Foundation in Science

Overview
The one-year Foundation in Science programme equips students with the necessary fundamental knowledge to pursue further study specifically in the areas of:
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Game Development
  • Information technology
  • Information Systems
  • Interior Architecture
This flexible programme ensures students are grounded with a strong grasp of core subjects according to their choice of the above programmes at degree level, as well as a variety of other subjects to give them a broad-based educational platform. It also helps them to explore new methods and ideas, as well as skills and concepts, to encourage independent and critical thinking.

Note: The academic quality of this foundation programme will enable students to seamlessly move into any undergraduate degree programme with KDU Penang University College.
Programme Structure
DURATION 
12 months
PROGRAMME LOCATION
KDU Penang University College
CORE SUBJECTS
  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Physics 1
  • Pure Mathematics 1 & 2
  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Advanced English Course
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
  • Statistics
  • Biology 2
  • Physics 2
  • Mechanics
  • Semiconductor Devices and Applications
  • Introduction to Programming
MPU SUBJECTS
  • Ethics and Moral 1
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Local Students) or Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Oral Communication 1 (Local students with a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu) or Bahasa Kebangsaan A (Local students without a credit in SPM or other equivalent programmes in Bahasa Melayu)
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 2 May 2017
  • 21 August 2017
ESTIMATED FEES
MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM17,700
Fees will depend on their commencement dates
Entry Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONMINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
SPM / SPMVMedicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy
5 Credits (Min B) including Mathematics /Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Credit (Min C) in Bahasa Melayu and English

Other Science Streams
5 Credits (Min C) including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and Pass in Bahasa Melayu and English

Engineering
5 Credits (Min C) including Mathematics and 1 Physical Science subject and Pass in English

Architecture
5 Credits (Min C) including Mathematics and Pass in English

Allied Health Sciences
5 Credits (Min C) including English and 2 subjects from the following:
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
Computer
(Information Technology & Information Systems)
5 Credits including Mathematics and Pass in English

Computer
(Computer Science & Software Engineering)
5 Credits including Additional Mathematics and Pass in English
GCE O-LevelMedicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy
5 Credits (Min B) including Mathematics /Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Credit (Min C) in English

Other Science Streams
5 Credits (Min C) including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and Pass in English

Engineering
5 Credits (Min C) including Mathematics and 1 Physical Science subject and Pass in English

Architecture
5 Credits (Min C) including Mathematics and Pass in English

Allied Health Sciences
5 Credits (Min C) including English and 2 subjects from the following:
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
Computer
(Information Technology & Information Systems)
5 Credits (Min C) including Mathematics and Pass in English

Computer
(Computer Science & Software Engineering)
5 Credits (Min C) including Additional Mathematics and Pass in English
UECMedicine
3 Credits (Min B4) including Biology, Chemistry and Physics /Mathematics /Additional Mathematics.

Dentistry
4 Credits (Min B4) including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Mathematics /Additional Mathematics

Other Science Streams
3 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and Pass in Bahasa Melayu and English

Engineering
3 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics and 1 Physical Science subject and Pass in English

Architecture
3 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics and Pass in English

Allied Health Sciences
3 Credits (Min B6) including English and 2 subjects from the following:
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
Computer
(Information Technology & Information Systems)
3 Credits (Min B6) including Mathematics and Pass in English

Computer
(Computer Science & Software Engineering)
3 Credits (Min B6) including Additional Mathematics and Pass in English
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
Local StudentRefer to the above
International Student
  • IELTS Band 5; or
  • TOEFL (Computer Based 180); or (Internet Based 57); or
  • Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) 154; or
  • PTE Academic 35