International Foundation Programme

International Foundation Programme

Business Engineering & Law

Studynet Group IFP (International Foundation Programme) is one year academic study programme taught in Baku centre of Studynet Group Azerbaijan. This International Foundation Programme is designed to give the student academic and English Language skills to enter an undergraduate degree level.

Studynet Group International Foundation is for:

  • Students who needs to do an extra one year course in order to be able to apply undergraduate degree level.
  • Students with all necessary academic qualifications who need to progress their English languages skills and study skills in preparation for an undergraduate level.

Entry Requirements for students from Azerbaijan

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) Average score 4.2
  • Proof of completion of nine years school (Sehadatname) Average score 4.2

English Language Entry Requirement

  • TOEFL IBT: 68 (with the following minimum sub scores: Reading 08, Writing 17Speaking 19, Listening 13)
  • IELTS: 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in each sub score):  Academic IELTS examination, IELTS exam as a proof of English Language level.

Academic English Test

Students need to pass Studynet Group English test with Intermediate – Upper-intermediate level to be able to start Pre-IFP/IFP course. If student does not have any official academic English test, then student will need to take the test during the academic year of Foundation to be able to graduate and get certificate of IFP.

Students do not meeting English language requirement can apply to pre-IFP course before the start of IFP course.

Teaching and Learning Methods

IFP course use many teaching methods all methods trying to deliver the best education to our students.

Lectures

Lectures are classes given to large group of students. These lectures allow students to gain a comprehensive knowledge in the chosen IFP route. Lecturers make use of range of resources and facilities to our students. Additionally, during lectures we give students written materials (handouts) containing the material about the lectures, information about exams and essays and multi-media presentation.

Seminars

These are smaller discussion groups of three to ten students let by tutors. Lecturer discuss issues and any questions after the lectures and this is good opportunity for students to fully understand the subjects.

Tutorials

Tutorial is a meeting with tutor that our students meet their tutor for any questions that left during the lectures and seminars. Also during tutorials students can discuss the progress of project work or essay or any other topic which may arise.

We need our students to display qualities like determination, enthusiasm, self-motivation, commitment in order to be successful. There is all sort of support from our tutors to students.

Assessment

Many assessment methods are used in Studynet Group International Foundation Programme these methods includes written essays, reports, presentations, project work and final examinations. Written works mainly accepted electronically on word format and send to the Studynet Group Portal. However, it is required to print and submit the hard paper copy as well. Students have their own personal tutor in case of any problem appeared it is recommended to apply to personal tutor regarding questions or problems.

Maximum awarded score in Studynet Group Azerbaijan IFP programme is 100% for each module:

  • 50% – 55% – PASS
  • 55% – 65% – MERIT
  • 65% and above – DISTINCTION

Attendance

Attendance and participation in all classes, lectures and tutorials on the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Studynet Group are compulsory and essential for academic success. Students with attendance less than 80% will be excluded from IFP course at the end of semester.

Attendance of our students regularly checked by attendance sheet and reported.

English Language Modules:

Studynet Group IFP is organised into 12 modules, and total is 12 credits for two semesters (ninemonths).

Mixtures of academic modules are taught related to the intended programme of the students. These supported by modules in English language and study skills.

  • Subject specific Modules (60 credits) – these modules are directly related to intended choice of degree programme
  • Core modules (60 credits) – 3 modules for English language and study skills. These modules are compulsory for all students.

Core modules:

  • English language and Study Skills (20 credits)
  • English for Academic Purposes (10 credits)
  • Integrated Study Skills (10 credits)
  • Social and Cultural Environment (20 credits)

The course also includes different written and spoken formats to help develop academic style. This course provides an ideal preparation for student to do well in an academic course taught in English. The course will review the knowledge of student in English grammar and vocabulary which helps the student to improve a solid foundation for undergraduate studies. Students will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking to develop accuracy and fluency.

IFP course also ensure that students have the IT skills required for Higher Education and that student is able to use the internet as a source for further study and use to communicate with tutors and classmates. Our Computer tutors will teach the basic skills such as following software tutorials and knowing how to seek help from the University Computing Advisory Service when necessary.

