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84 WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE BE PREPARED Waikato Pathways College (WPC) is a newly established academic unit within the University, led by Professor Brian Findsen, a senior academic in adult & higher education. Waikato Pathways College caters for much of the university’s work with students which is not focussed on the gaining of degree qualifications. A range of programmes which provide pathways to successful degree study are offered, principally in Hamilton and also in Tauranga. All of the English Language programmes (formerly the Language Institute), and Continuing and Community Education activities are incorporated into WPC as it makes available leading experts and cutting- edge research to the community. Each year around thirty international study groups visit the University for a range of professional development and credit study programmes. Learning Support for students at all stages of their study – bachelor, Master, doctoral and non-credit students – whether domestic or international, at schools / faculty / college throughout the university is provided at no additional cost to them. Other ways of strengthening and supporting study outcomes while students are studying – at all levels – are to be introduced. A range of preparation and bridging programmes, designed for specialised sub-groups, are also provided, such as the Certificate of University Preparation, Te Timatanga Hou, and Foundation Studies. Over the summer, WPC provides short, non- assessed programmes such as New Start, Quick Start, Bridging Mathematics, Bridging for Women, and Science Foundation. WPC organises the Waikato Summer School for the Arts, WaiSSA, an annual blast of exciting Arts offerings, rapidly becoming a feature in New Zealand and now attracting students from overseas. WPC is an exciting research led university unit, with senior academics mentoring PhD students, and a number of staff are involved in national and international research projects. WPC also arranges overseas consultancies and professional development activity for staff in universities, public sector and private enterprise. Contact: Lester Finch, Manager, on lfi[email protected] POINTS OF PRIDE

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE

BE PREPARED

Waikato Pathways College (WPC) is a newly established academic unit within the University, led by Professor Brian Findsen, a senior academic in adult & higher education.

Waikato Pathways College caters for much of the university’s work with students which is not focussed on the gaining of degree qualifi cations. A range of programmes which provide pathways to successful degree study are offered, principally in Hamilton and also in Tauranga. All of the English Language programmes (formerly the Language Institute), and Continuing and Community Education activities are incorporated into WPC as it makes available leading experts and cutting-edge research to the community. Each year around thirty international study groups visit the University for a range of professional development and credit study programmes.

Learning Support for students at all stages of their study – bachelor, Master, doctoral and non-credit students – whether domestic or international, at schools / faculty / college throughout the university is provided at no additional cost to them. Other ways of strengthening and supporting study outcomes while students are studying – at all levels –are to be introduced.

A range of preparation and bridging programmes, designed for specialised sub-groups, are also provided, such as the Certifi cate of University Preparation, Te Timatanga Hou, and Foundation Studies.Over the summer, WPC provides short, non-assessed programmes such as New Start,Quick Start, Bridging Mathematics, Bridgingfor Women, and Science Foundation.

WPC organises the Waikato Summer Schoolfor the Arts, WaiSSA, an annual blast of exciting Arts offerings, rapidly becoming a feature in New Zealand and now attracting studentsfrom overseas.

WPC is an exciting research led universityunit, with senior academics mentoring PhDstudents, and a number of staff are involvedin national and international research projects. WPC also arranges overseas consultancies and professional development activity for staff in universities, public sector and private enterprise. Contact: Lester Finch, Manager,on lfi [email protected]

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE

WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE

Courses Offered Include:Certifi cate of Attainment in English Language – for university >

or other tertiary study in English-speaking countries

General English – for everyday English >

IELTS Preparation – for the IELTS (International English >

Language Testing System) test

Groups and Study Tours – customised programmes to meet >

specifi c needs

Academic English

Certifi cate of Attainment in English Language

The Certifi cate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL) is for students with English as an additional language who need to improve their English language skills for successful study in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. There are eight levels, from elementary to advanced. All students study a core programme during the morning. The core programme helps students improve their reading, writing listening and speaking skills. Higher level classes focus on skills needed for successful university study such as academic writing, listening and note-taking, academic reading, and oral presentation skills.

