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Foundation in Arts
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Approval Code KR 11125; 01/2020 (KL)  |  KA 9780; 04/2019 (Kuching)  |   KA 9751; 07/2019 (Kuala Terengganu)
Accreditation Code A 11125 (KL)  |  A 9780 (Kuching)  |  A 9751 (Kuala Terengganu)
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Arts
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 1 Year / 3 semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur Campus; Kuching Campus; Kuala Terengganu Campus
Intakes January, May and September
The Foundation in Arts programme is a full-time threesemester intensive foundation course. It encompasses a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic curriculum where courses are specially packaged to enable students to pursue their specific career pathway such as Computer Science, Business, Accounting, Logistics, Actuarial Science, Mass Communication and Psychology in UCSI University. This programme is tailored for students who are confident of their chosen path of studies and are committed to attaining the best preparation for a university degree programme at UCSI University.

Assessments

Integrating both coursework and written examinations, this programme incorporates a practice-oriented approach and furnishes students with relevant interesting, stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme including lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
SPM / O-Levels 5 credits (inclusive of Math for IT/Architecture pathway)
UEC 3 credits (inclusive of Math for IT/Architecture pathway)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average score of 60%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average score of 50%
Foundation in Arts (For entry into BA (Hons) Accounting / BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance)
SPM Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits and a credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English
O-Level Minimum 5 credits(C) and a credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English
UEC Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6) including Mathematics and a Pass in English
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
Foundation in Arts (For entry into BA (Hons) Psychology)
SPM/ O-Level Minimum 5 credits including credit in Mathematics and a science subject & Pass English
UEC Minimum 3 credits including credits in Mathematics and a science subject & Pass English
Foundation in Arts (For entry into Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Mobile Computing and Networking)
SPM Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits(C), including Additional Mathematics
O-Level Minimum 5 credits(C), including Additional Mathematics/equivalent
UEC Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6), including Additional Mathematics/equivalent
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Additional Mathematics/equivalent
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%, including minimum 60% score in Additional Mathematics/equivalent
Foundation in Arts (For entry into BSc (Hons) Computing / BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems)
SPM Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits(C), including Mathematics
O-Level Minimum 5 credits(C), including Mathematics
UEC Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6), including Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%, including minimum 60% score in Mathematics
Foundation in Arts (For entry into BA (Hons) English Language and Communication / BA (Hons) Mass Communication)
SPM/ O-Level Minimum 5 credits including credit in English
UEC Minimum 3 credits
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum overall average of 60%
English Language
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
* International students holding equivalent academic qualifications, but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English Enrichment Programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.
Note SPM Credits - A+ - C
UEC Credits - A1 - B6
'O' Levels Credits - A - C
Management & IT (FDPMT)
  • Accounting Practice*
  • Economics*
  • Office Application*
  • Intro to Marketing*
  • Writing for Academic Purposes*
  • Positive Psychology*
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Essentials
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Intro to Probability & Statistics
  • Human Communication
Actuarial Science & Architecture (FDPAA)
  • Accounting Practice*
  • Economics*
  • Office Application*
  • Intro to Marketing*
  • Writing for Academic Purposes*
  • Positive Psychology*
  • Introduction to Business
  • Calculus
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Intro to Probability & Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
Mass Comm , Psychology, ELC & Design (FDPSS)
  • Accounting Practice*
  • Economics*
  • Office Applications*
  • Intro to Marketing*
  • Writing for Academic Purposes*
  • Positive Psychology*
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Essentials
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Language & Communication
  • Human Communication
*common courses
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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