UTM Foundation Programme

(Program Asasi)

About Us

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.

There are 2 intakes per year for UTM Foundation Programme: May and July.

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 APPLICANTS

  1. Pass SPM or equivalent with credit in at least 5 (Five) subjects including Mathematics and 2 (Two) Science subjects; OR
  2. Pass O Level with a minimum grade B in 3 (Three) subjects including Mathematics and 2 (Two) Science subjects; OR
  3. Other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian government.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

  1. Pass O Level or other equivalent qualification; OR
  2. SMU 3/SMA with average grade of 5-5.9 (for applicants from Indonesia); OR
  3. Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  4. Obtained Grade A- in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and English Language qualification equivalent to Cambridge O Level 1119, minimum Grade 6.
MALAYSIAN STUDENTS

New Students Fees

Registration

Administration Fee

RM1,300.00
Tuition Fees

Semester February

Semester April

Semester September

 RM1,200.00

RM2,400.00

RM2,400.00

TOTAL RM7,300.00

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

New Students Fees

Registration

Administration Fee

RM1,300.00
Tuition Fees

Semester February

Semester April

Semester September

RM2,500.00

RM5,000.00

RM5,000.00

TOTAL RM13,800.00

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 CODE COURSES CREDITS
I FSPM0014 Intermediate Mathematics 4
FSPK0012 Computer Literacy 2
FSPH0012 Fundamentals of Knowledge 2
FSPE0012 General English 2
TOTAL 10
II FSPM0024 Calculus 4
FSPP0014 Physics I 4
FSPP0022 Physics Practical I 2
FSPC0014 Chemistry I 4
FSPC0022 Chemistry Practical I 2
FSPI0012 Philosophy of Science and Technology 2
FSPE0022 Academic Listening and Speaking Skills 2
TOTAL 20
III FSPM0034 Statistics and Probability 4
FSPP0034 Physics II 4
FSPP0042 Physics Practical II 2
FSPC0034 Chemistry II 4
FSPC0042 Chemistry Practical II 2
FSPK0022 Fundamentals of Computing 2
FSPE0032 Academic Reading and Writing Skills 2
TOTAL 20
OVERALL TOTAL CREDITS 50
At present, there are two residential colleges for all Foundation Programme’s students to be stayed in. They are the Kolej 9 for female students and Kolej S08 & S09 of Kolej Tuanku Canselor 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?
Prospective Malaysian students need to fulfill the following entry requirements:

  • Pass SPM or equivalent with credit in at least 5 (Five) subjects including Mathematics and 2 (Two) Science subjects; OR
  • Pass O Level with a minimum grade B in 3 (Three) subjects including Mathematics and 2 (Two) Science subjects; OR
  • Other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian government.

Prospective international students need to fulfill the following entry requirements:

  • Pass O Level or other equivalent qualification; OR
  • SMA 3/SMA with average grade of 5-5.9 (for applicants from Indonesia); OR
  • Other equivalent school qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Obtained Grade A- in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and English Language qualification equivalent to Cambridge O Level 1119, minimum Grade 6.
5. Where is the UTM Foundation Programme conducted?
The UTM Foundation Programme will be conducted at the UTM Johor Bahru campus.
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?
The tuition fee for the UTM Foundation Programme varies throughout the three semesters for both Malaysians and international students.

Semester Fees (RM)
Malaysian students International students
Semester 1 1,200.00 2,500.00
Semester 2 2,400.00 5,000.00
Semester 3 2,400.00 5,000.00
Total (3 semesters) 6,000.00 12,500.00
8. When is the student intake?

Intake for the UTM Foundation Programme occurs twice a year.

9.When and where can I submit the application?
Prospective students can approach the UTM School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE) to make enquiries or apply for the UTM Foundation Programme. The students can also apply online through the UTMSPACE website.

Contact Us

Centre for Degree Programme,
Level 4 & 5, Block T05,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim
Tel: +607 521 2000/ 531 8000
Email: foundation@utmspace.edu.my