The College vision is as follows:
“To become, and be considered by others, as the leading institution in engineering and technology in the African region”.
The mission of CoET is:
“To deliver high quality and competitive training in engineering and technology; research and technology development and transfer outputs; and consultancy and knowledge intensive services that are recognized nationally and internationally, thereby enhancing efficient utilization of natural resources, entrepreneurship and innovativeness among engineers and hence, stimulating sustainable development”.
The College is guided by the following basic objectives:
(i) To supply the country with high level engineering human power as agents of development and change, thus contributing to the indigenous development of infrastructure, industry, mining and trade;
(ii) To perform research and technology development and transfer in the interest of suitable exploitation and local processing of natural resources in Tanzania, ultimately leading to innovation of technical products and production processes for the local industry; and
(iii) To provide expert professional services in the form of learned and knowledge intensive consultancy to industry as well as public and private organizations and institutions, and thereby render new findings applicable to the national development process.
CoET’s strategic objectives are set out through the Five-year Rolling Strategic Plan to address the College’s changing environment and to draw upon its strengths. In year 2017/18 the strategic objectives of CoET were:
SO 1: Expanded Student Enrolment;
SO 2: Improved Quality of Teaching and Learning, and Relevance of Academic Programmes;
SO 3: Improved Volume and Quality of Research, Technology Development, Innovations and Publications;
SO 4: Rationalized and Improved Consultancy, Services and Professional Development Programmes (PDP) for Increased Income Generation;
SO 5: Attained Excellence in Engineering and Technology, and Maintenance of National and International Linkages; and
SO 6: Strengthened Institutional Capacity.