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:
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.
Mr. Solomon Pita
Dean of Faculty
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.