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Exam BodyAPU
Course Duration12 months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM 24,800 (Non-Engineering Pathways) / RM 25,200 (Engineering Pathway)
Fees (International Student)RM 25,600 (Non-Engineering Pathways) / RM 26,200 (Engineering Pathway)
FacultySchool of Foundation Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPre-University/Foundation Studies
Field of StudyPre-University Programme / University Foundation Studies
Course Description

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.

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
  • 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 communication
  • Explain the essential elements of technology
  • Use appropriate application software and the Internet

What You Will 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 Business, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Media, Information Technology or Engineering. 

Curriculum

Semester 1 (12 weeks)

Note: This is a common Semester 1 across all pathways

  • English for Academic Purpose
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Development & Study Methods
  • Essentials of Web Applications
  • Mathematics

Semester 2 (12 weeks)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Fundamental of Finance
  • Global Business Trends
  • Public Speaking in English

Semester 3 (12 weeks)

  • Academic Research Skills
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Economics for Business
  • Perspectives in Technology / Further Mathematics**
  • Co-Curricular

**Compulsory for Student who choose to progress to Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Actuarial Studies.

A credit pass in Mathematics at SPM/O-Levels is required for some programmes for entry to Degree after Computing & Technology Pathway. For detailed entry requirements for Degree programmes, please visit ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

Upon completion of your Foundation, you may Enter the following areas of your Degrees of your choice:

 

Business, Management, Marketing & Tourism & International Relations Programmes

  • BA (Hons) in Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business Management with specialism in E-Business
  • BA (Hons) in International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) in Marketing Management with a specialism in Digital Marketing
  • BA (Hons) in Media and Communication Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management
  • BA(Hons) in Tourism Management
  • BA (Hons) in International Relations

 

Computing, Technology & Games Development Programmes

  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Information Systems Security
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Network Computing
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Mobile Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Internet of Things (IoT)
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Business Information Systems
  • BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Data Analytics*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science with a specialism in Digital Forensics*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)*
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Intelligent Systems*
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology*
  • BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology with a specialism in VR/AR*
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development

*Student who choose to progress to BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems) or BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Cyber Security) will require Foundation from Computing & Technology route or Engineering route if the student do not have a credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM / IGCSE / O-Level OR do not have a credit in Mathematics and Science subject at SPM / IGCSE / O-Level.

 

Accounting, Banking, Finance and Actuarial Programmes

  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forensic Accounting
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Taxation
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Forex and Investments
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a specialism in Internal Audit
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with specialism in Investment and Risk Management
  • Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with a specialism in Financial Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies

 

Design, Advertising & Animation Programmes

  • BA (Hons) in Industrial Design
  • BA (Hons) in Visual Effects
  • BA (Hons) in Animation
  • BA (Hons) in Digital Advertising

Note: Portfolio Required

Entry Requirements

Non-engineering pathway                                                                                                                     • 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects at SPM level with a minimum of a pass in 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                                                 Engineering Pathway                                                                                                                                         

• 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.                                                                                         

Intake Months

Apr, Jun, Jul, Sept, Nov

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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