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Foundation in Science (FIS)

JPT/BPP(A9504)03/29

Foundation in Science

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Key Information

Intakes

April, July, October

Programme Duration

Full-time:1 Year

Mode of Study

Full-Time

Programme Level

The Foundation in Science (FIS) programme is a three- semester programme tailored to equip students with the quality pre-University education, knowledge and skills they need to excel in future undergraduate programmes. In addition to core courses like Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Information Technology, they will also develop life skills through subjects like Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Communication and Frontier Studies which will make them more adaptable, confident and team-oriented.

The students’ progress is monitored through regular assessments and our academic staff are always at hand to guide them through the transition to degree-level programmes. QIU’s FIS programme provides quality Pre-University education with a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares students to meet the requirements and qualifications of undergraduate programmes.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, students are eligible for entry into the various programmes of their interest at QIU:

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE (PEO)

To provide quality Pre-University education with a broad and balanced curriculum that prepare students to meet the qualifications and requirements of undergraduate programmes

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)

PLO1Explain basic knowledge in science and technology.
PLO2Apply basic knowledge in identifying problems in science and technology.
PLO3Demonstrate social skills and responsibilities towards the community and environment.
PLO4Practise science based values, ethics and attitudes.
PLO5Demonstrate leadership, team work and communication skills through visual, oral and written assignment.
PLO6Apply scientific skills in problem solving in science and technology.
PLO7Demonstrate efficient information management and self-development skills.
PLO8Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / IGCSE (O-Level)Pass with minimum FIVE (5) credits in Mathematics, TWO (2) Science subjects and TWO (2) other subjects.
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)Pass UEC with minimum Grade B in THREE (3) subjects including Mathematics and TWO (2) other Science subjects.
MBBS / Pharmacy
SPM / O-LevelPass with minimum Grade B in FIVE (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and ONE (1) other subject.
UECPass UEC with minimum Grade B4 in THREE (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.
Engineering
SPM / O-LevelPass with minimum credit in FIVE (5) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and THREE (3) other subjects.
UECPass UEC with minimum Grade B in THREE (3) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and ONE (1) other subject.
Allied Health
SPM / O-LevelPass with minimum FIVE (5) credits, subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and ONE (1) other subject.
UECPass UEC with minimum Grade B in THREE (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
Core Courses
  • Effective English
  • Essential English
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Physics
  • Computer Applications
  • Frontier Studies
SpecialisationBiological Science Stream

  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Inheritance and Diversity of Life
  • Molecular Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Computer Science Stream

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Information Systems and Technology
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Introduction to Multimedia

Physical Science Stream

  • Modern Physics
  • Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Calculus
  • Molecular Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

For enquiries on our programme fees and funding, please fill up the form below or you may contact our Student Recruitment Division representative. We offer many funding opportunities to support students. Check out our Financial Assistance Page to find out more.

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Programme code: JPT/BPP(MQA/FA6153)06/28

Duration: Full-time: Minimum : 3 years, Maximum : 5 years.
Part-time: Minimum : 4 years, Maximum: 6 years.

Intakes: January, April, July and October

Mode of Study: Full-Time, Part-Time

Programme code: JPT/BPP(MQA/FA5374)03/27

Duration: Full-time: Minimum 2 years/Maximum 4 years
Part-time: Minimum 3 years/ Maximum 6 years

Intakes: January, April, July and October

Mode of Study: Full-Time, Part-Time

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