CXC to launch new CAPE subject; Green Engineering
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is expected to launch its latest New Generation Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) subject; Green Engineering, on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
According to CXC, the study of Green Engineering will enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to sustain the natural environment.
This course of study will enable students to apply Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) principles to improve their environment at the local, regional and global levels, the regional body said.
CXC expects that “the study of Green Engineering will enhance the quality of life for present and future generations while providing wealth creation through new and innovative job opportunities and other economic possibilities including entrepreneurship.”
By pursuing this course, the body said students will develop twenty-first-century engineering skills and ethics required for sustainable development, adding that the syllabus is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and competencies that are required for further studies, as well as for the world of work.
This is in tandem with the ‘Green Economy’ being pushed by the current government of Guyana.
The subject’s syllabus aims to “create an understanding of how to incorporate the principles of sustainability into engineering practices; promote an understanding of the principles of Green Engineering and Industrial Ecology; develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary nature of environmental problems related to engineering; design solutions to address environmental problems related to engineering and integrate information, communication and technological tools and skills” among others.