UWI Open Campus T & T/ Faculty of Engineering St Augustine

Pre Engineering Programme


This programme is run by the Open Campus Centre for the Faculty of Engineering, St Augustine.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the pre-engineering programme is to provide an alternative path for potential regional candidates to BSc programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering at the UWI. In this regard, the programme seeks to effectively prepare and motivate students for success in the first year programmes in engineering.

Specifically, the foundation programme strives to achieve these aims by setting objectives that are realized through educational components that:

  • Raise all students to the equivalent of a very high standard of CAPE Levels 1 & 2, the benchmark entry qualification for entry into BSc Engineering programmes.
  • Expose students to the breadth and depth of University life, allowing them to better choose their academic paths and to become better prepared for the rigours of student life.
  • Facilitate the development of key skills required for the world of work.

The programme is delivered through a one-year course of study that includes traditional, theoretical components of mathematics, physics and IT and other course components that provide the student with a useful introduction to the engineering discipline. A practical immersion activity component provides students with Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) certified skills in a variety of engineering related disciplines. At the end of the study period, successful students will be awarded a Pre-Engineering Certificate, as well as CVQ Certificate.

Entry Requirements to Pre-Engineering Programme:

  • CAPE Units 1 & 11 In Mathematics, Physics (CSEC In Chemistry).or
  • GPA over 2.5 - NEC/ COSTAAT/UTT/UTech/BCC.

NB: students must apply through the UWI Open Campus, Pre-University Centre, St. John Road, St. Augustine, using the prescribed forms.

Course Outline

Semester I

Course Code Title Credits
ENGR 0300 Pre-Engineering; Introduction to Engineering 31
ENGR 0302 Pre-Engineering; Mathematics I 6
ENGR Pre-Engineering; Physics I 6

ENGR 0303A

Practical Immersion Technology (over 9 months)



Semester II

Course Code Title Credits
ENGR 0304 Pre-Engineering; Information Technology 31
ENGR 0305 Pre-Engineering; Mathematics II 6
ENGR Pre-Engineering; Physics II 6
ENGR 0306 Pre-Engineering; Technical Drawing 31
ENGR 0303B Practical Immersion Technology (over 9 months) 92


Note 1: Introduction to Engineering, Information Technology and Technical Drawing are the same course syllabuses done in Level 1 of the Faculty of Engineering, the outlines of which can be seen in the Faculty’s Undergraduate Information Guide.

Note 2: The Practical Immersion component must be passed separately and the credits do not count towards the GPA. The Practical Immersion component consists of mainly hands-on exercises in Concrete Technology, Bench Fitting, Electrical Installation, Industrial Maintenance and Welding.


Entry Requirement to UWI, Faculty of Engineering:

Students MUST attain a MINIMUM GPA OF 2.5 to gain entry into the Faculty of Engineering, except for the Department of Geomatics and Land Information where a lower GPA may be acceptable and the Department of Chemical Engineering where a minimum GPA of 3.5 is usually required.. All students must also meet the Faculty's additional required criteria.


For further information please contact: Mrs. Maria Lalla or Mr. Anderson Fermin at:

Open Campus, Pre-University Centre, St. John Road, St. Augustine.

Telephone: (868) 645-3032/0737 Telephone/Fax: (868) 645-3032

E-mail: st.johns.rd@open.uwi.edu