About The Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers training to technician level in the Associate Degree programme and to technologist level in the B Eng. Degree programme. Both programmes are each of two years duration. After completion of the Associate Degree programme, students can go on to the B Eng. Degree programme once they have obtained a pass with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above. However, the B Eng. Is now being phased out, to be replaced by the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering for the Academic Year 2017/18.
Associate of Science Degree - The aim of this programme is to train the student in the basic skills of general Mechanical Engineering both theoretically and practically. Armed with this basic knowledge a graduate will be able to adapt himself to any mechanical area in industry where he is placed, and function effectively as a Mechanical Engineering Technician. A management course in the second year also equips the student with basic management skills. He/she also does a Maintenance Engineering Course.
B Eng. Degree in Mechanical Engineering - This programme furthers the theoretical knowledge of Diplomates in Mechanical Engineering and strengthens their management capabilities, to a pre-professional level. The higher level of study encountered here will enable graduates to effectively understand, run, maintain and manage all types of industrial plants, machinery and equipment after undergoing a period of in-house training and familiarisation at their work place. It also equips graduates with the tools and knowledge to design and test various types of machinery and systems, and to undertake independent research and development in the mechanical engineering arena.
Faculty of Technology
- University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus