Foundation In Science (Applied Sciences)

January, May and September
Course Duration
1 Year / 3 Semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur , Kuching , Springhill
Course Mode
Approval Code
R2/010/3/0193; 01/2024 (KL) | N/010/3/0558; 03/2027 (Springhill) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching)
Accreditation Code
A9776 (KL) |
MQA/FA15322 (Springhill) |
MQA/A9780 (Kuching)


Science applications are evolving and increasing at an unprecedented rate, thanks to the Fourth Industrial Revolution – it’s an expanding field with bright prospects. If you are planning to enter this field, our Foundation in Science (Applied Sciences), interdisciplinary and comprehensive in nature..., provides a strong science and mathematical (STEM) background to start with.

The special focus on core disciplines will advance your understanding and help you transition smoothly into your chosen degree study, be it in Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition or Aquatic Science.

Drawing from the best of both worlds – academia and industry – learning takes place in varied forms (or methods/styles/ways) from labs to fields and industrial visits aided by our top-notch facilities and resources and delivered by our distinguished teaching faculty made up of professors who are also prominent industry experts.

Build your confidence and get a head start in the field of applied sciences as you work your way to your dream career.

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About the Programme


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).

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements


Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 Science subject)


Minimum Grade B in 3 subjects (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 Science subject)

Other qualifications/ Polytechnic certificates authorized by Malaysian government

Admission on a case-by-case basis

English Requirement for Foundation in Science

  • 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
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Chemistry 2
  • General Biology 1
  • General Biology 2
  • General Physics 1
  • Introduction to IR4.0 Technologies for Sustainable Development
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Introductory Calculus
  • Computing Essentials

Electives Courses (choose any 3)
  • Introduction to Pharmacy
  • Introduction to Formulation Science
  • Biotech & Forensics: the Science that Drives Life
  • Food & Nutrition: Journey Towards Health
  • Current Topics in Aquaculture
  • Role of Engineers in Society
  • Elementary Engineering Design
Kuching Campus
Foundation Studies (Applied Sciences)
Lab Subjects
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • General Physics I

Non-lab Subjects
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Studies

Special Focus On
  • Aquatic Science
  • Biotech and Forensics
  • Food Science and Nutrition


Kuala Lumpur Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 23,430

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 35,700

Kuching Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 19,012

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 30,880

Springhill Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 21,130

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 31,100

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.
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