Foundation in Science

Foundation in Science


Intakes: Jan, March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Credits: 51 (Engineering option) or 55 (non-engineering option)

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About This Programme

Foundation Studies is better understood as a preparatory course to prepare you for the degree programme. Tertiary education will be a lot different from what you have been used to in school and Foundation Studies will help you to adapt yourself before you commit to pursuing a degree later on. While some of you may already know exactly what you want to pursue after leaving secondary school, others may still be weighing a few options that they should go for. In either case, you will find Foundation Studies at IUKL a good start.

Is this programme for me?

For school leavers who have already decided on what field to pursue and should you prefer a faster pathway to your degree, this 1 year intensive programme is the best route for you.

If you have yet to decide on what you want to do after you finish school, IUKL Foundation Studies is the best choice to keep your option open and gain entry into your Bachelor’s programmes. You will be equipped with the subject knowledge and skills you will need for your preferred degree programmes.

What should I expect?

IUKL Foundation in Science is designed to keep the options open. The idea is to provide students a wider range of programmes in the relevant fields to select at the Bachelor’s Degree level. The open option is important as many SPM and O-Level students can only decide after their foundation year.

What will I learn?

Students who wish to go for the Foundation in Science, can choose between the Engineering Option and the Non-Engineering Option. The subjects common to both options are Chemistry, Chemistry Laboratory, English, Mathematics and Physics. Students also get to participate in educational visits to industries and companies.

Engineering Option

Students in the Engineering Option will be studying these elective subjects - Dynamics, Physics Laboratory and Statics. Theoretical and practical input is imbedded in the lectures.

Non-Engineering Option

Meanwhile, students pursuing the Non-Engineering Option will study Biology, Biology Laboratory and Biochemistry. Theoretical and practical input is imbedded in the lectures.

How will this programme benefit me?

This programme offers you a wide selection of degree programmes to pursue according to your field of interest.

Engineering Option

Students who opt for the Engineering Option will be able to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Construction Management, Water and Wastewater Technology and other relevant degree programmes in IUKL or other universities, both locally or overseas.

Non-Engineering Option

Students who opt for the Non Engineering Option will be able to pursue a degree in Biotechnology, Biomedics, Agriculture, Medicine and other relevant degree programmes in other universities, both locally or overseas.

In addition to this, students taking Foundation in Science are also eligible to pursue a degree in other fields such as Information Technology, Business, Language or Architecture based programmes.

Is this programme accredited?

Yes, this programme is MQA accredited. After completing their Foundation Studies, students can either continue their studies in IUKL or choose other Private Higher Education Institutions to pursue their degree programme, locally or internationally.

Check If You Are Eligible

SPM Minimum 5Cs (including Mathematics and a Science subject)
O-Level Minimum 5Cs (including Mathematics and a Science subject)
UEC Minimum 4Bs (including Mathematics and a Science subject)
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to SPM

What Will You Learn?

Year 1

Programme Module: Chemistry I & II, Chemistry Laboratory, English I, II & III, Physics I, II, & III, Mathematics I, II & III.

Elective Subjects:

  1. Engineering option:
    Statics, Physics Laboratory, Dynamics
  2. Non-Engineering option:
    Biology I, Biology II, Biology Laboratory, Biochemistry

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Students will have the chance to go for educational visits to places such as Beryls, Planetarium and Royal Selangor Pewter. Students will also get the chance to participate in faculty events and competitions such as innovation competitions, sports competitions, etc.

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