The Malawi Polytechnic is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. The college is located in the city of Blantyre in southern Malawi. The college was established in 1965. It was the dream of the founders then that the institution was to be flexible enough and to offer both full and part-time programmes in industrial and commercial fields. It was envisaged that the Polytechnic would grow into an institution that would supply technical information for the entire country, develop apprenticeship in industry and coordinate training for Malawian Government ministries.
In 1967, the University of Malawi assumed control of all Diploma programmes and the administration of the Polytechnic. The idea was that the University should act as an integrating center for all higher and further education in the country. Since 1967, the Malawi Polytechnic has operated as a constituent college of the University of Malawi.
The Malawi Polytechnic has now grown to six academic faculties offering degrees and diplomas in the areas of Commerce, Engineering, Applied Sciences, Education, Media Studies and Building.