Many students all over the world are considering a career in engineering in response to the global shortage of engineers. With this in mind, the Faculty of Engineering Sciences of the Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) is providing an educational opportunity for suitably qualified candidates to obtain Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, or Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degrees from the University of Tasmainia, Australia.
Both universities are listed in the International Handbook of Universities (Published by the International Association of Universities), and are thus recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Engineering profession has been and will be in the forefront of development. It is a profession in which demand in constantly rising. Engineering graduates can work in a wide range of fields. Engineering background is also the basis for a career in business, finance, government, law, and medicine.
CINEC is a quality driven higher educational institution which has been accredited by international quality accreditation bodies and operates under four international quality assurance systems. Infact CINEC has been the recipient of the National Quality Award for three consecutive five year periods since 1999. This year CINEC was awarded the International Asia Pacific Quality Award 2010 – Best in Class Education Organisation. The facilities available in the CINEC campus are second to none. The students have the benefit of exceptional teaching and laboratory facilities designed with extensive state-of-the-art technology.
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and Master of Engineering (MEng) degrees from UK
University of Wolverhampton (UoW) offers five engineering degree programmes that could be completed in full at CINEC.
• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electronics and Communications Engineering
• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechatronics
• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Engineering Design Management
• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Automotive Systems Engineering
On succesful completion of any of the above three-year programmes, students could proceed to the MEng degree programme of one year duration, also in full at CINEC.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, which is a Member Institution of the Engineering Council (UK) has accredited all the above courses.
Unlike many ‘overseas degree courses’ conducted in Sri Lanka, where students undergo a local diploma course to progress to an overseas degree course, this is very much a UK degree. From the moment students enrol in any of the five engineering degree programmes they become UoW students complete with UoW identity and registration. The courses offered at CINEC will be identical to the on-campus model, using identical syllabi, titles, numbers, texts, teaching formats, and evaluation methods and will be subject to the same rigorous UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) standards. CINEC programmes are interchangeable with UK programmes and it is possible for students to study part of the degree course in the UK. The degree certificates are awarded by the University of Wolverhampton under UK government licence to award degrees and will be identical to the ones issued to UK students.
The BEng degree is the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status of the Engineering Council and is a qualification required for an entry-level engineering job. The MEng degree is the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
The University of Wolverhampton is a first class university spread over four campuses in the region and situated in the centre of England. The University is amongst the largest in the UK with a student population of over 24,000.
The University of Wolverhampton is recognised as producing world-class research and this has been reflected in the recent Government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) who identified the University of Wolverhampton as producing areas of research that is amongst the best in the world.
Fully accredited engineering degrees from Australia
Australian Maritime College AMC, a Specialised Institution of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) is associated with CINEC as an official partner in offering the following BEng programmes at CINEC on a two-plus-two basis.
• Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)
• Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering)
• Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Systems)
AMC engineering degrees are fully accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (UK) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architecture. The four-year BEng degrees are recognised for Chartered Engineer status.
AMC is among the top 10 maritime training institutions in the world. AMC-trained engineers are highly regarded. A reputation for excellence, coupled with an established student work experience programme and strong industry ties mean many students find employment before they finish their studies. AMC graduates can be found working in offshore oil and gas, ship building and repair, defence and a number of other related areas.
Students and parents are most welcome to visit the CINEC campus at Millennium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, to have an idea of the facilities available in the campus and obtain further information on the programmes of study.
CINEC can be contacted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or hotline: 011 4 486 486 / 0770770678. More detailed information about CINEC can be found at: www.cinec.edu