Level 3 University foundation diploma

level 3

diploma

1

year

120

credits

4

pathway

NCC Education

Awarded by

Overview

The Level 3 IFD is a one-year pre-university qualification that provides students with direct entry to year 1 to long list of universities in US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, China, New Zealand, Dubai, etc.

The L3IFD prepares students with the essential English language skills, key transferable study skills, cultural knowledge, and chosen specialisms that universities feel bridges the gap between high school and undergraduate study.

Students may pursue following pathways when applying for university.

  • Computing & Computer science
  • Business, Management, & Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Health sciences
  • Higher finance

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the L3IFD qualification, students must have successfully completed secondary school education. In other words, students must have completed-

  • Pass matriculation exam for Myanmar education pathway, or
  • IGCSE O’ Level for international education pathway or
  • equivalent education qualification accepted by the target university

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed for students who are about to join oversea universities and willing to skip university foundation program at their respective universities while allowing to enter direct entry to 1st year to save time and cost.

On Successful Completion

With agreements in place with over 100+ universities across the globe, students can progress with confidence to a higher education course for further study.

Core Subjects and assessments

Through L3IFD, students are required to take 8 subjects. Among them, six subjects are common core and next 2 subjects will be elective students will be required to select depending on their learning stream (pathway).
# Subject Assessment
1 Developing English Language Skills 100% Local Exam
2 Advanced English Language Skills 100% Global Exam
3 English for Academic Purposes 100% Assignment
4 Study and Communication Skills 100% Assignment
5 Culture Studies 100% Assignment
6 Foundation Mathematics 100% Global Exam

elective Subjects and assessments

There are four learning streams (pathways) which iNet College can support. Depending on your selection, make a selection for two elective subjects as stated below.
Business, Management & Marketing Stream
1 Introduction to Business 100% Global Exam
2 Introduction to Accounting and Economics 100% Global Exam
Computing, & Computer Science Stream
1 Introduction to Computer Science 100% Global Exam
2 Introduction to Programming 100% Assignment
Higher Finance, and Accounting Stream
1 Further Mathematics 100% Global Exam
2 Introduction to Accounting and Economics 100% Global Exam
Engineering Stream
1 Further Mathematics 100% Global Exam
2 Physics 100% Global Exam

Regulated and Awarded By

  • Regulated by Ofqual under the Regulated Qualifications Framework.  For more information see:
    https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels
  • This is a level 3 diploma and is awarded by NCC Education.
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syllabus

Core Subjects

Unit code

 L/615/0156

Unit type

 Core

Unit level

 3

Credit value

 30

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

 180 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Be able to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively, speaking on a range of topics, with appropriate control of grammar, vocabulary and register.

1.1 Demonstrate confident and accurate use of a range of tenses and grammatical structures.

1.2 Participate in discussion of familiar issues, giving relevant and meaningful contributions appropriate to the conversation and participants.

1.3 Demonstrate use of natural stress and intonation.

1.4 Demonstrate, when participating in discussion, being understood without any recurring or major difficulty on the part of the listener.

1.5 Prepare and present simple information to others confidently and clearly.

LO2. Be able to read with independence and comprehend the main content and overall meaning of a range of general texts in English.

2.1 Readily grasp the essential meaning of general English texts.

2.2 Locate relevant details in a long text.

2.3 Demonstrate the ability to understand stances, viewpoints and conclusions made in a range of general English texts.

2.4 Understand clearly written and straightforward instructions.

LO3. Be able to write factual, descriptive and explanatory texts, accurately using a range of linguistic structures and vocabulary, to complete clearly defined tasks.

3.1 Demonstrate the ability to write a summary of information given or researched.

3.2 Demonstrate the ability to write in a range of different styles appropriate to tasks.

3.3 Demonstrate the ability to accurately use different linguistic structures to complete written tasks on a range of familiar topics.

3.4 Demonstrate the ability to organize, develop and link points together for a range of clearly defined writing tasks.

LO4. Be able to apply a range of listening strategies in order to understand spoken language on familiar and some unfamiliar topics.

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to pick out key information when listening to a range of speakers.

4.2 Understand the main points of a linguistically complex lecture or talk.

4.3 Demonstrate the ability to predict the content of a conversation or speech on a general topic, based on listening to a brief introduction or extract.

4.4 Demonstrate the ability to utilize their listening skills in order to participate meaningfully in discussion of familiar issues.

 

Unit code Y/615/0158
Unit type Core
Unit level 3
Credit value 10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 60 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Be able to utilize different ‘pre’, ‘while’ and post reading strategies to understand academic texts.

