd August 2013) and the Faculty of Engineering Technology (formed as Vocational Training Center on 14th October 1975) on 1st January 2018. This merger has allowed us to bring together the best of both worlds, creating a unique and dynamic learning environment that is unmatched in the region. At FEST, we are committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience they need to succeed in their careers. Our highly qualified and experienced faculty members use a range of cutting-edge teaching methods and technologies to bring their subjects to life, making learning an engaging and enjoyable experience. We have state-of-the-art facilities that include modern classrooms and labs equipped with the latest technology. Our students have access to cutting-edge equipment and software, allowing them to get hands-on experience in their chosen field and build their practical skills. We believe that academic research is an essential part of a well-rounded education, and we encourage all of our students to engage in research projects. Our faculty members are active researchers, and their work is widely recognized both nationally and internationally.