Structure of Program

There are two semesters in Foundation (1 year foundation programme).. At each semester you will take 3 modules

here are two levels in Foundation, each level takes one semester. At each level you will take 3 modules

Foundation level 1
Language & learning 1 Technobasics 1 IT Skills 1
  • Project
  • Grammar
  • Technothread Speaking
Mathematics
Science
Document Design and Typing

F1 LANGUAGE & LEARNING MODULE:

In Project, you will work in groups to produce 2 projects and learn how to think about what you have to do, how to plan, how to delegate the work among members of the group, how to draft, edit and present your work, and also how to meet deadlines. In Grammar, to be able to write a good text, you will need to use the appropriate structures and word. The grammar learnt in this component will help you for project also. Grammar with a purpose! In Technothread, you will listen and read authentic texts related to engineering. You will learn to use a bilingual dictionary and also be asked to maintain a vocabulary notebook of technical terms that will be assessed. Once in every 5 weeks you will spend a day completing a project designed and assessed by one of the Engineering departments. In speaking component, you will be engaged in simple communications in a range of everyday situations. You are expected to actively participate in speaking and presentations.

In TECHNOBASICS 1, you will revise the Mathematics curriculum you studied in year 10.This will include basic Fundamentals, Algebra and Trigonometry which will help you to develop your arithmetic and problem solving skills .As you have studied this before, much of it will be done through group work and student presentations. In Science, basic laws and formulas are revised but again students are expected to do this problem solving through group presentations, science projects and experiments.

You will learn the basic terminology of computers and file management operations, as well as internet fundamentals in IT SKILLS 1, but more importantly you will learn how to create and format a document, to design innovative PowerPoint slide shows and to build simple tables in Spreadsheets in Document Design and Typing.

Foundation Level 2
Language & learning 2 Technobasics 2 IT skills 2
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Speaking & Debate
  • Technothread
  • Grammar
Mathematics
Science
Document Design and Typing

F2 LANGUAGE & LEARNING MODULE:

In Academic writing, you will develop the study skills you learnt in Level 1 and apply them to reading and writing academic texts. You will learn how to plan, research, reference, produce and edit an essay and all these stages will be assessed in Academic Writing Skills. In Speaking & Debate, you will be equipped with the oral skills necessary to take part in academic discussions through debates and presentations. In Technothread, you will develop your reading and note taking skills from engineering related texts and videos. You will also learn how to use a monolingual dictionary to develop your vocabulary and do three projects to get more hands on experience of Engineering. In Grammar component, you will be able to identify elements of grammar that make academic writing texts different from other kinds of texts, that is, to make your writing more complex and coherent.

In TECHNOBASICS 2 you will revise what you did in the last years at school but as in semester one, it is up to you to present the material to your colleagues and demonstrate how the formulas are applied to Engineering. By introducing statistics you will gain the skills of organizing and interpreting data using different mathematical techniques. Learning in Science continues through presentations , experiments as well science projects.

Having learnt the basic knowledge gained in IT SKILLS 1, you will now know how to develop your computer skills in advanced level formatting like References and also in Excel by applying formulae and creating charts. You will be trained to refine your web searches to get the information you really need in Document Design and Typing.

Assessment

Because we are trying to teach you new skills and strategies as well as improve your knowledge, the average assessment weightage of TB module is 30% for continuous assessment, 40% for final and 30 % for midterm. For IT module, the weightage is 70% for continuous assessment and 30% for final exam. while for L&L module, the weightage is 60% for continuous assessment and 40% for final exam. However, you will be assessed differently in each module according to the learning outcomes. Here are the assessment methods we use:

Module CA Mid term Final
Language & Learning

Project (F1)

Academic Writing (F2)

Grammar (F1 & F2)

Technothread (F1 & F2)

Speaking (F1)

Reading and Writing Practical ( F2)

Speaking and Debate (F2)

Technobasics

Mathematics

Science

IT Skills

Document Design and Typing


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