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UWI Faculty of Engineering hosts Open Day

For Release Upon Receipt - May 5, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies, Faculty of Engineering will host an Open Day on Thursday 19th May 2011 at the St. Augustine Campus. The Open Day will run from 9am to 5pm at the JFK Auditorium and at the Faculty.

The purpose of the Open Day is to provide visitors (teachers, students, parents, corporate, industrial and governmental representatives and the general public) with information about UWI in general, but more specifically the Faculty of Engineering’s study programmes and facilities.  The event will give prospective students an opportunity to get a feel for University life.

The Open Day will include laboratory tours, exhibits, course information and career advice.

Throughout the day there will be laboratory tours in the Faculty which would highlight research and development projects, laboratory equipment and current research activities in the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the Department of Geomatics and Land Management. Poster exhibits of Capstone Projects will be on display throughout the Faculty of Engineering. There would also be booths in the JFK auditorium for each department from which information on academic programmes and career opportunities can be sought.

The event is open to UWI staff, students, alumni and the general public. For further information on the Faculty of Engineering Open Day, call 868-662-2002 ext. 3181 or 3919 or email Ella Granderson at


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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.