UTM Foundation Programme

Contact Us

Centre for Degree Programme,
School of Professional and Continuing Education (UTMSPACE)
No.34-50, Jalan Kebudayaan 1,
Taman Universiti,
81300 Skudai,
Johor


Tel: +607 521 2000
Email: foundation@utmspace.edu.my

Introduction

The UTM Foundation Programme is an academic programme offered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) which 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.

It provides students with the basic knowledge required for Engineering, Science and Social Sciences’ Degree programmes that will prepare them for their next education pathway in Bachelor’s degree at UTM-IDP program in UTM.

The duration of this programme is one year which is in a full time mode. 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 3 intakes per year for UTM Foundation: February, April and September.

  • 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

  • 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.

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

  • Pass O Level or other equivalent qualification; OR
  • SMU 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.

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

FAQ

The UTM Foundation Programme is a one-year academic programme offered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). 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.

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.

It takes a year to complete the UTM Foundation Programme. The students’ academic load is spread over a course of three semesters.

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.

The UTM Foundation Programme will be conducted at the UTM Johor Bahru campus.

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.

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

Intake for the UTM Foundation Programme occurs three times in a year. Students can choose to enroll in February, April or September.

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.