Message from the University Registrar
Elaine Wallace, PhD
The University of Technology, Jamaica welcomes all new and returning undergraduate and graduate students to all our campuses for the 2012/2013 Academic Year. To new students I say ‘thank you’ for making UTech your university of choice. Our commitment is to demonstrate during your stay here that by choosing UTech you made the right choice. To our students who are returning to continue and complete their studies, we commit to continuing to be of service and support to you as we seek to offer you a better experience. And, to all I say that making the best of your experience requires your own resolve to be successful and to take responsibility for your life as a student at UTech.
Many of you attended our pre-registration sessions held at the Papine campus as well as at our Western Campus in Montego Bay and the Enrolment in a semesterized and would have some information on the what to expect as you begin your Course of Study at UTech. As of this Academic Year Levels 1 – 4 of all Courses of Study will be on the semesterized timetable. This phase of the UTech semesterized system was introduced three years ago to offer our students even greater flexibility in pursuing their education at UTech. In this year we will further fine-tune the semesterized system to make the flexibility that it offers you more effective. We will also improving systems in order to expedite the processes by which we provide our services and to be more efficient and more in keeping with the broader objectives for developing UTech. We will again receive you during Orientation Week, August 19, 2012 at which time you will receive a more extensive introduction to the University, its facilities, the Colleges and Faculties, and members of staff. Be sure to attend and please encourage your parent and/or spouses to be there as there will also be special sessions for them.
I am encouraging you to enroll for the modules that you are able to afford and to pay the fees that are due. Remember you can only attend classes when you have paid your fees. Enrolment and registration are scheduled to close on August 21, 2012, so please enroll as early as possible. You should visit the sections on the UTech website that provide ‘New and Returning Student Enrolment Information’ for information that will assist you as you commence the enrolment process.
The Enrolment Steps as text and in an instructional video are on the website and we urge you strongly to view these before you begin enrolling. There is also an Enrolment Facts and Procedures Manual on the website and you will also be able to find the curriculum for your full undergraduate Course of Study as well as information on financing your studies and accessing services that the University provides.
We look forward to working with you and your Students’ Union to provide the best service and support.
Message from the Assistant Registrar-Admissions
It is my special pleasure to welcome all students to the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) for the 2012/13 Academic Year. You have choosen to be a student at our institution during an exciting period of our history. We have been expanding rapidly and delivering a diversity of programmes across the island designed to equip you with the tools necessary to compete in this challenging yet dynamic world.
The Office of Admissions and Enrolment Management is ready to assist you as you enrol with the institution this year. As you know, you are able to enrol on-line from any location with internet access across the world at your leisure. Our enrolment steps are also available on-line and are designed to help you complete this process with little or no challenges. Please try to select your modules, pay your fees and complete your enrolment early so that you can ensure that you get to pursue the subjects that you want within your prescribed schedule and in a timely manner.
In order to provide you with further assistance, we have an Enrolment Call Centre which is open seven days a week with staff well trained and equipped to talk you through the challenges that you may face during your enrolment process. Additionally, an instructional video is available on-line designed to provide you with an overview of the enrolment steps to help to make the process more user friendly for you.
Enrolment begins on July 10, 2012 and will continue through to August 21, 2012. Please endeavor to complete the process within this time frame as late enrolment cannot be guaranteed and may attract a penalty. Kindly refer to your student portal for specific enrolment dates.
New students, please remember to complete and submit your medical form to the Medical Centre located on the Papine Campus prior to completion of your enrolment. You are also required to ensure that your student Identification photograph is taken at our Identification Services Unit located on the Papine Campus. For our Mobay Campus students, our Identification Services Unit will be making arrangements to have your student identification photograph taken at your campus location. They will advise you of the dates that they will be making the visit.
Once you have completed your enrolment, you will be provided with a copy of our Student Handbook. This is also available online and contains pertinent information to guide you during your programme.
Congratulations on your academic achievements to date. We wish for you continued success as you strive for excellence through knowledge.