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.
|1||Academic English||FSC ENG 113|
|Mathematics 1 (core)||FSC MAT 114|
|Professional Development||FSC PD 113|
|Psychology||FSC PSY 113|
|Information Technology||FSC IT 113|
|Basic Laboratory Skills||FSC BLS 113|
|2||Mathematics 2||FSC MAT 124|
|Chemistry 1||FSC CHE 124|
|Physics 1||FSC PHY 124|
|Biology 1||FSC BIO 124|
|3||Chemistry 2||FSC CHE 134|
|Physics 2||FSC PHY 134|
|Biology 2||FSC BIO 134|
|Biomedical Sciences (non-core)||FSC BMS 133|
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
Upon completion, you may further into undergraduate degree courses listed below:-
Health Care Practice
Environmental Health and Safety
Business, Finance and Accounting
or any related undergraduate degree courses.
Students with MAHSA Foundation certificate are eligible for INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES:
Sunderland University – United Kingdom
Victoria University of Wellington - New Zealand
University of Canterbury - New Zealand
Universities in New Zealand – New Zealand
*applicable for certain bachelor degree programmes only, please contact us for more information.
The Foundation in Science is designed in consultation with university partners, intentionally intended to be both challenging and intensive, providing students with the knowledge and skills highly desirable by universities all over the world.
Students studying in Foundation in Science are given opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers from the faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, giving these students early insight into these disciplines.
Tuition fees for the Foundation in Science are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
The Foundation in Science takes students on a rolling semester basis, allowing for greater flexibility.
Students of the Foundation in Science are given automatic conditional offers to any MAHSA undergraduate degree programme. This is a definite advantage over other pre-university programmes and the offer is valid as long as the student fulfills the academic requirements needed to progress to the undergraduate degree of choice.
The Foundation in Science is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia