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1 FACULTY of SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (FST) WELCOME TO NEW STUDENTS (2014/15 ACADEMIC YEAR) THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES

2 Overview of The UWI UWI Regional Headquarters (offices of Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellors (PVCs), Registrar, Bursar) Mona Campus (Jamaica) Cavehill Campus (Barbados) Open Campus (Virtual -16 countries) St. Augustine Campus (Trinidad) (~16,000 Students) (~18,000 Students) Over 50,000 Students

3 Mona Campus Academic Structure Principal Prof Archibald McDonald FST Prof Paul Reese 5 Faculties FSS Prof Evan Duggan FHE Dr Swithin Wilmot FMS Prof Horace Fletcher FOL Dr Derrick McKoy (Basic Med Sciences) Normal programmes Professional programmes Engineering

4 Faculty of Science and Technology (effective August 1, Faculty of Science and Technology) Dean of Faculty Prof. Paul Reese Associate Deans Dr E.Hyslop – Undergrad Student Matters Dr. Marcia Roye – Grad Student Matters Dr. W. Gallimore - Outreach and Development Deputy Deans Prof. Michael Taylor, FST Dr Paul Aiken, Engineering Chemistry (Dr R. Porter) Computing (Dr. E. Mugisa) BioChemistry (Dr A. Pearson Dept Basic medical Sciences - FMS) Geography & Geology (Prof. S. Mitchell) Life Sciences (Biology) (Prof. P. Tennant) Physics (Prof. M. Taylor) Mathematics (Dr. C. Kelly) School of Engineering (Dr. P. Aiken)

5 Some Terminologies Faculty: Consist of many Departments Dean: Head of a Faculty Department: Pertains to one subject area and has many majors Major – A large combination of courses within a department Minor – A small combination of courses within a department Credits – Points awarded to each course (usually 2, 3, 4 or 6) Course – Consist of lectures, laboratories and tutorials Semester - Consist of 13 weeks Lecturer – Academic staff that teaches a course GPA – Grade Point Average (A + /A/A - =4.3/4/3.7; B + /B/B - =3.3/3/2.7; C + /C=2.3/2) Degree Honours: 1 st Class (GPA 3.60 – 4.3); Upper 2 nd Class (GPA 3.00 – 3.59); Lower 2 nd Class (GPA 2.50 – 2.99); Pass (GPA )

6 Sources of Information University / Faculty website Guidelines for registration- new students FST Handbook “Yellow book” Departmental information- Brochures NOTICE BOARDS

7 General Sources 1. Academic Advisors 2. Undergraduate Coordinators 3. Staff-Student Liaison Committee 4. Faculty Office 5. Health Centre- Counselling Unit 6. Office of Student Financing 7. Student Administrative Services 8. Placement and Career Services 9. Office of Student Services & Development: Lodgings, sports, etc. 10. Other- Registry: Students Records and Admissions, Student Exchange Office, Examinations Section

8 Departmental Resource Persons Heads of Department Academic Advisor/ Lecturers Undergraduate Coordinators:  Biology (Life Sci.) Dr. Garraway & Prof. Tennant  ChemistryDr. Coley  Computer Sci.Dr. Coore  EngineeringDr. Aiken  Geog/Geol.Dr. Stemann  MathematicsDr. McDaniel  PhysicsDr. Stephenson  BiochemistryDr. Golden

9 Degree Programme- BSc. Each Department has many Majors Must have at least one major in the FST In-Faculty Majors, Minors: Single major (3o or more credits depending on subject) B.Sc. Degree (60+ credits; usually most courses are specified) Minor usually 15 credits in a subject area Major with one minor / Major with two minors

10 BSc Programmes & Out-of-Faculty courses B. Sc. with other Faculties: Actuarial Sciences; Chemistry & Management; Computer Studies Option; Science, Media & Communication; ----with Education B, Sc. within the FS&T: Microbiology; Materials Science; Environ. Biology; Special Chemistry; Engineering; Tropical Horticulture; Information Technology. Out-of-Faculty majors and minors: Handbook /Website for respective Faculty. Out-of-Faculty courses: 3 credits History, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, French, Sociology, Gender Studies.

