Foundation in Science

Duration:1 year

Intakes:Jan, May & Sept

Campus:MAHSA University (Main Campus) , MAHSA Avenue International College (City Campus)

Level of Study:Diploma

Faculty:Centre for Pre-University Studies

Course Code:KPT/JPS ( R2/010/3/0130 ) ( A9348 ) 01 / 23

About this course

MAHSA’s Foundation in science is a one-year programme that is specially designed for students who have successfully completed their Malaysian SPM, Mathayom Suksa 5, GCE O-level or equivalent. This one-year academic programme is a fast track A-level equivalent, structured along three semesters of studies.

It is a well-balanced curriculum, designed in consultation with university partners, to ensure the successful integration of knowledge and skills, enabling a seamless transition into an undergraduate study of choice. It is designed to be both challenging and intensive, providing students with the knowledge and skills highly desirable by universities all over the world.

The curriculum concentrates on core modules of pure science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) and integrate this with modules from humanities and general education (Psychology, English, Information Technology, Professional Development and basic lab skills). This is complemented by a range of other activities such as case studies, problem solving and project work.

Students will have plenty of contact with faculty staff for up to 20 hours of contact time per week and up to 3 hours per week of Student Success time. This will leave any remaining time for independent learning, researching and preparing for assessments, lectures and seminars. Assessments will take a variety of different forms allowing students to demonstrate a range of skills.

Graduates of the Foundation in Science are accepted into a wide range of programmes such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging, Computer Science, Engineering, Accountancy and Business.

Total Course Fees

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Subject Listing


Academic English

Mathematics 1

Professional Development


Information Technology

Basic Laboratory Skills


Biology 1

Chemistry 1

Physics 1

Mathematics 2


Biology 2

Chemistry 2

Physics 2

Biomedical Sciences

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

          • Foundation in Science with Conditional Entry to MBBS, Dentistry & Pharmacy degree:


            5 Minimum grade B in Biology & Chemistry & Physics & Mathematics/Additional Mathematics and 1 other subject

            Foundation in Science with Conditional Entry
            to all other degrees:

            Minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 science subject and 2 other subjects

International Student Only

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