The questions that are asked in the engineering scholarship exams are very challenging. They test a student's ability to think laterally, to solve unfamiliar problems and to tackle problems from first principles. Although the syllabi for the scholarship exams and the end of year exams are the same, the nature of the questions in the scholarship exams is more challenging. A good scholarship question will require a creative leap or a deep insight of the fundamental principles. The most important skill that is developed in an engineering education is problem solving. The most difficult problems to solve are those that are unfamiliar, that require a fundamental understanding of the basic principles and that require the student to make a creative or innovative leap.
For further details on the Foundation Scholarship, application deadlines and to access past papers, visit the Academic Registry.