Foundation in Science

The Foundation program in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang, Batu Kawan 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 program that provides students with 2 elective areas:

  • Pure Science
  • Engineering or IT or Computer Science

 

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”.

 

EXPERT EDUCATORS
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.

 

INDUSTRY-CERTIFIED GRADUATES
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.

 

WORLD CLASS PARTNER
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.

Duration
1 year
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Batu Kawan
Core

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 (2 subjects)
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Writing and Research Skills
  • Statistics
Electives

Pure Sciences

  • Biology 2
  • Chemistry 2

 

Physical Sciences

  • Mathematics 3
  • Physics 2

Intake dates

2021

15 January 8 March 31 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students

RM17,450

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International students

RM26,350

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Notes

* Terms and Conditions Apply
* Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level :
5 Credits

 

UEC :
3 Credits

English Requirement

Local Student :
Pass (English at SPM level or equivalent)

 

International Student :
Band 4.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 30 (IBT) or 397 (PBT) in TOEFL; or Cambridge English CAE & CPE (from 2015) (140); or PTE Academic (36); or MUET Band 2; or UOW Malaysia KDU English Entrance Test (60)

Notes

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

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