This degree is designed to produce a well-rounded graduate with the engineering knowledge and
skills combined with management education that will adequately prepare him/her for contributing
towards the process of technical implementation and innovation within the manufacturing industry.
Course Philosophy and Rationale
This course is designed to take advantage of computer-aided engineering tools and management
systems available to educate a multi-disciplinary engineer. Such a person will have knowledge of
industrial systems, operations and maintenance, together with other traditional fields of engineering
that are associated with manufacturing, but will have an investigative approach to problem solving.
This degree programme is designed to produce graduates with effective engineering skills of a broad
nature. It will meet the training needs of personnel from the following industries both nationally
- Public Utilities: Power generation, Water distribution and Hospitals
- Manufacturing: Clothing, Fabrication and Light industry
- Process: Bauxite, Cement, Sugar and Petro-chemicals
- Ancillary: Transport and Shipping, Agricultural and Refrigeration
- Commercial: Property Management, Tourism and Printing
This course is structured using a modular format allowing attendance on a full-time or part-time
basis. The course is two years full-time or three years parttime for applicants with the prerequisite
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Systems Operations and Maintenance (AAScISOM).
For students with other qualifications, the duration will vary depending on the point of entry and the
mode of attendance.
is envisaged that a credit accumulation version will be offered in the near future enabling the
programme to be totally industrially friendly. The major project has major significance in ensuring
both application of analytical techniques and the development of problem solving, reporting and
The normal entry requirement is the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Systems
Operations and Maintenance or any qualification deemed to be equivalent to the Associate of
Applied Science Degree.
The Industrial Systems Operations and Maintenance programme is designed to equip participants with the
requisite skills and knowledge for the safe and economical operation of most of the machinery and equipment
used in industrial plants and facilities requiring heating air-conditioning and electrical power generation.
Graduates of this programme will be at an engineer technician level with sound theoretical background to
understand and identify equipment faults and minimizing down time. They will also be able to supervise
personnel in the operation and maintenance of industrial equipment.
To equip candidates with the skills of maintenance and operation of machinery and equipment in industry with
the requisite skills of planning and implementing systems control.
Programme Delivery Mode
Part Time Day Release: One full day and one evening over six (6) semesters at 15 weeks per semester and
Full-time: Five (5) days per week for four (4) semesters at 15 weeks per semester and two summers. The final
summer will be spent on work experience.
Full Time: Two years (4 Semesters and 2 Summers)
Part Time: Three years (8 Semesters and 3 Summers)