The mandate of CEDAT falls within the overall mandate of Makerere University, i.e.
To provide transformative innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to dynamic national, regional and global needs in Engineering, Design, Art and Technology.
The core values in line with the University values are:
The additional ones identified at the college level are Excellence, Innovativeness, and Sustainability
CEDAT shares the same goals as the University and they are listed here.