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FIC 09/10 Brochure

  1. 1. Your direct pathway to Simon Fraser University Vancouver Canada 2009/2010
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  3. 3. Simon Fraser University A dynamic university for a modern world Come discover Simon Fraser University of the country’s top universities in (SFU), one of Canada’s finest universities. the ‘Guide to Canadian Universities’ Here you’ll be taught by world-renowned published by Maclean’s, Canada’s educators and researchers. You’ll be national news magazine. surrounded by talented and diverse Fraser International College (FIC), in students who share your passion for association with SFU, provides you with learning and desire to make a difference. a predetermined pathway to achieving And you’ll find a welcoming and your undergraduate goals in the fields supportive international community to of Business Administration, Computing help you find your place and achieve Science or Arts and Social Sciences. your dreams. SFU has it all – academic excellence, innovative programs, some of Canada’s best varsity sports teams, and a vibrant and international campus community. It’s no wonder we are consistently ranked one Message from the Vice-Chancellor and President of Simon Fraser University I would like to welcome Fraser students excel in their fields after International College (FIC) students to graduation. We believe this record will one of Canada’s leading universities, be enhanced by our association with FIC situated in one of the most beautiful and and our connection with its students. vibrant cities in the world. Simon Fraser I am confident that students of FIC University (SFU) opened its doors in will enjoy the benefits of learning and 1965, challenging convention and striving living on SFU’s campuses. Our student for innovation in higher education. Now, residences, student services, and four decades later, SFU has emerged as our recreation and athletics facilities a formidable academic presence with an and programs provide a welcoming Dr Michael Stevenson international reputation for innovative community, making your transition to Vice-Chancellor and President teaching, research and community FIC and to SFU an enjoyable experience. Simon Fraser University outreach. This reputation is built on our strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, It is my pleasure to invite you to as well as our distinctive interdisciplinary explore Fraser International College and professional programs, and our at Simon Fraser University. commitment to the close integration of leading-edge research and teaching. Our record is one of embracing risk and bold initiative; a record that is reflected in the successful work of our faculty and of our students. SFU faculty members are recognized internationally and our 1
  4. 4. Preparing you for your future Your future is our priority FIC is a modern and dynamic Once you have successfully completed educational institution committed your FIC studies, you will be prepared to providing quality educational for entry into your program at SFU. programs and support services in an FIC is proud to be associated with SFU and environment that encourages you to works closely with the university to ensure achieve excellence in your studies. that students receive the most up-to-date Quality teaching, outstanding facilities, teaching, using state-of-the-art facilities, and academic and welfare support with one of Canada’s most forward- services allow you the opportunity thinking and innovative institutions. and freedom to challenge yourself in a university environment. You will study a university-designed program, taught by university lecturers, in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere on the SFU campus. Message from the College Director of FIC You are at an important stage in your FIC students are treated like university life when you have to choose the right students and, with the added benefits of pathway from secondary school to smaller classes, students receive more university. It is an important decision personalized attention in a dynamic and that can determine your future career. supportive learning environment that At FIC, our focus is to help you better equips them for life at university. make the right decision and make the In choosing an FIC program, you will be most of the opportunities available to following thousands of other successful you in achieving your ambitions. We students who have achieved their provide you with a unique pathway ambitions by joining SFU, which is widely that prepares you for entry into recognized as one of the most creative post-secondary studies and allows and influential universities in Canada. for a smooth transition into SFU. Take the first step towards achieving The FIC programs and approach to your goals with FIC. We look forward teaching are special. University-designed to welcoming and supporting programs, taught by qualified lecturers, you on your journey to SFU. on a university campus, ensure that our students have the very best preparation for the demands of higher education Bev Hudson in Canada. College Director/Principal 2
  5. 5. Why choose FIC? Study a university-designed program that suits your needs, on a university campus, with qualified lecturers, in smaller classes with longer teaching sessions – and FIC guarantees you entry into second year university.* University-designed programs Qualified lecturers, quality Affordable tuition fees and progression to SFU education and additional and cost of living The University Transfer Program (UTP) instruction time FIC represents a reasonable tuition Stage I is designed to provide a bridge A quality education is the first step fees combined with an affordable cost between high school and university. It to a successful future. FIC programs of living make FIC a great option for will prepare you for university studies. are designed to help you fully reach students seeking a quality education. UTP Stage II programs are based on the your potential. They are delivered and Flexible start dates first year of the equivalent SFU Bachelor moderated by highly qualified lecturers degree programs listed on pages 11, that are approved by SFU to ensure that Whenever your results are released, 12 and 13. You will obtain guaranteed the highest standards of teaching are there is an intake for you. FIC provides transfer to these SFU programs when you maintained at all times. In keeping with the flexibility of three intakes: have completed the specified courses our supportive approach, FIC provides » January » May » September and met the Grade Point Average (GPA) more teaching hours per course. Instead These dates coincide with SFU’s intake specified for your chosen program.