The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) is the science and technology hub of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). It offers courses in the pure sciences, technology, TVET, and engineering. The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) is transitioned from the former School of Technology and Maritime Studies with the inclusion of the sciences, computing, and mathematics as the new School within its structure. The Faculty is comprised of three schools. The three schools are:
1. School of Science
2. School of Built Environment
3. School of Transportation
The School of Science has five departments with five bachelor courses/programs currently being developed. The departments are biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science. The courses/programs are the Bachelor of Science majoring in biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science. The former Institute of Technology and Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Studies now form the School of Built Environment and the School of Transportation. The departments under the School of Built Environment are civil engineering and surveying, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and building and construction. The School of Transportation has the maritime academy and the department of automotive engineering.
The Faculty of Science and Technology is hosted on three campuses of the SINU. The School of Science is located at Panatina campus and the School of Built Environment is located at Kukum campus. While the School of Transportation’s Maritime Academy is located at Ranadi campus and the School of Transportation’s Automotive Engineering department is located at Kukum campus.
The School of Science (SOS) is the new school in the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST). The School is established to serve the training and education needs of Solomon Islands in the pure sciences and science related sectors. It offers quality bachelor programs in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science and will offer programs in the other science-related field of studies such as environmental science and marine science...See More
The School of Built Environment offers courses /programs in TVET and Engineering training. With the School of Built Environment (SBE) TVET programs, we are committed to helping you develop your knowledge and skills for your future careers. The School works closely with industries and employer groups to ensure training is focused and is exactly what you need to know.. See more
The School of Transportation (SOT) consists of the Maritime Academy and the Department of Automotive Engineering. The SOT provides training for the shipping industry and the land base transport industry. The industries the SOT provides training for are key economics and development industries in Solomon Islands, hence, the role the School plays is very important.. See more
Dean of Faculty
Mr. Solomon Pita
Mr. Solomon Pita is the Dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology. His qualifications are Masters of Education majoring in Technology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Education from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He also has a Bachelor of Education majoring in Technology from the University of the South Pacific and a Diploma of Education – Industrial Arts from the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education in association with Kuring Gai College of Advanced Education, Sydney, Australia.
He has more than twenty years of teaching, curriculum, assessments and related work experience. Fifteen years of this experience is spent in teaching, management and taking leadership roles in Solomon Islands College of Higher Education and Solomon Islands National University. He would like to see the development of courses that will serve the industrial, transport, civil works, maritime, fisheries, construction and ICT sectors and sub-sectors and that will bring about sustainable development in the Solomon Islands.