University obtains accreditation for engineers


THE University of Technology (UOT) has obtained conditional provisional accreditation from engineers Australia for its engineering programme, says vice-chancellor Dr Ora Renagi.
Dr Renagi said the university wanted to fulfil its responsibility in producing human resources to help in national development – a part of the Unitech strategy 2020 – 2024.
“A strategy is in place for the engineering departments to meet conditions to be accredited by 2024,” he said.
Other courses would be accredited or bench-marked to international or industry standards.
“The university will be more cost effective and produce graduates who will obtain degrees that are internationally recognised and more importantly, graduates that are able to contribute to shaping PNG’s future.”
Dr Renagi said research showed that the living standards of a nation were associated with the standards of education deliverables at higher learning institutions.
“We are determined to see that our graduates are world class, contributing effectively to nation building and improving the lives of our people,” he said.
“At the same time, Unitech’s internal systems and processes will be strengthened in order to deliver quality graduates to international and industry standards.”
Dr Renagi stressed to the 507 graduates on the attributes of being a critical thinker.