In the afternoon, there is a compulsory Language Skills programme for students in the lower levels (elementary and pre-intermediate). Students in the intermediate to advanced courses can choose one of the following afternoon options: IELTS preparation, Business English, Reading and Writing, and Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation. To ensure suffi cient attention is given to individuals, class numbers will not normally exceed 18 students.

CAEL is full-time, with 23 hours of tuition each week for 250 hours (circa 12 weeks). There are four intakes each year. When you arrive your English level will be assessed and you will be placed in an appropriate level. On successful completion of the course you will receive a University of Waikato Certifi cate of Attainment in English Language. Intermediate to advanced certifi cates are endorsed with ‘Academic English’.

Students who obtain a ‘B’ grade average in the upper levels of the Waikato Pathways CAEL programme have the English Language requirement for direct entry into some University of Waikato programmes. Academic requirements must also be fulfi lled in order to gain entry to these programmes. A CAEL Level 6 ‘B’ grade average allows entry to Foundation Studies. A CAEL Level 7 ‘B’ grade average allows entry to University of Waikato undergraduate degrees. A CAEL Level 8 ‘B’ grade average allows entry to University of Waikato postgraduate courses. Academic requirements must also be fulfi lled.

Pre-Sessional Academic English

This course is designed for students who are about to start a university or tertiary degree or diploma. The 8 week course will provide you with an intensive programme of academic study preparation that relates your academic language and study skills to the specifi c contexts of tertiary study in an English speaking university.

To enrol in this programme you must have an unconditional offer into a degree or diploma with a minimum of IELTS 5.5.

Afternoon Options:

IELTS Preparation >

Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation >

Business English >

Research Skills >

Reading, Writing and Grammar >

News and Current Affairs >

Availability of afternoon options varies between courses and centres, and can depend on your level of English.

IELTS Preparation and Examinations

Waikato Pathways College is an award-winning IELTS testing centre, recognised for its consistently high level of performance in areas of IELTS test delivery. Waikato Pathways College students can sit an IELTS test at any of our centres. IELTS preparation courses are available in the afternoon in CAEL, and usually in General English. Free IELTS seminars give students the opportunity to fi nd out more about IELTS and get personal advice and assistance. Further information about the IELTS test is available from the IELTS administrators in Hamilton.

Waikato Pathways College offers a variety of English language programmes to students from around the world. It has centres in the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga.

Active learning is the key to the success of Waikato Pathways College. All Waikato Pathways College teachers are experienced and qualifi ed. Many of them have taught overseas. We pride ourselves on the continuous professional development of our teachers.

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE General English

General English offers an exciting opportunity for people from around the world to learn everyday English in an English-speaking environment, integrating aspects of New Zealand culture.

Classes are offered from elementary to advanced levels and you will complete an initial placement test to assess your entry level. An orientation is also included as part of the programme.

General English is available full-time (23 hours per week) orpart-time (15 hours per week). You can start on any Monday (except New Zealand public holidays) and study for as long asyou like. You will receive a Waikato Pathways College Certifi cateof Attendance.

In the morning, you will study General English. Full-time students also have afternoon classes. In the afternoon, elementary topre-intermediate students focus on fl uency, listening, speaking and pronunciation. Intermediate students and above may choose one of various afternoon options. To ensure suffi cient attentionis given to individuals, class numbers will not normally exceed18 students.

Programme

Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9.00am-10.30am C O R E S U B J E C T

10.30am-10.45am Morning Tea

10.45am-12.00pm C O R E S U B J E C T

12.00pm-1.00pm Lunch

1.00pm-3.00pm A F T E R N O O N O P T I O N S SELF ACCESS

Afternoon Classes (the 23 hour programme)

The afternoon timetable for General English includes the following options (all options are subject to numbers):

Option 1: Business English

Option 2: News and Current Affairs

Option 3: Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation

Option 4: Reading and Writing

Groups and Study ToursThis option provides a “tailor made” course for groups of fi ve or more. Classes can run in the morning only or two to four afternoons can be added. The duration of the course, timing of classes and the number of study hours per week is fl exible and will be negotiated with you. Most classes use the Waikato Pathways College textbook “Living English”. This has been especially produced in house as an introduction to life in New Zealand, whilst improving general language skills. Lesson content requests are welcome. Previous groups have chosen themes such as: Charities in NZ, Drama, Business English, Radio Broadcasting,and English for Academic Purposes, etc.

