Course Details:
Choosing the right career at a tender age of 16 or 17 can be a daunting task. Many students are left with the difficult task of making that choice without being sufficiently equipped with the necessary details to make an informed choice. Bearing that in mind, the Foundation Programme is designed to cater for the needs of the students taking into account the following considerations:
  • To provide good quality Pre-University education that prepares the students to meet the demands of undergraduate study
  • To incorporate a certain degree of flexibility where students can make their choice of selecting a discipline at a later stage rather than at the beginning of the course
  • Subjects such as Study Skills and Critical Thinking Skills are added to give the students an edge over others
  • Extracurricular activities as well as good pastoral care are emphasized to ensure that students obtain a holistic education
  • To provide a conducive environment for study as well as to equip them with excellent facilities

For more information on entry requirements, programme pathway, subjects listing and to get to know the faculty, please click on download brochure.

Programme
  • 50 credit hours
  • 3 semesters
  • 14 weeks per semester
  • 13 subjects (8 core + 5 elective)
Semester 1 (5 Core = 18 credit hours)
  • Intermediate English (4 credit hours)
  • Calculus (4 credit hours)
  • Computing Principles (4 credit hours)
  • Study Skills (3 credit hours)
  • Personal Development and Leadership (3 credit hours)
Semester 2 (2 Core + 2 Electives = 16 credit hours)
  • Advanced English (Pre-requisite: Intermediate English) (4 credit hours)
  • Critical Thinking Skills (4 credit hours)
  • 2 Electives
Semester 3 (1 Core + 3 Electives = 16 credit hours)
  • Culture, Arts and Politics (4 credit hours)
  • 3 Electives
Science Electives (must complete two [2] sets)
(Each elective subject – 4 credit hours)
  • Biology I: Molecules, Cells and Energy
  • Biology II: Systems and Functions
  • Chemistry I: Elements, Compounds and Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry II: Thermochemistry and Organic Chemistry 2 (pre-requisite: Chemistry I)
  • Physics I: Mechanics, Light and Optics
  • Physics II: Fluid Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism (pre-requisite: Physics I)
Electives (each Elective subject – 4 credit hours)
  • C Programming
  • Economic Principles
  • Mathematics for Science
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Internet Principles
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Psychology for Personal Development
  • Statistics
  • Visual Basic Programming
Medicine
  • Biology I: Molecules, Cells & Energy
  • Biology II: Systems & Functions
  • Chemistry I: Elements, Compounds & Organic Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry II: Thermochemistry & Organic Chemistry 2
  • Mathematics for Science
Pharmacy
  • Biology I: Molecules, Cells & Energy
  • Biology II: Systems & Functions
  • Chemistry I: Elements, Compounds & Organic Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry II: Thermochemistry & Organic Chemistry 2
  • Mathematics for Science
Engineering
  • Chemistry I: Elements, Compounds & Organic Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry II: Thermochemistry & Organic Chemistry 2
  • Physics I: Mechanics, Light & Optics
  • Physics II: Fluid Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism
  • Mathematics for Science

These elective subjects recommendation is only a guide for students’ reference.

General Science
  • 5 SPM credits* (including a pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah)
  • 5 ‘O’ Levels Credits
  • Equivalent qualification
    *2 Credits in Science subjects and 1 Credit in Maths.
*Students who fail to achieve a Credit in English must go for the English Immersion Programme
Entry into Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry
  • Minimum B’s in the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and 1 other subject *including a Pass in BM
Entry into Psychology
  • Credits in SPM Mathematics and One Science /General Science subject.
    * including a pass in BM & Sejarah
Entry into Information Technology
  • Credit in SPM Mathematics.
    * including a pass in BM & Sejarah

Note: Forecast results are accepted. A conditional offer will be granted if the forecast results meet the entry requirements.

Assesement

Coursework & assignments 50% final examinations 50%.

