Friday 24 May, 2019

UWI Mona Electronics Engineering Programme globally accredited

 
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber (centre), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, The UWI Mona, Dr Paul Aiken (L); Managing Director, New Fortress Energy, Jake Suski (R) pictured at the launch of the newly established Faculty of Engineering at the Mona visitor’s Lodge in Kingston last year.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber (centre), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, The UWI Mona, Dr Paul Aiken (L); Managing Director, New Fortress Energy, Jake Suski (R) pictured at the launch of the newly established Faculty of Engineering at the Mona visitor’s Lodge in Kingston last year.

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering offered by the newly established Faculty of Engineering (FoE) at the University of the West Indies Mona, has been accredited by ABET Inc.

ABET is the premier global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. 

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

US-based ABET accreditation means that graduates can work anywhere in the world, according to Dean of the Faculty, Dr Paul Aiken.

“This achievement serves as an additional impetus to continue to exceed the expectations of our program constituents. The faculty remains committed to the task of bringing to fruition, the faculty's mission of propelling growth, development and innovation in the Caribbean, the region and the world,” he added.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

This accreditation comes on the heels of the official launch of the Mona Faculty of Engineering in September 2018. The request for accreditation was submitted in July 2017 while the programme was still the Mona School of Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Dr Aiken said also said that receiving and maintaining ABET accreditation for all engineering programs means that all programs in the now UWI Mona Faculty of Engineering are subject to a systematic process of continuous improvement. This he said is “in alignment with the mission of the university, program constituents' needs and requirements of our program accreditors.

“These continuous improvement mechanisms are built through the collective efforts and contribution of all our faculty partners and stakeholders who are recognized by ABET as program constituents, Dr Aiken said.

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