The Science department offers a variety of courses particularly in the areas of pure sciences, environmental science, and agriculture. The Science Department also offers degree and pre-degree programmes. Our pre-degree courses are for our:
i. Foundation students who did not meet our foundation course prerequisites;
ii. Education and Nursing students who need to meet the prerequisites for our degree courses for the Certificate in Science, Diploma in Environmental Science and Bachelor of Science Programmes.
Students in the pre-degree programme may enrol in either the Foundation Certificate in Science or the Basic Certificate in Science programme. The Basic Certificate in Science programme is open to students with a PSSC aggregate of 20 or better or to mature entrants with work experience.
Foundation Certificate in Science (FCS)
Aggregate total in English and best three subjects in the previous year's Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (PSSC) examinations of four (4) to fifteen (15) or less, and
• a score of 5 or less in PSSC English; and
• a score of 4 or less in PSSC Mathematics; and
• a score of 4 or less in PSSC Biology or of 5 or less in PSSC Chemistry or of 5 or less in PSSC Geography or of 5 or less in PSSC Physics.
* Minimum entry requirements for first year courses in the Science Faculty are generally passes in the relevant courses at the Foundation Year level or equivalent. Otherwise students are recommended to seek the advice of the respective heads of department for referral to the appropriate bridging courses. More details on prerequisites for each course are listed under course information. The Basic Certificate in Science and the Certificates in Science, Mathematics and Computer Studies are highly recommended for mature entrants who have accumulated substantial work experience in their field of work and are seeking to improve or upgrade their content knowledge.