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The UTM Foundation Programme offers students an alternative choice of pre-university education, other than matriculation, the Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM), and other foundation programmes recognised by the Malaysian government.

It provides students with the basic knowledge in Engineering, Science and Social Science that will prepare them for their next education pathway in UTM, through the UTM International Degree Programme (UTM-IDP).

The programme is conducted in full time mode over the course of one year. The students’ academic load is spread over a course of three semesters (52 weeks) with several courses being delivered and assessed in each Semester.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of study which is an extension of the secondary school as found in advanced textbooks;
  • Apply knowledge and understanding to identify and use data to respond clearly to concrete and complex problems;
  • Communicate and explain understanding and skills to friends and supervisors; and
  • Demonstrate the skills to pursue higher education.

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS

MALAYSIAN APPLICANTS

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A Malaysian citizen
  • A pass with at least 5 credits including Bahasa Melayu at SPM Level and
  • A pass in Sejarah at SPM Level

SPECIAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

SOCIAL SCIENCE

A pass in SPM / SPMV level with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • ONE (1) credit from any other subjects.

OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

A pass in SPM / SPMV with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/ Biology
  • Additional Mathematics
  • ONE (1) credit from any other subjects.

OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

A pass in SPM / SPMV with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including Mathematics.
OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS

New Students Fees

Registration

 

RM 1,450.00

Tuition Fees (Per Semester)

i. Semester I

ii. Semester II

iii. Semester III

 

RM 1,700.00

RM 3,400.00

RM 3,400.00

TOTAL FEES
RM 9,950.00

Hostel Fees

(Hostel Fees for the second and third semester will be collected before the semester begins)

i. Semester I

ii. Semester II

iii. Semester III

RM 600.00

RM 1,200.00

RM 1,200.00

TOTAL HOSTEL FEES RM 3,000.00

* Accommodation fees are not included

Study Mode:

The UTM Foundation Programme is offered in full time mode. Students attend lectures, complete assignments, and undergo periodical tests and end-of-semester examinations, similar to their counterparts in other pre-university education pathways.

The total credit hour of the UTM Foundation Programme is 50 credit hours. In the first semester, students enroll in four subjects with a total of 10 credit hours. In the second and third semester, students enroll in 7 subjects with a total of 20 credit hours for each semester.

Assessment

Courses:

50 % Course work
50 % Final Examination

Laboratory work:

100% Course work

Skill acquisition (Lab incorporated):

50%- 60% Course work
40%- 50% Final Examination

Award requirements:
Students should achieve a total of 50 credit hours with minimum CGPA of 2.00

Curriculum of Foundation Program

SEMESTER

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

COURSE CODE

COURSE

CREDIT

COURSE CODE

COURSE

CREDIT

I

FSPK0012

Computer Literacy

2

FSPK0012

Computer Literacy

2

FSPQ0012

Co-curriculum (Enterpreneurship)

2

FSPQ0012

Co-curriculum (Enterpreneurship)

