Pentecost University (PU) has received clearance from the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission to commence five new Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programmes, making PU the first indigenous Ghanaian University to start BEng. programmes on its own.
The programmes include BEng. Robotics and Automation, BEng. Electricals and Electronics, BEng. Systems Engineering, BEng. Manufacturing Engineering and BEng. Environmental Engineering.
Commenting on the development, the Vice-Chancellor of PU, Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua, said the approval of the programmes was monumental and has reinforced the University’s position to provide a leading engineering education that will equip the next generation for the increasingly sophisticated industry, dubbed “Industry 4.0, 5.0.”
Linking it to the Pentecost Engineering Village, the VC said there would be intensive research and nurturing of sufficient expertise for national development.
The Acting Director of Pentecost University’s International Digital Centre, Isaac Kuma-Yeboah, added that the new programmes are significantly different from the regular Bachelor of Science programmes.
According to the Director, the BEng Engineering Programme is more geared toward research, teaching and learning with intensive industry engagement for both the students and faculty members.
Providing further details on the models, Mr. Kuma-Yeboah said the students would undertake industry attachment in their first three years of study and spend the entire fourth year in the industry under the joint supervision of faculty and industry practitioners.
Pentecost University is a leading multidisciplinary University in Africa. The new programmes add to it strategically diverse programmes in Business, IT, Health and Law.