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The Certificate in Pre-Engineering is designed to enable students from many countries, and especially in the region, to access our engineering programmes. It also creates a pathway for students from non-traditional educational backgrounds.

Students are required to register for 30 credits of courses across two semesters. These courses will develop the requisite foundation in Mathematics, Physics, Introduction to Engineering, and Introduction to Information Technology. There will also be two zero credit courses on Practical Immersion Activities to give students some practical grounding in preparation for the Engineering profession.


The programme extends over a period of two (2) semesters of full-time study.


Semester I

  • ENGR 0300 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGR 0304 Pre-Engineering Mathematics I
  • ENGR 0306 Pre-Engineering Physics I
  • ENGR 0301 Practical Immersion Activity I

Semester II

  • ENGR 0303 Information Technology for Engineers
  • ENGR 0305 Pre-Engineering Mathematics II
  • ENGR 0307 Pre-Engineering Physics II
  • ENGR 0302 Practical Immersion Activity II


Applicants for admission to this course of study will be required to satisfy the minimum standards for entry to an Undergraduate programme as set out by the University Regulations governing matriculation as well as the special requirements of the Faculty.

Entry Requirements:

In addition to fulfilling general requirements for admission to the University, applicants must have:

  • Passes in at least 5 CXC CSEC subjects, or 5 GCE Ordinary Level subjects, all including Mathematics (Grades 1 or 2), Additional Mathematics (Grades 1 to 3), English A, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject (Grades 1 or 2); OR equivalent qualifications to these 
  • CAPE Unit 1 and 2 in Mathematics and Physics at a minimum of Grade 4 OR
  • Technical diplomas from recognised tertiary level institutions OR
  • Relevant high schools and SAT passes from international institutions, relevant college entry exams from other countries, with grades and subjects equivalent to the CAPE passes identified above.

Start: 23 August 2021

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Telephone662-2002 Exts:83637 or 82198



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