New Academic Year: Introduction of 13 New Curricula

8 years, 2 months ago - February 16, 2013
The University of Mauritius is since Wednesday its annual open days to allow aspiring students to take knowledge of the various courses that are offered. Online registration for the new academic year 2013/2014 will be open from tomorrow.

While the institution has made no provision to increase its intake lack of adequate infrastructure, it brought thirteen new curriculum.

Starting tomorrow, those seeking a place to UoM can do online. Each year, about 7,000 registration applications are received, but only about 4,000 young people will be offered a place.

If the traditional Job Fairs organized by the UoM aim to publicize job opportunities in the country, the tertiary institution wanted this time providing an opportunity for aspiring students to become familiar with a variety of courses that offer, where the organization of these three open days that end today. Organizers say that "young people have no idea of the career prospects of these new channels, and this is what we want to show them." During these three days, lecturers, managers of schools, as well as students of the institution have been called on to advise visitors on educational choices. Representatives of the Student Union were also present to give a glimpse of life on campus.

At the academic level, thirteen new courses in which a license and several new master's programs will be introduced. According to management, they have been designed to meet the specific needs of the labor market. For September 2013/14, the registration will be open tomorrow, last month.

While having decided to introduce new curricula to diversify its offer, UoM can not accommodate more students. Past two years, she vainly tried to increase the number of seats, infrastructure and the limited space available does not allow him. Each year, the UoM is the institution most requested because of affordable prices. However, the institution has grown this year the number of seats allocated to mature students. Those who are already working and have more chance of getting a place.

Regarding the new curriculum offered, there is no new courses have been introduced at the Faculty of Law and Management while the Faculty of Engineering will offer six new courses in fields of computer and mechanical technology, among others. Note that in recent years, the UoM is available to those who wish to register a toolkit allowing them to assess whether they are eligible or not a course. Through a point system, aspiring students evaluate their HSC results. This system has been revised this year and once again it is the Faculty of Law and Management Engineering of the monitor which have the highest scores for admission. Courses in law and medicine are the sectors where it is more difficult to get a place. The new academic year will begin in mid-August.

 

Text by Le Mauricien

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