This programme is internationally recognised by the Universities New Zealand (UNZ).
The Foundation Science programme (FNSN) is designed to prepare students for degree studies in Science or other related undergraduate programmes. Students will learn fundamental scientific concepts and principles, continue to develop laboratory and experimental procedures, oral and written communication skills, and problem solving. Students will also broaden their knowledge and views on global and Pacific environments. This programme provides opportunities for students to be creative, work collaboratively and use technology as a learning tool.
The Foundation Science programme under the College of Science, Technology and Environment will offer the following disciplines:
The Foundation Science programme is available at all USP campuses, and at accredited schools in some USP member countries.
|Full Time||1 year (8 courses – maximum of 4 courses per semester)|
|Part time||Flexible: students are also given the option to complete the programme at their own pace.|
The Foundation Science programme will offer the following courses:
|Course Code||Course Title||Semester Offering||Mode of Learning||Fees (FJD)|
|LLF14||Foundation English A||I and II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||545|
|LLF15||Foundation English B||I and II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||545|
|MAF11||Foundation Mathematics A||I||Blended at L, LTK, & Print at LAB||545 330|
|MAF12||Foundation Mathematics B||II||Blended at L, LTK, & Print at LAB||545 330|
|BIF02||Foundation Biology A: Evolutionary Patterns||I||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||565|
|BIF03||Foundation Biology B: The Maintenance of Life||II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||565|
|CHF02||Foundation Chemistry A||I||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||565|
|CHF03||Foundation Chemistry B||II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||565|
|CSF12||Foundation Computer Science||II||Blended at L, LTK, & Online at LAB||545 330|
|ISF21||Foundation Information Systems||I and II||Blended at L, LTK, & Online at LAB||545 330|
|GEF01||Pacific Islands Geography I||I||Blended at L & Print at LAB, LTK||545 330|
|GEF02||Pacific Islands Geography II||II||Blended at L & Print at LAB, LTK||545 330|
|PHF02||Foundation Physics A||I||Blended at L & Print at LAB, LTK||565 350|
|PHF03||Foundation Physics B||II||Blended at L & Print at LAB, LTK||565 350|
|AGF01||Foundation Agriculture||I||Print at L, LAB, LTK||330|
Key: L: Laucala, LAB: Labasa, LTK: Lautoka
To be admitted to a Foundation Science programme, a person shall:
The award of a grade shall take into account performance in coursework and examination, or coursework only without any final examination for a course approved by Senate to be assessed in that manner. The final examination and the work assessed during the semester shall each constitute not less than 40% and not more than 60% of the allocation of marks upon which the final grade is based.
Students who have completed the Foundation Science programme may take up undergraduate programmes at the University of the South Pacific or other universities and relevant certificate studies within Pacific TAFE.