Foundation Studies (Engineering and Science)


This course prepares students for undergraduate study in Engineering and Science, Computing and Information Technology. In addition to several units that are common to all foundation courses, students study units in Engineering Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Programming in C++.

MPU (Mata Pelajaran Umum)

From 2014 onwards, the Malaysian Ministry of Education has officially announced that the General Education Subjects (GES) or Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) will replace the Compulsory Subjects or Mata Pelajaran Wajib (MPW) for all private higher education institutions in Malaysia, including Curtin University Malaysia. The new MPU units will only affect the new student intake in 2014. The MPU units do not affect students in Foundation Studies.

Further Study at Curtin University Malaysia

Students who obtain satisfactory results in the Foundation Studies – Engineering and Science stream programme can enter degree programmes such as:

  •     Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical, Civil and Construction, Mechanical, Computer Systems, Electrical Power, Environmental, Electronic and Communication, Petroleum)
  •     Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking)
  •     Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology)

Further Study at Curtin Bentley

In addition to undergraduate courses at Curtin University Malaysia, students who obtain satisfactory results are also eligible for admission to a range of undergraduate courses offered at the Curtin Bentley Campus.

2-Semester Foundation Programme

Entry direct to the relevant 2-semester foundation is maintained at 5 credits at SPM inclusive of English, and, additionally, for Engineering and Science, credit at Mathematics and passes in Additional Mathematics and (Physics or Chemistry).

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