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ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

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APPLY ONLINE

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GRADUATE APPLICANT CHECKLIST

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MATRICULATION VIA PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

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FEES

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ACCEPTANCE

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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HIGHER DEGREES BY RESEARCH

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

School of Business Administration

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COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

School of Allied Health & Wellness

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Caribbean School of Nursing

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School of Pharmacy

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JOINT COLLEGES OF MEDICINE, ORAL HEALTH

AND VETERINARY SCIENCES

College of Oral Health Sciences

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School of Public Health & Health Technology

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND LIBERAL STUDIES

School of Technical & Vocational Education

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING

School of Computing & Information Technology

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School of Engineering

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND SPORT

Caribbean School of Sport Sciences

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School of Mathematics & Statistics

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School of Natural & Applied Sciences

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FACULTY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Caribbean School of Architecture

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School of Building and Land Management

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ACCREDITATION

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HISTORY

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech,

Ja) dates its beginning from 1958, originally as

the Jamaica Institute of Technology. In 1959 the

name of the institution was changed to the

College of Arts, Science and Technology and it

became incorporated in 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, and the College became legally

empowered to conduct affairs under a governing

Council and Academic Board. The institution was

formally accorded University status on September

1, 1995 as the University of Technology, Jamaica.

The University of Technology, Jamaica Act 27-

1999, which makes permanent provisions for the

establishment of the University of Technology,

Jamaica was approved by Parliament on June 8,

1999 and signed into law by the Governor

General on June 19, 1999.

The history of the institution is intimately

connected with the social and economic

development of Jamaica. From just over 50

students and four programmes in 1958, UTech,

Ja has grown to become Jamaica’s premier

national institution with a student population of

over 12,000. It now offers more than 90

programmes at the certificate, diploma and

degree levels through its five faculties and three

colleges.

The University has further expanded access to its

programme offerings to meet the demands of

business and industry by establishing campuses

and satellite locations across Jamaica. In

addition, several programmes are franchised

through links with community colleges, and most

programmes are linked to national and

international professional organisations.

Syllabuses are modeled on the English

polytechnic system, with emphasis on flexibility of

approach work-based learning and professional

linkages afforded through co-operative work

based programmes. Flexibility in the University’s

academic programmes is reflected in the various

modes of course delivery, which include the

establishment of a Semesterised mode of

delivery introduced in academic year 1999/2000

and further adjusted and piloted in 2009-2010.

The academic year was restructured into three

academic sessions and all courses of study

modularized. Several credit and non credit

courses are offered during the Summer Session

from mid-May to August.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our primary Mission is

to stimulate positive

change in Caribbean

society through

provision of high quality

learning and research

opportunities and

service to our

communities.

Published - September 2017

Un i v e r s i t y o f Te c h n o l o g y, J ama i c a