I would like to personally welcome you to the Department of Technology. At University of
The Bahamas, we have well trained faculty members who will provide you with
superior instruction in the field of technology. These are professionals who will impart their
experience with each student as each student develops into an expert in his/her chosen area of study. Once each student selects an area of study,
which includes Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering Technology, as well as
Architecture and the first two years of a Bachelor Degree programme in Engineering, he or she has the opportunity to influence the world. While the department is growing and continues
to change, we believe that technology has been at the forefront of every
industry, and influences everyday life.
Technology is the means by which ordinary life becomes extraordinary. We all need technology to create a world of
access, a world of information sharing, a world of transformations, a world of
building simple or complex objects, a world of speed, and a world of maximizing
energy. Technology is essentially built
on the idea that life becomes easier if there is a way to amplify the simple
into the integrated, the low power into the high power, the small signal into
the large signal, etc. This is useful as
long as there is a control mechanism from which the user feels empowered. In truth, where would the world be without
technology? How does a television evolve
from a bulky cathode ray tube to newer models using thin and light liquid crystals or digital
light processing? Even the simple act of
boiling hot tea in the morning from a stove can be done in an electronic kettle
controlled by a micro-controller device.
Arduous, and many times, repetitive tasks are accomplished using
machinery programmed to meet a specific specification.
Here in the Bahamas, being a developing country, offers many opportunities for
technological innovations and creations.
The Bahamas is lucky in terms of its fiscal budgets which afford it the
luxury of purchasing current technologies and adapting architectural innovations. Imagine if the new technologies Bahamians purchased were built in the
Bahamas, tested in the Bahamas, bought in the Bahamas, and packaged for the
world. That could only come from a
strong technical programme, along with research and innovation.
Here at University of The Bahamas, the Technology department aims to foster
the environment of learning and research through a concerted effort of teaching
and lab exercises. Students are
expected to complete a list of course work, lab exercises, a senior design exit course and become actively engaged in various organizations. Senior design has afforded many students the opportunity for research
into areas they may not experience in the classroom, and the ability to implement
their own designs. With the experience
provided to each student, the Department of Technology strives for excellence
in providing the best in knowledge about the core areas of engineering, architecture and
technology, and our faculty members are dedicated to meeting the needs of each
We look forward to meeting you; so, please visit with us.
Wallace Turner, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, PhD. Fine Arts (Music),
Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Technology