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This is a 1-year programme that serves as a qualifying year for students seeking to access our 3-year BSc engineering programmes. The existing BSc. Engineering programmes have a minimum entry requirement of passes in CAPE mathematics and physics (or equivalent). Students who do not meet this requirement will now have the opportunity for admissions to the preliminary year. This preliminary year allow students from any country to access our engineering programmes. It creates a pathway for students from non-traditional educational background, such as City and Guilds.
At this preliminary level, students are required to register for 30 credits of courses across two semesters. These courses will facilitate the development of competences in mathematics, sciences, laboratory skills, technical writing, along with exposure to softer skills via electives from social sciences and humanities. The credits for these courses will not be added to any of the BSc Engineering programmes in The UWI and will only serve to qualify students for access to the BSc engineering programmes.
The overall aims of this preliminary engineering programme are to:
The program's courses are separated into two semesters, click on the link for more details on the courses:
The Program Outline contains the information required for students to complete preliminary engineering. Click on the link for more details on the programme outline:
Upon completion of this preliminary engineering programme, students should be able to:
Minimum entry requirement to the preliminary engineering programme are:
View tuition fees for admission to the Preliminary Engineering programme.