Pathway Program

Curtin Dubai Foundation Program

This foundation course in Dubai offers a unique opportunity for high school students who wish to engage in an internationally collaborative environment centered around critical thinking research and writing, computer productivity and mathematical foundations, preparing you for direct entry into the undergraduate program of your choice at Curtin University Dubai.

Curtin Dubai provides the option to choose a pathway program based on your targeted undergraduate major. Additionally, there is the option to choose from the range of specialized topics below:

  • Foundation in Hard Sciences
  • Foundation in Engineering
  • Foundation in Information Technology
  • Foundation in Business
  • Foundation in Arts & Media

The foundation course should be taken by high school students who wish to enter a university right after completing their year 11.

Foundation Course Admission Requirements

The academic and language requirements for this foundation program in Dubai are to have successfully completed Grade 11, 5 IGCSE/GCSE/O-levels with a grade of C or better and achieve an IELTS overall band score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band, or equivalent if you choose to go for the Business, IT or Engineering paths.

If you choose to study foundation in Dubai within the Media & Arts specifications, then you will need to achieve an IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

Scholarships for foundation program at Curtin Dubai.

Scholarships are available for the foundation programme such as the one we are currently offering which is a tuition grant of 5K per trimester* for students enrolling in Jan 2021.

Foundation Course Structure

Business, Media and Arts

Trimester 1

• Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
• Computer Productivity
• Mathematical Foundations I
• Introduction to Management

Trimester 2

• Advanced Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
• Introduction to Marketing
• Introduction to Accounting
• Introduction to Project Management

Single Trimester

• Advanced Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
• Mathematical Foundations I
• Introduction to Management
• Introduction to Marketing

Information Technology

Trimester 1

• Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
• Computer Productivity
• Mathematical Foundations I
• Mathematical Foundations II

Trimester 2

• Advanced Critical Thinking, Research and Writing
• Introduction to Project Management
• Introduction to Programming
• Mathematical Foundations III

Single Trimester

• Advanced Critical Thinking, Research and Writing
• Introduction to Programming
• Mathematical Foundations I
• Mathematical Foundations II

Hard Sciences and Engineering

Trimester 1

• Critical Thinking, Research, and Writing
• Introduction to Programming
• Mathematical Foundations I
• Mathematical Foundations II

Trimester 2

• Advanced Critical Thinking, Research and Writing
• Introduction to Chemistry
• Introduction to Physics
• Mathematical Foundations III

Single Trimester

• Advanced Critical Thinking, Research and Writing
• Introduction to Chemistry
• Introduction to Physics
• Mathematical Foundations III

Cost & Tuition Fee

The cost of studying foundation program in Dubai can be quite reasonable if you choose Curtin University.
Wherein the total tuition for Hard Sciences and Engineering is AED 54,338 or USD 14,887, and for Business, IT, Media and Arts it is AED 43,470 or USD 11,910.
(Inclusive of VAT)

Location Curtin Dubai campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake January, May or September
Duration 2 trimesters, 8 months

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