Dean's Message

It is my honour and pleasure to welcome you to the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica); Faculty of Engineering & Computing (FENC) website.

Sixty years ago, this Faculty enrolled the first cohort of Engineering students as part of the College of Arts, Science and Technology; making this Faculty one of the pioneers and founders of UTech, Jamaica.

The Faculty currently has two schools: School of Engineering (SOE) and School of Computing & Information Technology (SCIT). We are located on the Papine Campus (Liguanea Plain, Kingston), where we are surrounded by spectacular views of the Jamaica Blue Mountains.  

Since the first graduation class in 1961, our graduates have served Jamaica and the Caribbean region with a wealth of knowledge and work readiness skills, making our product one of the most precious trademarks.

State of the art laboratories and highly qualified professionals in their relevant areas of engineering and computing fields, provide students with the necessary tools and motivations to excel. Current development in the area of Engineering Education places emphasis on the importance of more result-oriented and practical approaches to the teaching and learning process. Taking this into account actual courses have been revitalised to provide our students with real life experiences while they are immersed in their respective curriculum.

Why should the University of Technology, Jamaica be your first choice for premier tertiary education?

The contribution and success of our graduates in the world of Engineering and Computing Science is commendable not only in Jamaica and the Caribbean region, but has also extended to the rest of the world. Through their lifelong learning journey and experiences; their achievement and commitment to the field of engineering and computing; our programme offerings are the best choice in the Caribbean region. We are very proud of our graduates and we look forward to moulding you to become a premiere graduate as well.

Once again WELCOME to the Faculty of Engineering & Computing!


Professor Nilza Smith
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing