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The Foundation Skills Program

The Foundation Skills Program offers English Language, Mathematics and Physics Courses at all Levels.

Mission

The Foundation Skills Program prepares students for the future by giving them the necessary skills they need to successfully pursue their studies in the field of their choice.

Scope

The scope and variety of courses are designed in such a way as to cover the fundamental skills that a student would need to pursue their studies at the College level in engineering, business, or aviation. These skills include English, Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology.

The curriculum also promotes active learning through extensive practice in skills needed in various academic situations and in the Kuwait labor market, aiming to enable students to attain a level of awareness in academic skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills and study skills.

Foundation Skills Program and Courses

Progression

Students take on-going assessments, projects, portfolios, and study skills throughout the semester.


Foundation Skills Program

The Foundation Skills Program is for students who wish to study at ACK, but do not have an adequate level of English Language Proficiency to study at the Diploma or Degree level through the medium of English.

English Courses Offered in the Foundation Skills Program:

  • FNDE 101 (Foundation English 101) (Accept 3.0-3.5 IELTS Average or equivalent)

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have an adequate foundation to move forward to the next level (FNDE 201). 

  • FNDE 201 (Foundation English 201) (Accept 4.0-4.5 IELTS Average or equivalent)

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have an adequate foundation to move forward to the next level (FNDE 301, FNDE 302 and FNDE 303). 

  • FNDE 301 (Foundation English 301-Business English) (Accept 5.0 IELTS Average or equivalent)

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students are then admitted to Diploma programs. 

  • FNDE 302 (Foundation English 302-Engineering English) (Accept 5.0 IELTS Average or equivalent)

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students are then admitted to Diploma programs. 

  • FNDE 303 (Foundation English 303-Aviation English) (Accept 5.0 IELTS Average or equivalent)

This is a one semester course which includes essential training in the four English language skills, study skills, and experiential learning. Upon successful completion of this level, students are then admitted to Diploma programs. In addition to English, Aviation students also have Mathematics and Physics classes as a part of their Foundation Skills Program which are provided by the Mathematics Department. These classes are described below:


 

Mathematics

The Mathematics Department offers Mathematics & Physics courses for students seeking to continue towards a Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

Mathematics Courses Offered in the Foundation Skills Program:

  • FNDAVIMATH Foundation - Aviation Mathematics

No Prerequisite.
Foundation Aviation Mathematics is a one semester course which includes topics covering arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
  • FNDAVIPHYS Foundation - Aviation Physics

No Prerequisite.
Foundation Aviation Physics is a one semester course which includes topics covering basics of matter, statics, kinetics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, optics, wave motion and sound.