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Foundation in Science

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
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Exam BodyInternal Qualifications, Malaysia
Course Duration1 year
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees27,132
Fees (International Student)30,420
CampusHeriot-Watt University Malaysia
FacultyMalaysia Foundation Programme
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
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Course Description

The Foundation in Science is a focused programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed to provide you with a direct route into a professionally relevant and internationally recognised degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

The tailored programme of courses is a direct pathway to your choice of a range of professionally relevant degrees. The focused academic content is taught in a way that introduces you to independent learning. Your development is monitored through regular assessments and feedback.

On achieving the required grades to complete the programme successfully you will progress to your chosen degree, in one of these subjects, starting in September of the following year:

  • BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computing Science
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Chemical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Civil Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Petroleum Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Statistical Data Science
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Course content

The programme content is taught over three semesters (each semester is 14 weeks) through lectures, seminars and group work. You will be supported and mentored throughout your studies to ensure a smooth academic and cultural transition to higher education, and the British university style of teaching and learning. All the subjects relate directly to the progression degrees offered with strong emphasis on English language skills appropriate to the pathway (spoken, written and academic English). You will develop an awareness of the links between the subjects and the world of work in general.

You will learn to use English effectively to perform a variety of academic tasks, such as delivering oral presentations, managing group discussions, conducting research, and writing essays. You will also be exposed to a range of study skills essential to succeed at university.

Courses you will learn

  • Essential Mathematics for Science
  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Principles of Chemistry OR Object Oriented Programming OR Discovering Psychology
  • Academic Skills
  • Mathematics for Science
  • Further Mechanics
  • Chemistry in Materials OR Data Structures and Software Design OR Psychology and the Human Mind
  • Foundation English
  • Advanced Mathematics for Science
  • Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics
  • Organics and Chemical Energetics OR Web Development and Databases OR Research in Action
  • Foundation English for Science and Engineering
Entry Requirements

STPM/UEC/A-Levels/IB Diploma with 5 credits or above

Intake Months

January, April, July, September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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