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Foundation Studies
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Approval Code A 9751;07/2014
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Foundation Studies
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 3 Semesters / 1 Year (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Terengganu Campus
Intakes January, May and September
This Foundation Programme at UCSI University prepares students for admission into degree courses in Health and Applied Sciences, Engineering, Psychology, Mass Communication, Information Technology, and more. Admission into the Foundation Programme depends on the UCSI University degree that the student wishes to enrol in.


Varies from course to course including:
  • Written exams
  • Project-based coursework
Coursework percentage: 50%, written examination percentage: 50%
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM / O-Levels or its equivalent 5 Credits
UEC 4 Credits
English Requirements A distinction (A1 or A2) in SPM / UEC English, MUET Band 5, or a score of 196 (Computer based) / 525 (Written based) / 69 (Internet based) in TOEFL, or Band 5.5 in IELTS. If English Language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English course(s) must be taken at UCSI University.
Foundation in Business / IT
  • Computing Studies
  • Introduction to Business
  • Accounting Practice
  • Fundamentals of Marketing*
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Introduction to ICT*
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistic
  • Principles of Economics*
  • Writing for Academic Purpose (Science / Buss / IT)
  • Fundamentals of Database*
  • Quantitative Methods
Foundation in Science
  • Computing Studies
  • Introduction to Business
  • Accounting Practice
  • Calculus
  • Algebra & Trigonometry 2
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistic
  • General Chemistry
  • Writing for Academic Purpose (Science / Buss / IT)
  • General Biology
  • General Physics
Elective Courses

All students must take any 3 of the 4 elective courses below during their Foundation studies.
  1. Intro to Malaysian Studies
  2. Intro to Moral Studies
  3. Fundamentals of Speech & Oral Communication
  4. Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
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