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Climate Changes Affect Us First

Dr. Michelle Mycoo, Senior Lecturer & Urban Planner in the Department of Geomatics Engineering & Land Management has written a very insightful article on Climate Change and how it affects the Caribbean.


Vikash Mohan is 2017 Vice-Chancellor's Sportsman

At the opening ceromony of the Uwi Games on May 25th, the awardees of the Vice-Chancellor's Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year was announced.

Vikash Mohan, the current captain of the St.Augustine Men's Cricket Team was named Sportsman of the Year. Vikash has previously led youth teams in Trinidad from Under13 to Under19. He is a final-year Mechanical Engineering Student at St.Augustine.

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Lessons in the Pan Lab

panpicStudents from the Colony Middle School in Palmer, Alaska, listen intently to Mr. Jeevan Persad, an engineering technician and pan researcher in the Steel Pan Research Laboratory of The UWI’s Faculty of Engineering. The students, who were accompanied by their music teacher, Mr. Toby Lambert (in the background), paid a visit to the lab in February 2017 to learn about the math and science used in the design and development of the steel pan. The pan lab is a centre for research and innovation on the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. Both the G-pan and the PHI were developed in this lab.

Photo: Atiba Cudjoe

Seminar focuses on improving project management in T&T

Over 80 participants – project management professionals, academics, students, and delegates from industry gathered at the Faculty of Engineering of the St. Augustine Campus for a seminar on best project management practices. Read more here

The esteemed status of “Emeritus Professor” was bestowed on Gurmohan Kochhar at the end of the last academic year, May 2016. Read More…
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DECE)

2015/2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Departmental Award for Excellence

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s (DECE) vision is to produce competent, bold, articulate engineering graduates and to conduct relevant and innovative research and development for the social, economic and intellectual growth of the Caribbean region. The Department is driven by high standards and its BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering programme has been accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) for over 25 continuous years. The MASc programme has recently been accredited for the 2015 to 2019 intakes and its accreditation has been back-dated to 2012. The Department has also introduced many innovative ideas to promote learning and thinking outside the traditional curriculum. The introduction of annual summer internships with IBM, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Boeing in the USA, as well as involvement in robotics group activities and software competitions, have all been “life changing” events according to students. One of the most successful learning initiatives has been the Community Service Learning Project which challenges students to identify and solve issues in a local community. DECE's graduates are often described as eloquent, proficient, and knowledgeable with a sound ability to lead and apply new technologies and provide solutions; a testimony to the Department’s quality.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Laboratory

Discover more about the CNC Laboratory and the projects, equipment and opportunities available here.

Electrical Engineering Community Featured Engineer Interview with Professor Brian Copeland

A New Dimension to Local Manufacturing

Read about 3D Printing, a potentially transformative technology in use today.

Buildings in the Faculty of Engineering renamed in honor of the region's‘pioneers of Engineering’

The following cluster of Buildings in the Faculty of Engineering have been renamed as follows;

  • Faculty of Engineering Block 1, as the Ken Julien Building, in honour of the former pioneer Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Block 2, as the Desmond Imbert Building, in honour of the former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, also a pioneer in his own right
  • Faculty of Engineering Block 13 (Except the New Auditorium), as the Max Richards Building, in honour of the former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and former Campus Principal
  • The Food Technology Lab as the George Moon Sammy Building, in honour of our very distinguished Professor who pioneered the establishment of the Food Science and Technology Unit\
The Faculty’s Annual Prizes & Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday October 25, 2011 in Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Engineering. 

A total of One Hundred and Seventy-Seven Thousand, Five Hundred and Eighty-Two Dollars ($177,582) were presented to over One Hundred and Four (104) prize winners by Fifty-Eight (58) donors.
The Faculty is once again grateful to the donors (both new and regular) for their unstinting support of the Faculty in its quest for rewarding the excellent performance of its students.
Relevant photos taken at the function can be seen on the Flickr website.

The Faculty of Engineering hosted an Open Day on Thursday 19th May 2011 at the JFK Auditorium.

The primary purpose of the Open Day was to provide visitors (teachers, students, parents, corporate, industrial and governmental representatives, the university community and the general public) with information about UWI in general, but more specifically, the Faculty of Engineering’s study programmes and facilities. Prospective students will have the opportunity to get a feel for University life.

Land Conference 2011 (April 28th - April 29th)

The Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, in collaboration with The Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago (ISTT) presents a conference on Land Ownership in Trinidad and Tobago. The conference deals with the Issuse and Challenges involved in Land Ownership in Trinidad and Tobago.

UWI’s Postgraduate Open Day

The UWI’s Postgraduate Open Day was hosted by the UWI Marketing & Communications Office and the Office of Graduate Studies & Research on Friday 21 January 2011 at the JFK Auditorium from 12:00 noon to 7:00pm.

NextLab A four-member team comprising two students from The University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has won the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) NextLab Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation at MIT on Tuesday 11th May, 2010

SankatPrincipal Sankat earns an honorary Doctorate from the University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has conferred an honorary degree on University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Principal, Professor Clement Sankat at its spring graduation ceremonies.

Tribology Society Awards Young Engineers

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Caribbean Region has presented 35 awards, mainly to young engineers, at its annual conference and 10th anniversary awards at the Engineering Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies (UWI). The function was held on March 27.

Two Engineering Programmes get Energy Institute Accreditation

The University’s Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Engineering and Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Petroleum Geoscience were awarded accreditation by the UK-based Energy Institute (EI).

Engineers Form Accreditation CouncilProfessor   Sharma

with Professor Chandrabhan Sharma (Deputy Dean - Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering) being elected as President.

Post Graduate Programme in Water and Wastewater Services Management

The department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has developed a programme in Water and Wastewater Services Management to address the current needs for skilled personnel in the expanding water and wastewater sectors in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. 


Congratulations to Professor Winston Suite who was recently conferred with the title, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A Journey Towards Implementation  of Lean Manufacturing in  Trinidad and Tobago for World Class Manufacturing Performance

This seminar was presented by the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering on Saturday 6th March 2010.
(Please check this page at a later date for presentations)

The Fourth Public Seminar on Project Management Practices

The Faculty of Engineering of The University of the West Indies (UWI) hosted the Fourth Public Seminar on ‘Project Management Practices in the Caribbean’ (PM4 Seminar) on 21st November 2009. ...see details and seminar presentations

Engineering students excel Internationally
Dean's Honour Roll 2009
Coastal Zone Engineering & Management programmes have been restructured.
Check out the new Coastal Engineering & Management programmes.
Survey of Graduates of Chemical Engineering
The Mission of the Faculty:
  • to be the provider of a world quality education in Engineering, Geoinformatics and Geosciences
  • to provide research and development programmes in support of Caribbean business, industry and infrastructure
  • to position its human resources at the forefront in propelling growth, development and innovation in the region.

Units in the Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Students Society