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Computer Science Foundation Programme

The Computer Science foundation course is specifically designed for students willing to study Computer Science, Information Technology, Web Design, Computer Networks, Computing and Applied Mathematics and other relevant subjects.

 

Computer Science Foundation Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Core modules

 

Academic English and Terminology

 

 

Study Skills

 

 

Engineering Physics

 

 

Engineering Mathematics

 

 

Statistics

 

 

Advanced Computer Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective modules


 

*some modules can be compulsory for specific pathways

 

 

 

 

Chemistry for Engineers

(compulsory for some pathways)

 

Design for Science

 (compulsory for some pathways)

 

Materials Science

 

Business Science

 BRIEF MODULE DESCRIPTORS

Study Skills: Topics covered include: Learning Styles, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Building Research Skills, Essays, Reports, Oral and Poster Presentations, Problem Solving Skills, Planning, Linking Ideas, Work Organization, Time Management, Independent and Team Working, Resources for Various Subject Areas, How to Find Information, Lectures and Taking Notes, Abbreviations, Critical Thinking, Writing Scientifically, Library and Research Skills, Case Study Activities etc.

Computer Science: Topics covered include: Principles of Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Architecture, Programming, Classification of Programming Languages, Data processing, Computer Software, System and Application Software Computer Hardware, Operating Systems, Functions of Operating Systems, Modern Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Data Communication, Network Topologies, Communication Protocols, Laboratory Sessions, Internet, Internet Applications, Multimedia Structure and Applications, Introduction to Virtual Reality etc.

Engineering Physics: Topics covered include: Units, Physical Quantities, Vectors, Motion, Motion in two or three dimensions, Newton’s Law, Work, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Momentum, Impulse, Collisions, Rotation of Bodies, Dynamics of rotational Motion, Equilibrium, Elasticity, Gravitation, Periodic Motion, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Temperature, Heat, First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, Waves, Acoustics, Mechanical Waves, Sound and Hearing, Electromagnetism, Electric Charge, Electric Field, Electric Potential, Capacitance, Current, Resistance, Electromotive Force, Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Forces, Electromagnetic Induction, Inductance, Optics, Modern Physics, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Physics Laboratory Sessions etc.

Engineering Mathematics: Topics covered include: Number Systems, Algebra, Polynomials, Factorisation, Indices, Logarithms, Vectors, Differentiation, Differentiation Applications, Partial Differentiation, Curves, Series, Integration, Reduction Formulae, Integration Applications, Multiple Integrals, First and Second Order Differential Equations, Statistical Principles etc.

Statistics: Topics covered include: Introduction to Statistics, Essential Statistical Concepts Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, Median, Sample Size, Frequency Distribution and Graphs, Descriptive Statistics, Numerical and Graphical Methods, Summary Measures, Central Tendency, Dispersion, Skewness, Location, Probability, Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions, Sampling, Estimators and Estimates, Intervals,  Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing, Inference, Variance Analysis, Simple Linear Regression, Multiple Regression, Statistical Software Applications etc.

Chemistry for Engineers: Topics covered include: Inorganic Chemistry: Introduction to Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Components of Matter, Electron Configuration, Periodic Table and Properties, Bonding Theory, Molecular Orbitals, Chemical Nomenclature, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Acids and bases, Gases, Solutions, Thermochemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Laboratory Sessions etc. Organic Chemistry: Laboratory Sessions, Alkanes, Cycloalkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes, Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes, Aromatic Chemistry, Stereochemistry, Alkyl Halides, Aldehydes and Ketones, Esters, Ethers, Carboxylic Acids, Biochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry (optional), Food Chemistry (optional), Pharmacy and Chemistry (optional), Laboratory Sessions etc.

Design for Science: Fundamentals of Design, History of Art and Design, Design Lab, CAD (Computer Aided Design), Drawing Principles, Introduction to Typography, Elements of Design, Dimensional Work, Industrial Design Process, Interior Space Design Process, Package Design / Environmental Graphic Design / Exhibit Design, Design and Accessibility, Design and Environment / Design and Sustainability, Design and Globalization, Legal, Monetary and Business Issues, Design and Color, Portfolioetc.

Business Science: Introduction to Microeconomics, Basic Principles of Economics. Supply and demand, Prices and Quantities, Market Equilibrium, Comparative Statistics, Economic Efficiency, Consumer Decisions, Consumer surplus, Aggregate Demand, Producer Decisions, Technology, Profit Maximisation, Cost Minimisation. Competition and Market Equilibrium. Comparative statics, Efficiency, Welfare. Theory of demand and production for the study of econometric applications, Business Economics, Decision making, Enterprise and Economic environment. Organisations and markets, Decision and Business Strategy, Functional areas, Production, Investment, Financing and Commercialization. Corporate Finances, Types of Companies, Limited Liability, Management of Organisations, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Production, Distribution, GDP, Economic Growth, Money and Inflation, Introduction to Business Law, Legal systems, Civil law and Common law, Legal issues of economic and business activity, Legal issues concerning property, Real Estate, Intellectual property, Contracts in general, Company law, Company Taxation, Private and Public International Law, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Balance sheet, Profit and Loss Account, Econometrics, Public Management, Marketing etc.

Introduction to Psychology: Topics covered include: Introduction to Psychology, History of Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Biological Basis of Behaviour, Principles of Learning, Learning From Experience, Intelligence, Memory, Consciousness, Variations in Consciousness, States of Consciousness, Sensation, Perception, Language and Thought, Language and Verbal Behaviour, Motivation, Emotion, Personality, Psychological Assessment, Social Psychology, Thinking, Stress, Coping with Stress, Psychological Disorders, Nature and Causes of Psychological Disorders, Treatment of Psychological Disorders etc.

Science and Law: Legal history, Law and the Process of Classification, The Legal System, Types of Legislation, Sources of Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional law, Intellectual property, Cyber law, International law, Ethics, Legal Reasoning, Product liability, Common Law, Equity, Law-making Process, The Courts and Judicial Power, Contract Law, Classification of companies, Share capital and Dividends, International Law Theories and Approaches, International Relations Perspectives on International Law, Basics of the International Legal Order, International Law Creation, Compliance and Enforcement, Domestic Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, International Economic Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, The Role of the Jury, Crime and Punishment, Government Surveillance and Control, Law as a Social System etc.