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Course Highlight/ Description

The UTM Foundation Programme offers students an alternative choice of pre-university education, other than matriculation, the Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM), and other foundation programmes recognised by the Malaysian government.

It provides students with the basic knowledge in Engineering, Science and Social Science that will prepare them for their next education pathway in UTM, through the UTM International Degree Programme (UTM-IDP).

The programme is conducted in full time mode over the course of one year. The students’ academic load is spread over a course of three semesters (52 weeks) with several courses being delivered and assessed in each Semester.

Objectives:
1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of study which is an extension of the secondary school as found in advanced textbooks;
2) Apply knowledge and understanding to identify and use data to respond clearly to concrete and complex problems;
3) Communicate and explain understanding and skills to friends and supervisors; and
4) Demonstrate the skills to pursue higher education.

Intakes

Intake for new student occurs twice per year, i.e. July and December Intake.

Course Duration

It takes a year to complete the UTM Foundation Programme. The students’ academic load is spread over a course of three semesters.

Entry Requirement

MALAYSIAN APPLICANTS

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A Malaysian citizen
A pass with at least 5 credits including Bahasa Melayu at SPM Level and
A pass in Sejarah at SPM Level

SPECIAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1) PHYSICAL SCIENCE: A pass in SPM / SPMV level with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including:

Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Additional Mathematics
ONE (1) credit from any other subjects.
OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

2) LIFE SCIENCE: A pass in SPM / SPMV with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including:

Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics/ Biology
Additional Mathematics
ONE (1) credit from any other subjects.
OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

3) SOCIAL SCIENCE: A pass in SPM / SPMV with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including Mathematics.
OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

A pass in SPM / SPMV level with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including:

Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Additional Mathematics
ONE (1) credit from any other subjects.
OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

Total Estimated Fee

Registration fees - RM1,450.00. Tuition fees - RM9,950.00. Hostel fees - RM 3,000.00. Total - RM14,400.00

Campus Branches

The UTM Foundation Programme will be conducted at the UTM Johor Bahru campus (Physical Science, Life Science Field and Social Science Field) and UTM Kuala Lumpur campus (Physical Science Field only).