The Mission of The University of the West Indies is:

To advance education and create knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, public service, intellectual leadership and outreach in order to support the inclusive (social, economic, political, cultural, environmental) development of the Caribbean region and   beyond.”

The Mission statement of the Department of Chemical Engineering follows closely to the mission outlined by The University of the West Indies:

To produce competent, innovative, entrepreneurial and civic-minded graduates undertake relevant research and advance the Chemical, Food and Petroleum sectors in the Caribbean”.



The ultimate aim of the Department of Chemical Engineering is:

“The advancement of Food, Petroleum and Chemical sectors across the wider Caribbean through the development of a strong academic foundation, based on a culture grounded in integrity, respect, commitment and, community”.


The objectives of the Department of Chemical Engineering are as follows:


  • To promote critical thinking and innovation through the on-going development and improvement of academic programmes.
  • To create a strong commitment to quality assurance through the development of teaching strategies, course management and research incentives.
  • To create a department-wide culture that promotes learning and growth through unique approaches as well as mutual respect and community awareness.
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