Foundation In Science (Engineering)

Approval Code R2/010/3/0193; 01/2023 (KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Sarawak)
Accreditation Code A 9776 (KL) | A 9780 (Sarawak)
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Science (Engineering)
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 1 Year / 3 Semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur , Sarawak
Intakes January, May and September

There will always be a demand for engineers – even more at the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is changing the world fundamentally.

At our Foundation of Science (Engineering), you will acquire a solid grounding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects for a broad understanding of engineering fundamentals.  Our integrated and synergized programme will expose you early to engineering-specific subjects and equip you with the right skills and knowledge.

Incorporating varied and innovative teaching methods including lab work and industrial visits, study with and be mentored by our notable professors, adjunct professors and guest lecturers who are also industry leaders.  Develop your expert skills early through our specialist industry-standard facilities and laboratories in a stimulating environment.

Start laying the groundwork for an enriching degree course in engineering and your engineering career.


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).

Foundation in Science 
Academic Requirements
SPM / O-levels
5 credits inclusive of Mathematics and 1 pure science subject
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



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 Requirements

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 / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credits – 'A+' to 'C'
O-levels Credits – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits – 'A1' to 'B6'

Kuala Lumpur Campus

Course Offered

Sarawak Campus

Lab Subjects

  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II

Non-lab Subjects

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability & Statistics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computing Studies

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