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Foundation in Science
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Approval Code KR 9776; 01/2019 (KL)  |  KA 9780; 04/2019 (Kuching)
Accreditation Code A 9776 (KL)  |  A 9780 (Kuching)
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Science
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
Intakes January, May and September
The Foundation in Science programme is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in various UCSI University science-based degrees such as Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Communication & Electronics, Electrical & Electronics, Mechatronic Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, among others. This one-year programme is tailored for students who are confident of their chosen path of studies, and who are committed to attaining the best preparation for a sciencebased university degree programme at UCSI University.

Assessments

Vary from course to course including:
  • Written exams
  • Project-based coursework
Coursework percentage: 50%, written examination percentage: 50% (percentage may vary from course to course)
Qualifications Academic Requirements
Foundation in Science (For Non-Medicine / Non Pharmacy)
SPM / O-Levels 5 credits inclusive of Mathematics and 1 pure science subject
UEC 3 credits inclusive of Mathematics and 1 pure science subject
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average of 60% inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure science subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average of 50% inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure science subjects
Foundation in Science (For entry into Medicine / Pharmacy)
SPM 5 credits with Bs for Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and one more subject (Pharmacy programme – SPM: Bahasa Malaysia & English – Minimum C is required)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average of 65% (including individual scores of 65% in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics)
*Subject to acceptance by professional bodies (Malaysian Medical Council and Malaysian Pharmacy Board)
Foundation in Science (For Entry into Architecture)
SPM 5 credits inclusive of Mathematics
UEC 3 credits inclusive of Mathematics
Foundation in Science leading to B. Sc. (Hons.) Food Science with Nutrition / B. Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology / B. Sc. (Hons.) Aquatic Science
SPM/O-Level or its equivalent Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
UEC Minimum 4 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
CPU Average below 60% in 6 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 50% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 60% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
SAM Average below 60% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Foundation in Science leading to B. Sc. (Hons.) Nutrition with Wellness
SPM/O-Level or its equivalent Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
UEC Minimum 4 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
CPU Average below 60% in 6 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 50% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 60% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
SAM Average below 60% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
Foundation in Science leading to Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
SPM
  1. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with (5) credits:
  2. Mandatory credits in:
    • Bahasa Melayu
      AND
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
      AND
    Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology
      AND
  3. Credit in two(2) others subjects
    AND
  4. Pass in English
‘O’ Levels INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MALAYSIAN STUDENT
Minimum 5 Credits:
  1. Mandatory credits in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    AND
  2. Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology
    AND
  3. 3 credits in other subjects
Minimum 5 credits:
  1. Mandatory credits in:
    • Bahasa Melayu (SPM)
    AND
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    AND
  2. Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology
    AND
  3. 2 credits in others subjects
    AND
  4. Pass in English
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Science-based)
Minimum overall average of 50%; inclusive of minimum 60% in
  1. Mandatory 60 % in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    AND
  2. 60% in either one (1) of the below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and 50% in Biology
    • Physics and 50% in Biology
    AND
  3. 3 other subjects with minimum of 60 %
HSC / SAM / CPU / Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Science-based)
WAEC Senior School Certificate / NECO Minimum 5 C4 (minimum 60 %); inclusive of
  1. Mandatory 60 % in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern
    AND
  2. 60% in either one (1) of the below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and 50% in Biology
    • Physics and 50% in Biology
    AND
  3. 3 other subjects with minimum of 60 %
Important Note
  • ALL Malaysian students must have credits in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level for admission into Nursing Programmes and Pass MUET with minimum of Band 4.
  • ALL International students must have English requirements: IELTS Band 5.5; OR TOEFL 550 (Written-based), 215 (Computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
English Language
A distinction (A+,A or A-) in English Language course at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or TOEFL score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (written-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) ; or IELTS Band 5.5. Additional English course(s) must be taken at UCSI University concurrently with undergraduate programme if English Language requirements are not fulfilled.
Note SPM Credits - A+ - C
UEC Credits - A1 - B6
'O' Levels Credits - A - C
Health Sciences
FDPHS
  • General Chemistry I*
  • General Chemistry II*
  • General Biology I*
  • General Biology II*
  • General Physics I*
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Essentials
Engineering Sciences
FDPEN
  • General Chemistry I*
  • General Chemistry II*
  • General Physics I*
  • General Physics II or General Biology I*
  • Accounting Practice
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Essentials

Notes:
  • Additional requirements (e.g. academic results, interview, IELTS/MUET) will apply for progression into Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy programmes

  • *Courses with Lab
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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