Summer SchoolA range of courses are offered as summer school packages for those students who want to study abroad during the summer holidays. Each course is 4 weeks and is available full or part-time.

Some Summer School courses are not available at all centres.

Business English

This intensive course will help improve your communication skills in business English and strengthen your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. The course may contain optional modules on presentation skills, negotiating skills, telephone skills, and business writing skills. You must have a minimum of an Intermediate level of English to apply.

IELTS Preparation

This course provides basic training in the language skills and examination strategies you will need to succeed in the IELTS exam.

General English

Improve your communication skills and conversational English and develop your vocabulary. This course will help you cope with speaking English in everyday situations.

Academic English

This course will develop the skills you need for tertiary study in English. You will focus on the 4 basic areas of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Teacher Education

Cambridge Certifi cate in English Language TeachingTo Adults

The Cambridge Certifi cate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an initial training course in practical aspects of the teaching of English as a foreign language. It is internationally recognised as the fi rst step for those intending to make a careerin teaching English as a foreign language.

Introduction to TESOL

This course is designed for people who would like to do an introductory course in teaching English to speakers of other languages prior to applying for a more demanding course, suchas the Cambridge CELTA.

Students may apply individually for this course.

Overseas English Language Teacher Training

Customised programmes are available for groups of language teachers from overseas. Current methodologies, teaching skills, and English language competency are included in these programmes,as well as other areas of professional development. A group of at least 10 teachers is required to run these programmes.

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGEPathway Programmes

Direct Entry into The University of Waikato

You can enter into some University of Waikato courses directly from The Waikato Pathways College, without having to do any external language tests. If you obtain the following grades in CAEL, you also have the English language requirement for direct entry into some University of Waikato courses, including the Foundation Studies programme.

The Foundation Studies programme is designed to prepare high school graduates from non-English speaking backgrounds for degree study in New Zealand. Please note that you must also fulfi l the academic requirements in order to enter the courses listed. English language requirements must also reach academic requirements.

CAEL Level 6, you must have a B Grade Average Foundation Studies Programme

CAEL Level 7, you must have a B Grade Average, with no less than a C Grade in any section

Bachelor Degrees In:

Arts

Business Analysis – Financial

Communication Studies

Computer Graphic Design

Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Electronic Commerce

Engineering

Management Studies

Māori and Pacifi c Development

Music

Science

Science (Technology)

Social Sciences

Sport and Leisure Studies

Tourism

CAEL Level 8 CAEL B Grade Average Postgraduate Courses

A Choice of Study Locations

Waikato Pathways College in Hamilton

Hamilton is situated on the banks of the Waikato River, one of the cleanest city rivers in the world. Parks, gardens and river walks maximize the beauty of the river. Hamilton is the major centre of the lush, green Waikato region. It is a student city, with the main campus of the University of Waikato just minutes away from the city centre. With more then 25,000 people in tertiary study, Hamilton caters for every student need and attracts students from all over the world. It provides the benefi ts of a big city but without the stress. It offers a very good environment in which to both study and relax. When you want to explore, world famous tourist attractions like Rotorua are within easy reach.

Waikato Pathways College’s Hamilton centre is on the main University of Waikato campus.

Waikato Pathways College in Tauranga

Waikato Pathways College’s Tauranga centre is part of the University of Waikato at Tauranga campus, just 2 minutes walk from downtown Tauranga. Situated on a stunning harbour, Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations. It combines beautiful white sandy beaches with a cosmopolitan city lifestyle. Many types of water sports and marine activities are available close to the city centre. The climate is mild and it is a popular holiday destination. It is a pleasant place to study and live, offering many of the features of a much larger city while still providing a relaxed lifestyle.

Courses available for study in Tauranga in include Teaching (Bachelor and Graduate Diploma), Management, Tourism, Business Analysis, Accounting, Marketing, and the Diploma in Law.

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE Services and Facilities

Facilities

All our centres have computer laboratories with Internet and email access, so you can study and keep in touch with people back home. When you need to take a break, there are student areas where you can help yourself to tea and coffee.

Student Advisors

Our Student Advisors offer a professional, effi cient and confi dential support service. This service includes providing you with information about studying at The University of Waikato or other tertiary institutions in New Zealand, and answering any questions you might have about living in New Zealand. If you experience homesickness, diffi culties with getting used to livingin a different culture or any other problem, the Student Advisors can offer you encouragement and support so that your time in New Zealand is enjoyable.

Homestay and Accommodation

Living in a homestay*, you can improve your language skills and gain a real insight into New Zealand culture. We can arrange for you to live with a suitable family, who will provide you with your own room and meals.

We can also help you with other types of accommodation, for example University of Waikato Halls of Residence* and serviced apartments*.

*Subject to availability.

Airport Pickups

Arriving in a foreign country after a long fl ight can be diffi cult.We can make it easier for you by arranging for you to be picked up at the airport and taken to Waikato Pathways College or directly to your homestay.

Immigration Service

Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website athttp://www.immigration.govt.nz

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGEFees and Dates 2009 / 2010

New Promotion for Academic English and General English 2009 / 2010!

Academic English / Certifi cate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL)

Tuition Fees

1 block $4,6502 blocks $8,5253 blocks $12,4004 blocks $16,275

Pay the full fee for your fi rst block and receive 3 weeks free GE before starting the CAEL study.

Study for any additional blocks of CAEL and receive a discountof $775 per block.

Special conditions apply. Please see below.

Course Dates

Block J Summer School 2009 / 2010Monday 9 November – Wednesday 16 December 2009Wednesday 6 January – Wednesday 17 February 2010

Block C 2010Wednesday 6 January – Friday 26 February 2010

NB: This is an 8-week intensive course. Class hours will be 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday.

Block E 2010Monday 1 March – Tuesday 18 May 2010

Block G 2010Thursday 3 June – Tuesday 17 August 2010

Block I 2010Monday 30 August – Friday 12 November

Block J 2010 / 2011Thursday 18 November – Friday 24 December 2010Monday 10 January – Tuesday 15 February 2011

*Please note: There is a Christmas break from Wednesday 16 December 2009 and classes will recommence on Wednesday 6 January 2010.

General English*

Tuition Fees

Full-time (23 hours / week) $375 per weekPart-time (15 hours / week) $280 per week

*For every four weeks of General English paid, you will receive one free week of General English.

Course Dates

2009Any Monday from 12 January – 18 December 2009 exceptfor New Zealand public holidays (26 January, 6 February, 10 April, 13 April, 14 April, 1 June and 26 October).

Minimum 2 weeks enrolment.

2010Any Monday from 11 January – 10 December 2010 exceptfor New Zealand public holidays (25 January, 2 April, 5 April,7 June and 25 October).

IELTS Preparation

See Academic & General English fees and dates >

Individual Tuition

Tuition Fees

$80 per hour

Course Dates

Arranged on individual basis

Other Charges

Application Fee

Payable once for each new enrolment $200

Accommodation Registration Fee

Payable once for each application for accommodation $275

Homestay

Hamilton (3 meals / day) $210 per weekTauranga (3 meals / day) $210 per weekEffective from 1 April 2007

Airport Transfer

One way to Hamilton $80or Tauranga $90

Bank Fee

Charged when applicable $25

Special Conditions for the CAEL Promotion

1. The payment of $4,650 for the 1st block of CAEL is the fee for up to 15 weeks study (up to 3 weeks of GE plus the 12 weeks of CAEL).

2. Our standard refund policy applies to this fee. The student has the option of cancelling their enrolment by 9am on the 7th day of his/her GE study. The amount of the refund will be the unused portion of the $4,650 fee less 10% or $1,000, whichever is less. The student may also cancel their CAEL enrolment by 9am on the 7th day of the CAEL course.The amount of the refund will be the unused portion ofthe $4,650 fee less 10% or $1,000, whichever is less.

All prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars, are applicable to international students and include NZ Government GST (goods and services tax) of 12.5% where applicable. Prices are subject to change and in this case reasonable effort will be made to notify agents and students in advance. These prices do not apply to permanent residents, who should contactWaikato Pathways College for more information.

Please note: 2010 Fees not fi nalised at time of printing and are subject to change.

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FOUNDATION STUDIES

WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE

A successful graduate of Foundation Studies has a university entrance qualifi cation, the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, which is recognised by all New Zealand universities and widely accepted by Australian universities.

Foundation Studies students are enrolled at the University of Waikato and study on our beautiful campus. Students have easy access to University resources and student services, such as: Waikato International, Student Health Service, the Accommodation Offi ce, the library, Recreation Centre (Gym) and support services. Commercial facilities such as banks, travel agents and cafeterias are also available on campus. There is the Academy of Performing Arts on campus that holds lunchtime concerts and other performances throughout the year.

What is the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies?Foundation Studies is a pre-degree programme designed to provide students with the subject content, skills, and personal attributes which will enable them to proceed to any undergraduate degree in this or any other English-speaking university. A successful graduate of Foundation Studies will achieve the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies, which is a university entrance qualifi cation recognised by all New Zealand universities and which is widely accepted by Australian universities.

The papers offered by the University of Waikato Foundation Studies towards the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies include a variety of papers designed to prepare students to enter degree studies with the same level of subject knowledge and subject related skills as their New Zealand counterparts. Students complete fi ve papers in subjects of their choice and three compulsory English papers.

The subject content taught includes subject knowledge as well as subject-specifi c vocabulary and skills. The different subjects offered in the Foundation Studies programme are:

English 1 and 2 (compulsory) >

Language and Learning >

(compulsory)

Accounting >

Biology >

Calculus >

Chemistry >

Comparative Cultures >

Economics >

Introduction to Social >

Science

Physics >

Psychology >

Statistics >

The skills taught include:

essay and report writing techniques >

research and library skills >

seminar presentation techniques >

computer skills >

group work >

In the course of completing their Foundation Studies programme, students have the opportunity to develop good personal attributes that can help them in their degree study. Some of these attributes are:

confi dence to succeed in an English language university >

ability to cope with the range of teaching and learning styles >

that they will fi nd in different papers taught at the university

ability to work independently >

responsibility for their own learning >

StaffTutorial classes are small (no more than 20), enabling excellent interaction and communication with teachers. Foundation Studies teachers are experienced in teaching students whose fi rst language is not English, and each subject is taught by specialists in that area. Our teachers work in collaboration with other University of Waikato academic staff who teach in degree programmes. Foundation Studies teaching is designed to prepare students for the teaching and learning styles used in degree study. This provides excellent preparation for your degree courses. The Foundation Studies programme will be supported on-line so that students, whatever city or location they live, can enrol and study with us at the University of Waikato.

Foundation Studies Programme RequirementsStudents will study eight papers, four in each semester. There are three compulsory papers. We advise students to enrol in at least one Mathematics paper.

Foundation Studies (Pre-University)

Duration: Three Semesters – Intakes in February, July and November (Specifi ed Papers)

Qualifi cation: Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

Classes and Assessment

Each subject or paper has fi ve hours of class time per week. Total class time is 20 hours per week with a further 20 hours to be spent on homework and revision. Classes are scheduled between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. All papers are internally assessed.

Foundation Studies classes generally have between 10-20 students per class. If numbers are large, extra tutorials are provided in smaller classes.

Students are guided to choose an appropriate combination of these papers that would enable success in their desired degree programmes at this university. Students from Foundation Studies have graduated with degrees from many different departments within the university, e.g. Management, Science and Engineering, Arts and Social Science, Mathematics and Computing, and Law.

The Foundation Studies programme taught at the Waikato Pathways College is a two-semester, full-time pre-university academic programme specifi cally designed to prepare high school graduates from backgrounds where English is an additional language, for degree study in New Zealand.

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGECompulsory Papers

First Semester

English for Foundation Studies Part 1: CAFS001

This paper will develop your academic reading and writing skills in preparation for undergraduate study. Its primary focus is on developing a competence in writing the basic text types employed in academic English. The reading component will develop skills in processing and extracting meaning from English texts that have an academic focus.