* of traditional three-hour teaching blocks, dates, so no matter when you finish your FIC classes are four-hour sessions. program at FIC, there is a new semester University Campus with full This extra academic contact allows at SFU beginning immediately afterwards. you to fully develop your knowledge access to university facilities and understanding of each course. FIC is located on SFU’s Burnaby Campus. Document assistance You will enjoy full access to university Small classes FIC staff and their representatives will facilities and services, including assist you as required to obtain a Study libraries, computer laboratories, sports Classes have a maximum of 35 students, Permit for studies in Canada. We will and recreation facilities, on-campus often with an average of only 25 students. also help with visa extensions, Medical accommodation, health services Small classes provide a personal learning Services Plan applications and student ID and career services. environment and more opportunities cards once you have arrived in Canada. to ask your teacher questions. Academic support On campus accommodation and tutorials As a student of FIC, you may choose to FIC provides learning support in the form live in SFU Residences at the Burnaby of free tutorial classes and and regular Campus. The new residences include a one-to-one meetings with your lecturers. dining hall and a meal plan. The tutorials focus particularly on building academic English, Mathematics and Computing skills. As well as academic support, FIC provides excellent personal support in a range of services to ensure that you are able to reach your goals. * Entry into second year at SFU is dependent on students completing the FIC UTP Stage II program and obtaining the specified Grade Point Average (GPA), and being formally admitted to the SFU program (subject to changes in SFU’s Admissions policy). 3
  6. 6. Canada The best place for you to study. Canada is an exciting and safe destination for international students. It is a diverse country with a strong tradition of welcoming people from around the world. As a result, Canada hosts many festivals featuring music, heritage, art, jazz, theatre, food and sports events from many different cultures. Canada has one of the best standards Chosen as the host city for the 2010 of living in the world. It is internationally Winter Olympics, Vancouver is ideal recognized for its natural attractions, for athletic and outdoor pursuits. Ski quality of life and world-class cities. As and snowboard on the North Shore a student, you will have the chance to mountains, which are just a short drive explore all that Canada has to offer. from downtown Vancouver and FIC. Or Canada offers you the opportunity to drive 90 minutes north to world-famous access a wide range of high quality Whistler Blackcomb ski and snowboard educational programs. A Canadian resorts. Closer to home, you can kayak, degree will help you to achieve your row or sail on English Bay. You can also career objectives and fulfill your cycle or rollerblade around the seawall personal aspirations. or on the city’s extensive bike trails. Vancouver is one of the world’s great With our mild winters (average cities. Uniquely situated between temperature 8˚C/46˚F) and temperate ocean and mountains, Vancouver summers (average temperature is Canada’s third largest city and 23˚C/73˚F), it’s easy to make the most of is home to an ethnically diverse the city’s natural beauty and recreational population of over two million people. opportunities throughout the year. Recognized as one of the most livable Most of all, as an FIC student you cities in the world, Vancouver is a safe and will enjoy the high level of personal energetic city of eclectic neighborhoods, freedom that comes with living in a safe, vibrant cultural events and unparalleled modern and open-minded community. opportunities for outdoor recreation. It is the ideal environment to challenge Whether you’re interested in exploring the yourself academically and personally. downtown core, experiencing the lively And for many, it represents a life- nightlife or attending world-class theatre, changing experience and the beginning music and dance performances, of an exciting pathway to SFU. you’ll find countless opportunities to get out and have fun. 4
  7. 7. Barnet Rd Hastings St Simon Fraser University Burnaby Mountain Parkway Broadway Gaglardi Way Lougheed Hwy North Road Burnaby 1 Top: Map of Burnaby area North Vancouver 0 4 km 1 N7A Coquitlam Simon Fraser Simon University Pitt Meadows Vancouver Fraser Burnaby Burnaby Port University Coquitlam New Westminster 7 Vancouver FIC Vancouver, British Columbia Simon Fraser 91 1 Richmond University Surrey GREATER Surrey VANCOUVER 99A Top: Regional map of Vancouver Source of maps: Tandem Design Associates Ltd. 5
  8. 8. The campus FIC is located on SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus in the thriving and culturally diverse city of Burnaby, a 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The Burnaby campus is one of the most awe-inspiring university settings on the continent, offering a stunning panorama of mountains, cities, ocean and islands from its location at the summit of 400-metre high Burnaby Mountain. Designed by internationally acclaimed For students wanting to live on campus, architect Arthur Erickson, the campus SFU provides fully-catered single room has everything you’d expect of a major accommodation as well as an on-campus university, yet on a scale that will make hotel where visiting family members you feel at home. The vast majority can stay. Buses operate between the of the 28,000 students pursue their campus and Greater Vancouver’s studies on the pedestrian-friendly rapid transit system at the foot of campus, which houses administrative Burnaby Mountain on a regular basis. and academic offices, the main Studying at FIC will give you access library, student services, on-campus to all of these facilities and more. residences, and the new UniverCity community of residences and shops. 6
  9. 9. Your pathway to SFU FIC offers a pre-university level program, which prepares you for entry into university level studies in Business Administration, Computing Science or Arts and Social Sciences in UTP Stage II. UTP Stage II programs are offered in Upon successful completion of UTP Stage association with SFU as an alternative II and having met the SFU specified Grade pathway to a degree at SFU. Courses are Point Average (GPA), you will be eligible the equivalent of the first year of the SFU to apply for transfer to selected SFU degree and are quality assured by SFU. Bachelor degree programs with advanced standing status of up to 60 credit hours. Pathways to a university degree University Bachelor degree Year 4 Year 3 University level Year 2 FIC UTP Stage II Year 1 Year 12 UTP Stage I Pre-university level equivalent (Foundation) Year 11 or equivalent Secondary school Please note: Entry into the UTP Stage II is dependent on your successful completion of the UTP Stage I or satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Entry into second year at SFU is dependent on your successful completion of the UTP Stage II with the specified Grade Point Average (GPA). 7
