By the provisions of the Technical University Act 2016 (Act 922) as amended, the University is mandated to provide higher education in engineering, science and technology-based disciplines, technical and vocational education and training applied arts and related disciplines in accordance with the following principles:
a. Higher education shall be made equally accessible to all persons suitably qualified and capable of benefiting from education and training offered at a technical university;
b. Programmes of study shall take into consideration the multiplicity of scientific theories and methodologies;
c. Use competency-based and practice-oriented approach in teaching, organisation and delivery of courses;
d. Develop strong linkages and collaboration with relevant industries, businesses, professional bodies and technical experts in the delivery of programmes;
e. Offer programmes and courses within the mandate of a technical university; and
f. Provide opportunities for skills development applied research and publication of research findings.
ATU believes in education and training that develop the competencies and skills of our students to make them relevant to industry and competitive in the job market.
Our Educational Philosophy therefore is
“Education and Training for Employment and Job Creation”.
Integrity (I) – we build trusted and accountable systems to enhance integrity in all our undertakings.
Creativity (C) – we work together to generate new, innovative and improved ways of addressing industrial and community challenges.
Excellence (E) – we educate and train competent and professional human resources to deliver excellent service.