Location

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), formerly the College of Arts, Science and Technology is located within the Greater Kingston Metropolitan Region in the parish of St. Andrew and occupies approximately 18.2 hectares. It lies to the east of the Hope Botanical Gardens within the Papine-Liguanea commercial centres. The campus is served by several bus routes and is within walking distance of the Mona Campus of the regional University of the West Indies and the University Hospital.

History

The University was established in 1958, originally under the name the Jamaica Institute of Technology. In 1959, the name was changed to the College of Arts, Science and Technology, and became incorporated under the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) Scheme of 1959. This was validated by an Act of Parliament in 1964. In 1986, the CAST Scheme was revised in order to make the College a degree granting institution. The CAST Scheme also legally empowered the institution to conduct its affairs under two governing bodies, namely the Council and the Academic Board.

The institution was formally accorded University status on September 1, 1995, under the name, the University of Technology, Jamaica, and became fully chartered on June 29, 1999.

The history of the institution is intimately connected with the social and economic development of Jamaica. From just over 50 students and 4 programmes in 1958, the institution has grown to become a major national institution with a student population of over 11,000 and offers over 100 different programmes at certificate, diploma and degree levels.

Its academic offerings and development have been modeled on the English polytechnic system with emphasis on flexibility of approach, work-based learning and professional linkages. Flexibility in its academic offerings is reflected in the various modes of programme delivery which include full-time and part-time (day release, evening) and co-operative work based programmes. In addition, several programmes are franchised in a number of Community Colleges and most programmes are linked to national and international professional organisations.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BBA

University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)

The Accounting Programme’s mission is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, practices, and principles of accounting at the graduate and professional ... [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Programme Code: UBBUADFXO1A

Programme Design

School of Business Administration currently offers the Bachelor of Business Administration programme with Majors in:

Accounting Administrative & Information Systems Management Finance and Banking General Management Human Resource Management Marketing Productions and Operations Management

Minors in:

Administrative & Information Systems Management Economics Finance and Banking Human Resource Management International Business Marketing

Accounting

The Accounting Programme’s mission is to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, practices, and principles of accounting at the graduate and professional levels. Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to :... [-]

Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
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BSc

University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSc HTM) employs an outcome-based approach which pays attention to experiential and workplace learni ... [+]

BSc. Hotel and Tourism Management

Programme Code: UBSHSTMFXU1A

PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

The Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSc HTM) employs an outcome-based approach which pays attention to experiential and workplace learning opportunities in order to produce graduates who are committed to lifelong learning and have the skills and competencies to contribute immediately to the workplace at the supervisory or entry-level management level.

This degree was designed to meet the needs of the Tourism market, in recognition of the strategic importance of the industry to the economic development of the country. It is also expected that a graduate of this degree demonstrates an awareness of ethical practices and professionalism in the execution of his/her job.... [-]

Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)

Over the past 40 years, the Electrical Engineering Programme has been graduating individuals of a high caliber for employment in the Electrical Engineering field. ... [+]

BSc. in Electrical Engineering OVERVIEW

Over the past 40 years, the Electrical Engineering Programme has been graduating individuals of a high caliber for employment in the Electrical Engineering field. Our graduates have been hailed as being among the best and are employed in the process industry, service fields, electrical consultancies and contracting, as well as education; from technician to managerial levels.

The Electrical Programme offers two routes to qualifications in Electrical Engineering, the Diploma, and the Degree. The Diploma in Electrical Engineering has three areas of specialization; Power, Instrumentation and Control, and Electronics and Communication. Graduates of the Diploma are able to matriculate into the Degree programme if they so wish. The Electrical Engineering Degree Programme has four (4) areas of specializations, Electronics and Communication, Power, Instrumentation and Control and Computing.... [-]

Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)

Our program has two areas of specialization, Plant and Production Engineering, both of which are directly aimed at satisfying the needs of local and regional industries. ... [+]

BSc. in Mechanical Engineering Overview

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Programme. Our program has two areas of specialization, Plant and Production Engineering, both of which are directly aimed at satisfying the needs of local and regional industries. As such, our programme has taken steps towards seeking regional accreditation.

The programme is embarking on a problem and project-based learning. Where, students will apply concepts learned, to solve real-world problems, individually or in groups. These problems will not only reinforce the concepts learned but also develop critical thinking skills and vital team building attributes that are necessary for the working environment. This philosophy forms the foundation of our academic training. Our motto is Students first towards excellence and professionalism.... [-]

Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)

The programme aims to develop graduates who can be effective managers in the preparation and service of food on a national, regional and international level. ... [+]

BSc. in Food Service Management PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

The Bachelor of Science degree course in Food Service Management aims to develop graduates who can be effective managers in the preparation and service of food on a national, regional and international level. This will culminate with the graduate developing competencies and skills that will enable them to provide facilities and services that will achieve customer satisfaction.

The curriculum emphasizes the managerial leadership of foodservice operations and is designed to develop practical, technical and managerial skills. The course is designed primarily for individuals who desire to become managers and supervisors of food service establishments.... [-]

Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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