Title: The need for technologists and applied technology programmes: an experience from Trinidad and Tobago
Author: M.K.S. Sastry, Clement K. Sankat, Harris Khan, Dave Bhajan
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.
St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.
University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.
University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Journal: Int. J. of Management in Education, 2008 Vol.2, No.2, pp.222 - 233
Abstract: Graduate-level engineering and technology programmes are designed to meet the requirements of the local business, industry, utilities and the general demand. In Trinidad and Tobago, the demand for technologists is high. To meet this demand, two Engineering Technology degree programmes have been established as a joint venture between the regional University of the West Indies (UWI) and the national University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). This paper presents the highlights of this experience, global perspectives on technologists, a comparison of technology and traditional engineering programmes, professional registration practices and the acceptance of such graduates by the industry.
Keywords: engineering technology; engineering programmes; technologists; engineers; engineering education; accreditation; joint degree programmes; Trinidad and Tobago; professional registration; industry acceptance.