Engineering is a popular choice among students. In this UWIMONA Now file photograph these two high school students visit the Mona School of Engineering booth and try on engineering gears during Career Day 2017 at the Mona Campus.

Shorná Thompson

Mona School of Engineering launches Preliminary Engineering Programme

COME SEPTEMBER 2017, the Mona School of Engineering will roll out its Preliminary Engineering Programme. This programme forms part of the school’s vision to expand its offerings to a wider cross section of individuals in order to meet the future needs of the Jamaican and Caribbean industries.

While open to all prospective students who may not have met the CAPE matriculation requirements, it is specifically targeting prospects outside of the Caribbean region and will serve as a qualifying year for students seeking to access the BSc programmes in the School of Engineering. The programme is also an option for mature entrants with significant work experience in their particular field of engineering, who may wish to now qualify themselves academically.

The Preliminary Engineering Programme will last for one academic year, and during that time students will be required to register for courses that will allow them to accumulate 30 credits across the two semesters. This will provide the requisite foundation proficiency in mathematics, sciences, laboratory techniques and communication skills and will qualify the successful student for any of the BSc Engineering programmes offered by The UWI. Engineering programmes are offered at the Mona Campus in Civil, Computer Systems, Software, Electrical Power, Electronic Systems and Biomedical Engineering. The Faculty of Engineering at the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad offers Civil, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil with Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Geomatics, Industrial Engineering, Land Management, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical with Bio-Systems Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience.

The admission requirements for this preliminary programme are passes in at least five CSEC subjects, 5 GSESO or 5 IB subjects. Subjects must include English Language, Physics (or Electrical Technology) and Mathematics. Candidates may also be admitted with a Certificate or Diploma in City & Guilds Engineering examinations. Equivalent high school and SAT passes from international institutions or passes in China’s National College Entrance Examination (GAOKAO) will also be accepted.

Much like enrolment into any Engineering programme at The UWI, each student registering for the Preliminary Engineering Programme will receive a new Kindle Fire tablet, fully loaded with all the required textbooks for the programme.