The Faculty of Technology
The Faculty of Technology was established in 1969. From then until 1977, the regular academic programmes offered 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 also done. Certificate and Diploma courses in Industrial Management were introduced 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 follow a semesterized 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. It also 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 10 months of industrial training. One of the objective of this work stint is to give the student appropriate exposure to the world of work.
In addition, the Faculty also offers a technician level diploma and certificate in Industrial Engineering.
Total student population is approaching the 650 mark.
The Faculty of Technology has an Advisory Board comprising distinguished members from Industry, Academy and Engineers which provides advice and counsel to help the Faculty provide quality education that exceed accreditation standards. The Board also provides International Standards for the Faculty for the quality of education, research, revision and review of the curricula. This has resulted in greater and more meaningful final year projects being presented by our students. The Faculty has used this forum to request inputs from the Industry in this curriculum review process and are incorporated in the final curriculum design.
Consultancy Firms are working closely with the Faculty to enhance the technical capabilities of the teaching staff in respective departments to carry out a curriculum reform process by updating/reorienting the existing curricula. In 2016, three revised programmes were launched in three departments, namely the Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Departments. The Applied and Exploration Geology undergraduate programme was also launched in that year.
Under the UG Science and Technology Support Project’s two research grants were awarded as follows:
- Mr. Harris for “Recommended Architectural and Urban Adjustments for the Effective Harvesting of LCDS Benefits”
- Ms. Verlyn Klass for “Assessment of Wind Energy Potential on Guyana’s Coastland”
- Short courses for professionals
- Offer and provide advice to the Private Sector and the Government
- Exchange Programmes with other Universities
- Development of Educational Camps
Faculty of Technology
- University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus