Foundation In Science (Pharmaceutical 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/PA15322 (Springhill) |


Welcome to the rapid proliferation of technological advancements under the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where pharmacists have to be medicine experts, digitally-capable and good in communication skills so that they can counsel patients of the public to ensure optimal outcomes... from the medicines or supplements consumed to relieve illness or maintain good health.

Our Foundation in Science (Pharmacy) programme is designed to provide an integrated, seamless progression into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) course.  You will acquire a strong understanding of the relevant science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and be exposed early to pharmacy-specific content.

Our professors take pride in imparting their priceless knowledge and skills to help you inculcate independent and critical thinking skills, which are vital for a research-intensive discipline like pharmacy.  Enjoy learning in a stimulating environment that encourages exploring and discovery, supported by an interactive faculty using different learning delivery modes and quality facilities.

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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

​SPM / O-Levels

Minimum 5B in Biology and Chemistry and Physic and Math (or Additional Math) and other one course at School Certificate level or equivalent.


Minimum B’s in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics


Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of Chemistry (14B), Mathematics (13B) and Biology/ Physics (13B)


Minimum overall average of 65%, inclusive of Chemistry (65%), Mathematics (60%) and Biology/ Physics (60%)

​Other Year 11 Equivalent / HSC and other Year 12 Equivalent

Minimum 65% in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics

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
  • 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 (Pharmaceutical 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
  • Introduction to Pharmacy
  • Introduction to Formulation Science
  • 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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