English Requirement
  •  A credit in English from SPM/SPMV/O-Level/UEC
  •  TOEFL – 550
  •  IELTS – band 5.5
  •  Other English qualifications will also be considered on a case to case basis.
Pre-Requisites

Students wishing to pursue the following undergraduate programmes are required to meet the following pre-requisites in SPM or equivalent qualifications:

Accounting & Finance
  •  Credit in Mathematics
  •  Pass in English
Business
  • Pass in Mathematics and English
Communication
  •  Credit in English
Computer Science / Software Engineering
  •   Credit in Additional Mathematics
Information Technology
  • Credit in Mathematics
Psychology
  • Credit in Mathematics
  • Credit in One Science / General Science subject
  • Pass in English
Teaching English as Second Language
  • Pass in English
Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmacy
  • 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject.

Intake Date:

January, March / April, May, September

Malaysian
International
Medicine
SPM   FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE (1 YEAR)
DIRECT ENTRY*
Malaysia

  • International Medical University (IMU)
  • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)
  • Penang Medical College (PMC)

 Grenada, West Indies

  • St George’s University

 Russia

  • Moscow Medical Academy
  • Volgograd State Medical University

*Direct entry subject to meeting universities’ requirements

Pharmacy
Direct Entry*
Malaysia

  • International Medical University (IMU)

Australia

  • Monash University
United Kingdom

  • University of Bath
  • University of Aston
  • University of Portsmouth
*Direct entry subject to meeting universities’ requirements
Engineering

(Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic)

3+0Direct Entry*
Malaysia

  • HELP College of Arts and Technology
  • University of Southhampton (Malaysian Campus)

United Kingdom

  • Anglia Ruskin University

(Electronic and Mechanical pathway only)

Australia

  • Monash University
  • University of Queensland
  • Federation University
  • Flinders University
  • Macquarie University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong

New Zealand

  • Massey University

United Kingdom

  • University of Leeds
  • University of Sheffield
  • Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of West of England, Bristol
  • University of Essex
  • University of Chester
  • Teesside Univesity
  • Glyndŵr University
  • University of Northampton
  • INTO University of Exeter
  • INTO Glasgow Caledonian University
  • INTO Queen’s University
*Direct entry subject to meeting universities’ requirements
Sciences

(Applied Science, Biomedical, Biotech, Food Science and any science related discipline)

SPM   FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE (1 YEAR)
DIRECT ENTRY*
Malaysia

  • International Medical University (IMU)

Australia

  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • Macquarie University
  • Swinburne University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • Flinders University

United Kingdom

  • University of Leeds
  • University of Sheffield
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Aberystwyth University
  • University of Chester
  • Teesside University
  • Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland

*Direct entry subject to meeting universities’ requirements

University Recognitions

Malaysia

  • International Medical University (IMU)
  • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)
  • Penang Medical College (PMC)

Australia

  • Australia National University
  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bond University
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Federation University
  • Flinders University
  • Macquarie University
  • Murdoch University
  • University of South Australia
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong

New Zealand

  • Massey University
  • University of Canterbury

Russia

  • Moscow Medical Academy
  • Volgograd States Medical University

United Kingdom

  • University of Bath
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Leeds
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Aston
  • Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Cardiff University – Cardiff Business School
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Essex
  • Swansea University
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Bangor University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Middlesex University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Aberysywyth University
  • University of Derby
  • University of Chester
  • York St John University
  • Teesside University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Glyndŵr University
  • University of London International Programme
  • University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus)
  • University of Southampton (Malaysia Campus)
  • Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland
  • University College Birmingham
  • INTO University of East Anglia
  • INTO University of Exeter
  • INTO Glasgow Caledonian University
  • INTO Manchester (NCUK)
  • INTO University of Newcastle
  • INTO Queen’s University

Grenada, West Indies

  • St George’s University

United States of America

  • Hawai’i Pacific University
  • Upper Iowa University