  10. 10. Your pathway to SFU Entry points to FIC pathways Name of Program Type of Program English Academic Course details requirement requirement PAS (Preparation English and IIELTS 4.5 (no band Academic This is a 14 week (1 semester) academic English in Academic academic skills less than 4.0) or requirements are the language program designed for completion prior Skills) – Academic training equivalent same as UTP Stage to entry into the UTP I or UTP II programs. English Language I or II (If your English level After successful completion of this program and Program is lower than 4.5 by meeting the academic entry requirements, please contact FIC you can progress on to other FIC programs staff for advice about listed below. other options) UTP Stage I Academic English IELTS 5.0 (no band Completion of Year This program consists of UTP Stage I courses (Mixed) and less than 4.5) 11 equivalent and Academic English language studies. In the Pre-University first semester students take two academic or courses courses plus 15 hours per week of Academic Completion of Year English language studies. 12 with marginal In the second two semesters students complete success* the remaining UTP Stage I academic courses. UTP Stage II Academic English IELTS 5.0 (no band Completion of This program consists of UTP Stage II courses (Mixed) and First Year less than 4.5) Year 12* and Academic English language studies. In the University Courses first semester students take two academic courses plus 15 hours per week of Academic English language studies. In the second two semesters students complete the remaining UTP Stage II academic courses. UTP Stage I Pre-University IELTS 5.5 (no band Completion of Year This is a pre-university course designed for Courses less than 5.0) 11 equivalent students who have completed Year 11 equivalent or Year 12 with marginal success and require or additional support prior to starting a first year Completion of Year university program (UTP Stage II). 12 with marginal Students are required to study eight courses success* over two semesters (four courses per semester – eight months) * Please note that students who have completed Year 12 with marginal success may be permitted to transfer to UTP Stage II after completing four academic courses with a 70% average. UTP Stage II First Year University IELTS 5.5 (no band Completion of Year This program is equivalent to Year 1 of selected Courses less than 5.0) 12* degree programs at SFU. In order to progress to a degree program at SFU, students are required to complete a minimum of 10 courses equal to 30 credit hours and achieve the specified GPA. These courses will normally be completed in 3 semesters (one year). * Please see Pages 16 to 18 for academic requirements from different countries 8
  11. 11. Your English language preparation If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for your program, we can offer you a number of options to improve your English language proficiency. English Classes Burnaby campus of SFU, so students can enjoy the experience of studying English We recommend that all students take in one of Canada’s top universities, an internationally recognised English with access to the facilities there. proficiency test such as IELTS or TOEFL before coming to Canada. To enter Upon successful completion of the PAS directly into Stage I or Stage II, all program, students are eligible to enter students require an IELTS score of FIC without providing further English 5.5 or equivalent, in addition to the test scores, either directly into a UTP required academic scores. If your program or a UTP Mixed Program. FIC English is not yet at that level, FIC staff are able to offer advice regarding can offer the following options: the PAS application process at the time of applying to FIC. PAS in English programs follow the FIC intake schedule. UTP Stage I and II (Mixed) The Mixed Program is designed Off-campus ESL colleges specifically for students who have achieved an IELTS score of 5.0 (no band Our staff are able to offer advice less than 4.5) or equivalent. Students regarding specialist ESL colleges at this level of English will take a limited in Vancouver for students with an number of FIC academic courses IELTS of less than 4.5 at the time of during their first semester. In addition applying to FIC. These ESL colleges to the academic courses they have allow students to improve their English selected, students will study 15 hours language skills through intensive per week of academic English at FIC. English programs. Most specialist ESL colleges have monthly intake dates. After successfully completing the Mixed Program, students continue to take academic courses in the following semester. Mixed Programs follow the FIC intake schedule. “PAS” in English Preparation in Academic Skills (PAS) in English is an SFU program which provides English language training for university-bound international students who have achieved an IELTS score of 4.5 (no band less than 4.0) or equivalent. PAS in English classes are also held on the 9
  12. 12. University Transfer Program Stage I FIC offers a University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage I, which provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. UTP Stage I is designed to prepare you Upon successful completion of the for entry to university-level programs UTP Stage I program, you will progress in the Business Administration, to a UTP Stage II program in Business Computing Science, and Arts and Administration, Computing Science, or Social Sciences fields. UTP Stage I Arts and Social Sciences, then articulate consists of eight courses of study. into the second year of an appropriate Successful completion of the program Bachelor degree program at SFU. guarantees you entry to UTP Stage II. In addition to formal contact hours, FIC provides you with extra support through individual consultation with teachers and self access computer laboratories. University Transfer Program University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage II (UTP) Stage I FIC UTP Stage II Required courses • Business Administration • Business Management • Computing Science • Introduction to Economics • Arts and Social Sciences • English Skills/Reading • English Skills/Writing • Introduction to Computing Concepts and Algorithms • Introduction to Computing Science • Foundations of Mathematics • Introduction to Mathematics 10
  13. 13. University Transfer Program Stage II: Business Administration The University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage II in Business Administration is the first year of SFU’s Bachelor of Business Administration and provides the foundation for further study in many aspects of Business and Commerce, including Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Management and Organisation Studies, Management Science and Marketing. Introduction to these many areas will enable you to choose more wisely the area in which you wish to specialise when you progress to the Bachelor degree. UTP Stage II: Business Administration Required courses • Introduction to Computing • Brain, Mind & Society Science & Programming I • Introduction to Statistics • Calculus for the Social Sciences I • Introduction to Computing for the Social Sciences • Critical Thinking Science & Programming II • Literature Across Cultures • Financial Accounting • Introduction to Computer Design • Global Perspectives on Health • Introduction to Fiction or Introduction • Introduction to Criminology • Research Methods in Criminology to Issues in Literature and Culture • Canada Since Confederation • Introduction to International Politics • Principles of Macroeconomics • Contemporary Health Issues • Introduction