Foundation in Science

Duration:1 year

Intakes:April, July & September

Campus:Heriot - Watt University Malaysia

Level of Study:Pre-U

Course Code:KPT/JPS (R/010/3/0223)(FA3952) 07/23

About this course

The Foundation in Science is a focused programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed to provide you with a direct route into a professionally relevant and internationally recognised degree at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

The tailored programme of courses is a direct pathway to your choice of a range of professionally relevant degrees. The focused academic content is taught in a way that introduces you to independent learning. Your development is monitored through regular assessments and feedback.

On achieving the required grades to complete the programme successfully you will progress to your chosen degree, in one of these subjects, starting in September of the following year:

  • BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Chemical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Civil Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons)/MEng Petroleum Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Statistical Data Science

Total Course Fees

RM 26,340 (Local)
RM 32,700 (International)

For scholarship enquiries please e-mail for more details.

Subject Listing

Semester 1
Essential Mathematics for Science
Fundamentals of Physics
Principles of Chemistry
Academic Skills

Semester 2
Mathematics for Science
Further Mechanics
Chemistry in Materials
Foundation English

Semester 3
Advanced Mathematics for Science
Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics
Organics and Chemical Energetics
Foundation English for Science and Engineering

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

Minimum 5 credits (C’s), in SPM or O-Levels, including Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Additional Mathematics – or equivalent global qualifications.IB MYP: 3 subjects with Grade 6 (English, Maths & Physics/Chemistry) & 2 subjects with Grade 5 (Add Maths & Physics/Chemistry) 

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