Additionally, we introduce our students the British culture, traditions, habits, cultural diversity and help then to understand the British way of life and to fulfill your potential at a British University.

Business

International Foundation Programme

Studynet Group – International Foundation Programme in Business is intended to provide a foundation and access to undergraduate study on business related degree schemes.

Programme modules are the following:

  • Business Studies (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods for Business (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Management (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Economics (10 credits)

Business Studies:

This area of the course is aimed at developing an appreciation of the main disciplines of business studies. Student s gain knowledge of key business topics and an understanding of the fundamental concepts of business studies. IFP topics for study include business planning, Human resource management, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and business communications skills.

Business Plan students get a good opportunity to apply all the taught subjects that they are studying for the IFP into real life situations. They also make presentations to their fellow students, lecturers and staff from the Studynet Group foundation centre.

Quantitative methods for Business

On completion of this course student will have developed competence in the relevant mathematical and statistical methods. Students learn to carry out appropriate calculations and manipulations and will also have an understanding of the underlying principles.

Introduction to Management

This course aims to provide an understanding of the activities of people within work organisations. It will cover the wide range of issues, including the role of individual and group behaviour in organisations, the significance of managerial control and the influence of wider society in organizational life.

Introduction to Economics

This area of the course aims to provide mainly understanding of the principles and tools of the micro and macroeconomics. Topics include supply and demand, theory of price, basic consumer theory, monetary policy and unemployment amongst others and show how they relate to economic policy and its implementation.

Engineering

International Foundation Programme

The Programme contains the following components:

  • Trigonometry and Calculus 1 (10 credits)
  • Engineering Analysis  (20 credits)
  • Algebra and Engineering Functions (10 credits)
  • Engineering Materials (10 credits)
  • Further Calculus (10 credits)

Trigonometry & Calculus

The trigonometry and Calculus module is an introduction to trigonometry and differential calculus.

Engineering Analysis

The Engineering Analysis modules will enhance students’ understanding of the use of graphical techniques and statistical analysis, and develop understanding of a range of engineering – related topics, providing student with an excellent introduction to our engineering degree schemes.
Algebra and Engineering Functions

This part of the course gives an introduction to the basic ideas and methods of engineering mathematics. The module will include review and study of algebra and functions relationships engineering functions, coordinate systems and vectors.

Engineering materials

This section introduces the basic mechanical, thermal and magnetic properties of materials, together with material’s applications in the realm of engineering. The course will include case studies of familiar systems such as power generation and distribution, domestic machinery and consumer electronics.

Further Calculus

This module gives students an introduction to maxima curve sketching and applications of differentiation to elementary practical problems and integration including determination of areas.

Law

International Foundation Programme

  • International Foundation Programme
  • The programme includes the following elements:
  • Introduction to the English Legal System (10 credits)
  • Civil Rights (10 credits)
  • Legal Research Skills (10 credits)
  • Law and Society (10 credits)
  • Advanced English and Study Skills (10 credits)
  • Sociology (10 credits)

Introduction to the English Legal System

The course will introduce students to basic legal principles. The course includes examination of  the resources of law and the institutions within which legal activities occur, the methods by which legal rules are created and interpreted by the judiciary and the role of juries in the criminal justice.

Civil Rights

Students are examined in the system for the protection of civil liberties by considering prepared questions, hypothetical examples and case studies and by discussing real issues which have been decided in Courts of Law.

Legal Research Skills

This module introduces students to the basic legal research skills which are essential for the study of law.

Law and Society 

Students research various topical issues which aim to develop students’ research and oral presentational skills.

Advanced English and Study Skills

The module aims to raise students awareness of a build confidence in using situational language and skills appropriate to the field of English and Law studies. Important areas covered include: Presenting, problem solving, balancing points of view, developing arguments, summarizing and concluding.

Sociology

This module aims to promote and develop and understanding of contemporary International Societies through examination of key social institutions.