Language and Learning Skills: CAFS003

This paper will provide you with language skills development in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. The emphasis in this paper is on assignment writing in a university context. This involves library work, reading academic texts and producing well-researched academic essays. In addition, you will have practice in seminar presentation and listening and note-taking.

Second Semester

English for Foundation Studies Part 2: CAFS002

This paper will further develop your academic reading, writing and speaking skills in preparation for undergraduate study. The reading component will further develop skills in processing and extracting meaning from English texts that have an academic focus. The writing component will focus on developing a competence in writing more complex texts used in academic English, reviewing the text types covered in English 1 and introducing the discussion text. You will also have practice in making extended oral contributions to topics with an academic focus from the readings and listening texts.

Optional Papers

Accounting for Foundation Studies CAFS006

This paper covers the conceptual basis of accounting. You will learn to appreciate how basic accounting concepts, processes and systems are applied to different types of organisations and groups of users. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the analysis of accounting systems and the methods of processing accounting data. No prior knowledge of accounting is required.

Biology for Foundation Studies CAFS009

In this paper you will examine biological concepts by experimentation and by studying fundamental concepts relating to the living world around us. You will look at specifi c animal and plant systems in relation to whole organism functioning, cell organisation and function, the importance and action of nucleic acids, genetics, evolution and contemporary techniques in biotechnology. In addition, learning appropriate study skills is emphasized and critical thinking of biology related conceptsis encouraged.

Chemistry for Foundation Studies CAFS010

This paper is designed to prepare students for Level 1 papers in Chemistry. Students will study the nature of matter, atomic theory, periodic trends and bonding, quantitative chemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction.

Comparative Cultures: An Introduction CAFS013

The humanities are at the centre of learning about what it is to be human. The humanities include the study of reading, writing, language and thinking. These subjects are the key to understanding cultural diversity. The humanities interpret human experiences and students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills. One of the essential ingredients in the humanities is the study of culture; for example, the similarities and the differences in the way cultural groups express themselves andthe reasons these occur.

Economics for Foundation Studies CAFS007

This paper covers basic economic concepts, principles and analytical techniques, with a focus on applying these to current issues. Attention is also paid to the interpretation and presentation of economic information. Relationships between economic, social and political events are also covered.

Introduction to Social Sciences CAFS012

The Social Sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. Subjects such as anthropology, sociology, geography and philosophy form a base from which we can investigate and analyse society and human relationships. International students are introduced to a number of these subjects, together with the skills required to further their studies within the social sciences. This course is taught using a lecture and tutorial format.

Mathematics with Calculus for Foundation Studies CAFS004

This paper covers pure Mathematics, in preparation for fi rst year university Mathematics papers. It focuses on algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, and differential equations.

Mathematics with Statistics for Foundation Studies CAFS005

This paper focuses on the use of mathematical and statistical tools to collect, analyse and interpret statistical data. You will study sample statistics, probability, probability distributions, equations, sequences and series, and modelling.

Physics for Foundation Studies CAFS011

In this course, you will be guided to explore the physical laws of nature both experimentally and by studying the basic concepts and principles that govern our understanding of the physical world and the universe. In particular, you will study, investigate and apply scientifi c concepts and principles in Mechanics, Wave Motion, Electricity and Magnetism, and Atomic / Nuclear Physics. These ideas will be learnt in an environment that is enriched by demonstrations and experiments.

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WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE Psychology for Foundation Studies CAFS014

This course is designed to be the student’s fi rst exposure to the exciting world of psychology, the study of mind and behaviour. It will provide a broad overview of the many areas that make up modern psychology and prepare students for further study in psychology and related fi elds. This course will introduce the student to some of the major issues and discoveries in the science of psychology. These range from the study of biological basis of behaviour, motivation and emotion; mental processes like memory, thinking and language; social perceptions and cooperation; through to abnormal psychology and the practiceof clinical psychology. As a student you will also learn some ofthe terminology and research methods used by psychologistsand the careers available to someone trained in psychology.

Please note: Students choosing Science and Mathematics should normally have a background knowledge in these areas of secondary school study.

Foundation Studies Entry Qualifi cationsTo be eligible to apply for Foundation Studies, you must:

be 16 years of age or over >

have completed secondary school study, equivalent to New >

Zealand Sixth Form (Year 12), or

a secondary school completion qualifi cation from your country >

of origin, see table for a list of countries, and

have an IELTS score 5.5 or above (it is strongly recommended >

that you have a score of at least 5 in each of the four bands);or a paper-based TOEFL score of 525; (or a computer-based TOEFL score of 197 or above), or

students who have successfully completed Level 6 Certifi cate >

of Attainment in English Language at the University of Waikato Pathways College will be considered to have met the English profi ciency requirement for admission to the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bangladesh Higher School Certifi cate (HSC) or Intermediate Certifi cate completed after 12 years of schooling witha Second Division Pass (45% or above)

China Graduated from Senior High School with a 70% average in Year 12 (Senior Grade Three) including 70% in maths

Fiji Fiji School Leaving Certifi cate (FSLC) with 65% averagein your best four subjects, which must include English

Germany Intermediate School Leaving Certifi cate Realschulabschluss, Mittlere Schulabschluss or Realschulreife) on graduation from Grade 10 with a grade 3 average

Hong Kong Successful completion of Hong Kong Certifi cate of Education (HKCEE) with a D grade average in fi ve subjects or successful completion of the Hong Kong Higher Level Certifi cate (HKHL)

India All India Senior School Certifi cate (AISSCE) with a 45% grade average in four subjects or Indian School Certifi cate (ISC) with a 50% grade average or Higher School Certifi cate (HSC) with a 65% average. For Kerala State, successful completion of tenth standard

Indonesia Senior Secondary School Leaving Certifi cate of Completion (Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Atas (STTB SMA)) with grade average of 6.5

Iraq Sixth Form Baccalaureat (Adadiyah) with an overall 60% average

Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho with a grade 3 average

Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a grade B4 average in fi ve subjects

Maldives University of Cambridge GCE ‘A Levels’ with a B4 average in four main subjects.

Pacifi c Islands

Pacifi c Senior Secondary Certifi cate (PSSC) with an overall grade 5 average in four subjects, including a grade of 6in English

Russia Certifi cate of Secondary Education (Attestat o Srednem obrazovanii) on graduation from Grade 11 or Grade 12 with a grade 3 average

Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certifi cate (Tawhijiyah, Tawjihi Thanawiyyat) with a 60% overall average (students who have successfully completed a Religious Institute Secondary Education Certifi cate may be considered for admission to the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies*)

South Korea Graduated from senior high school with a C grade average in Year 3 (Grade 12) of senior high school

Singapore Singapore-Cambridge General Certifi cate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ Levels with a B4 average in four main subjects

Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certifi cate with a C grade average in Grade 12 (Year 3) of senior high school

Thailand Matayom 6 (M6) with a passing grade (1.0) in each subject studied

Turkey Successful completion of the State High School Diploma (Develt Lise Diplomasi), or the Private High School Finishing Diploma (Lise Bitirme Diplomasi) with an overall grade 3 average

UAE Secondary School Certifi cate (Tawjihiyya) with at leasta 70% average

Vietnam Upper Secondary School Graduation Certifi cate(Bang tot nghiep pho tong trung hoc) with scores of 5.0 or better on a 10 point score or Diploma of General Education (Bang tu tai) with scores of 5.0 or better ona 10 point scale)

*All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.*For overseas qualifi cations not listed please contact Waikato International for the admission criteria.

93C H O O S E Y O U R S C H O O L

WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGEThe Application Process

International Students

If you are an international student, you will need to applyto enrol using an International Student Application format the end of this prospectus, or apply online athttp://www.waikato.ac.nz/enrol/ate.shtml

Please note: Holders of New Zealand, or Australian passports, orNew Zealand Permanent Residents (PR) are not considered to be international students.

