About The Course

Overview

This one year foundation programme provides students a solid platform for further studies at the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

Students of this programme not only acquire solid basics in the core of Science subjects, but are empowered by other relevant skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and presentation techniques.

On top of that, students will be given plenty of hands-on experience, essential for any student who wishes to excel in the science fields.
 

Students will have access to the well-equipped science laboratories at Centre for Foundation Studies in Science (PASUM), University of Malaya to conduct their practical class.

 

Entry Requirement


To pursue a degree course in medicine:

SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and another subject as well as credits in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.

 

To pursue a degree course in pharmacy:

SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and another subject as well as credits in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.

 

 To pursue a degree course in dentistry:

SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, and another subject as well as credits in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (4) subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics.

 

To pursue a degree course in other science areas:

SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with credits in five (5) subjects including two (2) science subjects and Mathematics and passes in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (3) subjects including two (2) science subjects and Mathematics.

 

To pursue a degree course in engineering:

SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with credits in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and one (1) Physical Science subject.

UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and one (1) Physical Science subject.

 

To pursue a degree course in built environment:

SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with credits in five (5) subjects including Mathematics.

UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in three (3) subjects including Mathematics.

 

To pursue a degree course in allied health science:

SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with credits in five (5) subjects including any three (3) subjects: Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or English.

UEC: Pass with at least Grade B4 in any of these three (3) subjects: Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or English.

+ Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University Senate
+ Students are required to sit for IUMW English Placement Test

 

English Requirements for International Students:

Pass IUMW Intensive English, or IELTS with minimum Band 5, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 500; OR
Students are required to sit for IUMW English Placement Test

What you Learn


Students are required to complete total of 50 credit hour to complete this program.


Semester 1

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Chemistry 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics 1
  • Co-curricular 1
  • Study Skills

    + 1 Elective


 

Semester 2

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Chemistry 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics 2
  • Co-curricular 2
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking

    + 1 Elective


 

Semester 3

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Chemistry 3
  • Statistics & Probabilities
  • Physics 3
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology

    + 1 Elective


Elective Options

    Science Stream 
Biology 1
Biology 2
Biology 3
  Computing Stream
Computer System
Introduction To Programming
Analysing & Solving Problems

 

 

Accreditation & Advantages

Reference Number : MQA/FA3102
Certificate Number : 09578
Name of Qualification : Foundation in Science
Date of Accreditation* (dd/mm/yyyy) : Starting 30/05/2014

Fee & Financial Aids

Malaysia Students

From RM 9,000 - RM 12,000

 

International Students

From RM 9,000 - RM 12,000


 

Financial Aids / Scholarship

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Future Pathway

Below are the degree programme which allow to further studies from the foundation programme:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Degree in Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Degree in Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Science Biotechnology (Degree in Biotechnology)

Alternatively, you may also continue your degree in science field at any other private university accredited by MQA in Malaysia. All our programs are MQA accredited and accepted nationwide for credit transfer & exemptions.


 

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