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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.
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 shall be granted for Part 1 courses (year 1), if students have followed the relevant subject in the GCE (A/L) 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), may claim exemptions for Parts 1 and 2 courses of the relevant discipline of the Advanced Certificate in Science programme, subject to acquiring a minimum of 50% of the total credit requirement by successful completion of courses.
Application Fee: Rs. 500/= The tuition fee for one subject (10 credits) is Rs.11,000.The tuition fee can bepaid in installments. The first installment should be paid at the time of registration with the registration fee and facility fee ofRs.8,500.
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.