SPM & O-Level Entry Requirements for Foundation in Science at Top Universities in Malaysia

Foundation in Science Entry Requirements at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

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Many top private universities in Malaysia, have developed their own internal university foundation programmes. These Foundation courses are accredited by the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and recognised by the respective foreign partner universities.  To enter into the Foundation in Science programmes in Malaysia, students after SPM would need at least 5 credits in the relevant subjects with a pass in BM and Sejarah.

You will get the chance to study a variety of subject areas in the Foundation in Science Programme. This will not only give you an idea of what subject you may like to progress on to, but also to develop the valuable learning skills necessary for pursue a degree. A Foundation Programme in Malaysia can be 2 semesters with 6 months each semester or 3 semesters with 4 months each semester.

The details for the entry requirements for Foundation in Science at top private universities in Malaysia are stated in the article below. If you are still not sure if you qualify to enter, please send a copy of your results to us at EduSpiral Consultant Services for evaluation for entry.

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Entry Requirements into the Best Private Universities in Malaysia for Foundation in Science Programmes

Entry Requirements for Foundation in Science Leading to Engineering Degree Courses at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Get a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Get a top ranked UK degree in Malaysia at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Students in Malaysia will be getting a first class education from a top ranked UK University right here at their state-of-the-art campus at Putrajaya.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, Heriot-Watt University is ranked Top 150 worldwide for Civil & Structural Engineering and Ranked in the top universities worldwide for eight subjects: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mineral & Mining Engineering, Computer Science & Information Systems, Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy.

Heriot-Watt was ranked fourth in Scotland in the 2016 Complete University Guide. Heriot-Watt University ranked 5th for Chemical Engineering, 9th for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and 9th for Civil Engineering in the UK.

Heriot-Watt University’s Ranking in the Guardian University Guide 2016 is 18th in the UK and 2nd in

Mechanical Engineering lab at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Mechanical Engineering lab at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Scotland. Heriot-Watt University is ranked 3rd for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 17th for Chemical Engineering, 2nd for Civil Engineering and 10th for Mechanical Engineering.

The Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation Programme offers the following tailored pathways into the some of the best undergraduate degree programmes in Malaysia. Students after SPM or O-Levels with at least a Minimum 3 Bs and 2 Cs, in SPM or O-Levels, including B in Mathematics, English and Physics or Chemistry and a minimum of C in Additional Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry – or equivalent global qualifications to enter into the  Foundation in Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Students interested in registering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, please go to this link. Affordable hostel accommodation is provided at safe and conducive condominiums in Cyberjaya with free bus shuttle to and from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

Scholarships are available at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia to deserving Malaysian students who have achieved high results in their SPM or O-Levels examinations..

Upon successful completion of the Foundation in Science at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, students can enter into the following engineering programmes:

*Some degree programmes are subject to MOE approval and may change.


Entry Requirements for Foundation in Science Programme at Taylor’s University in Malaysia

Taylors University is strategically located at Subang Jaya, Selangor in a safe self-sustaining 27-acre campus

Taylors University is strategically located at Subang Jaya, Selangor in a safe self-sustaining 27-acre campus

The 1-year Top Rated Foundation in Science programme at Taylor’s University offers one of the widest ranges of educational pathways. Taylor’s University is one of the best universities in Malaysia for you to study the Foundation in Science programme. Students after SPM or O-Levels with at least 5 credits including the relevant subjects may enter Taylor’s University Foundation in Science for 1 year before continuing on to the degree programmes below:

The 1-year Foundation in Science programme at Taylor’s University is essential for students who wish to pursue the Biosciences, Culinology®, Engineering, Medicine or Pharmacy course in Malaysia.


Entry Requirements for Foundation in Science Programme at UCSI University

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge. UCSI University is ranked in the Top 300 Universities in Asia in 2015 by the renown QS University Rankings. UCSI University is ranked as Excellent or Tier 5 in the SETARA 2013 rating system by MQA.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. UCSI University’s Foundation in Science has two pathways for students to choose from – Health Sciences & Engineering.

Entry requirements into Foundation in Science at UCSI University for the various degree programmes.

Qualifications Academic Requirements
Foundation in Science (For Non-Medicine / Non Pharmacy)
SPM / O-Levels 5 credits inclusive of Mathematics and 1 pure science subject
UEC 3 credits inclusive of Mathematics and 1 pure science subject
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average of 60% inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure science subjects
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average of 50% inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure science subjects
Foundation in Science (For entry into Medicine / Pharmacy)
SPM 5 credits with Bs for Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and one more subject (Pharmacy programme – SPM: Bahasa Malaysia & English – Minimum C is required)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average of 65% (including individual scores of 65% in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics)
*Subject to acceptance by professional bodies (Malaysian Medical Council and Malaysian Pharmacy Board)
Foundation in Science (For Entry into Architecture)
SPM 5 credits inclusive of Mathematics
UEC 3 credits inclusive of Mathematics
Foundation in Science leading to B. Sc. (Hons.) Food Science with Nutrition / B. Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology / B. Sc. (Hons.) Aquatic Science
SPM/O-Level or its equivalent Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
UEC Minimum 4 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
CPU Average below 60% in 6 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 50% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 60% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
SAM Average below 60% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Foundation in Science leading to B. Sc. (Hons.) Nutrition with Wellness
SPM/O-Level or its equivalent Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
UEC Minimum 4 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 2 science subjects)
CPU Average below 60% in 6 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 50% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Minimum average of 60% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
SAM Average below 60% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)
Foundation in Science leading to Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)
SPM
  1. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with (5) credits:
  2. Mandatory credits in:
    • Bahasa Melayu
      AND
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
      AND

