About UTech, Jamaica

UTech, Ja.The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech,Ja.), 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.

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Quick Facts

1958: The original name of UTech, Ja. was the Jamaica Institute of Technology ; just over 50 students were enrolled and only four programmes were offered.

1959: The name was changed to the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST)

1964: UTech, Ja.'s incorporation into the CAST scheme was validated by an Act of Parliament

1986: CAST Scheme was revised to make UTech a degree-granting institution; the University was also empowered to conduct affairs under two Statutory Bodies (i.e. Governing Council & Academic Board)

1995: UTech, Ja. was formally accorded University status on September 1,1995

1999: UTech, Ja.’s Student population rose to over 6,000

Over 100 programmes at Certificate, Diploma & Degree levels

Academic offerings & development modeled on English Polytechnic

Emphasis on flexibility of approach, work-based learning, professional linkages.

Several programmes franchised through links with Community Colleges