to Psychology I • Principles of Microeconomics • Discrete Mathematics • Behaviour in Organisations Elective courses • Precalculus* • Environmental Economics Choose four (4) courses • Calculus I • East/West from the following list: • Calculus II • The Social History of Canada • Introduction to • Introduction to Politics & Government Communication Studies • The Wonder of Words Simon Fraser University programs second year entry Bachelor of Business Administration Concentrations: • Management and Technology • Accounting • Management Information Systems • Entrepreneurship • Management Science • Finance • Marketing • Human Resource Management • International Business You must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at FIC and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 upon completion of your UTP Stage II program to be guaranteed transfer to the SFU programs listed above. Course offerings may change without notice. Please refer to the website, www.fraseric.ca, for the most up-to-date list of course offerings. * For those students who do not meet the math prerequisite for Calculus. 11
  14. 14. University Transfer Program Stage II: Computing Science The University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage II in Computing Science is the first year of SFU’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing Science) and provides the foundation for further study in many aspects of computing science that lead to further studies in areas including Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Programming Languages and Software, Information Systems, Computing Systems and Theoretical Computing. Introduction to these areas of Computing Science during your UTP Stage II studies will enable you to choose more wisely your preferred area of study when you progress to the Bachelor degree. UTP Stage II: Computing Science Required courses Elective courses • Brain, Mind & Society • Introduction to Computing Science • Principles of Macroeconomics • Literature Across Cultures & Programming I • Principles of Microeconomics • Global Perspectives on Health • Introduction to Computing Science • Introduction to • Introduction to International Politics & Programming II Communication Studies • Research Methods in Criminology • Introduction to Computer Design • Introduction to Criminology • Introduction to Psychology I • Introduction to Fiction or • Canada Since Confederation • Environmental Economics Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture • Contemporary Health Issues • East/West • Discrete Mathematics • Critical Thinking • The Wonder of Words • Calculus I • Introduction to Politics • Behaviour in Organisations & Government • Calculus II • The Social History of Canada Simon Fraser University programs Second year entry Bachelor of Science (Computing Science) Areas of study: • Artificial Intelligence • Computer Graphics and Multimedia • Programming Languages and Software • Information Systems • Computing Systems • Theoretical Computing You must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at FIC and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 upon completion of your UTP Stage II program to be guaranteed transfer to the SFU programs listed above. Course offerings may change without notice. Please refer to the website, www.fraseric.ca, for the most up-to-date list of course offerings. 12
  15. 15. University Transfer Program Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences The University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage II in Arts and Social Sciences is the first year of SFU’s Bachelor of Arts and provides the foundation for further study in many aspects of arts that lead to further studies in areas such as Economics, English, History, Political Science and Criminology. Introduction to these areas of Arts and Social Sciences during your UTP Stage II studies will enable you to choose more wisely your preferred major when you progress to the Bachelor degree. UTP Stage II: Arts and Social Sciences Required courses • Literature Across Cultures • Contemporary Health Issues Choose at least seven (7) courses • Research Methods in Criminology • Introduction to Statistics from the following list: • Introduction to International Politics for the Social Sciences • Introduction to Criminology • Introduction to Psychology I • Discrete Mathematics • Introduction to Fiction • Environmental Economics • Financial Accounting • Principles of Microeconomics • East/West • Global Perspectives on Health • Principles of Macroeconomics • The Social History of Canada • Introduction to Communication Studies • Canada Since Confederation • The Wonder of Words • Introduction to Computing • Critical Thinking Elective courses Science & Programming I • Introduction to International Politics Choose up to three (3) courses • Introduction to Computing • Introduction to Issues in from the following list: Science & Programming II Literature and Culture • Calculus for the Social • Introduction to Computer Design • Introduction to Politics Sciences I or Calculus I • Precalculus & Government • Calculus II • Behaviour in Organisations • Brain, Mind & Society Simon Fraser University programs Second year entry Bachelor of Arts • Anthropology • Economics • Humanities • Mathematics • Archaeology • English • International Studies • Philosophy • Art & Culture • Film & Video Studies • Labour Studies • Political Science • Asia-Canada • First Nations Studies • Languages • Psychology • Canadian Studies • French • Latin American • Sociology • Cognitive Science • Geography Development Studies • Statistics • Criminology • History • Linguistics • Women’s Studies You must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at FIC and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 upon completion of your UTP Stage II program to be guaranteed transfer to the SFU programs listed above. Course offerings may change without notice. Please refer to the website, www.fraseric.ca, for the most up-to-date list of course offerings. 13
  16. 16. Programs of study available at SFU SFU has over 100 programs within eight faculties and consistently pushes the boundaries of academic innovation. FIC offers direct pathways into SFU degree programs in Business Administration, Computing Science and Arts & Social Sciences. however when you successfully complete UTP Stage II and transfer to SFU you may also be eligible to apply for internal transfer to other faculties or programs within SFU. The following programs may be available for internal transfer at SFU: Faculty of Education Faculty of Science Programs Programs • Arts Education • French Education • Actuarial Science • Management and • Counselling and • Mathematics Education • Applied Physics Systems Science Human Development • Physical Education • Bioinformatics • Mathematics • Counselling Psychology • Biological Physics • Mathematics and • Curriculum and • Biological Sciences Computing Science Instruction • Chemical Physics • Molecular Biology • Early Childhood • Chemistry and Biochemistry Education • Earth Sciences • Physics • Education • Engineering Science • Physical Geography • Educational Leadership • Environmental • Statistics • Environmental Education Science • Biomedical Physiology • Learning Disabilities • Industrial Mathematics and Kinesiology Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty of Applied Sciences Programs Programs • Social Health Science • Engineering Science • Environmental Health • Infectious Disease Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Environment Interactive Arts and Technology Programs Programs • Communication • Interative Art (sp) • Environmental Science • Geography • Contemporary Art and Technology Please note: Entry into the Faculties and programs listed above is subject to SFU’s standard admissions regulations. Students may apply for entry to other programs but may require additional credits to complete the degree. 14
