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The General Foundation Program at ITS is designed to prepare students for their higher education studies by providing a broad intellectual base and developing critical thinking and life skills. It seeks to help students achieve the learning outcomes set out by Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) in the Oman Academic Standards for General Foundation Programs. Students are given instruction in 4 core areas: English Language, Mathematics, Computing and General Study Skills.
As specified by OAAA, the broad aims of these 4 areas are:
English Language – to extend English language skills of the student to enable active participation in their post-secondary or higher education studies.
Mathematics – to ensure that students are equipped with the mathematical understanding and skills necessary to meet the cognitive and practical requirements of post-secondary or higher education studies in a variety of disciplines.
Computing – to ensure students are equipped with the computing and IT understanding and skills necessary to source, process and communicate information related to their post-secondary or higher education studies in a variety of disciplines.
General Study Skills – To equip students with fundamental study and academic skills needed for post-secondary or higher education studies. General Study Skills is embedded into each of the English, Mathematics and Computing courses.
Entry Requirements for ITS General Foundation Program and Diploma Program:
Register online or submit an application in-person at ITS.
Upon successful submission, ITS will respond within 10 working days.
Candidates applying for the General Foundation Program / Diploma Program must have a Secondary School Certificate, 12th standard, or equivalent with a pass mark of 60%.
Candidates may enter the Diploma program directly if they have completed a Foundation Program within the last two years at another Higher Education Institution or produce evidence of English language proficiency at band 4 IELTS or higher.
Students who do not have a General Foundation Program Certificate will have to take a Placement Test to determine their proficiency levels in English, Maths and Computing. Placement on either the ITS General Foundation Program or Diploma Program will depend on the results obtained in the Placement Tests.