Basic Engineering Program
The Basic Engineering Program is a preparatory year for GMIT’s Bachelor programs; it prepares students for their application to study GMIT’s undergraduate programs. Essentially, it includes teaching content which corresponds to the final two years of schooling in other countries, e.g. Germany. In addition the Basic Engineering Program also imparts key competences which will play an important role in the bachelor courses. Language of instruction is Mongolian and English.
Both fall and spring semesters
The Basic Engineering Programs aims, that students learn actively and acquire an understanding of fundamental mathematical and scientific interactions, which they are able to formulate as statements and can present in their respective contexts. The students apply this knowledge to concrete problems, working self-reliantly while also communicating and cooperating with others. Furthermore, they have mastered the basic technical terms and technical idioms; they gather information independently, keep notes and process material. Additionally, they have learned to deal with phenomena, theories, classification principles, functional correlations, concepts and models and are able to apply research methods – i.e. experimentation, observation, presentation and evaluation of measured results, the formulation of theories through the interplay of experimentation with hypotheses, induction and deduction.
A. Basic subjects
- Mathematics (8 contact hours per week per semester) : The mathematics course taught during the preparatory year includes mathematical functions, limiting processes, differential calculus, integral calculus, vector analysis, and more.
- Physics (6 contact hours per week per semester) : The physics course is divided into mechanics and the study of electricity. Mechanics looks at structural mechanics, kinematics, the basics of kinetics, work and energy, gravity, and oscillation and wave theory. The electricity component covers static electricity, stationary electric currents, basic magnetic phenomena, electro-magnetism and alternating currents.
- Chemistry (4 contact hours per week per semester) : The core curriculum for chemistry includes chemical reactions, atomic structures and the periodic table of the elements, structures, compounds and the properties of element groups, red-ox reactions of organic and inorganic compounds, the chain of chemical reactions and chemical equilibrium, and acid–alkaline balance in aqueous solutions.
- Computer skills (2 contact hours per week per semester)
- English language course (8 contact hours per week per semester) : The language course emphasize comprehension of the spoken and written word, as well as technical terminology, in order to prepare students for instruction in the foreign language by the international lecturers.
- German language course (Optional. 4 contact hours per week per semester)
B. Practical training
- Industrial/laboratory work experience: Minimum 4 weeks
C. Teaching of key competences
- Methodological skills (1 contact hour per week per semester) : Presentation techniques, organizing study-work, working scientifically, working in problem-oriented manner, project management.
- Social skills (1 contact hour per week per semester) : Team skills, intercultural competence, leadership competence, public speaking and moderating