Duration:
1 year

Intakes:
January , April , August

Campus:
HELP CAT

Level of Study:
Pre-University

Faculty:
Centre for Pre-University Studies

Course Code:
R/010/3/0297/MQA/A11202 24/20

About this course

The Foundation Studies in Science programme has built a solid reputation as a proven and reliable pathway for students who have completed their SPM to pursue a diverse range of university degree programmes in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy and other Health and Applied Sciences, both in Malaysia and abroad.

Study Mode: Full Time

Assessment: Coursework and Examination

Awarding Institution: HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT)

Features

  • Standards benchmarked between South Australian Matriculation and A-Level programmes
  • Curriculum includes a Critical Thinking course that develops rational, analytical, coherent and logical thinking among students
  • External examiner monitors standards of teaching, learning and assessment as well as effective implementation of curriculum
  • Feeder programme to our top partner universities or professional accounting:
    • University of London International Programmes (UOL)
    • Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Total Course Fees

RM 13,000 (excludes Science Lab fee RM250/subject)

Subject Listing


SEMESTER 1
  • English Language & Communication 100
  • Mathematics 101
  • Chemistry 101
SEMESTER 2
  • English Language & Communication 102
  • Mathematics 102
  • Physics 101
  • Biology 101 or Introduction to Information Systems
SEMESTER 3
  • Physics 102
  • Chemistry 102
  • Biology 102 or Statistics
  • Critical Thinking

Assessment

Coursework and Examination

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

  • SPM
    Minimum of 5 credits include Mathematics and 2 Science credit (For Foundation Studies in Science)

  • SPM
    Minimum of 5 Bs in all Mathematics and Science credit (For Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry Degree Programmes)

  • Forecast/ Trial Examination Results
    may be used for provisional enrolment if the official results have yet to be released

Academic Pathway

The Foundation Studies Programmes (FSP) is fully accredited by MQA. Students who have graduated successfully from this programme can apply to the universities** listed below. The list is constantly being updated as the Department seeks to identify undergraduate programmes and universities locally and abroad to provide additional pathways for our Foundation Studies graduates.

  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle
  • The University of Strathclyde
  • University of West of England, Bristol
  • University of Hull
  • University of London International Programmes
  • University of Sunderland**
** Acceptance of the FSP certificate is subject to students meeting the University’s entrance requirements on a case- by-case basis.
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Western Australia*
  • The University of South Australia
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Victoria University of Technology
  • Central Queensland University
  • Griffith University
  • Northern Territory University
  • The University of Southern Queensland
  • The University of New England
  • Flinders University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Monash University* (Main Campus in Australia)
  • University of Tasmania
  • Curtin University of Technology (Main Campus in Australia** and Sarawak Campus)
  • Murdoch University**
  • The University of New South Wales
* Provisional acceptance of FSP was communicated to us. Full letters/emails of accreditation are pending.
** Acceptance of the FSP certificate is subject to students meeting the University’s entrance requirements on a case- by-case basis.
  • Massey University
  • Lincoln University
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Southern New Hampshire University* (formerly known as New Hampshire College)
  • The University of New Brunswick
FOR MEDICAL STUDIES
  • Russian State Medical University
  • Kursk State Medical University
  • Moscow Medical Academy
  • Nihny Novgorod State Medical Academy
  • Volgograd State Medical University
  • Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST)
  • University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • Penang International Dental College (PIDC)

Why Foundation @ HELPCAT?

 
  • Recognition by universities in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States of America and other countries
  • A flexible programme which offers a broad-based education providing exposure to a variety of disciplines, thus allowing students to make an informed choice when deciding on a future career
  • Leadership training specially designed by experienced psychologists and trained facilitators highlighting the following areas: self-confidence & self-esteem, dealing with fear, dealing with change, team work, cultivating the right values in order to be an ethical employee