  17. 17. Study Abroad Program FIC offers a one semester (4 month) Study Abroad Program for students who are interested in a short-term international academic experience. Students in the FIC Study Abroad Program have full access to all of the Simon Fraser University facilities and services including on-campus accommodation, libraries, computer labs, recreation facilities, and career services. Upon successful completion of the Study Abroad Program students have the option to continue to complete the full FIC Pre- university program (UTP I) or University-Level program (UTP II). Students who successfully complete the UTP II program and who have the appropriate GPA, are eligible to transfer to Year 2 of Simon Fraser University’s bachelor degree programs with advanced standing status of up to 60 credit hours. Pre-university Level Study University Level Study Abroad Programs Abroad Programs Academic Program Academic Program FIC’s Pre-university Study Abroad The courses in the University-Level Program prepares students for entry Study Abroad Program are equivalent to into University-level studies. Students the first year of Simon Fraser University choose up to four (4) introductory degree program courses. Students courses in subjects such as Business, choose up to four (4) academic courses English, Mathematics and Computing. from a variety of offerings in the field of Business Administration, Computing Academic & Academic English Science and/or Arts & Social Sciences. Language Program The Academic & Academic English Academic & Academic English Language Program combines full time Language Program English language study (15 hours per The Academic & Academic English week) Language Program combines full time with up to two pre-university English language study (15 hours per academic courses. week) with up to two university level academic courses. 15
  18. 18. Academic requirements Country University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage I University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage II Argentina 11 years of schooling with excellent grades Bachillerato 7/10 Australia Successful completion of Year 11 with 65% average Year 12 – UAI with minimum 65% Bangladesh Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) with 45% average Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) or Year 11 (10+1) with 70% average with 50% average in 4 academic subjects Bahrain Completion of 11 years of academic preparation Tawjahiya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with with 75% average average 67% Brazil Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate 5/10 or C+ Brazilian Secondary School Leaving Certificate 7 or B Grade Brunei GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects GCE ‘A’ Levels with passes in 2 academic subjects Canada Not applicable Successful completion of grade 12 with 55% average with minimum 4 academic subjects Chile Licencia de Educacion Licencia de Educacion Media Secundaria with minimum 4/7 China Senior Middle 3 with 65% in 4 academic subjects or Senior Middle 3 with 70% in 4 academic subjects Senior Middle 2 with 75% in 4 academic subjects Colombia Bachillerato with 65% average Bachillerato with 70% average Fiji Form 6 School Leaving Certificate with overall score of 260 Form 7 with ‘B’ in English and Maths and passes in all other subjects with an overall score of 240 France Successful completion of year 11 equivalent 2 ‘A’ level examinations (passing results) or 1 ‘A’ and 2 ‘AS’ Level passes or French Baccalauréat (générale, echnologique and professionnelle) with minimum 60% in 4 academic subjects Germany successful completion of year 11 equivalent successful completion of Arbitur or equivalent Ghana Completion of SSCE (WAEC/NECO) with average grades Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSSCE) with C6 or above average grades C4 or above or GCE ‘A’ Levels with passes in 2 academic subjects Hong Kong Form 5 (HKCEE) – with minimum ‘E’ passes in Form 7 (HKALE) – 1 ‘A’ level and 2 ‘AS’ level passes 3 academic subjects or 2 ‘A’ level passes India All India Secondary School Certificate with 45% average or All India Senior Secondary School Certificate with Year 11 with 55% average in 4 academic subjects 50% average in 4 academic subjects Indonesia SMU 2 with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 academic subjects SMU 3 with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 academic subjects International International Baccalaureate 20 International Baccalaureate 22 Baccalaureate (IB) Iran 3 year High School Diploma 4 year High School Diploma or Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) with 65% minimum average Japan Successful completion of Kotogakko year 2 with Successful completion of Kotogakko year 3 with 3.0 average 3.0 average Jordan Tawjihi with 55% average in academic subjects Certificate of General Secondary Education with 67% average in academic subjects Kazakhstan Completion of Atestat with 3.5 Completion of Atestat with 4.0 Kenya KCSE D average or GCE ‘O’ levels with passes in KCSE C+ average or 2 GCE ‘A’ levels passes with D average 3 academic subjects Korea Senior High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a Senior High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a 70% or C average 70% or C average Kuwait Shahadat al-thanawia-al-a’ama (Secondary School Shahadat al-thanawia-al-a’ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with minimum average 50% Leaving Certificate) with minimum average 65% Macau (HKSAR/PRC) Form 5 (HKCEE) – passes in 3 academic subjects (E) or Form 7 (HKALE) with 1 ‘A’ Level and 2 ‘AS’ level passes Senior Middle 2 with 75% or Senior Middle 3 with 75% in 4 academic subjects Malaysia Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM) with STPM – 2 passes at minimum D grade or passes in 3 academic subjects Senior Middle Three with 4 ‘C+’ grades Mexico Bachillerato with 5.0 in academic subjects or completion Bachillerato with 7.0 in academic subjects of Year 11 with 7.0 in 4 academic subjects 16