1.1 Predict the content of various academic texts prior to reading them fully. ­­­

1.2 Identify the overall function of an academic text.

1.3 Identify the specific function of sentences, paragraphs and sections in academic texts.

1.4 Demonstrate comprehension of a range of academic texts.

LO2. Be able to demonstrate an appropriate academic vocabulary.

2.1 Identify subject specific vocabulary in a range of academic texts.

2.2 Demonstrate active use of a range of subject specific vocabulary.

2.3 Use subject specific vocabulary accurately.

LO3. Be able to structure sentences, paragraphs and full texts to suit academic requirements.

3.1 Demonstrate an understanding of what is required in a range of academic writing tasks at this level.

3.2 Demonstrate the ability to use the structure and linguistic conventions of well written academic sentences. 3.3 Demonstrate the ability to use the structure and linguistic conventions of well written academic paragraphs.

3.4 Demonstrate the ability to link sentences, paragraphs and sections together to produce overall cohesion in academic writing.

3.5 Follow a step-by-step process to produce a final draft piece of academic writing.

LO4.  Be able to utilize ‘pre’, ‘while’ and post listening strategies to understand different speakers and academic topic information.

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to recognize linguistic signposts and reference markers when listening to different speakers and to different delivery styles

4.2 Demonstrate the ability to utilize notes made whilst listening to a range of different speakers

4.3 Identify key information when listening to a range of speakers and delivery style.

 

Unit code R/615/0157
Unit type Core
Unit level 3
Credit value 20
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 120 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Be able to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively, speaking on a range of familiar and unfamiliar topics, with appropriate control of grammar, vocabulary and register.

1.1 Demonstrate confident and accurate use of the full range of tenses and grammatical structures.

1.2 Participate in discussion of a broad range of issues, giving relevant and meaningful contributions appropriate to the conversation and participants.

1.3 Demonstrate good use of natural stress and intonation 1.4 Participate in discussion, and be understood without difficulty on the part of the listener.

1.5 Prepare and present detailed information to others confidently and clearly.

LO2. Be able to read with independence and comprehend the main content and overall meaning of a range of general and more unfamiliar texts in English.

2.1 Readily grasp the essential meaning of a range of general English texts.

2.2 Locate specific details and key information in a long and complex text.

2.3 Demonstrate the ability to understand stances, viewpoints and conclusions made in a range of complex English texts.

2.4 Demonstrate the ability to understand the inferences made in a range of general and more unfamiliar English texts.

LO3. Be able to write structured, factual, descriptive and explanatory texts, accurately using complex linguistic structures and vocabulary.

3.1 Demonstrate the ability to write a clear and concise summary of information given or researched.

3.2 Demonstrate the ability to write in a range of different styles appropriate to tasks.

3.3 Demonstrate the ability to accurately use a wide range of linguistic structures to produce pieces of writing on a range of familiar and some unfamiliar topics.

3.4 Demonstrate the ability to organize, develop and link points effectively in a range of written pieces of work.

LO4.  Be able to apply a range of listening strategies in order to understand lengthy predicable discussions, factual presentations and more abstract conversations.

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to pick out specific details and key information when listening to a range of speakers.

4.2 Understand the main points and key details of a linguistically complex lecture or talk.

4.3 Demonstrate the ability to predict the content of a conversation or speech, based on listening to a brief Page 17 of 83 PD_QUS_12 L3IFDHES Qualification Unit Specification v1.13 introduction or extract.

4.4 Demonstrate the ability to utilize their listening skills in order to participate meaningfully in discussion of a broad range of issues.

Unit code A/504/1424
Unit type Core
Unit level 3
Credit value 20
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 75 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Be able to take effective notes from a variety of sources.

1.1 Identify key information from a range of different texts.

1.2 Record key points when listening to information being given.

1.3 Critically review their own notes.

1.4 Use their own notes to accurately summaries information given.

1.5 Use their own notes to present a summary to others.

1.6 Demonstrate using a range of sources to gather information.

LO2. Understand how to work out the meaning of unfamiliar content.

2.1 Identify unfamiliar content.

2.2 Identify a number of different strategies for working out the meaning of unfamiliar content.

2.3 Demonstrate the ability to find the meaning of unfamiliar content.

2.4 Demonstrate the application of own understanding to an unfamiliar content.

LO3. Understand common steps in producing academic work.

3.1 Describe the common steps in producing academic work.

3.2 Define plagiarism.

3.3 Explain correct referencing in an academic essay.

LO4. Be able to produce a piece of academic work suitable for this level, following a drafting process.

4.1 Create a timetabled plan to meet the requirements of an academic assignment.

4.2 Check own work for errors.

4.3 Evaluate own work against criteria/requirements given.

4.4 Develop sections of an assignment towards a final draft.

4.5 Demonstrate the correct use of academic referencing. 4.6 Present a completed piece of academic work to others.

LO5. Understand different learning styles.

