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Foundation in Science

Kursus Asasi Sains

The Foundation in Science programme is designed for local and international students who aim to pursue undergraduate programmes in Universiti Kuala Lumpur. The foundation programme is a 1-year programme that fulfills the basic theory that the students need to enroll into their future studies.

Programme Aims

  • To produce foundation graduates who will undergo their Bachelor’s Degree in the field of science and technology.
  • To develop students who are knowledgeable, competent and competitive, with positive values, as aspired by the National Education Philosophy, who will later become professionals and leaders of the country.
  • To continuously enhance knowledge and skills among the students to fill the void in certain fields in the country.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO 1
    Graduates who are knowledgeable and skilled, able to pursue further education in their respective skill of study at Universiti Kuala Lumpur or other higher learning institutions.
  • PEO 2
    Graduates who are able to identify and apply data in response to scientific problem.
  • PEO 3
    Graduates who are able to communicate effectively and ethically, and take alternate role as leaders and team members.
  • PEO 4
    Graduates who are innovative and committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • PLO 1
    Apply basic knowledge of science and mathematics in science and technology areas
  • PLO 2
    Apply data obtained to understand scientific concepts
  • PLO 3
    Apply basic scientific skills and technique during scientific investigation
  • PLO 4
    Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in groups or individually
  • PLO 5
    Search and manage related information and strive for independent and life-long learning

Semester 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • Physics 1
  • Biology 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to Information Technology 1
  • English 1
  • Co-Curriculum 1

Semester 2
  • Chemistry 2
  • Physics 2 / Biology 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Information Technology 2
  • English 2
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Islamic Studies / Moral Studies
  • Co-Curriculum 2

Entry Requirements

  • Pass SPM / SPMV with at least credits in 5 subjects; OR
  • Pass the O-Level with at least a C grade in 5 subjects; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications.
    Eligibility for Basic Foundation (s) areas of specialization, such as medicine, engineering and student accounting requires additional subject credit (for example Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and Science) at the level SPM / SPMV / O-Level or equivalent subject to the needs of the field offered. OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
  • For international students, minimum English language requirements are IELTS 4.0/CEFR A2 or equivalent TOEFL PBT (397) or TOEFL IBT (30-31) or CAE (160) (Cambridge English: Advance)/CEFR B2 or CPE (180) (Cambridge English: Proficiency) / CEFR C1 or PTE (Pearson Test of English) (30) or MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 2)

Students who enroll with qualification from institutions that fully use English as the language of instruction or from English speaking countries are EXCLUDED from the requirements of competence in English language as stated above


  • Local Students: RM 5,000
  • International Students: RM 6,500

Quick Points

Programme Status:
Full Accreditation

Programme Code:
JPT/BPP (R/0011/3/0044) 01/30, MQA/FA12391


Study Mode:
Full-time / Self Sponsored

Study Level:

January and July

1 year

Branch Campus Malaysian Institute of Chemical & Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET)

Lot 1988, Kawasan Perindustrian Bandar Vendor, Taboh Naning,
78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka.

+606 – 551 2000

+606 – 551 2001

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