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Foundation In Arts (Information Technology)

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

At UCSI’s Institute of Computer Science and Digital Innovation, we believe in preparing for the here and now, and for the future. The Institute caters for those who wish to advance in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology and take their learning to the next level.

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 Emerging IR 4.0 technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics are changing how industries operate. Therefore, the demand for graduates in Computer Science and Information Technology is increasing. Their knowledge and specialisation are invaluable and will shape the very way in which we view the world.

Our faculty members are experts in their respective fields and have vast and varied experiences to share with students. Furthermore, the Foundation with Computer Science and Information Technology pathways equip students with skills such as analytical thinking, critical thinking and problem solving as well as computing knowledge, and practical skills needed to thrive in IR 4.0.

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About the Programme

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.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​SPM

Pass with 5 credits (C) including Mathematics

O-levels

Pass with 5 credits (C) including Mathematics

UEC

Pass with minimum 3 credits (B6) including Mathematics

Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Foundation in Arts Leading To Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Mobile Computing and Networking

Academic Requirements

SPM

Pass with 5 credits including Additional Mathematics or Mathematics and one of the Science, Technology or Engineering subjects.

O-levels

Minimum 5 credits (C) including Additional Mathematics/equivalent

UEC

Pass with minimum 3 credits (B6) including Additional Mathematics/equivalent

Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Foundation in Arts Leading to Bachelor of Computing (Hons)

Academic Requirements

SPM

Pass with 5 credits including Additional Mathematics or Mathematics and one of the Science, Technology or Engineering subjects.

O-levels

Minimum 5 credits (C) including Mathematics

UEC

Pass with minimum 3 credits (B6) including Mathematics

Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Foundation in Arts Leading to BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems)

Academic Requirements

SPM

Pass with 5 credits including Mathematics

O-levels

Minimum 5 credits (C) including Mathematics

UEC

Pass with minimum 3 credits (B6) including Mathematics

Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Foundation in Arts Leading to Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science

Academic Requirements

SPM

Pass with 5 credits including Additional Mathematics or Mathematics and one of the Science, Technology or Engineering subjects.

O-levels

Minimum 5 credits (C) including Mathematics

UEC

Pass with minimum 3 credits (B6) including Mathematics

Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Courses Offered

 
Kuala Lumpur Campus

Compulsory Courses

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

Core courses

  • Fundamentals of Ethics
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introductory Accounting

Elective courses

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Law
  • Human Communication
  • Basic Office Application
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Introduction to Language and Communication
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Event Management
  • Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Web Development
  • Smart Learning Technology
  • Media Literacy
  • Civic Studies
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • Analytical Drawing
  • Introduction to Structure
  • Introduction to Built Environment
  • Fundamentals of Culinary Arts

Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Mobile Computing and Networking
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
 
Kuching Campus

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 and Supply Chain Management

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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