Department of Food Science

Dr. Alfred Mariga

Name: Dr. Alfred Mugambi Mariga (Chairman Department of Food Science)

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Official Telephone contact: +254712524293


Office location: Tuition Block (TB)

The Department of Food Science admitted its first cohort of Students into the Food Science and Technology and Food Science and Nutrition degree programs in the year 2011 when MUST was a constituent college of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Since its inception, in tandem with MUST becoming a fully Chartered University in 2013, the department has grown tremendously in student numbers, staff, research, and teaching facilities. Currently, we are offering 3 BSc programs (Food Science and Technology, Food Science and Nutrition, and Food Science and Management), an MSc in Food Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. in Food Science.

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Under the courtesy of Kenya’s vison 2030 flagship project, the food science department hosts an ultra-modern Laboratory and Food processing workshop complex. Through the cutting edge training facilities, a dedicated team of teaching and technical staff, the department is committed to producing graduates who are hands-on with basic employability and entrepreneurial skills. Many of our alumni have gone ahead to secure jobs in the food industry, government agencies, and placement in local and international universities for postgraduate training. MUST provides a serene learning environment in the agriculture rich area of Meru and enriching student experience.

Prospective students: Kindly click on links to our programs for career guidance and more information on how to join us. 


To be a regional leader in training experts in food science and technology,  nutrition and food industry management.


To train highly-qualified personnel in food science and technology, nutrition and food industry management that will support the food manufacturing sector in increasing productivity, profitability and development and sustain relevancy and accuracy in information through research and extension.

Contact Us

Call Us: +254 712524293

P.O Box ,972-60200 Meru Kenya