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UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN


Foundation in Science

The UTAR Foundation in Science is a full-time intensive programme that has been designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for a smooth transition into the undergraduate studies in UTAR. 

It offers the shortest path for eligible students to progress into the undergraduate studies of their choice within one year. With the flexible programme structure, students may complete their Foundation programmes to their desired pace of up to two years.  

There are various courses that will enhance students' academic knowledge, expose students to the latest developments in the respective areas of studies and foster their critical thinking skills. Simultaneously, it also sharpens student's presentation skills and English language proficiency. 

Programme Details:

Award:Foundation in Science
Accreditation Status:Fully Accreditated - Kampar
Fully Accreditated - Sungai Long
Duration:1 year (Full-time)
Intakes:January, May & October
Fees:RM10,400 (Malaysian), RM18,700 (International)  
Medium of Instruction:English
Campus:Kampar & Sungai Long
Faculty:Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)

Programme Structure

Core Courses:

  • Effective Communication Skills
  • English for Academic Study
  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II
  • Mathematics III
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Elective Courses:

Biological Science

  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Physiological Systems
  • Modern Biology
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Programming Concepts

Physical Science (Engineering Science)

  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism
  • Waves and Modern Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Programming Concepts
  • Biology I
  • Biology II

Physical Science (Technological Science)

  • Computing Technology
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Programming Concepts and Design
  • Management
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism
  • Biology I

Minimum Entry Requirements:


  • SPM with 5 credits which must include one Mathematics subject and two Science subjects, OR
  • O-Level with credits in 5 subjects which must include one Mathematics and two Science subjects, OR
  • Unified Examination certificate (UEC) with Grade B in 3 subjects which must include one Mathematics subject and two science subjects, OR
  • Other equivalent qualification
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