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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
Course Tuition Fees:
Course Miscellanous Fees:

Placing

Area:
Miri
Location of Study:
Sarawak
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Curtin University

Foundation Studies (Engineering and Science)

  Institution: Curtin University

Field Of Study:
Engineering, Science & Mathematics
Level Of Study:
Pre University
Course Subject:
Course Intake:

Programme Description

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.

Compulsory Subjects

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.

Pathways to Further Study at Curtin Sarawak Malaysia

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: –

  •     Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical, Civil and Construction, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Computer Systems, Electrical, Electronic and Communication)
  •     Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking)
  •     Bachelor of Business Administration
  •     Bachelor of Commerce
  •     Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
  •     Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology, Computer Science, Petroleum Engineering)

Pathways to Further Study at Curtin Perth Australia

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.

Course Structure

FIRST SEMESTER:   
  UNIT CODE UNIT NAME

CREDITS

Core Units FP-040 Engineering Mathematics 061

25

  FP-050 Physics 061

25

  FP-059 Effective Communication Skills 061

25

  FP-060 Programming in C++ 063

25

     TOTAL

100

SECOND SEMESTER:
  UNIT CODE UNIT NAME CREDITS
Core Units FP-028 Chemistry 064 25
  FP-041 Engineering Mathematics 062 25
  FP-051 Physics 062 25
  FP-058 Writing and Research Skills 062 25
     TOTAL

100

Admission Requirement

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

Course Structure Disclaimer

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 Requirements

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST  FOUNDATION/DIPLOMA
IELTS
(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