5.1 Explain the idea of multiple intelligences.

5.2 Describe a range of learning styles.

5.3 Identify own preferred learning style.

5.4 Identify own study strengthens and weaknesses.

Unit code J/615/0155
Unit type Core
Unit level 3
Credit value 10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)  55 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Understand the concept of culture, cultural values and how different cultures can be defined.

1.1 Explain the terms ‘culture’ and ‘subculture’.

1.2 Identify a range of cultural practices and values and their unique aspects.

1.3 Explain what is meant by a ‘stereotype’.

LO2. Understand how the political and education system of a foreign country differs from their own.

2.1 Explain the general organizational structure of the education and political systems of a particular city or country.

2.2 Demonstrate understanding of the application and enrolment process for studying abroad.

LO3. Understand how the business culture of a foreign country differs from their own.

3.1 Identify variances in work culture and management structures.

3.2 Describe the benefits of cultural diversity for an organization.

3.3 Assess how cultural factors impact on.

LO4. Understand the relationship between digital technologies, communication and culture.

4.1 Understand how life online has impacted how people communicate.

4.2 Explain the impact of social media, online retail and online news on culture.

4.3 Understand aspects of digital culture.

4.4 Explain the ways in which digital technologies have impacted on the individual and society.

Unit code F/615/0154
Unit type Core
Unit level 3
Credit value 10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)  50 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Be able to perform a range of algebraic calculations.

1.1 Simplify a range of algebraic expressions involving powers.

1.2 Simplify algebraic expressions by multiplying and dividing expressions.

1.3 Factories algebraic expressions using a range of techniques.

1.4 Simplify and solve Algebraic Fractions.

LO2. Be able to solve a range of basic Calculations equations.

2.1 Transpose formulae.

2.2 Solve linear and quadratic equations.

2.3 Solve simultaneous equations.

2.4 Perform statistical calculations relating to central tendency.

LO3. Be able to present data in graphical form.

3.1 Present data using tables, pie charts and bar charts.

3.2 Construct frequency distributions.

3.3 Present data as histograms, ogives and time series graphs.

3.4 Present linear and quadratic equations in graphical form.

3.5 Provide graphical solutions to simultaneous equations.

LO4. Understand the fundamentals of Differential Calculus.

4.1 Explain the rate of change of one variable in respect of another.

4.2 Calculate the gradient of a curve using differentiation. 4.3 Plot maximum and minimum turning points using graphs.

4.4 Identify the maximum and minimum turning points using differentiation.

LO5. Understand the fundamentals of Integral Calculus.

5.1 Recognize integration as the inverse of differentiation. 5.2 Recognize the constant of integration.

5.3 Evaluate the constant of integration.

5.4 Evaluate the definite integral.

5.5 Calculate of the area under a curve.

LO6. Understand Measures of Dispersion.

6.1 Calculate the range, quartiles and quantiles.

6.2 Calculate the mean deviation.

6.3 Calculate the variance.

6.4 Calculate the standard deviation.

LO7. Understand the fundamentals of Probability.

7.1 Calculate probability using the addition and multiplication rules.

7.2 Calculate the probability of compound events.

7.3 Use tree diagrams to determine probability.

7.4 Calculate probabilities of permutations and combinations.

Elective Subjects (Computing Stream)

Unit code F/504/0727
Unit type Elective
Unit level 3
Credit value 10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)  56 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Understand fundamental concepts relating to hardware and software.

1.1 Describe the functions of a computer system.

1.2 Describe a range of computer systems or justify the use of a type of computer system for a particular purpose.

1.3 Define the term ‘hardware’.

1.4 Describe the purpose or characteristics of computer hardware.

1.5 Define the term ‘software’.

1.6 Identify categories of software.

1.7 Describe types of application software or justify the use of application software for a particular purpose.

1.8 Describe types of system software or justify the use of system software for a particular purpose.

1.9 Describe types of utility software or justify the use of utility software for a particular purpose.

LO2. Understand the characteristics of hardware components.

2.1 Describe internal components of computer hardware.

2.2 Describe the components of a central processing unit (CPU).

2.3 Describe the functions of a CPU.

2.4 Explain the function of the fetch-decode-execute cycle.

2.5 Describe how hardware components communicate with each other.

2.6 Identify units of measurements of computer storage.

2.7 Describe a range of computer storage media or justify the use of a type of storage media for a particular purpose.

2.8 Describe a range of input devices or justify the use of a type of input device for a particular purpose.

2.9 Describe a range of output devices or justify the use of an output device for a particular purpose.

LO3. Understand how data is represented in a computer system.

