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Foundation in Science

Overview
The Foundation programme equips students with the necessary fundamental knowledge to pursue their university studies. This flexible programme ensures students are grounded with a strong grasp of core subjects, 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.

The Foundation in Science is a one-year programme that provides students with 3 main areas of specialization: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
(Pure Science Domain)
  • Statistics
  • Biology 2
  • Physics 2

(Engineering Domain)
  • Mechanics
  • Semiconductor Devices and Applications
  • Physics 2

(IT/Computer Science Domain)
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Statistics
  • Physics 2
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)
Study Route
Fees & Intakes
INTAKE DATES
  • 14 January 2019
  • 8 April 2019
  • 26 August 2019
ESTIMATED FEES

MALAYSIAN STUDENT
  • RM13,290
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
  • RM19,540 
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 PBT (410) / IBT (34);  or
  • Cambridge English CAE (160); or
  • Cambridge English CPE (180); or
  • PTE Academic 36; or
  • MUET Band 3
Articulation Partners

Penang Medical College
Penang International Dental College
University of Limerick, Ireland
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak campus)
The University of Adelaide, Australia
University of Otago, New Zealand