The program expands over 2 semesters.
• The first semester covers the foundational concepts in the core units and student’s specific subject majors
• The second semester further develops upon the foundational concepts learned in semester one to prepare student for the next stage of the foundational studies in University Preparatory Certificate Level 4.
There are 10 units altogether, with 5 units to be completed in semester 1 and remaining 5 units in semester 2. English and Mathematics are compulsory for students in all streams—Arts, Business, Sciences and Technical.
Students can study on part-time basis.
ELL301 Comprehension, essay writing, registers and grammar
ELL302 Short stories and novels
MTH301 Basic algebra and trigonometry
MTH302 Basic calculus and statistics
Subject majors (optional):
ACC301 Introduction to accounting I
ACC302 Introduction to accounting II
ECO301 The market, money and international trade
ECO302 The circular flow model, government goals, and balance of payments
HIS301 University preparatory history I
HIS302 University preparatory history II
GEO301 University preparatory geography I
GEO302 University preparatory geography II
BIO301 Introduction to macro-molecular and process biology
BIO302 Introduction to investigative biology
CHE301 Elementary chemistry
CHE302 Basic principles of chemistry
PHY301 Physics for Beginners I
PHY302 Physics for Beginners II
CSC301 Introduction to computing studies
CSC302 Fundamentals of computing studies
AGR301 University preparatory agriculture science I
AGR302 University preparatory agriculture science II
HEC301 Food and nutrition fundamentals
HEC302 Clothing design and textile studies
TEC301 Process design and technology
TEC302 University preparatory technology II
Each unit carries a total of 18 credit points. To successfully complete the program, a student must attain a total of 180 credits points.
Certificate Level 3 University Preparatory Award
1. Successful completion of Form 5 or equivalent , with an aggregate of 350 and above, and/or a B grade in English, Mathematics, and a subject choice; or
2. Successful completion of Learning Pathway PCSC with a B grade or above in English, Mathematics, and a subject choice; or
3. Mature entry and showing evidence of potential to complete the programme.