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Foundation Programme


Duration:
1 Year
(3 Semesters)

 


Awarded by:
APU, Foundation


Intakes:
02 Mar 2022 | 12 May 2022
28 Jun 2022

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Foundation programme gives you an opportunity to sample your future areas of study. This helps you choose which Degree programme to pursue.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
SPM• 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects at SPM level with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
IGCSE/O-LEVELS• 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels;
UEC• 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC.
 
A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
-Some Degree Programmes may require a Credit in Mathematics at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.
-Engineering Degree Programmes require a Credit in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry at SPM/IGCSE/O-Level or equivalent.
 
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The qualification and entry requirements for the programmes will be determined based on the "Comparison List of Equivalency of International Qualifications with SPM (O-Levels equivalent) and STPM (A-Levels equivalent)" published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 4.0
• TOEFL IBT : 30-31
• Pearson (PTE) : 30
• MUET : Band 2


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AREAS OF STUDY FOR

  • Business, Management, Marketing, Digital Marketing & Tourism
  • Media and International Relations
  • Industrial Design, Animation & Visual Effects

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at SPM level with a minimum of a pass in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
  • 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels;
  • 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC;
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

AREA OF STUDY FOR

  • Psychology

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics and Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology with a minimum of a pass in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
  • 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects including Mathematics, Science OR Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology with a minimum of a pass in English at IGCSE/O-Levels;
  • 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC;
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

AREAS OF STUDY FOR

  • Computing, Technology & Games Development
  • Accounting, Banking, Finance and Actuarial

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including Mathematics with a minimum of a pass in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
  • 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects at IGCSE/O-Levels including Mathematics;
  • 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics;
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

AREA OF STUDY FOR

  • Engineering

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including a Credit in Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry OR Technical Science with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History);
  • 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects including Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry OR Technical Science at IGCSE/O-Levels;
  • 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects in UEC including Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry OR Technical Science.
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.



MODULES YOU STUDY

The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Psychology, Business & Management, Computing & Technology, Engineering, Industrial Design, Animation and Visual Effects.


FLEXIBILITY OF CHOICE

Our 12-month Foundation Programme is designed to prepare those with SPM, ‘O’ Levels or similar qualifications with the knowledge and skills to progress into the first year of a degree of their choice.

On completion of the Foundation Programme, you will be able to make an informed decision about your interest and pursue your degree of choice.

During the Foundation Programme, you are able to choose different routes depending on your area of interest. This will allow you to progress onto a specific degree programme at APU, related to this area or other relevant areas based on your foundation experience.


ENRICHING EXPERIENCES - MORE THAN JUST A FOUNDATION

The APU Foundation Programme lays the pathway towards professional tertiary education. It is a vital transformation point for students; soft skills, general knowledge and preparatory subject fundamentals acquired at the Foundation lead to excellence in a student’s education performance, as well as career-readiness as they move on as global professionals eventually. This is achieved through 4 key areas:

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Social Skills & Responsibilities
  • Practical Skills

The unique support system at APU Foundation Programme consist of helpful academic mentors who are committed in ensuring academic achievements, providing pastoral care, advising, mentoring, motivating students’ potential and performance, to ensure that they undergo a smooth transition from secondary education to tertiary learning.

This programme is designed to help those with SPM, IGCSE, O-Levels or similar qualifications to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into the first year of a degree of their choice.




LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completing your study in this programme, you will be able to:

  • Enter Level 1 of degree study.
  • Make an informed choice about what degree you want to study.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the concepts which underpin the study of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Business & Management, Computing & Technology, Engineering, Design Innovation & Brand Management, Animation and Visual Effects, International Studies or Psychology.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a given audience.
  • Work effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrate English and other study skills appropriate to undergraduate learning.
  • Apply skills in numeracy, technology and communications.
  • Explain the essential elements of technology.
  • Use appropriate application software and the Internet. 

BUSINESS & FINANCE PATHWAY

COMPUTING & TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY

ENGINEERING PATHWAY

DESIGN PATHWAY

COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 24,800
(Non-Engineering Pathways)

RM 25,200
(Engineering Pathway)

RM 25,600 (USD 6,480)
(Non-Engineering Pathways)

RM 26,200 (USD 6,630)
(Engineering Pathway)

* Fees stated here do not include Deposits and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

 

MQA ACCREDITATION

(R2/010/6/0271)(11/24)(MQA/A10955)