3.1 Describe how data is represented by binary.

3.2 Describe how data is represented by ASCII.

3.3 Describe how data is represented by Unicode.

3.4 Explain how encryption can be used to represent data.

3.5 Explain how compression can facilitate the storage and transmission of data.

3.6 Explain the purpose of number systems.

3.7 Explain the binary number system.

3.8 Demonstrate addition or subtraction of binary numbers.

3.9 Demonstrate an understanding of two’s complement.

3.10Explain the hexadecimal number system.

3.11Demonstrate conversion between decimal, binary or hexadecimal numbers.

3.12Describe how images are represented in a computer system.

3.13Describe how sound is represented in a computer system.

3.14Explain how compression can facilitate storage and transmission of images or sound.

3.15Define the term ‘digital logic’.

3.16Explain the purpose and operation of logic gates.

LO4. Understand the fundamental concepts of computer networks.

4.1 Explain the purpose of a computer network.

4.2 Describe types of computer network or explain the criteria for selecting a particular type of network.

4.3 Describe the hardware used in a computer network.

4.4 Describe the software used in a computer network.

4.5 Describe the transmission media used in a computer network.

4.6 Describe types of network transmission protocols.

4.7 Describe types of computer network topology or justify the use of a topology for a particular purpose.

4.8 Describe Internet and World Wide Web technologies.

4.9 Discuss computer network issues.

LO5. Understand cultural, ethical and legal issues relating to computing.

5.1 Explain what a cultural issue is.

5.2 Describe a range of cultural issues.

5.3 Explain how cultural issues can be addressed.

5.4 Explain what an ethical issue is.

5.5 Describe a range of ethical issues.

5.6 Explain how ethical issues can be addressed.

5.7 Identify laws and guidelines that relate to computing.

5.8 Describe situations where laws and guidelines have been used to deal with people using computers to commit crimes or cause offence.

Unit code  A/504/0967
Unit type  Elective
Unit level  3
Credit value  10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)   50 hours
 
Learning Outcomes; The Learner will: Assessment Criteria; The Learner can:
LO1. Create project documentation. 1.1 Understand why the design, implementation and testing of a program should be supported by appropriate documentation. 1.2 Create and complete a Project Control Object Definition Sheet.
LO2. Implement a program that uses data capture and validation. 2.1 Write a working program which accepts and stores user input. 2.2 Write a working program which validates user input and only accepts expected values.
LO3. Implement a program that uses sequential programming with different data types. 3.1 Write a working program that uses sequential programming. 3.2 Write a working program which makes use of at least two different data types.
LO4. Implement a program that uses iteration and selection constructs. 4.1 Write a working program that uses a for loop construct. 4.2 Write a working program that uses an if – else construct. 4.3 Identify and document appropriate testing of loops and selection statements.
LO5. Implement a program that uses file i/o. 5.1 Write code that demonstrates how to output data to an external file. 5.2 Write code that demonstrates how to read in and store data from an external file. 5.3 Identify and document appropriate testing of file input/ output.
LO6. Implement a program that uses arrays. 6.1 Write code that demonstrates how to declare an array. 6.2 Write code that demonstrates how to manipulate an array. 6.3 Write code that demonstrates how to sort an array. 6.4 Identify and document appropriate testing of arrays.

Elective Subjects (Business, Management, & Marketing Stream)

Unit code

 T/504/0966

Unit type

 Elective

Unit level

 3

Credit value

 10

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

  48 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Understand the purpose of businesses; their different forms, and the business environment.

1.1 Identify different types of business.

1.2 Explain why businesses exist e.g., profit, growth, survival, cash flow, social and ethical objectives.

1.3 Assess what type of business would be suitable for what type of output.

1.4 Identify the various stakeholders involved with a business.

1.5 Understand how stakeholders can affect business activity.

1.6 Review and assess an organization’s business objectives.

1.7 Understand corporate social responsibility.

1.8 Analyze the perceived negatives and benefits of socially responsible business behavior.

LO2. Understand people, processes, structures and change management.

2.1 Identify different business department and their functions.

2.2 Understand the structure of business and how that influences productivity and effectiveness.

2.3 Understand why organizations develop layers of authority.

2.4 Identify a range of leadership styles and select the most appropriate for change management.

 2.5 Explain change management tools and how they are used to manage change.

2.6 Assess the importance of communication in a business.

2.7 Use methods of communication to outline how to introduce change in a business.

2.8 Describe a range of elements that can influence business culture and understand the role of culture during periods of change.

LO3. Understand basic marketing principles in business.

3.1 Use basic marketing principles.

3.2 Define and assess ‘needs’ and ‘wants’.

3.3 Create a SWOT analysis for an organization.

3.4 Review a range of market segment categories.

3.5 Explain and use market research and the marketing mix.

3.6 Review available marketing channels and select the most appropriate for a product.

3.7 Assess and devise appropriate marketing goals for a product.

3.8 Assess a range of marketing tactics and propose the most appropriate for a product.

LO4. Understand production and the role of quality in business.

