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Access Academy

What is Access Academy?

Access Academy is a non-credit program for students enrolling in East Delta University for their undergraduate studies. This program consists of three courses that concentrate on the diverse capabilities (both personal and academic) that a student might have. Students joining EDU will be attending Access Academy courses in their first year in order to prepare them for their future academic and professional life. Upon completion of the following listed courses, students will be certified graduates of Access Academy.

Mission

The Access Academy prepares students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds for the rigorous curriculum at East Delta University.

Vision

The Academy focuses on helping students overcome their prior deficits in their educational background and prepare for success in EDU’s Undergraduate Program and future life in terms of higher studies and career development. It not only focuses on their academics but also grooms them towards becoming a critical thinker and better leaders.

Program and Curriculum Overview

Course Code Credit No. of hours/Classes/Duration Target Students
AA 099-Academic Reading and Writing Non Credit Course 45 hours /26 classes/ 1 semester For All
AA 150-Fundamentals of Quantitative Reasoning Non Credit Course 45 hours /26 classes/ 1 semester Students of School of Engineering who attain less than 40% in their admission test
AA 200-Student Development Seminars Non Credit Course 45 hours /26 classes/ 1 semester For All

The course duration is 1 semester, which means 26 classes including workshops per course. The main focus of the AA099 curriculum is to foster English communication skills, critical thinking, extensive reading and listening, problem-solving, and strategies for lifelong learning. AA 150 is to help the students of the School of Engineering to develop their analytical ability to deconstruct and reconstruct a mathematical problem to develop their problem-solving capability. The course AA 200 will equip the students with the necessary tools for their Undergraduate program and in future career endeavors. It includes the seminar based classes on Public Speaking and Leadership, Presentation & Administrative Orientation, IT Skills/Computer Literacy, Ethics and Plagiarism. The course also includes workshops focusing on Professional Development which includes CV/Resume writing, Career Assessment and Preparation of Cover letter. The overall aim of this course is to improve students’ leadership, communication and soft skills.
These courses build students’ skills in academic English reading, listening, speaking, and cover a variety of content such as world history, professional ethics, computer literacy, as well as introducing them to the world of professional development. Through these comprehensive efforts, the Access Academy trains young minds to be assertive, confident and culturally sensitive critical thinkers, making them effective communicators, high-achieving undergraduate students, and citizens of a global community.


Successful completion of the Access Academy program will be certified and it will enable the students to become more adequate to take in real life challenges and become a better version of themselves.