    Either one (1) of the credit below:

    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology
      AND
  3. Credit in two(2) others subjects
    AND
  4. Pass in English
‘O’ Levels INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MALAYSIAN STUDENT
Minimum 5 Credits:

  1. Mandatory credits in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    AND
  2. Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology
    AND
  3. 3 credits in other subjects
Minimum 5 credits:

  1. Mandatory credits in:
    • Bahasa Melayu (SPM)
    AND
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    AND
  2. Either one (1) of the credit below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and pass in Biology
    • Physics and pass in Biology
    AND
  3. 2 credits in others subjects
    AND
  4. Pass in English
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Science-based)
Minimum overall average of 50%; inclusive of minimum 60% in

  1. Mandatory 60 % in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)
    AND
  2. 60% in either one (1) of the below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and 50% in Biology
    • Physics and 50% in Biology
    AND
  3. 3 other subjects with minimum of 60 %
HSC / SAM / CPU / Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Science-based)
WAEC Senior School Certificate / NECO Minimum 5 C4 (minimum 60 %); inclusive of

  1. Mandatory 60 % in:
    • Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern
    AND
  2. 60% in either one (1) of the below:
    • General Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and 50% in Biology
    • Physics and 50% in Biology
    AND
  3. 3 other subjects with minimum of 60 %
Important Note

  • ALL Malaysian students must have credits in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level for admission into Nursing Programmes and Pass MUET with minimum of Band 4.
  • ALL International students must have English requirements: IELTS Band 5.5; OR TOEFL 550 (Written-based), 215 (Computer-based), 80 (internet-based)

Foundation in Science Leading to Health Science & Applied Science Degree Courses at UCSI University

The Foundation in Science programme is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in various UCSI University science-based degrees such as Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Communication & Electronics, Electrical & Electronics, Mechatronic Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, among others. This one-year programme is tailored for students who are confident of their chosen path of studies, and who are committed to attaining the best preparation for a science-based university degree programme at UCSI University.

Upon completion of the Foundation in Science (Health Science Pathway) at UCSI University, students may continue on to any of the degree programmes:

Foundation in Science Leading to Engineering Degree Courses at UCSI University

EduSpiral picked us up to tour the university & helped guide me to choose the right university after my A-Levels. Yao Seng, Civil Engineering, UCSI University

EduSpiral picked us up to tour the university
& helped guide me to choose the right university after my A-Levels.
Yao Seng, Civil Engineering, UCSI University

The Foundation in Science programme at UCSI University is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in various UCSI University science-based degrees such as Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Communication & Electronics, Electrical & Electronics, Mechatronic Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, among others.

This one-year programme is tailored for students who are confident of their chosen path of studies, and who are committed to attaining the best preparation for a sciencebased university degree programme at UCSI University.

Upon completion of the Foundation in Science leading to engineering programme at UCSI University, students can choose to enter in Year 1 of the following programmes:


Entry Requirements for Foundation in Science at HELP University

Choosing the right career at a tender age of 16 or 17 can be a daunting task. Many students are left with

HELP University's new city campus at Pusat Bandar Damansara

HELP University’s new city campus at Pusat Bandar Damansara

the difficult task of making that choice without being sufficiently equipped with the necessary details to make an informed choice.
Bearing that in mind, the Foundation in Science Program at HELP University is designed to cater for the needs of the students taking into account the following considerations:

  • To provide good quality Pre-University education that prepares the students to meet the demands of undergraduate study
  • To incorporate a certain degree of flexibility where students can make their choice of selecting a discipline at a later stage rather than at the beginning of the course
  • Subjects such as Study Skills and Critical Thinking Skills are added to give the students an edge over others
  • Extracurricular activities as well as good pastoral care are emphasized to ensure that students obtain a holistic education
  • To provide a conducive environment for study as well as to equip them with excellent facilities

Foundation in Science Entry Requirements at HELP University

  • 5 SPM/SPMV Credits. Must have a credit in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects (Biology/Chemistry/Physics) and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and History.
  • 5 O-Level credits. Must have a credit in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects (Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
  • 3 Bs in UEC. Must have a credit in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects (Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
  • Other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysia Government.

HELP University English requirement:

  • A credit in English from SPM/SPMV/O-Level/UEC
  • TOEFL – 550
  • IELTS – band 5.5
  • Other English qualifications will also be considered on a case to case basis.

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