Directorates and Faculties

The University is committed to produce graduates who are educated, competent and socially responsible citizens, with commitment to work for the benefit of their countrymen and women. It will emphasize professional excellence, moral integrity, and transparency

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences comprises seven departments as follows:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Kiswahili
  • English
  • Sociology
  • General Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Law
  • Library, Records and Archives Managements.

It offers a three year degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Education (Arts), Bachelor of Arts in Geography and environmental studies and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Work. It also offers certificates and diploma programmes in Accounting and Business Administration.

The Faculty continues to grow in programme diverstification, research and publication, with the objective of preparing students who will be competent and competitive in the labour market, guided by the motto: Education is power and the key to success.

The Faculty aspires to remain relevant and to play a leading role in the development of quality human resource to match the labour market. The Faculty offers courses which are meant to equip students with a wide range of knowledge and the ability to think critically.


Dean of Faculty: Rev. Dr. Philp Kireti

Contact: pkireti(at)

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University History Since 2001

We have, We are and We shall train graduates who are the Lighting of the World

Our History

Mwenge Catholic University (MWECAU) was established in 2005.  The University was formally known as Mwenge University College of Education (MWUCE). Historically the University was started as a teacher Training college in 2001 known as St. Joseph’s Teachers Training College. The University is owned by Tanzania Episcope Conference (TEC) with an open access and equal opportunity to Students and staff of different faiths and backgrounds. Since its establishment as a teacher training college, the University has been involved in active academic, research and community engagement efforts to fulfill its mandate as a distinguished academic institution as well responding to the government policy of expanding education facilities and training to private sector in Tanzania. Indeed, the University was opened in response to government requests for the quantity and quality expansion of secondary and higher education in the country. When St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College was opened its focus was on training secondary school science teachers on the diploma level.