Foundation in Computer Science

Duration:1 year

Intakes:January, June & September

Campus:Putrajaya Campus, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Level of Study:Pre-U

Faculty:Faculty of Computing

Course Code:R2/010/3/0168

About this course

This syllabus has been designed to meet the requirements of professional bodies and industries while giving students the competitive edge. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge through teamwork, case studies, simulations and real life projects.

The Department of Foundation and Diploma Studies (CCI-FDS) offers Foundation in Computer Science (FCS), Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) and Diploma in Computer Science (DCS) programmes. The department is equipped with sufficient computers and physics laboratories. All the laboratories are air-conditioned and equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment. Laboratory classes are conducted either by lecturers themselves or tutors, who are closely supervised by the lecturers.

The Foundation in Computer Science will equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully pursue their respective degree programmes. Among the subjects to be undertaken by foundation students are Introduction to Computing, Personal Productivity with Technology, Critical Thinking, Fundamental of Data & Information and other relevant subjects. Students will also be exposed to various out-of-class activities.

Students successfully completed their Foundation in Computer Science programme will be able to enter into Bachelor of Computer Science programmes.

50 credit hours of subjects are being taught in three semesters. This Foundation in Computer Science programme can be completed in 1 year.

Total Course Fees

Registration: RM1348 + Resource Fee: RM780 (twice a year)
Tuition Fee: RM15,000 (Local)

Subject Listing

  • This programme can be completed in Full Time: 1 year.
    • Year 1: Semester 1
      – Introduction to Computing
      – Calculus for Computing I
      – Physics for Computing I
      – Foundation English I
      – Campus Life Skills
      – Psychology of Thinking
      – Foundation Islamic Studies / Moral Foundation
      – Malaysian Culture for International Student
    • Year 1: Semester 2
      – Calculus for Computing II
      – Physics for Computing II
      – Fundamentals of Data and Information
      – English for Academic Purposes
      – Physics II for Computer Science
      – Personal Productivity with Information Technology
      – Essential Writing for International Students
    • Year 1: Special Semester
      – Introduction to Problem Solving and Basic Computers
      – Introduction to Web Development

    Subject marked (*) is required for Malaysian students only.

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:


For Malaysian Students:

  • SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia)
    Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum credits (grade C) in 5 subjects inclusive Mathematics and Pass in Additional Mathematics.
  • O-Level
    Pass O-Level from institution recognised by Government of Malaysia with a minimum of credit (grade C) in 5 subjects inclusive Mathematics.
  • IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Pass IGCSE from institution recognised by Government of Malaysia with a minimum of credit (grade C) in 5 subjects inclusive Mathematics.
  • UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
    Pass UEC with a minimum of grade B in 4 subjects inclusive Mathematics.
  • Others
    Other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia.



For Malaysian Students:

No additional English requirement for this programme.

International Student Only

For International Students: Refer Entry Requirements – International



For International Students:

International students are required to have one of the English proficiency score stated below to enrol in UNITEN. Foundation students who do not fulfill this English requirement are required to sit for the Test of English Proficiency (TEP) before they could enroll in the English Short Course (ESC).

  • MUET – Malaysia University English Test
    Achieve Band 3
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
    Achieve 5.0
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
    Achieve 500 (TOEFL) or 42 (TOEFL Internet Based Test)

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