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Advanced Certificate in Science
Science and Engineering Foundation Courses are designed to encourage those without the basic entry qualifications to pursue higher studies in Science and Engineering Technology to achieve such qualifications. Courses are delivered according to the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) Guidelines and will be of two-year duration. The credit content of courses is thirty (30) per each level, which will include six (6) courses, each of five (5) credit weightage totaling up to ten (10) credit of courses each for a discipline. The main disciplines are Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The courses will be offered jointly by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering Technology through the Foundation Academic Unit of the University.
To enroll for the ACS programme the applicants should have the following qualifications.
At least six (06) passes at the G.C.E (O/L) examination including Mathematics and Science, OR,
Any other equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate.
Exemptions are granted for year 1 courses, if students have followed the relevant subjects in the G.C.E. (A/L) examination and obtain at least of 40% overall marks at the Exemption Test conducted by the OUSL.
A student having a minimum of simple pass (S) for a relevant subject in the GCE (A/L) examination may request exemptions for year 1 and 2 courses of the relevant discipline of the Advanced Certificate in Science programme. However, still the student needs to acquire a minimum of 50% of the total credit (i.e. 30 credits) by following the courses of the Advanced Certificate in Science programme
• According to the G.C.E. (A/L) stream, the students can select courses amounting to maximum of 30 credits (3 courses) in each Academic Year.
• Students who intended to register courses at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, They need to Pass all 3 subjects in one sitting or obtain 50% course credits as exemption
in Advanced Certificate in Science
Advanced Certificate in Science is offered jointly by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering Technology, through the Foundation Academic Unit of the University, Contact Head, Foundation Academic Unit for further details.
The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.