At Khalifa University, the Preparatory Program equips student with both academic and non-academic life-long learning skills to successfully embark on undergraduate courses.
The combined physics, mathematics, and chemistry courses prepare students to excel in the College of Arts and Sciences and later in the College of Engineering. The courses use lectures, laboratories, a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system (ALEKS) and a common project as an introduction to the material, with active learning and problem solving to emphasize concepts. The focus of the course is on applying learnt skills, as well as relevant math- and science-related concepts.
The English courses equip students to meet the linguistic demands of undergraduate study. They build each student’s capacity to understand and produce general and academic discourse on a range of topics, including applied sciences and engineering. The Preparatory Program also fosters the behavior, attitudes, and academic skills necessary for active participation in the university environment.
On successful completion of the program, students will exhibit skills in problem solving, critical thinking, digital literacy, autonomous learning, communication, creativity, and effective collaboration. Students will also demonstrate growing competence in time management, utilization of university support resources, and effective communication with other members of the KU community.