Dean's Welcome Address

Undergraduate | Postgraduate

Undergraduate Students (2016/2017)

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Dean

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of the West Indies welcomes all new and returning students to its exciting undergraduate programmes in Engineering. This Faculty has a rich and enviable tradition of academic excellence and research scholarship developed over the 54 years of its existence. Today the Faculty offers internationally accredited programmes that attract students, lecturers and researchers from across the region and the world.

This booklet contains important information regarding programme content as well as the rules and regulations that will govern your progress through the system. You are encouraged to read it carefully and completely so that you are entirely familiar with your selected course of study and the associated regulations. The courses of study and research are many and varied and cover the broad spectrum of engineering.

We in the Faculty are continuously striving to produce distinctive graduates by providing students with a high-quality and enjoyable learning experience. Towards this end, and in keeping with the University’s quality assurance practices, our programmes are regularly reviewed by teams of professionals from other institutions regionally and internationally as we try to meet or surpass the demanding accreditation standards of recognized international accreditation bodies. My colleagues and I stay at the cutting edge of research and innovation in order to expose our students to the very best ideas and techniques.

Students in turn are expected to display diligence, discipline and dedication in this teaching and learning exercise by, among other things, attending all classes, completing all assignments and engaging in adequate self-study. Also, in order to perform at optimum levels students should eat healthy meals, exercise regularly and get adequate rest. Finally, I encourage you to work closely with your lecturers who are all very knowledgeable in their fields and are eager to assist and motivate you to high levels of achievement and success.

The world of the 21st century is filled with opportunities for those who are prepared to grasp them. Your entry to the Faculty signifies that you are prepared to take up the challenge. We are supporting you and look forward to celebrating your success.

Stephan J. G. Gift,
BSc (Eng), PhD (UWI), FAPETT, SMIEEE, MCAS, REng
PROFESSOR AND DEAN, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING