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Don't miss the last foundation intake this year! If you're deciding to start your pre-university studies before 2019 ends, you're just in time to join our foundation intake this December. Upon completing 2 semesters of foundation program, you will be able to join the July/August 2020 degree intake.

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MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R/010/3/0344) 04/20

This course prepares you for undergraduate study in Engineering & Science and Information Technology. In addition to several units that are common to all foundation courses, you will study units in Engineering Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and Programming in C++. The courses are aimed at developing your academic diligence, critical analysis, and a raft of generic skills. They provide a solid foundation for the students to adapt to university education more confidently, both in terms of level and style of education.

There are two (2) streams for the Foundation of Engineering and Science programme:

  1. Engineering stream
  2. Science stream

Engineering Stream
Pathway:

Students with satisfactory results in the Foundation Studies – Engineering Stream can enter degree programmes below:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.)(Chemical, Civil and Construction, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Petroleum)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems & Networking)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons.)(Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.)(Applied Geology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Computing)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Banking, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, Human Resources Management, Public Relations, Tourism and Hospitality)

Course Structure:

Unit Title Credit/Hours
Year 1 Semester 1 Year 1 Semester 2
Effective Communication Skills 061 Chemistry for Engineers 063 25
Engineering Mathematics 061 Engineering Mathematics 062 25
Programming in C++ 063 Physics for Engineers 062 25
Physics for Engineers 061 Writing and Research Skills 062 25
Sub Total 100

Science Stream
Pathway:

Students with satisfactory results in the Foundation Studies – Science Stream can enter degree programmes below:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems & Networking)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons.)(Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.)(Applied Geology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Banking, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, Human Resources Management, Public Relations, Tourism and Hospitality)

Course Structure:

Unit Title Credit/Hours
Year 1 Semester 1 Year 1 Semester 2
Effective Communication Skills 061 Writing and Research Skills 062 25
Engineering Mathematics 061 Engineering Mathematics 062 25
Programming in C++ 063 Choice of 2 optional units from the list* below:

  1. Business Information Technology 061
  2. Economics 062
  3. Intro to Visual Culture 061
  4. Intro to Digital Innovations 061

*Subject to availability
*(25 credit/hours per unit)

25
Physics for Engineers 061 25
Sub Total 100

 

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(N/010/3/0343) 04/20

The course prepares you for undergraduate study in Arts & Commerce. In the Commerce stream, you will study units in Commerce Mathematics, Economics, Accounting and Business Management.

Pathway:

Students who pass all subjects in the Foundation Studies – Commerce and Arts Stream programme can enter degree programmes such as:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Banking, Accounting & Entrepreneurship, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Entrepreneurship & Marketing, Finance & Management, Finance & Marketing, Management & Marketing, Marketing & Public Relations, Public Relations & Management, Tourism & Hospitality & Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems & Networking)

Course Structure:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Business Information Technology 061 Accounting 062
Business Statistics 061 Economics 062
Effective Communication Skills 061 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics 062
Introduction to Business Studies 061 Writing and Research Skills 062

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(N/010/3/0426) 09/21

The course prepares you for undergraduate study in Mass Communications. In the arts stream, you will study units in Media and Communication, Journalism, Information Technology, 20th Century World History, Travel Writing & Photography, Screen Production and Visual Culture.

Pathway:

Students who pass all subjects in the Foundation Studies –  Arts Stream programme can enter degree programme in:

Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)

Course Structure:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Business Information Technology 061 Travel Writing and Photography 062 (elective)
OR
20th Century World History (elective)
Intro to Media & Communication Studies 061 Intro to Screen Production 062
Effective Communication Skills 061 Intro to Journalism 062
Intro to Visual Culture 061 Writing and Research Skills 062

Why Foundation Studies?

Easy Transition to University

The foundation courses are intensive, focused one-year courses which prepare you for undergraduate study and guarantee entry to the university upon successful completion. The courses provide a solid foundation for students to adapt to university education more confidently, both in terms of level and style of education.

Study Facilities

The university is equipped with advanced technological support facilities such as a modern library, well-equipped laboratories, distributed learning spaces using the latest teaching technologies and online learning resources.

Academic Supports

Similar with degree studies, various academic supports are available in the form of additional workshops, low student-lecturer tutorials and consultation hours with lecturers.

Campus
Experience

Study in the 1,200 acres garden campus with students from over 50 nationalities. There are over 50 student clubs for you to choose from!

Why Curtin Malaysia?

Top 1% Worldwide

Curtin University is ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of the World Universities (ARWU) 2019.

Affordability 

Tuition fees are one-third of those at our main campus in Perth, Australia for the same courses and qualifications. Cost of living in Malaysia is also considerably lower.

Identical Certificates

Graduates at Curtin Malaysia are awarded the same internationally-recognised degree certificates as graduates at ou main campus and other Curtin campuses.

Flexible Transfer Options 

You’ll have opportunities to transfer to another Curtin campus in Perth, Dubai, Singapore or Mauritius on student exchange or to complete your degree.

Hear From Our Graduates

 “I’m so glad Curtin Malaysia gave me more than just textbook learning but the freedom to take risks and think critically, to experience the importance of being a team player, to take the first steps towards achieving my career goals.”
Khanisha Hari Kharan,
Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) graduate,
Junior Account Executive at Ellipsis Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
   
““As Curtin Malaysia attracts students from all over the world, I had the opportunity to work with students of diverse backgrounds and different ways of thinking. Curtin has been a big part of my life and has helped shape my future. Thanks, Curtin!”
Chong Yun Jia,
Petroleum Engineering graduate
Reservoir engineer at Sarawak Shell Berhad
““I graduated from Curtin with much more than just a degree. My university experience shaped me into the person I am today, and I’m beginning this new chapter in my life as a strong, confident woman, ready to conquer whatever challenges life throws at me.”
Aminath Azman Marzooq
Tourism & Hospitality and Marketing graduate Marketing and business development officer at Commercial Bank of Maldives

Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships

Scholarships are part of Curtin Malaysia commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential. Check out the scholarships available for foundation students.

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