  19. 19. Country University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage I University Transfer Program (UTP) Stage II Nigeria Completion of SSCE (WAEC/NECO) with an average Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) of five credit grades C6 or above with a minimum score of C4 or above Oman Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum average of 60% – Year 12) with a minimum average of 75% Pakistan Intermediate Secondary School Certificate (10 + 1) Intermediate (IC)/Higher Secondary School Certificate with 55% average (HSC – 10+2) with average 50% in 4 academic subjects Peru Certificado de Educacion Secundaria – average grade 10 Certificado de Educacion Secundaria – average grade 12 Qatar Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with 60% Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) average in academic subjects or successful completion of with 75% average in academic subjects year 11 equivalent with 75% in academic subjects Russia Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 Certificate of Secondary Education or Upper Secondary with 3.5 average Education with minimum 4.0 Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) with Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) 60% average in academic subjects or successful completion with minimum 75% in academic subjects of year 11 equivalent with minimum 75% in academic subjects Singapore GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects Singapore GCE ‘A’ Levels with ‘D’ passes in 2 academic subjects South Africa Successful completion of year 11 with ‘C’ average Senior Certificate with ‘C’ average or matriculation endorsement with minimum 50% Spain successful completion of year 11 with minimum 7 out of 10 successful completion of Bachillerato with minimum 6 out or completion of Bachillerato with less than 6 out of 10 of 10 in 4 academic subjects Sri Lanka GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects GCE ‘A’ Levels with ‘D’ passes in 2 academic subjects or 3 Sri Lankan ‘A’ Levels with ‘D’ average Taiwan Senior Middle Two with ‘B’ average Senior Middle Three with ‘B’ or 70% average in four academic subjects Tanzania Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC)/East Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)/ African Certificate of Education (EACE) with grade ‘D’ or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) higher or GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects with grade ‘D’ or higher or GCE ‘A’ Levels with ‘D’ passes in 2 academic subjects Thailand Matayom 5 with 2.5 average Matayom 6 with 2.0 average Turkey General public diploma (of any type) with GPA between General public diploma with GPA 3.0 or higher OR Anatolian 2.5 and 3.0 with no math subjects below 2.5 High School or Private High School with GPA 2.5 or higher, with no math subjects below 2.5 UAE Tawjihiyya with a 50% average in academic subjects or 11 Tawjihiyya with 70% average in academic subjects years of education with 75% average Uganda Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC)/East Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)/ African Certificate of Education (EACE) with grade ‘D’ or East African Advanced Certificate of Education (EAACE) higher or GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects with grade ‘D’ or higher or GCE ‘A’ Levels with ‘D’ passes in 2 academic subjects United Kingdom GCE ‘O’ Levels with 3 passes GCE ‘A’ levels with 2 passes at minimum D grade United States of America Successful completion of year 11 Successful completion of grade 12 GPA 2.5 (D+) or SAT I score 1100 Vietnam Successful completion of Year 11 with 7.0 average Successful completion of Year 12 with average 7.0 average Zambia GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects Zambian School Certificate with 5 or higher in 4 academic subjects or GCE ‘A’ Levels with ‘D’ average passes in 2 academic subjects Zimbabwe GCE ‘O’ Levels with passes in 3 academic subjects ZIMSEC A’ Levels or GCE ‘A’ Levels with ‘D’ average passes in 2 academic subjects FIC reviews its admissions requirements and related academic requirements. Any changes to the requirements will be updated on the FIC website. This information is correct at time of printing. 17
  20. 20. Admission requirements Entry into UTP Stage II programs generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Entry into the UTP Stage I program generally requires the successful completion of Year 11 equivalent outside of Canada. Specific academic requirements are listed on pages 16 and 17. Not all qualifications are listed, therefore, if you have other qualifications, please send details to FIC for assessment. If you have completed Year 12 or equivalent but your results do not qualify you for entry into UTP Stage II, you may be admitted to UTP Stage I. English language requirements Mixed Program, SFU’s PAS program or directed to a recognized ESL provider. The language of instruction at FIC is All applicants must submit a result from English. You must demonstrate a suitable an English language proficiency test for level of English language proficiency direct entry into FIC and/or for referral to before being admitted into a program. SFU’s PAS program or an ESL provider. This can be done by obtaining one of Only those students whose first language the results shown in the table below. is English will be exempt from providing If you do not meet the English language English language proficiency test results. requirements, you will be offered the English language qualification Mixed Program Direct entry (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) (UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II) IELTS (Academic) 5.0 with no band lower than 4.5 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 TOEFL Computer/Paper/iBT 173/500/59 196/525/69 SPM English C6 C4 HKCEE English Level 2 English Level 3 GCE *O* Levels D C BC High School or Equivalent C- or 60% C or 65% Canadian English 12 or Equivalent ETS Program Indonesia ETS Level 1 Grade A ETS Level 2 Grade B ETS Level 2 Grade B ETS Level 3 Grade A or B ETS Level 3 Grade C EIKEN Japan Eiken 2A Eiken Pre-1 International Baccalaureate 4 or Higher 3 Standard 4 or Higher 5 FIC reviews its admissions requirements and related English language requirements. Any changes to the requirements will be updated on the FIC website. This information is correct at time of printing. Mathematics requirements Mature age entry Year 12 Mathematics at an acceptable Math assessment testing is available Mature age students (21 years of level is required for UTP Stage II in for those students wanting to check age and over) may be admitted into a Business Administration and Computing their math level. Students may also be program without meeting the formal Science streams. UTP Stage II students asked to complete the assessment test academic requirements if there is who do not meet this requirement will be if there are any concerns regarding documented relevant work experience required to complete Pre-Calculus as a their math background. There may and/or other acceptable qualifications. prerequisite to Calculus I. be a fee for this testing service. 18
  21. 21. Academic calendar Year Intake Orientation Semester start Semester end (including exams) 2009 May 30 April 2009 4 May 2009 15 August 2009 2009 September 3 September 2009 8 September 2009 19 December 2009 2010 January 31 December 2009 4 January 2010 1 May 2010 2010 May 6 May 2010 10 May 2010 6 August 2010 2010 September 2 September 2010 7 September 2010 22 December 2010 Dates are correct at the time of printing. Please check www.fraseric.ca the most up-to-date information. Please note there will be no classes during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, from 15 February to 26 February, 2010. 19
