foundation programme

1.0 Programme description

The Foundation programme is intended to be an intensive programme intended for students who have successfully completed the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent but who may not have attained sufficient grades to enroll for Diplomas or Degree programmes.

The programme is also intended for students from countries whose secondary school qualifications are not considered equivalent to UACE but permit admission into Higher Education in those countries. The programme shall be carefully designed to provide study and learning support skills needed for academic life and academic knowledge needed for further higher education. The knowledge shall emphasize general principles and application.

2. 0 Objectives

  1. To prepare students for further education
  2. To prepare students for entrance into undergraduate degree/diploma programmes and thereby:
    • Introduce students to the culture of higher education and university life.
    • Provide a structured framework to support students to become self-directed learners in acquiring a range of transferable skills for undergraduate study.
  3. To provide the opportunity to develop leadership, team working and supervisory skills in order to work effectively in the setting of a contemporary multidisciplinary team and to begin to make independent decisions with appropriate support
  4. To provide each foundation student with a variety of workplace experience during their foundation programme in order to best inform career choice.

3.0 Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Produce written work which is well-organised, relevant and makes use of appropriate terminology and academic style.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to define, identify, and evaluate ethical versus unethical academic practices.
  • To be comfortable with an iterative creative process, as well as presenting work for, and participating in, individual and group Critiques.
  • To exercise leadership and have a sense of responsibility as citizens of their respective countries
  • To apply Common Sense in their behavior and decision making.

4.0 Programme structure

year one

semester one
course code Module Name
FOU 110 Foundational Mathematics
FOU 111 Computing Skills
FOU 112 Communication Skills
FOU 113 Introduction to development studies
FOU 114 English
Sciences courses for students who may wish to enroll in the Faculty of Science and Technology
course code Module Name
FOS 120 Mathematics
FOS 121 Physical Sciences
FOS 122 Biological Sciences
FOS 123 Fundamentals of Information Systems
FOS 124 Foundational Physics
Arts courses for students who may wish to enroll for programmes in Faculty of Socio Economic Sciences or Faculty of Laws and Faculty of Business and Management.
course code Module Name
FOA 120 Foundation in Law
FOA 121 Principles of Accounting
FOA 122 Introduction to Critical thinking
FFOA 123 Business Administration
FOA 124 Introduction to Political Science