2

FSPE0012

General English

2

FSPE0012

General English

2

FSPM0014

Intermediate Mathematics

4

FSPM0014

Intermediate Mathematics

4

TOTAL CREDIT

10

10

II

FSPI0012

Philosophy of Science and Technology

2

FSPI0012

Philosophy of Science and Technology

2

FSPE0022

Academic Listening and Speaking Skills

2

FSPE0022

Academic Listening and Speaking Skills

2

FSPM0024

Calculus

4

FSPM0024

Calculus

4

FSPP0014

Physics I

4

FSPP0014

Physics I

4

FSPP0022

Physics Practical I

2

FSPP0022

Physics Practical I

2

FSPC0014

Chemistry I

4

FSPC0014

Chemistry I

4

FSPC0022

Chemistry Practical I

2

FSPC0022

Chemistry Practical I

2

TOTAL CREDIT

20

20

III

FSPK0022

Fundamentals of Computing

2

FSPK0022

Fundamentals of Computing

2

FSPE0032

Academic Reading and Writing Skills

2

FSPE0032

Academic Reading and Writing Skills

2

FSPM0034

Statistics and Probability

4

FSPM0034

Statistics and Probability

4

FSPP0034

Physics II

4

FSPB0034

Biology

4

FSPP0042

Physics Practical II

2

FSPB0042

Biology Practical

2

FSPC0034

Chemistry II

4

FSPC0034

Chemistry II

4

FSPC0042

Chemistry Practical II

2

FSPC0042

Chemistry Practical II

2

TOTAL CREDIT

20

20

At present, there are two residential colleges for all Foundation Programme’s students to be stayed in. They are the Kolej Tun Fatimah(KTF) for female students and Kolej Rahman Putra(KRP) for male students.

Among the facilities provided at each residential college are cafeterias, Muslim prayer room, multipurpose hall, tennis courts, internet, convenient store and common room besides other facilities in the students’ rooms.

Each room is furnished with a bed, a mattress, study desk, a chair, study lamp, cupboard, fan, dustbin and clothes hangers. You should bring your own pillow and other personal belongings along with, which it may appropriate to your needs.

Each residential college has one administrative complex which consists of College Office, Computer Lab, Committee Room, Students’ Activity Centre and a Cafeteria.

Both residence are built nearby and attached to students’ residential block. The reason is to strengthen the family-like relation among the principal, the fellow and the students. Such a practice will help both the principal and the fellow to manage the students’ welfare.

Other Facilities

Other facilities that can be found in the colleges are store room for keeping the students’ belonging during semester break, stationery shop, book shop, public phones, telecommunication shop, parking lot and gazebos.

College Residential Conditions

  1. Every resident is responsible for all the facilities provided and must ensure that the facilities are in good working condition until the end of his period of residence.
  2. A resident shall use the College premises with proper care and shall not do anything that may disfigure, deface or cause any damages to any other part of the grounds or building or to any article or fixture therein.
  3. A resident shall, in using the College premises, take all care to ensure that he does not cause any inconvenience, annoyance, obstruction or nuisance to any other person. A resident shall be economical in the use of the water and electricity supplies.
  4. Residents are responsible for cleaning their respective rooms and ensuring that all fixtures and clothing are properly stored and arranged. Clothing shall not be hung at the windows.
  5. Every resident shall pay compensation for any property of the University that he loses, damages or defaces. In addition, disciplinary action may be taken.
  6. A resident is wholly responsible for his belongings and himself.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Pass O-Level with at least a Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
AND
In accordance with the country requirements as approved by the University Senate.
Pass O-Level with at least a Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
AND
In accordance with the country requirements as approved by the University Senate.
Pass O-Level with at least a Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics.
OR
Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
AND
In accordance with the country requirements as approved by the University Senate.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

New Students Fees

i. Registration

ii. Administration Fees

 

RM 2,450.00

Tuition Fees

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

 

RM 2,500.00

RM 5,000.00

RM 5,000.00

TOTAL RM 14,950.00

* Accommodation fees are not included

Study Mode:

The UTM Foundation Programme is offered in full time mode. Students attend lectures, complete assignments, and undergo periodical tests and end-of-semester examinations, similar to their counterparts in other pre-university education pathways.

The total credit hour of the UTM Foundation Programme is 50 credit hours. In the first semester, students enroll in four subjects with a total of 10 credit hours. In the second and third semester, students enroll in 7 subjects with a total of 20 credit hours for each semester.

