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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Education

Program Name : Bachelor of Education (Science)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1:18(Maths + two Pure Sciences) Option 2: 20 (Maths + Science D/Award)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade of C in Mathematics, and grades of C in any two from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or a minimum of grade BB in Science Double Award or equivalent. or a minimum of grade A in Physical Science and a grade C in Biology, or equivalent.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY Credits : 4
  GENERAL CHEMISTRY I Credits : 4
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY SKILLS I Credits : 2
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDEMENTAL I Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I Credits : 4
  GEOMETRICAL OPTICS, MECHANICS, VIBRATIONS AND WAVES Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  DIVERSITY OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS Credits : 4
  GENERAL CHEMISTRY II Credits : 4
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY SKILLS II Credits : 2
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDEMENTAL II Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 4
  ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 3.1 Credits : 1
  PROPERTIES OF MATTER, BASIC THERMODYNAMICS Credits : 3
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS Credits : 3
  VECTORS AND INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS Credits : 3
  CALCULUS I Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY SET AND NUMBER THEORY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING Credits : 3
  PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES Credits : 3
  DISCRETE STRUCTURES I Credits : 3
  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  STRUCTURE AND SURVEY OF FUNCTIONAL GROUPS I Credits : 2
  ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY Credits : 3
  GENETICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  BASIC TEACHING METHODS IN SEC. SCHOOL SCIENCE Credits : 3
  BASIC TEACH. METHODS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL MATH Credits : 3
  BASIC TEACHING METHODS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL CS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  CELL BIOLOGY Credits : 3
  PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION Credits : 3
  ATOMIC STRUCTURE,BONDING & MAIN GRP CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  INTRODUCTORY PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  DISCREET STRUCTURES II Credits : 3
  OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING Credits : 4
  HISTORICAL,PHILOS. & SOCIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS Credits : 3
  TEACHING PRACTICE Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA Credits : 3
  CALCULUS II Credits : 3
  COMPUTING Credits : 3
  NEWTONIAN MECHANICS Credits : 3
  ADVANCED ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM Credits : 3
  BASIC ELECTRONICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 4.1 Credits : 1

Optional Courses

  PRACTICUM IN SECONDARY SCHOOL COMPUTER STUD. Credits : 3
  PRACTICUM IN SEC. SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHING Credits : 3
  PRACTICUM IN SEC. SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHING Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  PLANT PHYSIOLOGY Credits : 3
  COORDINATION CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II Credits : 1
  STRUCTURE & SURVEY OF FUNCTIONAL GROUPS II Credits : 3
  APPLICATIONS OF THEMODYNAMICS &ELECTROCHEMIST Credits : 2
  PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II Credits : 1
  DATA ABSTRACTION AND DATA STRUCTURES Credits : 4
  INFORMATION SYSTEMS FUNDAMENTALS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN Credits : 3
  ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I Credits : 3
  REAL ANALYSIS I Credits : 3
  ADVANCED MECHANICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICAL 5.1 Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY Credits : 3
  BIOCHEMISTRY Credits : 3
  TEACHING IN THE CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGY CLASS. Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE. Credits : 3
  TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL COMPUTER STUD. Credits : 3
  TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL MATHEMATICS Credits : 3
  PEDAGOGIC STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL PHYSICS Credits : 3
  VECTORS AND INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS Credits : 3
  VECTOR CALCULUS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY Credits : 3
  PLANT SYSTEMATICS Credits : 3
  ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY Credits : 2
  ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II Credits : 1
  GROUP THEORY & ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY Credits : 3
  PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II Credits : 1
  COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANISATION Credits : 3
  DATABASE CONCEPTS Credits : 3
  MULTIMEDIA COMPUTING Credits : 3
  ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHING Credits : 3
  ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL CHEMISTRY TEACH. Credits : 3
  ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL COMPUTER STUDIES Credits : 3
  ADV. PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHING Credits : 3
  ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHING Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN MATH&SCI. Credits : 2
  TEACHING PRACTICE Credits : 3
  DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETISM Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY Credits : 3
  CHORDATES Credits : 3
  DEVELOP.& EVALUAT.OF COMPUTER STUD. PRACT. Credits : 2
  IMPACT OF ICT ON THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCES Credits : 2
  PHIL. & PSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS TEACHING Credits : 2
  MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM SOLVING Credits : 2
  HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT Credits : 2
  DESIGN&EVAL. OF INVESTIGATIVE WORK IN SCH.SCI Credits : 2
  ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II Credits : 3
  REAL ANALYSIS II Credits : 3
  COMPUTING II Credits : 3
  NUMERICAL METHODS FOR LINEAR ALGEBRA Credits : 3
  DYNAMICS I Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  ENTOMOLOGY Credits : 3
  EVOLUTION Credits : 3
  PLANT RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 6
  ADVANCED TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 3
  HETEROCYCLIC CHEM.SYNTH.REACT.&DSGN.ORG.SYTHS Credits : 3
  ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I Credits : 3
  SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Credits : 3
  OPERATING SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER NETWORKS Credits : 3
  CRITICAL DEBATES IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION Credits : 3
  FURTHER ISSUES IN CHEM.PEDAGOG.CONTENT KNO. Credits : 3
  ENRICHMENT TOPICS IN COMPUTER STUDIES EDUCATN Credits : 2
  ADVANC.TEACH.METHODS IN SCH.COMPUTER STUD. Credits : 3
  CONTEMP.ISSUES IN COMPUTER STUDIES EDUC. Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO ICT IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Credits : 2
  ADVANCED TEACHING METHODS IN SCH. MATHEMATICS Credits : 3
  CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Credits : 2
  ADVANCED PEDAGOGIC STRAT.FOR SCHOOL PHYSICS Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT IN CS/MATHS/SCIENCE EDUC. Credits : 2
  ICT FOR THE SCIENCE TEACHER Credits : 2
  CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION Credits : 2
  FUNCTIONS OF A COMPLEX VARIABLE Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICAL METHODS Credits : 3
  STATISTICAL MECHANICS I Credits : 3
  SOLID STATE PHYSICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 7.1 Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  IMMUNOLOGY Credits : 3
  EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY Credits : 3
  VERTEBRATE STRUCTURE Credits : 3
  POST HARVEST PHYSIOLOGY Credits : 3
  PLANT ECOLOGY Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 6
  SAMPLE HANDLING AND BIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS Credits : 3
  SECONDARY METABOLITES AND BIOMOLECULES Credits : 3
  ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II Credits : 3
  WEB TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS Credits : 3
  INFORMATION SYSTEMS THEORY AND PRACTICE Credits : 3
  HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION Credits : 3
  ADVANCED CURRICULUM THEORY AND INSTRUCTION Credits : 3
  CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN TEACHER EDUCATION Credits : 3
  INTRO.TO WEB DESIGN, DEV.& PUBL. FOR TEACHING Credits : 2
  ICT AND E-LEARNING Credits : 2
  MATHEMATICS AND SOCIETY Credits : 2
  ICT IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION II Credits : 2
  INTROD.TO THE HISTORY & PHILOS.OF SCIENCE Credits : 2
  FURTHER ISSUES IN ICT FOR SCIENCE TEACHERS Credits : 2
  HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS Credits : 3
  NUMBER THEORY Credits : 3
  ABSTRACT ALGEBRA III Credits : 3
  PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Credits : 3
  ATOMIC & BASIC NUCLEAR PHYSICS Credits : 3
  MICROCOMPUTING FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 8.1 Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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