Training for the future
Coastal degradation and food security risks are major climate change threats for the Caribbean. In addition to our main degree programmes, our faculties offer specialized degrees focused on these issues.
- As a result, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the St. Augustine Campus trains diploma and master’s degree students in Coastal Engineering and Management.
Food security and production
- The Faculty of Food and Agriculture’s concern with food security is demonstrated through its graduate programmes in Human Ecology and Tropical Animal Science and Production.
- The Faculty also engages communities, targeting both Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and individuals through short courses such as Climate Smart Food and Agriculture Systems. These courses are tailored for homeowners, farmers, gardeners, conservationists and agri-entrepreneurs.
- The Department of Life Sciences at the Faculty of Science and Technology at St Augustine supplies the region with qualified professionals in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean.
- Along with a comprehensive knowledge of the concepts and principles of science and environmental management issues related to tropical biodiversity, this programme teaches advanced practical skills in environmental monitoring, impact analysis, environmental and data management.
- One of its primary goals is to develop competencies within the energy sector thus ensuring that this sector contributes to lowering carbon emissions across the Caribbean.