1-Year

Programme

Intakes

Jan, May, Sept

Focused or General Streams Available

More exposure in your subject of interest

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 the Centre for Foundation Studies in Science (PASUM), Universiti Malaya, to conduct their practical class.
Field of Studies SPM/SPMV/O Level UEC
Biotechnology / IT / Psychology Minimum Credit in five (5) subjects including:
  • Mathematics
  • Any science subject
Minimum grade B in three (3) subjects including:
  • Mathematics
  • Any science subject
Built Environment 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 Minimum grade B4 in three (3) subjects including Mathematics
Computer Science Minimum credit in five (5) subjects including:
  • Additional Mathematics OR
  • Maths and any one (1) science subject OR
  • Its equivalent
Minimum grade B in three (3) subjects including:
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Any one (1) science subject
Medical and Health Science Minimum credit in 5 subjects including any of these 3 subjects:
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Applied Science
Minimum grade B in any three (3) of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Applied Science
Engineering Minimum Credit in five (5) subjects including:
  • Mathematics
  • Any two (2) science subjects
Minimum grade B in three (3) subjects including:
  • Mathematics
  • Any two (2) science subject
Medicine OR Dentistry Minimum grade B in
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics OR Additional Mathematics
  • Any one (1) subject
Minimum grade B4 in three (3) subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics OR Mathematics OR Additional Mathematics
Dentistry:
Minimum grade B4 in four (4) subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics OR Additional Mathematics
  • Any one (1) subject
Pharmacy Pass SPM with minimum grade B in five subjects below:, OR Pass O-level with minimum grade C in five (5) subjects:
  • Mathematics OR Additional Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • any one (1) subject
Not available
Science e.g. BSc (Hons) Biochemistry Minimum credit in five (5) subjects including:
  • Mathematics
  • Any two (2) science subjects
Minimum grade B in subjects:
  • Mathematics
  • Any two (2) science subjects
Semester 1
  • *Biology 1
  • *Computer Systems
  • Chemistry 1
  • Physics 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Study Skills
  • Co-Curricular
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 2
  • *Biology 2
  • *Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Chemistry 2
  • Physics 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Integration
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 3
  • *Biology 3
  • *Analysing and Solving Problems
  • Chemistry 3
  • Physics 3
  • Statistics & Probability
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology
*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Students may choose either stream (Science/Computing) at the beginning of the semester. Elective modules for the streams are fixed
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.
Malaysian Students

Total fees: MYR13,620

International Students

Total fees: MYR18,028

  • Local & Worldwide Recognition.
  • Accredited by MQA and recognised by JPA.
  • Global exposure through opportunities to travel abroad for educational visits, including a trip to the UK in collaboration with our partner university, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).
  • Experience quality laboratory facilities for Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the University of Malaya.

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