Foundation in Science

JPT/BPP(R2/010/3/0371)10/26, (MQA/A7034)
Duration of Study
1 Year
3 Semesters
Intake Period
JANUARY / JUNE / SEPTEMBER
Introduction

The Foundation in Science program is an intensive academic curriculum designed to provide students with a strong foundational knowledge in the core scientific disciplines. This program serves as a stepping stone for individuals who aspire to pursue higher education in science-related fields or embark on careers in scientific research and innovation. With a focus on critical thinking, analytical skills and practical applications, the program equips students with the tools they need to excel in the dynamic and ever-evolving world of science.

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Entry Requirements

SPM/ SPMV  Pass with at least credit in 5 subjects; or
O-Level Pass with at least Grade C in 5 subjects; or
UEC Pass with at least Grade B in 3 subjects; or its equivalent

 

Note :For progression to the Degree program in specialised fields, students are required to have a credit in relevant subjects at the SPM level or an equivalent.

 

Areas of Studies

Medicine

  • SPM*/O-level: 5Bs (Including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/ Additional Mathematics and one other subject); or
  • UEC: A pass with at least Grade B4 in 3 subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics/Additional Mathematics

Dentistry

  • SPM*/O-level: 5Bs including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/Additional Mathematics) and one other subject; or
  • UEC: A pass with at least Grade B4 in 4 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics/ Additional Mathematics and one other subject

Pharmacy

  • SPM*/O-level: 5Bs including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/ Additional Mathematics and one other subject and must pass in Bahasa Melayu and English by obtaining at least grade C in SPM or equivalent

Allied Health Sciences

  • SPM*/O-level: 5Cs (including a credit in Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry; or
  • UEC – with at least Grade B in 3 including of Biology, Physics / Mathematics and Chemistry

Engineering

  • SPM*/O-level: 5Cs including Mathematics and Physics as well as 3 other subjects or other equivalent qualifications; or
  • UEC – A pass with at least Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and Physics as well as 1 other subject or other equivalent qualification

Built Environment

  • SPM*/O-level: At least credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics or other equivalent qualifications; or
  • UEC – A pass with at least Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics or other equivalent qualifications

Other field of Science

  • SPM*/O-level: At least credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics or other equivalent qualifications; or
  • UEC – A pass with at least Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics or other equivalent qualifications

Other qualifications recognized as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia

*Must include a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History (Sejarah)

Programme Module

Basic Courses

  • Basic Programme Design
  • Co-curriculum
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Field Trips and Study Tour
  • Foundation of Statistics
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to IT
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Programming

Elective Courses

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Biological Science I
  • Biological Science II
  • Computer Hardware and Maintenance
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II
  • Introduction to Workshop
  • Mathematics for Science

Career Prospects

Here are just some of the things you can pursue with a Foundation in Science:

  • Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Culinology
  • Agricultural Science