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I. Background
 

Following the guidance of Accreditation Committee of Cambodia (ACC), Western University is entitled to offer the Foundation Year Course (FYC) Program as part of the Bachelor Degree Course. Therefore, in order to attain a Bachelor Degree, first year students have to complete FYC which offered for one Academic Year. After having successfully completed FYC, students will be provided a Foundation Year Course Certificate (FYCC) which certifies that they have successfully passed the examinations for all subjects in the FYC curriculum. With this FYCC, students can enroll to further their study in Bachelor Degree Program with Western University . FYCC requires a minimum of 30 credits or at least 10 subjects (2 specialized courses and 8 courses required by ACC).

In implementing the FYC following ACC approved curriculum, Western University was conferred the authority to issue FYCC in academic year 2005-2006. WU is committed partly with ACC to assure and improve the quality of higher education in Cambodia to meet international standards. ACC is an institution that has responsibility to manage and provide accreditation to all Higher Educational Institutions which offer Bachelor Degrees and/or higher degrees, and to assure and improve the quality of higher education in Cambodia to meeting international standards.

II. FYC Vision

To become the university that provides the best educational service for foundation year and will be publicly and widely accredited in Cambodia and abroad.  

III. FYC Objectives and Mission

The objective of Western University is to provide high knowledge to the students from different sources and to educate them to be confident and capable persons in increasing their own living standard. Our mission is providing the best educational services for students based on practical research and prudent pedagogy and give the possibility to university staff in improving their education & management capacity to further expand their future career.  

IV. Goals of Western University

The University goal is to provide a broad education in the context that supports the identification, talent and innovative activities related to real work places and in business development activities. Also we tend to encourage students to be an excellent entrepreneur in the future. Students will be able to have a good writing and oral communication skills in English, and they can also become specialized in their skills.

Western University expected to reach the goals as follow:

  • Provide qualified knowledge and training.

  • Provide an effective curriculum.

  • Provide a good research that related to education.

  • Enhance the norm and educational quality to be accepted with national and international quality.

  • Western University gives the students good study environment, resources and study materials.

  • Provides Business Skills for students and allows them to have a practicum.

  • Finding jobs for students and graduated students.

V. FYC Department Structure

Members in charge of this department:

  1. Mr. Kim Chanrathana, Head of Department of Foundation Year

  2. Mr. Sok Loeun, Deputy Head of Department of Foundation Year

  3. Mr. Sum Samphea, Assistant, In charge of lecturers & students affairs

  4. Mr. Kong Sokmeas, Assistant, Incharge of Examination affairs

  5. For further information, please contact: Mr. Kim Chanrathana, Desk phone: 023 998 233, Email:

  6. Foundation Documents

VI. FYC Curriculum Development Council

Members of council for FYC curriculum development:

  • Head of Council: Dr. Pok Saveth

  • Deputy Head of Council: Mr. Tom Bandos

  • Deputy Head of Council: Mr. Kim Chanrattana

  • Member of English: Mr. Adam Ireland and Mr. Tep Mongkul

  • Member of Arts and Humanities: Mr. Pech Buntong and Mr. Tek Meng

  • Member of Social Sciences: Dr. Sam Chinho and Mr. Kao Muy Thong

  • Member of Mathematics and Computer Science: Mr. Chiv Panha Savary, Mr. Sok Loeun and Mr. Moeng Noi

VII. FYC Program 2009-2010

In the new academic year 2006-2007, there has been slight change in program especially for department of economics, business, English and computer science. This program is approved by Accreditation Committee of Cambodia.

Note: Beside the 10 courses offered in Foundation Year Program, Western University also offers Financial Accounting I & II in this year I (foundation year) which brings total subjects to 12 for the whole foundation year.

Department of Economics
No
First Semester
Subjects
Ses./Week
Hours
Credits
1 Basic English for Communication
2
48
3
2 Public Administration
2
48
3
3 Math Application
2
48
3
4 Introduction to Business
2
48
3
5 Principle of Economics *
2
48
3
6 Financial Accounting I
2
48
3
Total
12
288
18
 

Second Semester

1 History of Economics 2 48 3
2 Office Application 2 48 3
3
English I
2 48 3
4 Financial Mathematics ** 2 48 3
5 Principle of Markeing ** 2 48 3
6 Financial Accounting II 2 48 3

Total

12 288 18

Notice: * and ** : Specialized course.

Department of Business
No
First Semester
Subjects
Ses./Week
Hours
Credits
1 Basic English for Communication
2
48
3
2 Public Administration
2
48
3
3 Math Application
2
48
3
4 Introduction to Business
2
48
3
5 Principle of Economics *
2
48
3
6 Financial Accounting I
2
48
3
Total
12
288
18
 

Second Semester

1 History of Economics 2 48 3
2 Office Application 2 48 3
3 English I 2 48 3
4 Financial Mathematics ** 2 48 3
5 Principle of Marketing 2 48 3
6 Financial Accounting II 2 48 3

Total

12 288 18

Notice: * and ** : Specialized course.

Department of English
No
First Semester
Subjects
Ses./Week
Hours
Credits
1 Basic English for Communication
2
48
3
2 Core-English I
3
72
4.5
3 English Grammer
3
72
4.5
4 Office Application
2
48
3
5 English Literature 1 *
2
48
3

Total

12 240 18
 

Second Semester

1 History of Economics 2 48 3
2 Core-English II 3 72 4.5
3 Writing Skill 2 48 3
4 Public Administration 2 48 3
5 English Literature II ** 3 72 4.5

Total

12 240 18

Notice: * and ** : Specialized course.

Department of Computer Science
No
First Semester
Subjects
Ses./Week
Hours
Credits
1 Basic English for Communication
2
48
3
2 Public Administration
2
48
3
3 Discrete Mathematics
2
48
3
4 Graphic Design
2
48
3
5 Computering Infrastructure Concept *
2
48
3
6 Financial Accounting I
2
48
3

Total

12 288 18
 

Second Semester

1 History of Economics 2 48 3
2 Office Application 2 48 3
3 English I 2 48 3
4 Database System 2 48 3
5 Foundation Programming C++ ** 2 48 3
6 Financial Accounting II 2 48 3

Total

12 288 18

Notice: * and ** : Specialized course.

 
 
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 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Western University is seeking for qualified and result oriented Lecturers of Hospitality and Toursim related field subject.

The applications must have PhD., Master and/or Bachelor Degree in Hospitality and Tourism related field with 3 years

Please contact Western University Office: Address:#15, Street 528, Sangkat Boeungkok I, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA.
Tel: 089 841 050

Please click on Job Announcement for detail.








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