Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 11/07/2017
College Corporate Services
School Academic Services
Department Birmingham International Acad
Partner College and School Birmingham International Acad
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title Foundation Certificate Foundation Pathways in Engineering and Physical Sciences Other full-time.
Programme Code 545G
Delivery Location Dubai
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 7 Months
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of pathway is to provide an entry route to our degree programmes for students who do not have the traditional requirements for direct entry to first year. Typically this will be students from a 12-year education system; or students that have not studied the correct combination of subjects. Successful completion of the foundation year in Dubai allows direct entry into year 1 of an appropriate degree programme on the UoB Edgbaston campus or UoB Dubai campus, subject to the student meeting subject specific progression criteria (see attached document).
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
How to form sentences accurately using correctly spelt academic vocabulary. How to Link ideas in a coherent manner. How to use appropriate paragraph structure. How to make use of simple argumentative structures, such as weighing up pros and cons
Subject-specific academic vocabulary and grammatical accuracy. Referencing conventions
Basic mathematical techniques
Statistics and Data analysis
History, Culture, Society and Economy in the UAE
Basic structures of matter and how these structures affect material properties and their behaviour and uses in science engineering.
The principles of mechanics, and the fundamental concepts of wave motion
Mathematical techniques including functions (e.g. quadratics and polynomials), further calculus (e.g. differentiation, integration, differential equations) and numerical methods
Electronics and magnetism
The representation, storage, exchange and manipulation of information
Small Group Teaching, Lectures, Problem classes, Tutorials, Group Work, Group discussions, Seminars
Essays, Speaking Tests, Listening Tests, Presentations, Class Tests, Quizzes, Examinations
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Academic listening and speaking skills
Oral communication
Written communication
Critical thinking & problem solving
Time management
Cross-culture awareness
Small Group Work; Small group discussions; Presentations, reports and student-centred learning; Problem classes; In-course assessments and examination; Lectures
In Course Tests; Examinations; Coursework