Foundation in Science

Foundation In Science


The Foundation program equips students with the necessary fundamental knowledge to pursue their university studies. This flexible program 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 2 electives:

  • Pure Science
  • Engineering or IT or Computer Science


Note: The academic quality of this foundation program will enable students to seamlessly move into any undergraduate degree programme with UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan.

Program information

Engineering may not be the easiest areas of study, but it is the subject areas that continue to be in demand, and the graduates are also more likely to find employment quickly and work their way up the career ladder with an engineering degree under their belt. As Malaysia strives towards a developed nation status, engineers have a key-role to play in enhancing the quality of life through the advancement of science and technology. With such a pivotal role to play, qualified and skilled engineers are in escalating demand and will remain to be throughout the world.

Studying engineering also brings prestige, wide variety of career progression opportunities, having the chance to improve the world, worldwide travel and employment opportunities, as well as career satisfaction. More importantly, it sets one up for professional success. Engineers can be Entrepreneurs; we call them “Technopreneur”.


With more than 30% academicians with PhD and industry specialists from leading global corporations, we provide access to real-world technology innovations and industry insights.


UOW Malaysia KDU delivers industry-certified graduates with professional certifications (e.g. MyTRIZ, Labview, SolidWorks, Mentor Graphics), experienced in handling and solving industrial related problems. This ensures a seamless transition to employment upon graduation.


We partner with a leading UK university to give you access to a world class education in Malaysia. Northumbria University is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment.

1 year
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan

Semester 1

  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Study Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics 1
  • Biology 1


Semester 2

  • Advanced English Course
  • Computer Application
  • Chemistry 1
  • Physics 1
  • Mathematics 2


Semester 3

  • Electives
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Writing and Research Skills
  • Statistics
  • Total Credits

Pure Sciences

  • Biology 2
  • Chemistry 2


Physical Sciences

  • Mathematics 3
  • Physics 2

Intake dates


13 January 26 March 1 June 14 September
Estimated fees
Local students


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* Terms and Conditions Apply
* Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

Pass with at least Credit in 5 subjects including Pass in English


O Levels :
Pass with at least Grade C in 5 subjects


Pass with at least Grade B in 3 subjects including Pass (Grade C) in English

English Requirement

Local Student :
Refer to above


International Student :
Band 4 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (142); or PTE Academic (30); or MUET Band 2; or KDU English Entrance Test (60)



*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.