USP’s STEMP programmes cater to the needs of the Pacific


The higher education programmes offered by the School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) caters to the needs and demand of the Pacific.

USP, through STEMP, rolled out its Civil Engineering programme, where students can pursue a bachelor’s degree qualification in the Civil Engineering discipline.

Civil Engineering has a vast market in the Pacific, given that most regional countries are still developing nations with continuous infrastructural development.

Head of School, Professor Maurizio Cirrincione, said STEMP could provide education at the forefront of new technologies and boasts programmes accredited by Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

“Accreditation makes graduates more competitive in the job market, and employers prefer to hire accredited graduates from institutions with internationally established standards.”

STEMP also attaches great importance to the USP charter values of ethics, excellence, innovation, inclusiveness, diversity and equity, encouraging women to enrol.

Through its Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics programmes, STEMP equips its graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demand of a technology-enabled consumer base amidst an evolving workforce in the Pacific.

“At present, STEMP is a leading School in the field of basic and industrial research, and students are exposed to real-world challenges through their years in STEMP,” Professor Cirrincione said.

Graduates from the School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics are highly sought after, not only for the required profession but also because they have a particular talent for problem-solving.

The Head of the School said, “Attending the STEMP is a life experience that will remain indelible forever.”

USP’s applications are open until Wednesday 22 February 2023. Students who have received their offer letters are advised to register for their courses to secure a spot via the Student Online Services (SOLS) – registrations are open until 24 February with no late penalty fees. For students who have already registered, they are urged to log in to their Moodle Accounts to activate after which they will start receiving important course notifications from lecturers and access course materials.

Classes for Semester 1 began this week.

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