Placement Test

Placement Test

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Placement Tests are an integral part of the application process, determining your academic level and readiness for university-level study.

These tests typically measure skills in English and mathematics and provide universities with a fair and accurate assessment of a student's abilities, so they can ensure they are placed in appropriately challenging courses that will set them up for success.

Upon applying for admission to AURAK, applicants who are missing the required English language proficiency score, such as EmSAT/TOEFL/IELTS, will need to take AURAK’s English placement test. The placement test determines students’ level of fluency in English in order to place them in a course that meets their needs. AURAK uses the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT), a computer adaptive test which measures test takers’ English language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). An interactive demonstration of the Oxford Online Placement Test is available here.

The OOPT is administered by AURAK’s Center for Executive and Professional Education. New students can book their English placement test through Admissions.

Placement into the appropriate mathematics course is determined by ACCUPLACER, a computer-adaptive placement test. ACCUPLACER evaluates students’ abilities in mathematics so that they are placed in the appropriate mathematics course that meets their skill level. A description of the Advanced Algebra and Functions test and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics test as well as sample test questions can be found here.

ACCUPLACER is administered by AURAK’s Center for Executive and Professional Education. New students can schedule their ACCUPLACER test through Admissions.

Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Test

The following programs use ACCUPLACER’s Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Test to place students in the appropriate mathematics course.

Program

  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology

Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test

The following programs use ACCUPLACER’s Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Test to place students in the appropriate mathematics course.

Program

  • Business
  • Interior Design

Placement into the appropriate chemistry course is determined by AURAK’s Chemistry Placement Test. This computer-based placement test evaluates students’ abilities in Chemistry so that they are placed in the appropriate Chemistry course that meets their knowledge and skill level.

The Chemistry Placement Test covers a range of basic chemistry concepts along with problem solving skills. Topics covered are measurement, atomic theory and properties of matter, bonding, compound nomenclature, atomic and molar mass, mole concept, and chemical equations. The test is composed of 25 multiple-choice questions. Similar sample questions can be found here.

The test is administered by AURAK’s Center for Executive and Professional Education. Students can schedule their Chemistry Placement Test through Admissions.

The following programs use the Chemistry Placement Test to place students in the appropriate Chemistry course:

Program

  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology


Placement into the appropriate physics course is determined by AURAK’s Physics Placement Test, a computer-based placement test that evaluates students’ fundamental understanding of physics.  It is designed to test students’ ability to answer and solve basic physics questions and problems based on their comprehension of physics principals and fundamental laws. The test includes 8 major units based on the EmSAT objectives and foundations and includes: Foundations of Physics, Mechanics, Work & Energy, Momentum, and Electricity. Based on their placement test result, students are placed in the appropriate physics course that meets their knowledge and skill level.

Topics Covered

Unit 1: Foundations of Physics: Units & Conversions
Unit 2: Scalars & Vector Analysis
Unit 3: Kinematics: Introduction-Motion Graphs
Unit 4: Kinematics: Free Fall & One-Dimensional Analysis
Unit 5: Forces & Newton's Laws of Motion
Unit 6: Work & Energy
Unit 7: Momentum
Unit 8: Electricity: Electric Field & Electric Circuits

Sample Test Questions

The Physics Placement Test consists of 24 multiple choice questions involving problem solving. Sample questions can be found here. The test duration is 75 minutes; calculators and formula sheet are allowed.

The following programs use the Physics Placement Test to place students in the appropriate physics course:

Program

  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Architecture
The test is administered by AURAK’s Center for Executive and Professional Education. New students can schedule a physics placement test through Admissions.  
Last Updated: 23 Nov 2023
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