Assessment

Courses:

50 % Course work
50 % Final Examination

Laboratory work:

100% Course work

Skill acquisition (Lab incorporated):

50%- 60% Course work
40%- 50% Final Examination

Award requirements:
Students should achieve a total of 50 credit hours with minimum CGPA of 2.00

Curriculum of Foundation Program

SEMESTER

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

COURSE CODE

COURSE

CREDIT

COURSE CODE

COURSE

CREDIT

I

FSPK0012

Computer Literacy

2

FSPK0012

Computer Literacy

2

FSPQ0012

Co-curriculum (Enterpreneurship)

2

FSPQ0012

Co-curriculum (Enterpreneurship)

2

FSPE0012

General English

2

FSPE0012

General English

2

FSPM0014

Intermediate Mathematics

4

FSPM0014

Intermediate Mathematics

4

TOTAL CREDIT

10

10

II

FSPI0012

Philosophy of Science and Technology

2

FSPI0012

Philosophy of Science and Technology

2

FSPE0022

Academic Listening and Speaking Skills

2

FSPE0022

Academic Listening and Speaking Skills

2

FSPM0024

Calculus

4

FSPM0024

Calculus

4

FSPP0014

Physics I

4

FSPP0014

Physics I

4

FSPP0022

Physics Practical I

2

FSPP0022

Physics Practical I

2

FSPC0014

Chemistry I

4

FSPC0014

Chemistry I

4

FSPC0022

Chemistry Practical I

2

FSPC0022

Chemistry Practical I

2

TOTAL CREDIT

20

20

III

FSPK0022

Fundamentals of Computing

2

FSPK0022

Fundamentals of Computing

2

FSPE0032

Academic Reading and Writing Skills

2

FSPE0032

Academic Reading and Writing Skills

2

FSPM0034

Statistics and Probability

4

FSPM0034

Statistics and Probability

4

FSPP0034

Physics II

4

FSPB0034

Biology

4

FSPP0042

Physics Practical II

2

FSPB0042

Biology Practical

2

FSPC0034

Chemistry II

4

FSPC0034

Chemistry II

4

FSPC0042

Chemistry Practical II

2

FSPC0042

Chemistry Practical II

2

TOTAL CREDIT

20

20

At present, there are two residential colleges for all Foundation Programme’s students to be stayed in. They are the Kolej Tun Fatimah(KTF) for female students and Kolej Rahman Putra(KRP) for male students.

Among the facilities provided at each residential college are cafeterias, Muslim prayer room, multipurpose hall, tennis courts, internet, convenient store and common room besides other facilities in the students’ rooms.

Each room is furnished with a bed, a mattress, study desk, a chair, study lamp, cupboard, fan, dustbin and clothes hangers. You should bring your own pillow and other personal belongings along with, which it may appropriate to your needs.

Each residential college has one administrative complex which consists of College Office, Computer Lab, Committee Room, Students’ Activity Centre and a Cafeteria.

Both residence are built nearby and attached to students’ residential block. The reason is to strengthen the family-like relation among the principal, the fellow and the students. Such a practice will help both the principal and the fellow to manage the students’ welfare.

Other Facilities

Other facilities that can be found in the colleges are store room for keeping the students’ belonging during semester break, stationery shop, book shop, public phones, telecommunication shop, parking lot and gazebos.

College Residential Conditions

  1. Every resident is responsible for all the facilities provided and must ensure that the facilities are in good working condition until the end of his period of residence.
  2. A resident shall use the College premises with proper care and shall not do anything that may disfigure, deface or cause any damages to any other part of the grounds or building or to any article or fixture therein.
  3. A resident shall, in using the College premises, take all care to ensure that he does not cause any inconvenience, annoyance, obstruction or nuisance to any other person. A resident shall be economical in the use of the water and electricity supplies.
  4. Residents are responsible for cleaning their respective rooms and ensuring that all fixtures and clothing are properly stored and arranged. Clothing shall not be hung at the windows.
  5. Every resident shall pay compensation for any property of the University that he loses, damages or defaces. In addition, disciplinary action may be taken.
  6. A resident is wholly responsible for his belongings and himself.

FAQ

1. What is UTM Foundation Programme?

The UTM Foundation Programme is a one-year academic programme from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). It is offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE).

It offers students an alternative choice of pre-university education, other than matriculation, the Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM), and other foundation programmes recognized by the Malaysian government.

Students under the UTM Foundation Programme study a mixture of subjects in the sciences and engineering, as well as English, academic writing, and selected general education subjects. This foundation programme will prepare them for their next education pathway in Bachelor’s degree at UTM. Subject to their academic achievement, they may choose to enroll in science, engineering and technology academic programmes, or social science programmes offered by UTM-IDP.

