The UWI China Institute of Information Technology (UWICIIT) offers a
BSc Software Engineering
(Mobile Application Technologies).

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START :: A NEW [journey]

The future is innovative.

And the world is yours.

Did you know that software engineer was ranked among the 10 Best jobs of 2016*? Or that Software engineers can command up to six-figure salaries**? This world-class programme allows you to compete in the international job market in software engineering fields. It offers industry standard teaching and training by The University of the West Indies (UWI) in partnership with the Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) in Suzhou, China.

* CareerCast 2016 Job Rated Report
** 2015 IEEE Report

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MAKE [A] unique (shift)

Study and work in China.

The future is an adventure and it’s waiting on the other side of the world.


2+2 programme: Spend first two years in the Caribbean and second two years in China.


Strong industrial links: with technology companies in the heart of China’s "Silicon Valley".


Paid six-month internship: at a Fortune 500 company in Suzhou Industrial Park, China.


A cultural exchange: exposure to Chinese society, culture, business, governance and language.

Suzhou, China
_CTRL your reality.

The future is mobile and it needs people like you.

This specially designed software engineering programme with a concentration in mobile application technologies (Android and iOS environments) gives you an edge in this “third wave in technology” where mobile devices are the dominant computing platform.

Take the first step in going from
gamer to game-changer.

Cave Hill Campus – September 14, 2018
Mona Campus - September 13, 2018

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St. Augustine Campus

Bringing innovation to the Caribbean's development agenda.

Linking the East and the West

The UWI China Institute of Information Technology (UWICIIT), was formed through an agreement between The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Suzhou Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) and was officially opened in September of 2016. Both universities have come together to pave 'a silk road for education', linking China to the Caribbean and the rest of the western world.

The UWICIIT is the first institute of its kind in the hemisphere, which aims to foster collaboration between the Caribbean and China. It has the endorsements of regional governments, CARICOM and the Chinese Government. The Institute offers state-of-the-art software engineering training, development, research and services. It will have its main offices in Barbados, with additional sites across the Caribbean.

The University of the West Indies is recognised as an approved foreign university by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.