International University of Malaya Wales

International University of Malaya Wales

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Foundation in Science

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 1 year
Intake Deadline
  Tution Fees N/A

The Foundation in Science programme at IUMW equips students with the specific knowledge to pursue their degrees in the field of health, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and information technology. With practical exposure and a hands-on learning approach, those pursuing this programme will have a strong grasp of the core science knowledge they will need to excel in their future undertakings.

Students of this programme not only acquire solid basics in the core Science subjects, but are empowered by other relevant skills such as critical thinking, public speaking and presentation techniques. Students will be given plenty of hands-on experience, essential for any student who wishes to excel in the science fields.

Laboratory facilities

Students will have access to the well-equipped science laboratories at Centre for Foundation Studies in Science (PASUM), University of Malaya to conduct their practical class.


  • /SPMV/O Level Credit in five (5) subjects including Mathematics and any science subject
  • UEC Grade B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and any science subject
  • IB-Middle Year Programme 28 total points across the certificate's 7 components

Additional Requirements
Entry into different STEM fields may require specific achievements, subject to the programme's entry requirements.

English Competency Requirements

All international students are bound to the English Competency requirement set by the University and the Malaysian Qualification Agency except those who are:

  • From countries where English is the official language; OR
  • From an academic institution which uses English as its main medium of instruction.



Semester 1

  • *Biology 1
  • *Computer Systems
  • Chemistry 1
  • Physics 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Study Skills
  • Co-Curricular 1

*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 2

  • *Biology 2
  • *Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Chemistry 2
  • Physics 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • English 1
  • Critical Thinking
  • Co-Curricular 2

*Choose any ONE (1) elective

Semester 3

  • *Biology 3
  • *Analysing and Solving Problems
  • Chemistry 3
  • Physics 3
  • Statistics & Probability
  • English 2
  • Information & Communication Technology

*Choose any ONE (1) elective


Assessments under the Foundation in Science are varied, and are either based on; full coursework (100%) or a combination of coursework (40 - 60%) and final examination (40 - 60%). Classes are held face-to-face through lectures, tutorials (offline and online), practical classes, discussions, activities (classroom-based or outside-classroom-based) or blended learning. Our students are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessment, including but not limited to; examinations, quizzes, reports, projects, and presentations.

Students are expected to undergo three (3) semesters which amounts to 50 credit hours to complete their study.

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