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On behalf of all staff of the Faculty of Engineering (FOE) of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, I happily welcome all new and returning students for the 2023/2024 Academic Year. The UWI, Mona has been globally ranked by Times Higher Education to be in the top 1.5% of universities globally. The BSc Electronics Engineering programme is internationally accredited by the North American engineering accrediting body ABET. We are the only Faculty with an ABET accredited programme in Jamaica. All other engineering programmes within the faculty are currently being revised and will be submitted to ABET for similar accreditation.
Our focus on the continuous improvement of our programmes along with the building upon the UWI’s 2022 – 2027 strategic plan, ensures that the Faculty of Engineering remains at the forefront of the UWI’s continued reputation as an institution of global excellence. All indicators of success are on the rise. Our graduates who enter the workforce are among the most demanded by industries. Those who decide to further their studies have had their excellence awarded with Chevening Scholarships and being shortlisted for Rhodes Scholarships. Our Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree programmes commenced in 2018 and have been going well A MSc in Engineering and Management, which is a taught degree programme, which commenced in September 2021, is also offered by the Faculty.
We continue to strengthen our partnerships with local and international industries and academia. New Fortress Energy offers 10 scholarships each valued at US$5,000 per year for qualifying students. Mona-Tech Engineering Services, the commercial arm of the Faculty of Engineering, which managed the commissioning of a 7 Megawatt Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant for the Mona campus that has dramatically reduced the campus’s energy costs, continues to provide internship opportunities at this facility to our engineering students.
We encourage your participation in the activities of the student engineering clubs (MES, JIE, IEEE, I-StructE) and also your support for our team preparing for the annual international robotics competition by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) South East USA. We have continued to excel in this competition and have won 3rd place on two occasions among 54 participating universities in South East USA. The Faculty of Engineering continues to work hard towards creating a Global hub for engineering teaching, research and practice; with strong synergies with our industrial, academic and commercial partners.
We wish you a very successful 2023/2024 academic year.
Adrian Lawrence, PhD, PE
Dean, Faculty of Engineering