4.1 Define ‘production’.

4.2 Understand the steps necessary in a range of production processes.

4.3 Compare and contrast different production layouts.

4.4 Demonstrate the ability to select the most suitable. production method for a particular product.

4.5 Explain why quality is important in business.

4.6 Explain the Kaizen method for quality control.

4.7 Analyze a production process and define how quality control can be implemented.

LO5. Understand and analyze the business environment.

5.1 Analyze the macro business environment using business tools such as PESTLE.

5.2 Determine activities that an organization should pursue in light of analysis of its environment.

5.3 Analyze the risk arising from the business environment.

5.4 Understand how competition functions.

5.5 Understand the basics of market structure

5.6             Understand common barriers to entry.

Unit code

 M/504/0965

Unit type

 Elective

Unit level

 3

Credit value

 10

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

  36 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Understand the purpose of accounting and its importance to a business for sustainability and decision making.

1.1 Understand how businesses use accounting for decision making.

1.2 Understand the principles and purpose of accounting

1.3 Understand business sustainability.

1.4 Use the analysis of financial performance and economic environment to propose business strategy.

1.5 Understand how to develop business strategies that promote business sustainability.

LO2. Understand core concepts of economics and their application for businesses in the real-world.

2.1 Understand the main economic principles.

2.2 Understand the difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics.

2.3 Apply economic thinking to business decision making.

2.4 Understand and use the concept of opportunity cost to propose business strategy.

2.5 Understand the principle of the invisible hand.

2.6 Apply and create supply and demand diagrams.

2.7 Analyze the factors that influence supply and demand.

2.8 Understand how much influence a business has on the price of its product.

LO3. Analyze the financial health and performance of a business using information from financial statements and data.

3.1 Interpret financial statements.

3.2 Understand ratio analysis.

3.3 Understand the importance of profit margins.

3.4 Understand the importance of cash to a business.

3.5 Analyze financial statements to establish the relative health of a business.

Elective Subjects (Engineering Stream)

Unit code

 H/615/2415

Unit type

 Elective

Unit level

 3

Credit value

 10

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

  60 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Understand different techniques to solve cubic equations and write expressions in terms of their partial fractions.

1.1 Find the quotient of a cubic equation when divided by a linear factor, using algebraic long division.

1.2 Use the factor theorem to find roots of cubic equations.

1.3 Convert rational functions into their partial fractions.

1.4 Express improper fractions as partial fractions.

LO2. Be able to work with complex numbers, perform arithmetic calculations using complex numbers, solve higher order polynomials with complex roots and sketch regions in the complex plane.

2.1 Solve simple quadratic equations with complex roots by completing the square or using the quadratic formula.

2.2 Represent complex numbers on an Argand diagram.

2.3 Add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers.

2.4 Calculate the modulus and argument of a complex number.

2.5 Solve polynomial equations with real coefficients and complex roots, appreciating that such roots occur in conjugate pairs.

2.6 Identify regions on Argand diagrams showing the area that represents solutions to inequalities involving complex numbers.

LO3. Be able to perform arithmetic operations using matrices, understand basic transformations using matrices and, in addition, understand which matrices represent linear transformations and calculate the inverse of a matrix.

3.1 Add and subtract matrices of the same dimension.

3.2 Perform matrix multiplication, demonstrating an understanding of non-commutativity and associativity.

3.3 Find the image of points in the x-y plane under given matrix transformations.

3.4 State whether a given transformation is a linear transformation and describe a transformation in terms of its effect on a column vector in two dimensions.

3.5 Find the 2×2 matrix which represents a given linear transformation or find the linear transformation represented by a given matrix.

3.6 Use matrix products to find matrices that represent combinations of two transformations.

3.7 Calculate the determinant of a 2×2 matrix and find the inverse if it exists.

LO4. Understand the properties of rational functions and understand conic sections.

4.1 Sketch the basic shape of quadratics, cubic, quartics, trigonometric functions and reciprocals, and understand the effect transformations have on the equations.

4.2 Sketch rational functions with a linear numerator and denominator, finding asymptotes and points of intersections with coordinate axes.

4.3 Sketch rational functions with two distinct linear factors in the denominator and repeated factors in the denominator.

4.4 Find stationary points on the graphs of rational functions.

4.5 Recognize the standard equations of parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas in both Cartesian and parametric form and sketch the given equations, understanding the effects of transformations on the given equations.

4.6 Find the Cartesian equations of parabolas, given their focus and directrix.

4.7 Find the coordinates of the focus and an equation for the directrix of a parabola.

LO5. Understand how to use sigma notation to calculate the sum of simple finite series, and appreciate the relationship between the roots of polynomials and their coefficients.