11 How many Credits can I do? CSEC (CXC) passes – Min 24 Preliminary credits One CAPE or A'Level pass – Normally 12 Level One credits + 12 Preliminary credits Two or more CAPE or A/Level passes – Normally 24 but up to 36 Level 1 credits OR 12 Preliminary + 24 Level 1 credits Repeating a course which you have already passed. (lower level matriculation- 4 year degree)

12 Number of credits? F/T: 15 credits per semester at least +1 FOUN course / year = 33 credits P/T: Up to 12 credits / semester + 1 FOUN / year = 27 credits Students on Scholarships or living on Halls may be required to register for Full Time (F/T)

13 Course Registration Matriculation into Introductory (3-year) or Preliminary (4 year) programme depends onyour CAPE Units 1 and 2 Passes. Each Department will state their requirements GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 5 CSECs: Maths, English, Any 2 Sciences + any other Any 2 CAPE Sciences (including Mathematics) YOU WILL BE ADVISED DURING REGISTRATION IN AUGUST

14 FOUNDATION COURSES (3 credits each) FOUN1019 and FOUN1014 (1st year semester 2) Both courses relate to proficiency in English language If you have a Grade I pass in CSEC English Lang. or have you passed the English Proficiency Test? No - do FOUN1019Yes - register for FOUN1014 (Sem. 2)

15 Replacing FOUN 1101 or 1301 Regulations now permit students to replace either one or both of these courses with a pass in a modern language at the student’s level of proficiency Languages which can be used are : Chinese, French Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole Note that you cannot replace FOUN 1014 or FOUN 1019 with another language course

16 Number of Credits How many credits do I need to graduate? For incoming students Level 124 (min) Level 2/360 (min) – Advanced Credits FOUN Courses 9 TOTAL =93 Students may register for more credits than this, but this would be the minimum. In addition the student would have to satisfy the requirements for at least one major in the Faculty Total number of credits must be ≥93

17 Grade Point Average (GPA) This is a summary of the number of credits that you pass in a particular semester and the grades obtained This can vary from 0 to 4.3 You have a semester GPA for each semester Your degree is based on your degree GPA which is the sum of the GPA’S of all level 2 and 3 courses that you do If you fail courses this lowers your GPA

18 Requirements to Pass Effective Academic Year 2014 – 15 UWI Pass Mark is now 50% Most courses will require that you pass each component - labs, field work, exams, tutorials - Each section must be selected during registration

19 Caution, Warning & Withdrawal! Students will be Required To Withdraw (RTW) from the Faculty if: in any two successive semesters they fail to gain sufficient passes in Faculty courses: Semester GPA of < 2.00 – Warning letter (on file) Semester GPA score of < 2.00 in successive semesters- Letter of Withdrawal. Regulation 7c- Cannot graduate with Programme GPA< 2 STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS

20 REGISTRATION PROCESS Must have an ID number + password (DOB) Format- YYYYMMDD To ADD COURSES- Select courses by first selecting the CORRECT SEMESTER then find the CRN number matching each course.

21 Online Registration process SAS

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26 Online Guidelines will be provided. Assistance will be available in Aug.

27 Registration and Advisement Registration and Advisement of all new Students will be held during the last Week in August on Mon 25 th (A – M) and Tues 26 th (N – Z)  At this time your CAPE 2 Grades will be available and you will be advised on the Programmes/Majors/courses for which you are qualified  You will also be advised on how to recover form a failed or untaken CAPE Exam Engineering Orientation will be held on Monday August 25 th at 10 AM in the Physiology Lecture Theatre

28 Can’t Remember all of This!! All Slides will be available at Faculty Website at and Get general information from the Deans Office or Department Coordinators Dr. Eric Hyslop, Associate Dean for student affairs is located at the Deans office and has specific office hours. Dr Hyslop at Attend student advising during registration week


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