University of Military Science and Technology Admissions 2020/2021

By | June 25, 2019

University of Military Science and Technology (UMST) Admissions 2020/2021

Historical Background

The university was founded in 2007 and was initially housed at Bombo Military Barracks in Bombo, in Luweero District. An affiliated school of military engineering was later opened and initially housed in Magamaga in Jinja District.

Both units were combined with a third unit, originally based in Nakasongola and moved to the premises in Lugazi in January 2011. The real estate in Lugazi was acquired by the UPDF, from the former Lugazi University, which became insolvent and closed on 30 December 2010.

The university graduated its first class of graduates, numbering forty-seven, on Friday, 4 February 2011.

Admission Overview

The University of Military Science and Technology (UMST), also Lugazi National Defence University (LNDU), whose official name is Uganda Military Engineering College, is a tertiary institution of higher learning, that instructs qualified military officers and technicians in various fields of engineering and science.

The university is administered by the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), under the auspices of the Uganda Ministry of Defence.


To provide Scientific and Technological knowledge and skills for national security, stability, and development.


To be a regional centre of excellence in Science and Technology for defence and sustainable development.

Fulfilling UPDF roles

UMEC’s Vision and Mission are in line with one of UPDF’s constitutional roles below:

To prevent and defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda;

To cooperate with civilian authority in emergency situations and in cases of natural disaster;

To foster harmony and understanding between the defence forces and civilians;

To engage in productive activities for the development of Uganda.

Courses Offered


  • Certificate in Building and Concrete Practice (BCP)
  • Certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology (MVT)
  • Certificate in Plumbing (PL)
  • Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery (CJ)
  • Certificate in Electrical Installation (EI)


  • National Diploma in Civil Engineering (NDCE)
  • National Diploma in Water Engineering (NDWE)
  • National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (NDEE)
  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (NDME)
  • National Diploma in Architecture (NDAR)


For further inquiries, use the contact information below for support and assistance;

Ministry of Defence

P.O. Box 3798,



Tel: 0414-565100


Contact persons

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Defence

Tel: 0414-565118/9

Fax: 0414-222812


Defence Spokesman

Ministry of Defence

Tel: 0414-565345