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FOUNDATION  PROGRAM

The goal of the Foundation program is to help a student achieve a level of proficiency that is expected for starting in the BSc. or BEng. programs. The Foundation Program covers English, Mathematics and Physics and provides intensive preparation, so as to give students an opportunity to catch up on important material that may not have been included in their high school curriculum.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
ENGLISH
Learning objectives
Students to be able to
  • Make correct basic sentences.
  • Ask and answer basic questions.
  • Communicate directly and indirectly using basic English.
  • Use pre-intermediate grammar.
  • Maintain communication in writing.
  • Acquire basic note-taking skills
Content
  • Basic Sentence Structure.
  • Common Basic English language.
  • Basic English Communication Skills.
  • Simple Present and Past Tense.
  • Present Continuous
  • Use of Parts of Speech- Noun, Verbs, adjectives.
  • Pre-intermediate Grammar:
    • Simple-Continuous and Perfect Tenses.
    • Passive Voice.
    • If-Clauses
  • Advanced Reading & hearing Comprehension
  • Essay Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Enhancing Vocabulary
MATHEMATICS
Learning objectives
Students to be able to
  • measure accurately using appropriate units.
  • process and interpret data to pose and answer questions.
  • solve the extreme-value problems.
  • apply mathematical and statistical knowledge.
  • make effective use of modern computational tools.
  • communicate mathematical ideas efficiently
Content
  • Sets, Functions, Relations.
  • Algebra, Polynomials, Rationals, Reals.
  • Geometry, Coordinate Systems: Cartesian and Polar.
  • Graphs of Functions, Exponential functions.
  • Logarithms, Trigonometry.
  • Algebra of Vectors and Arrays.
  • Inverses of a matrix.
  • Linear Independence.
  • Rank of a matrix
  • Simultaneous equation systems
  • Introduction to calculus
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
PHYSICS
Learning objectives
Students to be able to
  • understand the most important physical concepts.
  • analyse and solve quantitative problems.
  • make simple computations.
  • use fundamental measurement theory.
  • demonstrate basic understanding how vision works.
Content
  • Laws of Motion, Force, and Moments.
  • Energy, Statics and Dynamic , and Mechanics.
  • Laws of Electricity.
  • Concepts of Potential Difference.
  • Current and Impedance.
  • Optics, Reflection and Refraction.
  • Sound and Waves.
  • Laws of Heat.
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