Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies Program

A Certificate earned in Payap University’s Foundation Studies (C. FS) program enables students to reach the level of study required to succeed at the undergraduate level of Payap’s International College (IC). The program curriculum reflects the diversity of an International College curriculum in general, as well as the diversity of the particular academic fields represented in Payap University’s IC. Courses introduce students to the skills and knowledge sets required to succeed in their subsequent undergraduate studies. Successful completion of the program will enable students to enter and excel in the first year of their chosen Bachelor’s Degree at Payap University’s International College.

Program Objectives

  • Offering a pre-university qualification to meet the needs of international students and the International College programs at Payap University’s International College.
  • A university preparation program for students who have not met the direct entry requirements for a Bachelor Degree at Payap University’s International College.

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Figure 1 Academic Programs of Payap University’s International College

Payap University’s International College offers the following four undergraduate programs taught in English.

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Communication (EC)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Management (IBM)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Industry Management (HIM)

Duration:

2-Semester Program (1 year)

Admission Requirements:

Diploma from high school (grade 12, M6, or the result of an approved equivalency examination)
GPA of at least 2.00
If English is not a student’s first language, then that student must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English (at least TOEFL 450 paper-based or equivalent).

Facilities and Services:

Situated on the campus, students will have access to all of the facilities and services that Payap University’s International College has to offer. As a result, students will become immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one. Hence by the time students enter university, they feel right at home.

Staff Contact:

Dr. Seung Hwan Kang
Ph.D. (Informatics), MIS (Hons.), MIS, B.Com (Business Information Systems)
Head of Foundation Studies Program
Payap University – Mae Khao Campus
Room PC314, Pentecost Building
Ph: (+66) 53 851 478 – 86 Ext. 7221
Email: seung_h@payap.ac.th

Curriculum

Program Title             Certificate of Foundation Studies

Abbreviation of Title   C. FS

Program Overview

Foundation Studies will enable students to reach the level of study required to succeed and excel at the undergraduate level of university studies. Successful completion of this program will ensure that students are fully prepared to enter the first year of their chosen Bachelor’s Degree within Payap University’s International College.

Curriculum Structure and Course Credits

To be eligible for the Foundation Studies Program, a student must earn at least 21 credits distributed as follows, and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

 

1. General Education Courses

12 Credits

    1.1 Science and Mathematics

6 Credits

    1.2 Language Competency

6 Credits

2. Professional Courses

3 Credits

3. Free Elective Courses

6 Credits

Total Number of Credits

21 Credits

 

Note:

  1. The numbers after each course (e.g., 3 (3-0-6)) represent the credits, lecture hours, laboratory/practice hours, and self-study hours, respectively.
  2. It is the responsibility of the student to meet all prerequisite requirements. ย Students may not be allowed to take a course if its prerequisites have not been satisfactorily passed.

 

1. General Education Courses 12 Credits
Students are required to take 12 credits to complete courses in the following three areas of study: there are 6 credits of Science and Mathematics, and 6 credits of Language Competency.
1.1 Science and Mathematics
6 Credits
Students must complete at least 6 credits from the following courses:
GE 105 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR QUALITY OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT
3 (3-0-6)
GE 106 LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS FOR DAILY LIVING
3 (3-0-6)
1.2 Language Competencyย
6 Credits
Students are required to successfully complete a total of 6 credits of one language other than their native language:
1.2.1 Native speakers of English
GE 121 THAI I
3 (3-0-6)
GE 122 THAI II
3 (3-0-6)
GE 134 RESEARCH PAPER WRITING
3 (3-0-6)
1.2.2 Native speakers of Thai
GE 131 ENGLISH READING
3 (3-0-6)
GE 132 ENGLISH LISTENING AND SPEAKING
3 (3-0-6)
GE 133 ENGLISH PARAGRAPH WRITING
3 (3-0-6)
1.2.3 All others, including non-native speakers of English or Thai
GE 131 ENGLISH READING
3 (3-0-6)
GE 132 ENGLISH LISTENING AND SPEAKING
3 (3-0-6)
GE 133 ENGLISH PARAGRAPH WRITING
3 (3-0-6)
2. Professional Courses 3 Credits
Students must complete at least 3 credits from the following courses:
IIT 100 PREPARATORY MATHEMATICS 0 (3-0-6)
IIT 101 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS 3 (2-2-5)
3. Free Elective Courses 6 Credits
Students must select additional 6 credits hours from among the courses offered by other departments in the International Programs.

Course Descriptions:

1. General Education Courses 12 Credits
Students are required to take 12 credits to complete courses in the following three areas of study: there are 6 credits for Science and Mathematics, and 6 credits for Language Competency.
1.1 Science and Mathematics 6 Credits
Students must complete at least 6 credits from the following courses:
GE 105 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR QUALITY OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT 3 (3-0-6)
Global and energy phenomena, scientific and technological advances on social and environmental changes, utilization of natural resources for sustainable development.
GE 106 LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS FOR DAILY LIVING 3 (3-0-6)
Logic, basic mathematics, and probability for making decisions in daily living. Analytical thinking skills, reasoning, and arguments of fact.
1.2.1 Native speakers of English
GE 121 THAI I 3 (3-0-6)
Building vocabulary and pronunciation, developing listening and speaking skills, making short sentences, practicing listening and speaking for communication.
GE 122 THAI II 3 (3-0-6)
Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Thai language. Reading and writing skills for communication.
GE 134 RESEARCH PAPER WRITING 3 (3-0-6)
Introduction to research skills, research paper writing with well-organized information, correct research paper format, grammar, and citation.
1.2.2 Native speakers of Thai
GE 131 ENGLISH READING 3 (3-0-6)
Reading skills for a variety of selections and enhance knowledge in various areas, comprehension of sentence structure, contextualization, reading for gist, specific details, interpretation, and summarizing in an outline form.
GE 132 ENGLISH LISTENING AND SPEAKING 3 (3-0-6)
English speaking skills to communicate ideas in different situations, pronunciation, commonly used idioms, and essential colloquial usage.
GE 133 ENGLISH PARAGRAPH WRITING 3 (3-0-6)
English grammatical rules governing words, phrases and sentences, with practice in answering essay-type questions. Writing one-paragraph essays of narrative, descriptive, and expository styles
1.2.3 All others, including non-native speakers of English or Thai
GE 131 ENGLISH READING 3 (3-0-6)
GE 132 ENGLISH LISTENING AND SPEAKING 3 (3-0-6)
GE 133 ENGLISH PARAGRAPH WRITING 3 (3-0-6)
2. Professional Courses 3 Credits
Students must complete at least 3 credits from the following courses:
IIT 100 PREPARATORY MATHEMATICS 0 (3-0-6)
This course is designed for students who need to gain skills in basic mathematics and learn how to solve mathematical problems. The course covers all the topics necessary to be successful in advanced mathematics.
IIT 101 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS 3 (2-2-5)
Pervasive themes in Information Technology, history of Information Technology, Information Technology and its related and information disciplines, and application domains.
3. Free Elective Courses 6 Credits
Students must select an additional 6 credits hours from among the courses offered by other departments in the International Programs.
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