  22. 22. Your investment Fees and charges for 2009/2010 academic year Normal duration Total program fees English language program Mixed Program (English component only) 1 semester C$3,300 (plus additional costs on a per course basis) Pre-university level program UTP Stage I 2 semesters C$13,080 University level programs UTP Stage II in Business Administration 3 semesters C$15,200 UTP Stage II in Computing Science 3 semesters C$15,200 UTP Stage II in Arts and Social Sciences 3 semesters C$15,200 Study Abroad Programs Academic Program – Pre-university 1 semester C$6,540 Academic Program – University Level 1 semester C$6,080 Academic & English Language Program – Pre-university 1 semester C$6,570 Academic & English Language Program – University Level 1 semester C$6,340 PAS English Language Program Application fee (non refundable) C$200 Program fee 1 semester C$4,847 Other fees and charges Medical insurance** (compulsory) 3 months C$120 Student services and recreation (compulsory) Per semester C$115 Airport reception* (non-refundable) C$75 – $85 Homestay placement fee* (non-refundable) C$175 – $250 Homestay* Per week (full board) C$188 On-campus accommodation application C$25 On-campus accommodation 1 semester C$2,085 – $2,245 On-Campus Meal Plan 1 semester C$1,350 Custodianship initial set up (non-refundable) C$150 Custodianship per semester C$75 Please note: Fees and charges are in Canadian Dollars. Fees and charges are subject to change without notice. ** FIC will provide students with information on how to get medical coverage from the Medical Services Plan of B.C. (C$54 per month). * Payable to homestay providers. GST: GST where applicable is not included in the fees schedule. Program fees include: utilities, text books, recreation and The family bursary is granted to the entertainment. Telecommunication, second and subsequent family members • Orientation program recreation and entertainment costs will who study at a Navitas institution. The • Full tuition vary according to individual student’s bursary is equivalent to 10 percent of the • Access to libraries and requirements. These amounts will not tuition fee for the first eight courses of computer laboratories cover major expenses such as buying study in the UTP Stage I and for the first • Study skills and academic support tutorials a car, television, stereo or computer. ten courses of study in the UTP Stage II. It is credited to the eligible student’s tuition Program fees do not include: Navitas family bursary fee account each semester (the amount • Books and stationery Navitas offers financial support in the being relevant to the number of courses • Equipment form of family bursaries. The Navitas undertaken in that semester). Only one • Accommodation family bursary applies where two or more family bursary will be granted per student • Meals students from the same family study regardless of the number of family • Medical insurance at a Navitas institution. The first family members who have studied at a • Transportation member can be studying at a Navitas Navitas institution. institution at the same time as other Living costs family members or may have studied at In addition to your tuition fees, you will any Navitas institution previously. For the need between C$12,000 and C$14,000 purpose of this bursary, a family member to meet your expenses each year. This is defined as a brother, sister, mother, includes accommodation, food, transport, father, son, daughter or stepchild. Please note: For students attending FIC, the Navitas family bursary is not applicable to English language programs or any component of an English language program. 20
  23. 23. Your accommodation FIC offers a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. These include on-campus accommodation, homestay and off-campus accommodation. Students under 19 must be in accommodation acceptable to their parents and FIC. SFU Residences All families are within commuting distance of SFU. Homestay includes (on campus accommodation) breakfast, lunch and dinner. Your FIC students may choose to live in SFU homestay package may be upgraded to residences at the Burnaby campus, just a include special amenities such as Internet short walk from classes. The residences or a private bathroom upon request. feature extra long beds, shared TVs FIC’s preferred homestay providers are and microwaves in common rooms, and First Choice International Placement Inc. wiring for high-speed Internet access. and Vancouver Central Homestay. To The residences also include a dining explore homestay options in Vancouver hall and a meal plan that is available refer to www.fciplacement.com or for the entire residence community. www.vancouvercentralhomestay.com Life at the centre of it all, barbeque Application forms and payment nights, movie nights and “rez” challenges information for homestay can be found are just some of the regular activities on the individual provider’s website. that make residence fun! SFU student staff and volunteers are there to help make the most of the residence Off-campus accommodation experience – whether it is sharing study A wide range of off-campus tips, letting students know where to accommodation including private find the best cup of coffee or invites rentals and shared accommodation is you to join in a volleyball game. For available to FIC students. The following many students, residence life is one resources are the best places to start of the most memorable aspects of looking for off-campus accommodation: their undergraduate experience. • online at: To apply online, please refer to: www.homes4students.ca or http://students.sfu.ca/residences/ www.sfuoffcampushousing.com • classified advertisements in Homestay Vancouver newspapers including The For many students, the opportunity to Province and The Vancouver Sun stay with a Canadian family, off-campus (http://vancouver.renting.canada.com) and in the community, offers a special appeal. As a homestay student, you will have the chance to be a part of the family, taking part in family activities and celebrating special occasions. 21
