Higher Education Certificate in Physical Science

Course Objective:

The program is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, and earth sciences. It aims to build a solid foundation in scientific inquiry, analytical thinking, and experimental techniques, preparing students for further study or entry-level roles in science-related fields.

Learning Outcomes:

Demonstrate a solid understanding of basic principles in physics and chemistry, including mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, atomic structure, and chemical reactions.

Apply mathematical and computational tools to solve physical science problems.

Conduct basic laboratory experiments, demonstrating proper safety procedures and data analysis techniques.

Develop skills in scientific reasoning and critical thinking to interpret experimental results and theoretical models.

Communicate scientific concepts and findings effectively, both orally and in writing.

Eligibility Criteria
  1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent with a Subsidiary Passes in any of the core science subjects mathematics, physics or chemistry obtained in the same sitting.
  2. Technical/Vocational Qualifications in Business or, Information Technology or related disciplines that are considered equivalent to the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A-level).
  3. Students whose foreign secondary school qualifications are not considered equivalent to the Ugandan A-level (Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education) but permit admission into Higher Education in their respective home countries. Such students shall be required to have an equivalent of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes including Science subject such as mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  4. Students of Cambridge curriculum, upon completion of AS Level with 2 Advanced Subsidiary passes in core science subject such as mathematics, physics or chemistry.

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