Programme Overview

The Foundation in Science is a pre-university programme that concentrates on science subjects. This programme aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills in sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students will have a choice of 2 pathways to either Health / Biological Sciences or Engineering / Physical Sciences. The programme is designed for your seamless transition into a science-related undergraduate degree locally or abroad.
Intake Dates 2024 : January, April, June, August & October
Progress to degree at DISTED College, selected Universities in Malaysia or Overseas:
  • National
    • Wawasan Open University (WOU)
    • HELP University
    • Taylor’s University
    • AIMST University
    • RCSI & UCD Malaysia (Penang Medical College)
    • Herriot-Watt University Malaysia
  • International
    • University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
    • RMIT University (Australia)
    • University of Adelaide (Australia)
    • IMI University (Switzerland)
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Programme Structure & Courses

  • Foundation Studies

    Compulsory courses:

    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Foundation English
    • Academic English
    • Study Skills
    • E-Commerce
    • Chemistry 1
    • Mathematics 1
    • Mathematics 2
    • Statistics
    • Introduction to Information Technology

    Pathway to Health / Biological Sciences:

    • Biology 1
    • Biology 2
    • Chemistry 2
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Physics 1 or Introduction to Programming

    Pathway to Engineering / Physical Sciences:

    • Physics 1
    • Physics 2
    • Mathematics 3
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Biology 1 or Introduction to Psychology
Study Pathway

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • SPM/IGCSE: 5 Credits (min Grade C*)
  • UEC: 3 Credits (min Grade B*)
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • English Requirement: Pass in English in SPM/IGCSE/UEC or equivalent

*Please refer to below table for a detailed requirements.

Degree Programme

Min. Entry Requirements**

SPM

O-Level / IGCSE

UEC

Medicine

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 1 other subject, and Credit in Bahasa Malaysia and English

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 1 other subject, and Credit in English

B4 in 3 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics)

Dentistry

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 1 other subject, and Credit in Bahasa Malaysia and English

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 1 other subject, and Credit in English

B4 in 4 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics)

Pharmacy

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 1 other subject, and Credit in Bahasa Malaysia and English

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and 1 other subject, and Credit in English

Biomedical, Biotechnology and Sciences

Credits in 5 subjects including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and pass in Bahasa Malaysia & English

Credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and pass in English

Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and pass in English

Engineering

Credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics and 1 Physical Science subject

Credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics and 1 Physical Science subject

Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and 1 Physical Science subject

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Credit in 5 subjects including Additional Mathematics

Credit in 5 subjects including Additional Mathematics

Grade B in 3 subjects including Additional Mathematics

Information Technology and Information System

Credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics

Credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics

Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics

**Other qualifications recognised as equivalent by the Malaysian Government

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