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Foundation In Arts (Actuarial Science)

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
1 Year / 3 semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur , Kuching , Terengganu
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R2/010/3/0301; 01/2025 (KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching) | R2/010/3/0195; 04/2024 (Terengganu)
Accreditation Code
MQA/A11125 (KL) | MQA/A9780 (Kuching) | MQA/A9751 (Terengganu)


Overview

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings forth unprecedented technological disruptions that are reinventing the rules and changing the way businesses are conducted, enterprises, be it start-ups or multinationals, need to keep pace and change or risk being wiped out....

If you are keen to venture into actuarial science, our Foundation in Arts programme will give you a strong foundation to start with; a strong grounding in mathematics, basic computing and statistics with additional subjects specialising in the discipline.

In addition to acquiring relevant subject knowledge, you will also be supported and mentored by our distinguished professors throughout your studies so that you can develop the right critical and creative thinking and study skills to ensure a smooth academic and cultural transition when you move to your degree level study in actuarial science.

Our strong ties with key industrial partners offer numerous opportunities for you to engage with the industry in various capacities to start off your professional development and get a glimpse into industry perspectives.

Planning on joining the movers and shakers in the field of Actuarial Science?  Start here, today.

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About the Programme

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, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

SPM

Pass with 5 credits (C)

O-levels

Minimum 5 credits (C)

UEC

Pass with minimum 3 credits (B6)

Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English Requirement for Foundation in Arts

  • Candidates who scored lower than B+ in SPM English Language will have to take the SE004 Basic English subject before taking the SE005 English Foundation subject in the foundation year.
  • Candidates with a minimum grade of A2 in UEC English Language, Band 3 in MUET, 4.0 in IELTS, grade C in O-Level or IGCSE or SPM English 1119, are exempted from SE004 Basic English and SE005 English Foundation. Other equivalent qualification can be exempted on case-by-case basis.

Courses Offered

Kuala Lumpur Campus

Compulsory Courses

  • Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Computing Essentials
  • Positive Psychology

Electives Courses

  • Introductory Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Fundamentals of Ethics
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Introductory Calculus
  • Human Communication
  • Basic Office Application
  • Introduction to Structure
  • Introduction to Built Environment
  • Web Development
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Law
  • Civic Studies
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Media Literacy
  • Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • Analytical Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Event Management
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Introduction to Language and Communication
Kuching Campus
Foundation Studies (Management, Actuarial Science and Information Technology)
Actuarial Science Pathway

Core Subjects

  • Calculus
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics

Common Subjects

  • Accounting Practice
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Office Applications
  • Fundamentals of Database
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Elective Courses

Students are required to take 3 elective courses below during their Foundation Studies:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Management and Information Technology Pathway

Core Subjects

  • Web Development
  • Computing Studies
  • Quantitative Methods

Common Courses

  • Accounting Practice
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Office Applications
  • Fundamentals of Database
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Elective Courses

Students are required to take 3 elective courses below during their Foundation Studies:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Introduction to Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Terengganu Campus
Foundation Studies (Management)
Management and Information Technology Pathway

Core Subjects

  • Fundamentals of Algebra

Common Subjects

  • Office Applications
  • Introduction to Malaysian Studies
  • Introduction to Moral Studies
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Introduction to Islamic Studies
  • Computing Studies
  • Introduction To Business
  • Accounting Practice
  • Introduction To Probability & Statistic
  • Writing For Academic Purpose
  • Fundamentals Of Marketing
  • Principles Of Economics
  • Fundamentals of Database
  • Quantitative Methods

Tuition Fees

Kuala Lumpur Campus & Terengganu Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 20,630

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 30,600

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Kuching Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 18,012

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 24,810

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