Pre-University Foundation Programme
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Why you should learn?
This program provides an ideal route to studying degree program, both locally or abroad. All the universities assume that university students are matured, civilized, self-disciplined, self-motivated, and want to explore new things. This program fulfills the requirements expected by all higher education institutes.
The prestigious nature and academic rigour of this course allow much greater ability to cope with hardship you will have to overcome at university student life. This is also a compulsory program for all students at our college to pursue degree or diploma programs.
By successfully completing the program, you will be trained the required skills such as Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Researching, Presenting, ICT Literacy, Study Skills, Time Management, English, Academic English, Communication skills etc., and therefore will be ready for continuing locally or abroad. More than this, the foundation course develops an independent way of learning so that you are better prepared for university, able to managed your studies, undertake research, analyse findings and present clear arguments. This course will also help the important transition from school to university, both educationally and culturally.
|To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:|
|English Fundamental & Academic English|
|Personal Hygiene & Etiquette|
|Introduction to Information Technology|
|Introduction to Programming using flowcharts|
|Makerspace Projects Using Arduino|
|Citations and Harvard Referencing|
|Communication Across Culture|
Study strategies are generally critical to success in school, considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning. Study skills are an array of skills which tackle the process of organising and taking in new information, retaining information, or dealing with assessments. They include mnemonics, which aid the retention of lists of information; effective reading; concentration techniques; and efficient note taking.
“Time Management” is the process of organising and planning how to divide your time between specific activities. Good time management enables you to work smarter – not harder – so that you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressures are high. Failing to manage your time damages your effectiveness and causes stress.
English Fundamental & Academic English
You will be polished the English 4 skills as well as academic English for more success in your university life.
Instructors and students alike should be held to a particular standard when it comes to how they interact with one another in the classroom. Instructors an students come from all walks of life and thus differ and diverge along many lines (e.g., political, cultural spiritual, sexual, educational and socioeconomic). Given these varied backgrounds and the culture of sharing views that many university classrooms embody, there are certain considerations to keep in mind.
Personal Hygiene & Etiquette
Personal hygiene is how you care for your body etiquette is the customary code of polite behaviour in societ or work environment. These are important rituals things for our future success in life.
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking. Someone with critical thinking skills is able to do the following:
- Understand the logical connections between ideas
- Identify, construct and evaluate arguments
- Detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning
- Solve problems systematically
- Identify the relevance and importance of ideas
- Reflect on the justification of ones own beliefs and values
Introduction to Information technology
You will learn IT skills for use in future education such as digital fundamentals, H/W essentials, customizing and using Windows, virus & online security, being safe over the net, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Visio etc.
Introduction to Programming Using Flowcharts
You will learn pure programming logic using flowcharts for ease of programming language’s syntax and grammatical rules. Steps taken while designing a program will be carefully learnt using many hands-on exercises.
Makerspace Projects Using Arduino
You will learn very interesting basic electronic knowledge, then create your own DIY devices like robots, cars, traffic controls etc. Then, write your own programs to control the arduino driven devices.
Citations and Harvard Referencing
When you use information from sources, you need to tell the readers where the information came from and where the readers can locate the sources. In your writing, you cite or refer to the source of information. This is very important for university student when preparing papers. All papers must be properly cited and referenced.
The ability to given an effective presentation is a crucial skill that everyone should possess. Effective delivery and presence can help get a message across an influence an audience in memorable ways. Learn the skill by practicing several times in the class.
Communication Across Culture
People from different country/ culture/ belief/ norms/ values are required to interact with each other in this globalized world. Cross-cultural communication is the study of how people from differing cultural backgrounds communicate in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavor to communicate across cultures.