Foundation Studies Certificate

Key Information

Duration

On Campus – 2 trimesters (8 months)

Online – 2 trimesters (8 months)

Intake Dates

February, June, October

Location

Christchurch

Fees

NZD$23,720 (per programme)

International

Fees

NZD$23,720 (per programme)

Course Overview

As a Foundation Studies student you will develop your English language and study skills as well as gain an introduction to subjects in your chosen academic field.

UCIC Foundation Studies Certificate will pathway students to the first year of their University of Canterbury undergraduate degree.* Students will study 8 courses over the course of 2 semesters. Courses are carefully selected and will depend on a student’s intended programme of study at UC.

Course Stream

Required courses:

  • Communication Skills II
  • Communication Skills III
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Information Design
  • Mass Communication I - Media Studies 
  • Mass Communication II - Film Sutdies
  • 2 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

Students will choose three optional courses in consultation with the UCIC academic team from the relevant stream. These courses are determined by the student’s preferred UC degree and future career intentions.

Required courses:

  • Communication Skills II
  • Communication Skills III
  • Introduction to Computing
  • 5 Business and Other Electives

 

Additional options may include:

Students will choose three optional courses in consultation with the UCIC academic team from the relevant stream. These courses are determined by the student’s preferred UC degree and future career intentions.

Required courses:

  • Communication Skills II
  • Communication Skills III
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Advanced Mathematics I
  • Advanced Mathematics II
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • 1 Other Elective

Additional options may include:

Students will choose three optional courses in consultation with the UCIC academic team from the relevant stream. These courses are determined by the student’s preferred UC degree and future career intentions.

Required courses:

  • Communication Skills II
  • Communication Skills III
  • Introduction to Computing
  • 5 Science and Other Electives

Additional options may include:

Students will choose three optional courses in consultation with the UCIC academic team from the relevant stream. These courses are determined by the student’s preferred UC degree and future career intentions.

*UCIC’s Foundation Studies Certificate is a NZQA approved Training Scheme. This does not lead to a formal qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. The Foundation Studies Certificate may be used for progression requirements under a pathway arrangement between UCIC and UC, subject to final approval by the University of Canterbury.

** Each course is worth 15 credits.

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