5.1 Use the sigma notation, ∑ , to calculate the sum of simple finite series.

5.2 Use the formula for the sum of the first n natural numbers, and the sum of the squares and cubes of the first n natural numbers.

5.3 Use the method of differences to find the sum of a series.

5.4 Find the sum and product of the roots of a quadratic equation, and derive a quadratic equation given information about its roots.

LO6. Understand further techniques in calculus to differentiate combinations of functions, how to use these techniques to solve problems involving functions given parametrically and how to derive Maclaurin and Taylor series.

6.1 Use the chain rule, product rule or quotient rule to differentiate functions.

6.2 Covert parametric equations into Cartesian form.

6.3 Differentiate a curve whose equation is given parametrically.

6.4 Find the equations of tangents and normal of curves whose equations are given parametrically.

6.5 Use the chain and product rule to find second, third and higher order derivatives.

6.6 Derive and find the Maclaurin expansion of a given function in ascending powers of x.

6.7 Derive and use Taylor’s series to expand a given function in ascending powers of x.

LO7. Understand further trigonometry and hyperbolic functions.

7.1 Solve problems involving trigonometric identities.

7.2 Understand and use compound angle formulae.

7.3 Understand and use the double angle formulae.

7.4 Write down the definitions of the hyperbolic functions, including the reciprocal hyperbolic functions.

7.5 Sketch the graphs of the main hyperbolic functions, including the reciprocal hyperbolic functions.

7.6 Solve equations using hyperbolic functions.

LO8. Understand Euler’s relation and De Moivre’s theorem and derive relations between trigonometric functions and hyperbolic functions.

8.1 Calculate the product and quotient of two complex numbers in polar coordinate form.

8.2 Derive Euler’s relation and write complex numbers in exponential form.

8.3 Derive de Moivre’s theorem and obtain formulae for sin θ and cos θ in terms of sin θ and cos θ.

8.4 Use the exponential form of a complex number to derive relations between trigonometric functions and hyperbolic functions.

Unit code K/615/2416
Unit type Elective
Unit level 3
Credit value 10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 43 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Understand the mechanics of motion.

1.1 Define and explain the relationships of displacement, velocity and acceleration.

1.2 Calculate average and instantaneous velocity and acceleration.

1.3 Solve problems involving equations of motion.

1.4 Demonstrate the use of motion equations for non-constant acceleration.

1.5 Describe the motion of objects in free fall and calculate their position and velocity.

1.6 Explain the importance of circular motion.

LO2. Understand the mechanics of forces.

2.1 Explain the concept of force and how it causes change in motion.

2.2 State and apply Newton’s three laws of motion.

2.3 Apply Newton’s laws in onedimensional and circular motion.

2.4 Describe the conditions and calculate the forces necessary for equilibrium.

LO3. Understand the mechanics of energy.

3.1 Explain the meaning of work and find out the work done by constant forces

3.2 Evaluate the work done by variable forces with position.

3.3 Define the concept of kinetic energy and state its relation to work.

3.4 Find out the relation between energy and power.

3.5 Define potential energy and calculate it dependent on conservative force as a function of position.

LO4. Understand the mechanics of momentum.

4.1 Explain the principle of momentum and conservation of momentum.

4.2 Describe the difference between inelastic and elastic collisions.

4.3 Find out the center of mass for individual particles.

4.4 Calculate rotational kinetic energy.

LO5. Understand the mechanics of periodic motion.

5.1 Explain the simple harmonic oscillator.

5.2 Determine the maximum speed of an oscillator system.

5.3 Measure the acceleration of a simple pendulum due to gravity.

LO6. Understand the basic principles of thermal physics.

6.1 Explain the meaning of temperature and heat.

6.2 Describe the three phases of matter and find out the energies for phase change.

6.3 Calculate thermal expansion effects in solids, liquids and gases.

6.4 State the first law of thermodynamics and explain how thermal energy is involved in the conservation of energy principle.

6.5 Describe the effects of thermodynamic processes.

6.6 Define the specific heat of an ideal gas.

6.7 Explain the second law of thermodynamics and its limitations.

6.8 Calculate the efficiencies of heat engines and refrigerators.

6.9 Explain the meaning of, or calculate, entropy.

LO7. Understand the fundamentals of electrostatics.

7.1 Examine the behavior of electric charge using Coulomb’s law.

7.2 Explain the meaning of, or calculate, an electric field.

7.3 Explain Gauss’s law for electric fields.

7.4 Explain the concept of electric potential difference.

7.5 Calculate the potential difference between two points in a simple electric field.

7.6 Calculate the electric potential for a point in the electric field of a point charge.

7.7 Describe charge distribution on conductors.

7.8 Explain the concept of capacitance.

7.9 Find out the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor.

7.10 Calculate the equivalent capacitance of a combination of capacitors consisting of parallel and series capacitors.

7.11 Demonstrate how dielectrics make capacitors more effective.

LO8. Understand the fundamentals of electrodynamics.

