The Preliminary Science programme (PSN) is designed for students who wish to take up studies in Foundation Science or certificate and diploma programs offered by Pacific TAFE. Students will learn basic fundamental science concepts and principles, develop necessary laboratory skills and experimental procedures, problem solving and communication skills. This programme provides opportunities for students to be creative, work collaboratively and use technology as a learning tool.
The Preliminary of Science programme (PSN) under the College of Science, Technology and Environment will offer the following disciplines:
The Preliminary Science programme is available by from 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 Preliminary Science programme will offer the following courses:
|Course Code||Course Title||Semester Offering||Mode of Learning||Fees (FJD)|
|LLP14||Preliminary English A||I and II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||545|
|LLP15||Preliminary English B||I and II||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||545|
|MAP12||Preliminary Mathematics A||I and II||Blended atL, LTK & Print at LAB||545 330|
|MAP13||Preliminary Mathematics B||I and II||Print at L, LAB, LTK||330|
|BIPO2||Preliminary Biology A||I||Blended at L, LAB, LTK||565|
|BIP03||Preliminary Biology B||II||Print at L, LAB, LTK||350|
|CHP02||Preliminary Chemistry A||I||Blended at L and Print at LAB, LTK||565 350|
|CHP03||Preliminary Chemistry B||II||Print at L, LAB, LTK||350|
|ISP21||Introduction to Information, Communications & Technology||I and II||Online at L, LAB, LTK||330|
|GEP01||Preliminary Geography A: Physical Geography||I||Print at L, LAB, LTK||330|
|GEP02||Preliminary Geography B: Human Geography||II||Print at L, LAB, LTK||330|
|PHP02||Preliminary Physics A||I||Print at L, LAB, LTK||350|
|PHP03||Preliminary Physics B||II||Print at L, LAB, LTK||350|
Key: L: Laucala, LAB: Labasa, LTK: Lautoka
To be admitted to the Preliminary Science Programme:
Students would have successfully completed Form 5 or Year 11 with satisfactory school report and reference from school principal when applying for admission.
Those that scored below 180 in the Fiji Year 12 Examinations or equivalent
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.
The Preliminary Science programme forms a pathway to the Foundation Science programme.
Students who have completed the Preliminary Science programme may take up relevant certificate studies within Pacific TAFE.