Enrolment Offi ce, The Gateway BuildingThe University of WaikatoPrivate Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240New Zealand

Phone +64 7 838 4176Fax +64 7 838 4370

Enclose or forward an original or *verifi ed copy of your high school academic results for each year of study, your high school graduation certifi cate (if applicable), a verifi ed copy of your passport, evidence of your English language ability (an original copy of IELTS or TOEFL results), and a one-page handwritten student statement.

Applicants who are citizens of the PR China are required to provide original notarised documents. Courier (TNT, DHL, EMS, etc.) or post your application form and these documents to the Enrolment Offi ce.

* A verifi ed copy is a photocopy of a document signed by someone of suitable standing, such as a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or Solicitor. The person must have seen the original document and checked that the photocopy is a genuine and unaltered copy. The person must offi cially stamp, sign and date the copy.

AL MUHANNAD AL BALUSHIFrom Oman – Completed Foundation Studies Programme

Through Foundation Studies, Al Muhannad studied a range of courses including physics, calculus, economics and a number of English papers. His decision to come to Waikato was brought about by receiving a scholarship, and the fact that Waikato has an exceptional software engineering program. He really enjoyed the Foundation Studies course because he improved his English language skills in the classroom by working as part of a group. Al Muhannad’s future plans include doing a four-year software engineering degree at Waikato.

Waikato Pathways CollegeContact details >Hamilton CentreLAIN Building, Gate 1Knighton Road, HillcrestPrivate Bag 3105Hamilton 3240, New ZealandPhone +64 7 858 5600Fax +64 7 858 5694Email [email protected]

Tauranga Centre1st fl oor, 142 Durham StreetPrivate Bag 12027Tauranga 3143, New ZealandPhone +64 7 577 5336Fax +64 7 577 5337Email [email protected]/pathways

94 T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F W A I K A T O

WAIKATO PATHWAYS COLLEGE

Bachelor of Arts

At least a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Business Analysis: An overall B grade average including at least a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies, and at least a C grade in every other paper.

Bachelor of Communication Studies

A minimum overall B grade average, with no less than a C gradein each paper.

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design

Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students will need at least a C grade in each paper and must also provide a portfolio as specifi ed by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C in every other paper.

Bachelor of Electronic Commerce

An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies andat least a C grade in every other paper.

Bachelor of Engineering

An overall B grade average, including a B grade in Physics for Foundation Studies, B grade in either Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C grade in every other paper. Students who intend to major in Materials and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering will additionally need to achieve a B grade in Chemistry for Foundation Studies.

Bachelor of Laws

Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will need to have achieved exceptional grades for the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies.

Bachelor of Management Studies

An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies andat least a C in every other paper.

Bachelor of Māori and Pacifi c Development

At least a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Music

At least a C grade in each paper. In addition, students will needa grade 5 theory pass or better in the Australian Music Education Board, Trinity College or Royal College of Music examinations or a music qualifi cation assessed as equivalent. Entry to the Performance programme requires successful completion of an audition administered by the Music Department.

Bachelor of Science

At least a C grade in each paper, including a C grade in eachof two Science papers.

Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Computer Scienceor Mathematics)

An overall B grade average including a B grade in Calculus for Foundation Studies or Statistics for Foundation Studies and at least a C in every other paper.

Bachelor of Science (Technology)

At least a C grade in each paper, including a C grade in eachof two Science papers.

Bachelor of Social Sciences

At least a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies

At least a C grade in each paper.

Bachelor of Tourism

A minimum overall B grade average with no less than a C gradein each paper.

Bachelor of Teaching

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must gain at least a C grade in each of the eight papers. All applicants for professional teacher education programmes are required to attend a selection interview. Applicants must also complete the Bachelor of Teaching application form.

Using the Foundation Studies Programme for Admission to Degree ProgrammesTo gain a university entrance qualifi cation, you must successfully complete the Certifi cate of Attainment in Foundation Studies by passing all eight papers. This University entrance qualifi cation is recognised by all New Zealand Universities and is widely accepted by Australian Universities.

You must also meet the minimum English language requirement for undergraduate study. Students who gain a B grade in the University of Waikato English for Foundation Studies papers will be considered to have met this requirement for admission to most Bachelor degrees.

Admission is guaranteed to University of Waikato Bachelor degrees provided you gain the following grades.

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