8.1 Describe electric current and current density.

8.2 Describe electrical resistance.

8.3 Relate electrical current, voltage and resistance using Ohm’s law.

8.4 Calculate electric power.

8.5 Draw a circuit with resistors in parallel and in series.

8.6 Explain the reason why the total resistance of a parallel circuit is less than smallest resistance of any of the resistors in the circuit.

8.7 analyze a complex circuit using Kirchhoff’s rules.

8.8 State the main functions of voltmeters and ammeters.

LO9. Understand the fundamentals of magnetism.

9.1 Describe the meaning of magnetic field, magnetic field lines and magnetic flux.

9.2 Calculate the motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field.

9.3 Explain the relation between magnetic fields and magnetic forces.

9.4 Calculate the magnetic field of a moving charge.

9.5 Calculate the magnetic field of a current element.

9.6 Calculate the force between parallel conductors.

9.7 Understand Ampere’s law.

9.8 Calculate a magnetic field using Ampere’s law.

9.9 Explain electromagnetic induction.

9.10 Calculate an induced electric field using Faraday’s law.

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Unit code R/616/8688
Unit type Elective
Unit level 3
Credit value 10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)  52 hours

 

Learning Outcomes; The Learner will:

Assessment Criteria;

The Learner can:

LO1. Understand atomic structure and bonding.

1.1. Describe the basic structure of atoms.

1.2. Explain the different models of atomic structure.

1.3. Deduce the electronic configuration of atoms and ions.

1.4. Perform calculations using relative atomic mass and relative molecular mass.

1.5. Perform calculations using chemical formulae, balanced equations the mole and Avogadro Constant and molar volume.

1.6. Demonstrate titration techniques and solve associated calculations.

1.7. Identify and calculate experimental uncertainties.

1.8. Describe metallic and intramolecular bonding and properties.

1.9. Describe intermolecular bonding and properties.

1.10. Describe and predict the shapes of covalent molecules and polyatomic ions using the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory.

LO2. Understand energetics, rates, kinetics and chemical equilibria.

2.1 Define examples of standard enthalpy changes.

2.2 Demonstrate that enthalpy change can be calculated from a potential energy diagram.

2.3 Explain how calorimetry can be used to measure enthalpy changes.

2.4 Apply Hess’s Law to calculations of enthalpy changes and bond enthalpy values.

2.5 Describe, using collision theory, the effects of concentration, pressure, surface area (particle size), temperature and collision geometry on reaction rates.

2.6 Define activation energy.

2.7 Use energy distribution diagrams to explain the effect of temperature on reaction rate.

2.8 Determine the order of a reaction from experimental data and rate equations.

2.9 Calculate the rate constant and its units.

2.10 Using the rate equation, predict the rate determining step and a possible mechanism.

2.11 Describe the equilibrium chemistry of acids and bases.

2.12 Construct equilibrium expressions.

2.13 Explain and use the terms: pH, Kw, Ka and pKa.

LO3. Understand the key points of inorganic chemistry.

3.1. State and explain the trends in melting and boiling points down a group and across a period.

3.2. State and explain the trends in covalent radius across periods and down groups.

3.3. State and explain the trends in ionization energies across periods and down groups.

3.4. State and explain the trends in electronegativity across periods and down groups.

3.5. Understand the trends in the properties of oxides, chlorides and hydrides across the Periodic Table.

3.6. Define the terms acidic, basic and amphoteric oxides, and know the reactions of some chlorides with water.

3.7. Deduce the electronic configurations and oxidation states of transition metal atoms and ions.

3.8. Explain what ligands are and how they bond in transition metal complexes.

3.9. Explain and deduce coordination number in a transition metal-ligand complex.

3.10. Name transition metal-ligand complexes according to IUPAC rules.

3.11. Explain why some transition metal complexes are colored.

3.12. Understand how transition metals and their compounds can act as catalysts.

LO4. Understand functional groups, naming organic compounds and isomerism.

4.1 Describe the concept of a functional group.

4.2 Convert between molecular, structural and skeletal formulae of compounds with no more than ten carbons in length.

4.3 Use the IUPAC nomenclature rules to name the following simple organic compounds: alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters and arenes (one benzene ring with one or more simple substituents).

4.4 Interpret and use the general, structural, and skeletal formulae of the following classes of compound: alkanes, alkenes and simple arenes; haloalkanes; alcohols; aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids, esters and acyl chlorides.

