BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering is delivered primarily face to face, involving a mix of classroom, online and laboratory instruction. The overall aim of the programme is to empower students to become competent, bold and articulate graduates who can:

  1. Function effectively in industry
  2. Undertake advanced studies in the discipline
  3. Conduct relevant and innovative research and development
  4. Contribute to the social, economic and intellectual growth of the Caribbean region

Delivered through a mix of core and elective courses as well as Departmental practices and culture, the objectives of the BSc programme are to:

  1. Develop knowledge and skills in areas fundamental to engineering
  2. Provide an enabling environment for students to apply their skills and knowledge in the development of a range of engineering solutions on campus, in industry and in local communities
  3. Nurture curiosity and a keen interest in exploring innovative approaches to problem solving
  4. Develop a variety of knowledge, skills and sensitivities essential for professional engineering practice
  5. Build a strong sense of the social, economic and environmental consciousness that underpins the engineering profession
  6. Provide opportunities for students to develop basic life-long skills including reasoning, problem solving, self-expression, teamwork, personal management skills and independent study.

The UWI BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

A compulsory thread that runs through the three-year BSc programme is the Engineering Practice Stream. In this curriculum, students build competence through the application of standard laboratory tools and techniques necessary to plan and realise engineering objectives, as individuals and within teams, taking account of environment safety and health issues, commercial and economic factors, legal considerations, relevant business practice, sustainability, and social considerations. Through the Engineering Practice Stream students learn to approach engineering practice professionally and to employ creative approaches to solve basic engineering problems, recognizing the impact of engineering solutions. The nurturing a multidisciplinary, innovative spirit is central to the Department's laboratory-based learning experience.