University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech)

Introduction

Location

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), 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.

History

The University was established in 1958, originally under the name the Jamaica Institute of Technology. In 1959, the name was changed to the College of Arts, Science and Technology, and became incorporated under 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. The CAST Scheme also legally empowered the institution to conduct its affairs under two governing bodies, namely the Council and the Academic Board.

The institution was formally accorded University status on September 1, 1995, under the name, the University of Technology, Jamaica, and became fully chartered on June 29, 1999.

The history of the institution is intimately connected with the social and economic development of Jamaica. From just over 50 students and 4 programmes in 1958, the institution has grown to become a major national institution with a student population of over 11,000 and offers over 100 different programmes at certificate, diploma and degree levels.

Its academic offerings and development have been modeled on the English polytechnic system with emphasis on flexibility of approach, work-based learning and professional linkages. Flexibility in its academic offerings is reflected in the various modes of programme delivery which include full-time and part-time (day release, evening) and co-operative work based programmes. In addition, several programmes are franchised in a number of Community Colleges and most programmes are linked to national and international professional organisations.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Finance (MSc. Finance)

Campus Part time 18 months September 2019 Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay + 1 more

The M. Sc. Finance course of study consists of 12 modules comprised of 8 core courses, 4 electives in two areas of specializations. [+]

Master of Science in Finance (MSc. Finance) Programme Design

The M. Sc. Finance course of study consists of 12 modules comprised of 8 core courses, 4 electives in two areas of specializations. The concentration areas are International Banking and Investment. Persons who are required to pursue remedial courses will do them in addition to the MSc Finance courses. The modules will be taught in the evenings, during weekends and in two blocks of four to five days in the summer. State-of-the-art, modern-day trading strategies will be incorporated in the programme to enhance the capabilities of the finance graduate.

Philosophy

The philosophy behind the Master of Science in Finance course of study is to provide a superior education in all aspects of financial management by developing critical, scholarly and professional skills in all major fields of finance for students who aspire to have a career in the financial sector, profit, and non-profit institutions. This course of study will permit participants to acquire advanced analytical skills while simultaneously developing social judgment in financial management to equip them to advance to high-level positions in the finance industry.... [-]


Master of Science in Physical Education & Sport

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Jamaica Kingston Montego Bay + 1 more

Applications will be available at the College Admissions office, at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports webpage. [+]

Master of Science in Physical Education & Sport

Programme Code: PMSPHESFTF1

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include the following criteria:

A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in physical education or kinesiology or their equivalent, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 from a recognized accredited institution. Applicants who do not hold a degree in physical education or kinesiology may be required to successfully complete certain undergraduate prerequisite courses prior to admission. A professional resume (All experiences in the field of Physical Education and Sport) A written personal statement describing career goals and rationale for enrolling in the M.Sc. programme (limit 500 words) A completed Application for Admission sent to M.Sc./Physical Education and Sport. Applications will be available at the College Admissions office, at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports webpage. Detailed Programme Structure ... [-]