The school of Food Technology Nutrition and Bio engineering is one of the three schools in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The school was formed by the integration of the former departments of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Engineering and Forestry Engineering. This enriched the human and infrastructural resources. The schools strategic direction is towards utilizing public private partnerships and innovations in science and technology to create a strong human capital resource for Uganda?s young agro processing industry, nurture viable knowledge based agro processing enterprises, create employment, improve food and nutrition security, and improve livelihoods. Given the global climatic changes, the school is strategically focused on harnessing renewable energy sources, increasing agricultural productivity through mechanization and irrigation technologies, judicious and value added use of Uganda?s wood resources. The school of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio engineering is located at the Food Technology building, Makerere University main campus.

The school is composed of three units namely the Department of Food Technology and Nutrition, the department of Agricultural and Bio-systems engineering and the Food Technology and Business Incubation center.

The Department of Food Technology and Human Nutrition: The Department has the mandate to develop human resources, generate knowledge in Food Science Technology and Nutrition It also has mandate to ensure linkages to markets through its incubation plant. The programmes implemented by this department include: BSc Food Science and Technology, BSc Human Nutrition, BSc. Food Processing Technology and BSc. Conservation Forestry and Product Technologies. The graduate programmes include, MSc. Food Science and Technology, MSc Human Nutrition and PhD in Food Science and Technology. The Department has strong linkages with Norwegian University of life Sciences, NORAD, EU, Mcknight Foundation, FAO, UNDP and others. There are good linkages with other local institutions like such as Uganda Industrial Research Institute and Uganda Manufacturers Association. The Department links with other African Institutions e.g. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture and technology, USAID under the Collaborative Research Programmes (CRSP) and University of Pretoria - South Africa. 

The Department of Agricultural and Bio systems Engineering: The Department has the mandate to develop human resources, generate knowledge in agriculture, soils sand water engineering. The programmes implemented by this department include: BSc Agricultural engineering, and MSc Agricultural engineering. The Department has strong linkages with University of Pretoria - South Africa, Ohio State University FAO, UNDP and others. There are good linkages with other local institutions like such as Uganda Industrial Research Institute, and Uganda Manufacturers Association. The Department links with other African Institutions e.g. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture and technology, USAID under the Collaborative Research Programmes (CRSP).