The course prepares students for undergraduate study in Engineering, Science and Computing Streams.
There are three streams offered in the Foundation Engineering & Science course. As well as several units that are common to all foundation courses, students will study units relevant to their chosen stream.
Engineering: Engineering students will study units in engineering mathematics, physics and chemistry.
The Private Higher Educational Act 1996 (Act 555) provides that every PHEI shall teach the following compulsory subjects: Islamic Studies for students professing the Islamic religion, Moral Studies for non-Muslim students and Malaysian Studies.
All Malaysian students are required to attend classes and pass these compulsory subjects as a prerequisite to the award of a certificate, diploma or degree. The classes are optional for non-Malaysian students.
Students who obtain satisfactory results in the Foundation Engineering and Science program are eligible for entry into the following courses offered at the Curtin Sarawak Campus: –
Students who obtain satisfactory results in the Foundation Engineering and Science program are eligible for admission to the undergraduate courses offered at Perth, Bentley Campus. Courses include: Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Medical Science, Public Health, Environmental Science and Architecture.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME||
|Core Units||FP-040||Engineering Mathematics 061||
|FP-059||Effective Communication Skills 061||
|FP-060||Programming in C++ 063||
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME||CREDITS|
|Core Units||FP-028||Chemistry 064||25|
|FP-041||Engineering Mathematics 062||25|
|FP-058||Writing and Research Skills 062||25|
Applicants are required to meet the University’s minimum level of entry. All courses are taught in English and applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting the Curtin English language requirement. Credits towards a Curtin qualification may be granted to applicants with qualifications from other accredited educational institutions, including polytechnics and universities.
|Country||Qualification and Minimum Entry Requirements|
|Australia||Completion of Senior Secondary School or equivalent|
|Bangladesh||Completion of the Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate (SSC) with a minimum Grade Point average of 3.5 (60-69%), separate evidence or English competency is required or
GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant academic subjects and English competency
|Brunei||GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant subjects and English competency|
|China||Complete Senior Middle 2|
|Fiji and Pacific Islands||Fiji School Leaving Certificate – aggregate of 230 for best 4 subjects|
|Hong Kong||HKCEE – Grade D in 4 subjects|
|India||Completion of the All India Secondary School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with an average of 60% in four subjects, one of which must be English (with 60% or better) or with separate evidence of competence in English or GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant academic subjects and English competency|
|Indonesia||SMU 3 – grade 7.0 average
SMU 2 – grade 7.5 average
|Japan||High School Leaving Certificate – grade C in 5 academic subjects|
|Korea||High School Leaving Certificate – grade C in 5 academic subjects|
|Macau||HKCEE – grade D in 4 subjects|
|Malaysia||SPM – 5 credits inclusive of English, or other equivalent
Senior Middle 2 MICSS – grade B in 4 relevant academic subjects and English competency
*Commerce & Media – 5 credits including English
*Engineering & Science – 5 credits including English and Mathematics & passes in Additional Mathematics and Physics and Chemistry
|Pakistan||Completion of the Secondary School Certificate awarded by The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education from Pakistan with an average of 60% in four (4) academic subjects, and at least 60% in English or GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant academic subjects and English competency|
|Saudi Arabia||GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant academic subjects and English competency|
|Singapore||GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant subjects and English competency|
|Sri Lanka||GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant subjects and English competency|
|Taiwan||High School Leaving Certificate – grade C in 5 academic subjects|
|Thailand||Matayom 6 – grade 2.5 or above in relevant academic subjects
Matayom 6 – grade 3.0 or above in relevant vocational subjects
|United Arab Emirates||GCE ‘O’ Level – credit in 4 relevant academic subjects and English competency|
|Vietnam||Year 12 – grade 7.0 average
Year 11 – grade 7.5 average
Note: Subject Grades Conversion for STPM: A or A- = 5 points; B+ = 4 points; B = 3 points; B- or C+ = 2 points; C = 1 point
For ‘A’ Levels: A grade = 5 points; B grade = 4 points; C grade = 3 points; D grade = 2 points; E grade = 1 point
Curtin Sarawak reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST||FOUNDATION/DIPLOMA|
(International English Language Testing System)
|– Writing and Speaking||5.0|
|– Reading and Listening||5.0|
|– Overall Band Score||5.0|
|GCE English Language or English Literature||O Level Grade D or above|
|SPM English||Grade C6 or above|
|Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)||520 paper based|
|Curtin University Test of English (CUTE)||Band D|
Results for IELTS. TOEFL and CUTE are valid for two years
Source : Curtin University