In the first instance, The UWICIIT will offer a BSc Software Engineering programme (four and one-half years including a six-month paid internship) with a major in Mobile Application Technologies, beginning in September 2016.
The programme comprises 126 credits and will be offered as a 2+2 programme, with students spending the first two years in the Caribbean and the succeeding two years in China. Students will then have an opportunity to complete a six-month paid internship at an IT company in the Suzhou Industrial Park (the "Silicon Valley" of China). English is the primary language of instruction for the programme, however Chinese language and cultural training will be provided as a part of the curriculum. Students completing two years at GIST will also receive a GIST diploma in addition to The UWI degree.
This collaborative programme offered by The UWI and GIST is well aligned with the local, regional and international computing industries' needs.
This unique programme offers:
|Year||Semester 1||Semester 2|
An Introduction to Computing I
An Introduction to Computing II
Mathematics for Software Engineers
Computing in Society
Research Methods for Software Engineers*
An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
Software Engineering Essentials
Mobile Web Programming*
Current & Future Trends in Computing for Software Engineers*
Technical Writing for Software Engineers*
Discrete Mathematics for Software Engineers
An Introduction to Software Engineering
Computer Networking & Security
Computer Systems Organization
Beginner Chinese Language, Culture & Society*
An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms
Object Oriented Design and Implementation
An Introduction to Requirements Engineering
Beginner Chinese Language & IT Business Environments*
Android Application Development I*
Web & Mobile Application Development I*
Software Project Management
Android Application Development II*
Application Development for IOS Devices
Web & Mobile Application Development II*
Formal Methods and Software Reliability
Year 4 will comprise of practical training in Software Engineering and will include:
Years 1 and 2 are offered in the Caribbean by The UWI.
The two required UWI Foundation Courses must be completed by the end of Year 2.
Years 3 and 4 are offered in China by the GIST.
See fees and expenses related to years 3 and 4, hosted in China.
Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a fully- fledged, regional University with close to 50,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with three physical campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and an Open Campus, which altogether serves 17 English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos. The UWI's faculty and students come from more than 40 countries and The University has collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. The UWI's priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and overall development of the Caribbean region. The introduction of this new BSc Software Engineering (Mobile Application Technologies) is envisioned as the launch pad for Caribbean technology innovation and entrepreneurship, and directly aligned to The UWI's mission of supporting Caribbean development.
The Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) is the host institution for the programme offered in China. GIST has a strong record of collaborations with universities to jointly create a conducive environment for international students to gain and enrich their knowledge of contemporary China.
GIST is a Jiangsu government approved IT specialist college. Its IT syllabus was set up in conjunction with Microsoft (China) Co Ltd and with Suzhou Science City in the Hi-Tech Park. In June 2016, Wuzhong Group, one of the top 500 enterprises in China, participated in the collaboration and became a new host of GIST. GIST has two campuses. The Suzhou New District (SND) campus is located in Suzhou Hi-Tech park area in the western part of Suzhou. Its facilities can accommodate 10,000 students. While the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Campus is located at No. 567 Linquan Street, Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, SIP Suzhou, P.R. China.