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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 CAPE Level 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 that includes mathematics and a practical immersion activity component that provides students with Caribbean Vocational Component (CVQ) certified skills in a variety of engineering related disciplines. The CVQ certification framework is outlined in Appendix I. Treatment of physics is embedded throughout the curriculum and there are other course components that provide the student with a useful introduction to the engineering discipline. 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 /Chemistry. (CSEC In Chemistry)
  • GPA 3.0 -3.4 - NEC/ COSTAAT/ UTT/ U TECH/ BCC

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


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