The College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing will be launching two new programs from the academic year 2019-20.
The new four-year programs are the Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Geology (EG) and Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE).
In Engineering Geology, students will be provided knowledge and skills in engineering geology that are vital to investigation, project planning and execution of construction projects. The graduates will develop the ability to assess and make recommendations on geological factors such as location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works for project implementation.
The program will cover subject matters on interpretation of land forms, geophysical processes, and site conditions required for various development works, besides other essential contents.
Students graduating in EG can work as engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers in the government, corporations and private sector. They can also find employment in hydropower projects that engage in different construction projects and demand the application of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering for proper site investigation and detailed study of the project site.
The graduates also have scope in the private sector – be self-employed as consultants or work for international organizations that require the services of an engineering geologist.
The second program in ICE, meanwhile, aims to produce graduates who can carry out modern automation of industrial systems existing in all engineering disciplines as well as in non-engineering disciplines.
The course focuses on analysis, design, synthesis and optimization of control systems to provide the best means of controlling their dynamic behavior to produce favorable or specified outputs. The graduates will be equipped with technical knowledge and skills in their subject of specialization as well as develop other transferable competencies.
The graduates of ICE will have a sound knowledge base and skill sets to develop and expand professional careers in fields related to instrumentation technologies, process control and industrial processes automation. They will also be equipped with the ability to adapt to technological advancements and will be ready to take up challenges in industrial research.
Students graduating in ICE can, meanwhile, find employment in industries that require expertise in designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipments, which are used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.
The window process is now open and enrolment will start by taking in 30 students for each course.
According to CST President Cheki Dorji, infrastructures for the new courses are also ready. The college has also arranged new hostel at Toribari, two kilometers away from the campus. The students will be put in the new hostel. Furniture has been purchased including the beds which are already installed.
“The college will use the unutilized classrooms. The arrangements are also being taken care of,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Instrumentation and Communications Department will be looked after by the faculties from Electronics and Communications given the course having similar modules during the first two years.
The college is also planning to recruit some faculties including fresh engineering graduate who will be sent for master’s studies.
Krishna Ghalley from Phuentsholing