The School of Engineering was founded in 1986 as one of the pioneer faculties of Moi University. The School started off with two (2) departments: Electrical & Communications Technology, and Production Technology. In 1991, four (4) more departments were introduced, namely: Civil and Structural Engineering; Chemical and Process Engineering; Textile Engineering; Computer and Instrumentation Centre.
Currently there are five (5) departments namely: Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Electrical & Communications Engineering, Mechanical & Production Engineering and Industrial & Textile Engineering. The School offers six (6) undergraduate programmes. All our engineering programs have Integrated Privately Sponsored Student Programs (PSSP) with the Government Sponsored Students (GSSP). This gives consistence in student evaluation and offers equal opportunities in the training process for all the students in our School hence ensuring high quality of training. The School programs consist of coursework, laboratories, workshops, projects, industrial attachments and industrial visits. These components have enabled the school to produce highly qualified engineers for the country.
The former deans of the School of Engineering since 1984 were:
- Late Prof. S. R. Amaradasa
- Prof. P. C. Egau
- Prof. Stanley Shitote
- Prof. Abel Nyakundi Mayaka
- Prof. Henry Kirimi Kiriamiti
- Prof. Paul Wambua