Faculty of Technology
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The Faculty of Technology was established in 1969. From then until 1977 the regular Academic programmes on the offer were the General Technical Diploma (GTD) and the Higher Technical Diploma (HTD) in Architecture ad Building Technology, in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Special one-year degree programmes in Public Health Engineering (1972), Highway Engineering (1975) were offered. Certificate and Diploma courses in Industrial Management were offered in 1972 and 1976 respectively. In 1978, the Faculty discontinued the GTD and HTD programmes and introduced the Diploma in Technology and Bachelor of Engineering in the aforementioned disciplines. Bachelor of Science (Architecture) programmes. Majors in the Diploma in Technology were subsequently expanded to include Agricultural Engineering, Mining and Surveying. A diploma in Technology programme in Aeronautical Engineering was introduced in 2005 in collaboration with the Art Williams/Harry Wendt Aeronautical School. All Academic Programmes followed a Semester format.
The Faculty of Technology is presently composed of five Departments serviced by 39 staff members consisting of 29 full-time academic staff, 10 technical staff.
The Faculty offers four-year undergraduate BSc. Programmes which satisfies the academic requirements of the Council of Registered Professional Engineers for registration as Professional Engineers. In these Engineering Programmes, students have to undertake a mandatory 4 to 6 months of industrial placement in their final year. The aim of the placement is to give the students appropriate exposure in the world of work.
The Faculty as of January 2016 is also offering postgraduate MSc. Programme in Renewable Energy Technology.
In addition, the Faculty also offers a technician level diploma and certificate in Industrial Engineering.
Total student population is approaching the 650 mark.
University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus
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