Foundation in Science
Foundation in Science - Overview
KPT/JPS (R/010/3/0085) 06/17
The programme equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a future in the dynamic field of science. The programme emphasises on learning by doing, and therefore, students are regularly required to work on actual projects.

Students are exposed to a dynamic environment, which encourages two-way interaction between students and lecturers. Learning also takes place beyond the classroom via community service trips, interaction with researchers, participation in competitions, and many more.

State-of-the-art Facilities
  • Acquire practical skills with our science laboratories that are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.
  • Experience learning supported by modern technology, such as lecture capture, and various online tools.
Balanced Learning Environment
  • Opportunity to acquire and demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills.
  • A balanced assessment method, whereby 50% of the evaluation is allocated to various continuous assessments such as quizzes, class tests, projects and oral presentations while the remaining 50% to the final exam.
From Theory to Application
  • Holistic learning approach through the Integrated Science Project (ISP), which implements research skills and scientific concepts and balances learning outcomes with hands-on experimentation.
  • Cultivate independent and confident learners through continuous assessments which encompass public speaking, group work and creativity.
Conducive Learning Environment
  • Same access to the University’s facilities as undergraduate and postgraduate students, and able to contribute equally to the campus community.
  • Exposure to latest developments in science and technology through workshops and talks by local and international academicians and industry leaders.
Reliable Support System
  • First Year Experience (FYE) initiatives, such as motivational talks and peer-assisted study sessions, provide students the much-needed support to adjust to university life and excel in academic and extra-curricular activities.
Entry Requirements:
Entry Level Minimum Requirements
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / O Level Min. 5 credits including Mathematics, English and 2 (two) Science subjects and a Pass in Bahasa Melayu
Other Qualifications Students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
NOTE:
Students who wish to pursue the following degrees are required to meet the pre-conditions below:

Medicine
SPM / O Level: Pass with 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject. Malaysian students are required to attain a Credit in Bahasa Melayu and English.
Pharmacy
SPM / O Level: Pass with 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject. Malaysian students are required to attain a Credit in Bahasa Melayu and English.
Food Science with Nutrition / Biomedical Science
SPM / O Levels: Pass with 5 Credits, 3 of which must be from either Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics or English.

Note: All information is correct at the time of update (November 2013) and is subject to change.

Duration:
1 year 

Intakes:
February & August

Further Studies:
Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, students can choose to pursue their degree at Taylor’s School of Medicine, Taylor’s School of Pharmacy, Taylor’s School of Biosciences or Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.