The UTM Foundation Programme is open to both Malaysians and international students.

2. What is the study mode?

The UTM Foundation Programme is offered in full time mode. Students attend lectures, complete assignments, and undergo periodical tests and end-of-semester examinations, similar to their counterparts in other pre-university education pathways.

The total credit hour of the UTM Foundation Programme is 50 credit hours. In the first semester, students enroll in four subjects with a total of 10 credit hours. In the second and third semester, students enroll in 7 subjects with a total of 20 credit hours for each semester.

3. What is the duration of the study?
It takes a year to complete the UTM Foundation Programme. The students’ academic load is spread over a course of three semesters.
4. What is the entry requirement?

1. Entry Requirement for Malaysian Applicants

MALAYSIAN APPLICANTS

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A Malaysian citizen
  • A pass with at least 5 credits including Bahasa Melayu at SPM Level and
  • A pass in Sejarah at SPM Level

SPECIAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

SOCIAL SCIENCE

A pass in SPM / SPMV level with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • ONE (1) credit from any other subjects.

OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

A pass in SPM / SPMV with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/ Biology
  • Additional Mathematics
  • ONE (1) credit from any other subjects.

OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

A pass in SPM / SPMV with credits in at least 5 (Five) of the taken subjects including Mathematics.
OR
A pass in O-Level with at least Grade B in any 3 of the taken subjects including Mathematics.
OR
Other equivalent qualification recognized by the government

2. Entry Requirement for International Applicants

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

LIFE SCIENCE

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Pass O-Level with at least a Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
AND
In accordance with the country requirements as approved by the University Senate.
Pass O-Level with at least a Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and two Science subjects.
OR
Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
AND
In accordance with the country requirements as approved by the University Senate.
Pass O-Level with at least a Grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics.
OR
Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
AND
In accordance with the country requirements as approved by the University Senate.

 

5. Where is the UTM Foundation Programme conducted?
The UTM Foundation Programme will be conducted at the UTM Johor Bahru campus (Physical Science and Life Science Field) and UTM Kuala Lumpur campus (Physical Science Field only).
6. Is accommodation provided for UTM Foundation students?

Students enrolled under the UTM Foundation Programme will have the option of staying at on-campus accommodation in UTM Johor Bahru. Students may also opt to stay at rented accommodations outside UTM Johor Bahru.

UTM strongly advises students to stay within the UTM Johor Bahru campus in order to access the various on-campus learning facilities.

7.How much is the tuition fees?

MALAYSIAN STUDENTS

New Students Fees

Registration

 

RM 1,450.00

Tuition Fees (Per Semester)

i. Semester I

ii. Semester II

iii. Semester III

 

RM 1,700.00

RM 3,400.00

RM 3,400.00

TOTAL FEES
RM 9,950.00

Hostel Fees

(Hostel Fees for the second and third semester will be collected before the semester begins)

i. Semester I

ii. Semester II

iii. Semester III

RM 600.00

RM 1,200.00

RM 1,200.00

TOTAL HOSTEL FEES RM 3,000.00

* Accommodation fees are not included

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

New Students Fees

i. Registration

ii. Administration Fees

 

RM 2,450.00

Tuition Fees

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

 

RM 2,500.00

RM 5,000.00

RM 5,000.00

TOTAL RM 14,950.00

* Accommodation fees are not included

8. When is the student intake?

Intake for new student occurs once per year, i.e. May Intake.

9.When and where can I submit the application?

Online applications can be made via http://space.utm.my/admission/apply-now/full-time-programme/. We encourage all our prospective students to apply as early as possible before the scheduled intake especially for our international students. You may obtain the latest information and updates by accessing our website under Important Dates.

Contact Us

Centre for Degree and Foundation Studies,
Level 4 & 5, Block T05,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim
Tel: +607 531 8000
Email: foundation@utm.my