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Foundation In Arts (Social Sciences And Liberal Arts)

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


Overview

One third of today’s skills are expected to change and some will no longer be needed – thanks to the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is unfolding. Amidst uncertainties, one undisputed fact remains - the future workforce must embrace lifelong learning, upskilling and reskilling....

Our Foundation in Arts programmes emphasise the importance of holistic development of well-rounded students in both numerical and communication skills as well as multidisciplinary thinking and analysis.

You will be trained in innovative ways, designed to help you ponder issues through instead of reciting facts. Relish discussions, exploration and evaluation of issues, as well as learn to offer ideas in the style and format expected for higher education.

Our notable professors and established industry practitioners adopt an interactive and student-focused teaching style, in small groups, to help you become an independent and active learner, in preparation for your undergraduate degree (mass communication, psychology, English language & communication or education).

Step confidently into the future workplace with the right knowledge and skills - let us show you the way.

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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, 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 / O-levels

5 credits

UEC

3 credits

​Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

Foundation in Arts (For entry into BA (Hons) Psychology)

SPM / O-levels

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 BA (Hons) English Language and Communication / BA (Hons) Mass Communication)

SPM / O-levels

Minimum 5 credits including credit in English

UEC

Minimum 3 credits

Other qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.

English Requirement for Foundation in Arts

  • Candidates with a minimum grade of A2 in UEC English Language, Band 2 in MUET, 30-31 in TOEFL, 4.0 in IELTS, grade C in O-Level or IGCSE or SPM English 1119, grade B1 (with at least 2 skills at B1) in CEFR, 140 in Cambridge English Qualification, 140 in Cambridge Linguaskill, and 36 in Pearson Test are exempted from SE004 Basic English and SE005 English Foundation. Other equivalent qualification can be exempted on case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates who scored lower than B+ in SPM English Language or than the above requirement will have to take the SE004 Basic English subject before taking the SE005 English Foundation subject in the foundation year.

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 Mass Communication, Psychology, English Language & Communication, Education
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

Tuition Fees

Kuala Lumpur 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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