4.5 Explain that stereoisomers are isomers that have the same molecular formula but differ in structural formulae (a different spatial arrangement of their atoms).

4.6 Understand that geometric isomers are stereoisomers where there is a lack of rotation around one of the bonds mostly a C=C.

4.7 Explain that these isomers are labelled cis and trans dependent on whether the substitutes are on the same or different sides of the C=C.

4.8 Recognize that optical isomers are non-superimposable mirror images of asymmetric molecules and are referred to as chiral molecules or enantiomers.

4.9 Explain how isomers can often have very different physical or chemical properties from each other.

LO5. Understand organic synthesis reactions.

5.1. Recognize and use different types of reaction in organic synthesis including substitution, addition, elimination, condensation, hydrolysis, oxidation and reduction.

5.2. Devise synthetic routes, with no more than three steps, from a given reactant to a final product.

5.3. Deduce the reactions that compounds can undergo by looking at their structures.

LO6. Understand aromatic (arene) chemistry.

6.1. Describe and explain the structure, bonding and stability of the benzene ring.

6.2. Name and draw various aromatic compounds.

6.3. Describe substitution reactions of benzene: alkylation, nitration, sulfonation and halogenation as examples of electrophilic substitution in benzene and other aromatic compounds.

6.4. Compare and contrast the electrophilic addition reaction used by alkenes, to the electrophilic substitution reaction used by benzene.

LO7. Understand the techniques used in organic analysis.

7.1. Explain how mass spectrometry can be used to determine the accurate molecular mass and structural features of an organic compound.

7.2. Explain how chromatographic techniques can be used to separate and identify components in a mixture.

7.3. Explain how elemental microanalysis can be used to work out an empirical formula.

7.4. Explain how infra-red spectroscopy can be used to identify certain functional groups in an organic compound and work out which compound is responsible for a spectra by identifying which functional groups are responsible for peaks.

7.5. Explain how proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (proton NMR) can give information about the different environments of hydrogen atoms in an organic molecule, and how many hydrogen atoms there are in each of these environments.

Unit code  Y/616/8689
Unit type  Elective
Unit level  3
Credit value  10
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)   52 hours
 
Learning Outcomes; The Learner will: Assessment Criteria; The Learner can:
LO1. Understand Cell Structure. 1.1 Describe the components and function of cell membranes. 1.2 Explain the movement of molecule and ions across cell membranes. 1.3 Describe the main organelles found in human cells and explain their function. 1.4 Explain how cell differentiation means cells are adapted for roles in the body.
LO2. Understand the systems involved in the co-ordination and control of the body. 2.1 Describe the structures and explain functions of the CNS and PNS. 2.2 Explain the transmission of impulses across synapses. 2.3 Describe the components of the Endocrine system. 2.4 Explain the concept of feedback loops, with examples form the human body. 2.5 Describe of hormones in controlling metabolism with Thyroxine as a named example. 2.6 Explain the of hormones in controlling the menstrual cycle during pregnancy. 2.7 Describe the structure and function of the eyes, ears nose (in relation so smell), mouth (in relation to taste) and the skin (in relation to sensory perception).
LO3. Understand the systems involved movement and energy release in the body. 3.1 Describe the structure and explain the functions of the skeleton. 3.2 Describe the structure and explain the functions of the three adult muscle types. 3.3 Describe and explain the function, structure and components of human circulatory systems. 3.4 Explain the specific function of the heart and how heart rate is governed. 3.5 Describe the structure, function and control of the respiratory system. 3.6 Explain gas exchange. 3.7 Explain respiratory disease in relation to lung structure and function. 3.8 Explain the production of energy using aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration to meet the bodies energy requirements. 3.9 Explain the use of different sources of energy in different circumstances, and how this helps the body to cope with a lack of food.
LO4. Understand how the body obtains the nutrients it needs and disposes of waste products. 4.1 Describe and explain the structure of the digestive system. 4.2 Describe and explain the digestive process which occur in the different areas of the digestive system with reference to enzymes and absorption. 4.3 Explain the basics of excretion through the skin, digestive system and kidneys. 4.4 Explain the sources and roles of macronutrients in the body. 4.5 Explain the sources and roles of example micronutrients in the body. 4.6 Link nutritional imbalance to disease.
LO5. Understand the body’s defenses against disease and infection. 5.1 Describe and explain the bodies innate immune system. 5.2 Describe and explain the bodies active immune system. 5.3 Explain how vaccines work. 5.4 Explain how immune system faults can cause illness.
LO6. Understand the process of reproduction. 6.1 Explain cell division by mitosis, to produce genetically identical daughter cells. 6.2 Explain cell division by meiosis to produce genetically distinct gametes. 6.3 Describe the main structures of the male and female reproduction systems.

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