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Foundation In Science

Offered by: Universiti Malaya - Wales (UM-Wales)
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Exam BodyIUMW, Malaysia
Course Duration1 Year / 3 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees13,620 / Course
Fees (International Student)18,028 / Course
CampusIUMW City Campus
FacultyCentre of Foundation, Language & Malaysian Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
Credit Hours50 credit hours
Course Description

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.


Sem 1

  • *Biology 1
  • *Computer Systems
  • Chemistry 1
  • Physics 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Study Skills
  • Co-Curricular 1

*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Sem 2

  • *Biology 2
  • *Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Chemistry 2
  • Physics 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking
  • Co-Curricular 2

*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Sem 3

  • *Biology 3
  • *Analysing and Solving Problems
  • Chemistry 3
  • Physics 3
  • Statistics & Probability
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology

*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Entry Requirements
  • SPM/SPMV/O Level Credit in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and any science subject
  • UEC Grade B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and any science subject
  • IB-Middle Year Programme 28 total points across the certificate's 7 components
Additional Requirements
Entry into different STEM fields may require specific achievements, subject to the programme's entry requirements.
English Competency Requirements
All international students are bound to the English Competency requirement set by the University and the Malaysian Qualification Agency except those who are:
  • From countries where English is the official language; OR
  • From an academic institution which uses English as its main medium of instruction.

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

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