Foundation (Design & Media)
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|Course Duration||1 year (3 Semesters)|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Fees (International Student)||RM 25,600 (USD 6,400)|
|Faculty||School of Pre-University Studies|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Pre-University/Foundation Studies|
|Field of Study||Pre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies|
Our 12-month Foundation Programme is designed to prepare those with SPM, ‘O’ Levels or similar qualifications with the knowledge and skills to progress into the first year of a degree of their choice.
On completion of the Foundation Programme, you will be able to make an informed decision about your interest and pursue your degree of choice.
During the Foundation Programme, you are able to choose different routes depending on your area of interest. This will allow you to progress onto a specific degree programme at APU, related to this area or other relevant areas based on your foundation experience.
Upon completing your study in this programme, you will be able to:
What You Will Study:
The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Business, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Media, Information Technology or Engineering.
Semester 1 (12 weeks)
Note: This is a common Semester 1 across all pathways
Semester 2 (12 weeks)
Semester 3 (12 weeks)
A credit pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Levels is required for some programmes for entry to Degree after Design Pathway. For detailed entry requirements for Degree programmes, please visit ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.
Upon completion of your Foundation, you may Enter the following areas of your Degrees of your choice:
Design, Advertising & Animation Programmes
Note: Portfolio Required
Computing, Technology & Games Development Programmes
*Student who choose to progress to BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems) or BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security) will require Foundation from Computing & Technology route or Engineering route if the student do not have a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM / IGCSE / O-Level OR do not have a credit in Mathematics and Science subject at SPM / IGCSE / O-Level.
Business, Management, Marketing & Tourism & International Relations Programmes
Accounting, Banking, Finance and Actuarial Programmes
The Foundation programme gives you an opportunity to sample your future areas of study. This helps you choose which Degree programme to pursue.
Malaysian Students who do not possess a Pass in English at SPM/IGCSE/UEC; will be required to sit for the APU English Placement Test, and based on the outcome of the test may be required to attend the APU Intensive English Programme (IEP) prior to commencement of the Foundation/Diploma/Certificate programme.
Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment.
Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country.
Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, American High School Diploma etc) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
13 May 2020 / 14 July 2020 / 21 Sep 2020 / 09 Nov 2020
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.