Foundation in Science
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Programme Overview

(R/010/3/0120);(MQA/FA3102)

The Foundation in Science programme at IUMW equips students with the specific knowledge to pursue their degrees in the field of health, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and information technology. With practical exposure and a hands-on learning approach, those pursuing this programme will have a strong grasp of the core science knowledge they will need to excel in their future undertakings.

Students of this programme not only acquire solid basics in the core Science subjects, but are empowered by other relevant skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and presentation techniques. Students will be given plenty of hands-on experience, essential for any student who wishes to excel in the science fields.

Laboratory facilities

Students will have access to the well-equipped science laboratories at Centre for Foundation Studies in Science (PASUM), University of Malaya to conduct their practical class.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • SPM/SPMV/O Level
    Minimum Credit in five (5) subjects including:
    • Mathematics
    • Any science subject
    UEF
    Minimum grade B in three (3) subjects including:
    • Mathematics
    • Any science subject
  • SPM/SPMV/O Level
    Pass SPM/SPMV with minimum Credit in five (5) subjects including mathematics. OR Pass O-Level with minimum credit in three (3) subjects including mathematics.
    UEF
    Minimum grade B4 in three (3) subjects including mathematics.
  • SPM/SPMV/O Level
    Minimum credits in 5 subjects Including any of these 3 subjects:
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • Applied Science
    UEF
    Minimum grade B in any three (3) of the following subjects:
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • Applied Science
  • SPM/SPMV/O Level
    Minimum Credit in five (5) subjects including:
    • Mathematics
    • Any two (2) science subjects
    UEF
    Minimum grade B in three (3) subjects including:
    • Mathematics
    • Any two (2) science subjects
  • SPM/SPMV/O Level
    Minimum grade B in
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics OR Additional Mathematics
    • Any one (1) subject
    UEF
    Minimum grade B4 in
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics OR Mathematics OR Additional Mathematics
    • Any one (1) subject
Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government or University’s Senate
English requirement for international students

Pass IUMW Intensive English, or IELTS with minimum Band 5, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 500

PROGRAMME MODULES
    • *Biology 1
    • *Computer Systems
    • Chemistry 1
    • Physics 1
    • Mathematics 1
    • Study Skills
    • Co-Curricular 1
    *Choose any ONE (1) elective
    • *Biology 2
    • *Introduction to Computer Programming
    • Chemistry 2
    • Physics 2
    • Mathematics 2
    • English 1
    • Critical Thinking
    • Co-Curricular 2
    *Choose any ONE (1) elective
    • *Biology 3
    • *Analysing and Solving Problems
    • Chemistry 3
    • Physics 3
    • Statistics & Probability
    • English 2
    • Information & Communication Technology
    *Choose any ONE (1) elective
ASSESSMENT

Assessments under the Foundation in Science are varied, and are either based on; full coursework (100%) or a combination of coursework (40 - 60%) and final examination (40 - 60%). Classes are held face-to-face through lectures, tutorials (offline and online), practical classes, discussions, activities (classroom-based or outside-classroom-based) or blended learning. Our students are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessment, including but not limited to; examinations, quizzes, reports, projects, and presentations.

Students are expected to undergo three (3) semesters which amounts to 50 credit hours to complete their study.

FEES
Malaysian Students

Total fees: RM13,500

International Students

Total fees: RM17,908