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Foundation In Science (Engineering)

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
R2/010/3/0193; 01/2024(KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching)
Accreditation Code
A9776(KL) | MQA/A9780(Kuching)


Overview

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.

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About the Programme

Assessments

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

​SPM / O-levels

5 credits inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subject

UEC

3 credits inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subject

​Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Overall average of 60% inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subjects

​Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Overall average of 50% inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subjects

English Requirement for Foundation in Science

  • 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 2 in MUET, 30-31 in TOEFL, 4.0 in IELTS, grade C in O-Level or IGCSE or SPM English 1119, 140 in Cambridge English Qualification, 140 in Cambridge Linguaskill, and 36 in Pearson Test are exempted from SE004 Basic English and SE005 English Foundation.

Courses Offered

Kuala Lumpur Campus
Compulsory Courses
  • General Chemistry 1
  • General Chemistry 2
  • General Biology 1
  • General Biology 2
  • General Physics 1
  • General Physics 2
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction to IR4.0 Technologies for Sustainable Development
  • Fundamentals of Maths
  • 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
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • Soft Skills for Healthcare Professionals
Kuching Campus
Foundation Studies (Engineering & Built Environment)

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

Special Focus On

  • Role of Engineers in Society
  • Elementary Engineering Design
  • any other elective of the student's choice

Tuition Fees

Kuala Lumpur Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 21,630

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 31,600

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Kuching Campus

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 19,012

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 25,810

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