  24. 24. Supporting you while you study FIC is committed to helping students achieve their goals by providing many support services. As an FIC student, you will have access to these services as well as the student services offered by SFU. Study and learning support in resolving these issues. FIC students also have access to the excellent health At FIC, we understand that the transition and counselling services of SFU. to university-level study can be difficult for some students. To assist you in developing the study skills necessary to Orientation successfully complete your program of Orientation is a series of activities and study, FIC offers a variety of different programs which provide you with valuable study and learning support services. information and assistance to help you Our Student Advisors, in conjunction make a smooth transition to study at FIC. with various teaching staff, run a number of support tutorials and workshops What happens at Orientation? throughout the semester for students • Select and enroll in courses who want to develop their study skills in and create a timetable areas such as time management, essay • Obtain program information writing and examination techniques. Peer tutoring programs also run throughout • Obtain student ID card each semester to assist students in areas • Obtain information about such as math and academic English. The your Medical insurance Student Advisors and other teaching • Be introduced to FIC services staff are also available for individual and facilities or group appointments throughout the semester if you need assistance with • Tour the campus and library assignment drafting, researching, and • Meet new friends and FIC staff referencing.International students who need extra help with their spoken and • Students registered for SFU written English skills will also find the free on-campus accommodation English support tutorials offered each are automatically registered for semester very helpful. We encourage dormitory orientation and are you to participate fully in these programs encouraged to participate fully. and to contact the friendly staff at FIC for advice and assistance as soon as Airport reception you are finding things a little difficult. Airport reception information can Personal support be found on the FIC website. For those students staying in homestay, A free and confidential advising service is the company responsible for your available to all FIC students. Things often accommodation will help you to make do not go the way we had planned or arrangements for airport reception and sometimes problems of a personal nature transfer to your homestay. Students arise. An Advisor is available to meet staying in SFU Residence will find airport with you to discuss a range of problems reception options on the FIC website or concerns that you may have while in the Student Life section. Airport you are at FIC. If anything is preventing reception must be booked a minimum you from enjoying your academic, of two weeks in advance of arrival. social or personal life, then seeing the FIC Advisor is often a very good start Please note: Attendance at Orientation is compulsory for all new students. 22
  25. 25. Campus security Students have the chance to join various events and activities throughout 24-hour security is provided on all the semester organized by either the SFU campuses to answer enquiries SFU Student Association or by FIC. and provide assistance and support We encourage you to participate to students. Security can arrange and enjoy these opportunities. an escort to take you to your vehicle or on-campus accommodation, particularly on weekends or after dark. Disability support FIC is committed to providing equal Medical insurance opportunities for students with disabilities by promoting strategies All international students must have to develop a flexible teaching and medical insurance whilst studying in learning environment able to meet the Canada. Private insurance must be needs of a diverse range of students. purchased prior to your arrival at FIC. To facilitate the assessment of support David Cummings Insurance Services services which may be required for Ltd (DCIS) is FIC’s preferred insurance the academic program to which you provider for medical insurance. For seek entry, FIC encourages you to further details regarding medical provide information regarding the insurance, please contact DCIS by nature of your disability and your e-mailing student@david-cummings.com. special needs during FIC’s marketing, At Orientation, FIC staff will assist admission and enrollment procedures. students with completing application FIC is always available to assist forms for BC’s Medical Services you to ensure that you are able to Plan (MSP). MSP coverage commences succeed in your chosen program of three months after your date of arrival study. It is important that you advise in Canada. This is a mandatory provincial the Student Advisor of your special government plan for all British Columbia needs as early as possible so that residents. Information about the arrangements can be made to ensure British Columbia Medical Services that you enjoy your experience at FIC. Plan and how to apply is available at www.hibc.gov.bc.ca or at the FIC office. FIC requires all students to maintain Transition to Simon current health insurance coverage. Fraser University FIC organises special information Student activities sessions for students due to complete We understand that for students, , the their UTP Stage II program and transfer main reason you are here is to study, but to SFU. In the information sessions, you participating in extra-curricular activities are provided with information about and getting out and about is important courses and majors available, program too. FIC encourages you to interact and structure and application processes for enjoy your experience in Canada by your chosen degree. In addition, you will taking a break from your studies and attend specifically designed orientation having some fun. Being involved in sessions to help you make a successful non-academic interests, whilst transition to your degree program at SFU. studying at FIC helps you to A Graduation ceremony is held twice develop a network of friends, which yearly for students who successfully broadens your outlook and skills. complete their UTP Stage I and FIC offers students the opportunity Stage II programs at FIC. to become a certified peer educator, contribute to the student newsletter and plan activities for fellow students. 23
  26. 26. Policies and procedures To comply with legislative requirements, FIC has a number of policies and procedures in place. These policies and procedures include privacy, academic misconduct, academic probation and exclusion, care arrangements for students under 19 years of age, and examination processes. Privacy Act Grievance procedures, FIC is bound by the Privacy Act which appeals or complaints regulates the way private sector FIC has policies and procedures for organizations can collect, use and dealing with student complaints, disclose personal information. grievances and appeals in a constructive and timely manner. Independent dispute Code of Conduct resolution is available if you feel FIC plays an important role in the lives that a grievance has not been of students. All students studying at FIC resolved satisfactorily. have the right to be treated with respect and courtesy by FIC staff and fellow Access and equity students in an environment free from FIC is committed to equal opportunity harassment and conducive to learning. for all students to ensure that no FIC expects you to abide by the Code of student who has met the specified Conduct by accepting responsibility for academic and English language entry your behavior and conducting yourself requirements is denied access to a in a professional manner at all times, program and that no student, once and treating fellow students and staff enrolled in a course, is disadvantaged. with respect, honesty and courtesy. All FIC staff, both academic and administrative, are responsible for ensuring that any student with disabilities is treated with dignity and courtesy, and given every opportunity to reach their full educational potential. 24

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