The last nine years (1998 – 2007) have been characterized as a period of dynamic growth and development for the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. Within the ambit of the new Academic Development and Strategic Plan in 1998 UTech was reorganized into five Faculties and emerging from the rationalization of the university’s academic and administrative units, the Faculty of Engineering and Computing (FENC) became an entity. The former Engineering Department and Computer Studies Department were consolidated into one faculty, restructured according to the concept of the programme as the basic academic unit and the faculty as the basic administrative unit, and renamed School of Engineering (SOE) and School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) respectively. The university also adopted a 4-yr university wide degree programme structure and a student-centred learning philosophy. The implementation of these new paradigms led to a period of transition and adjustments in the faculty that resulted in a series of important changes.
The Faculty of Engineering & Computing (FENC) comprises the following entities:
- School of Engineering
- School of Computing and Information Technology
- Computing & Engineering Entrepreneurial Centre
FOEC admits students from a wide range of academic backgrounds to pursue specially designed programmes aimed at providing quality education at various levels in the following areas:
It is the second largest such faculty in the Caribbean region and it is also the second largest faculty within the University of Technology, Jamaica.