Foundation in Science (JPT/BPP(A9504)03/24)

 

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The Foundation in Science (FIS) programme is a three-term programme tailored to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully enrol in the undergraduate courses of their choice. The FIS programme offers a broad range of core courses that give students more options before they decide on their undergraduate programme.

 

Core science courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics form the main thrust of this programme. Students have the option of selecting relevant subjects based on their career pathway. They are given early exposure to the courses relevant to their choice of degree programmes, helping them to develop and become familiar with scientific, theoretical, and practical skills. Students will also develop life skills through subjects like Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Communication and Frontier Studies which will make them more adaptable, confident, and team-oriented.

 

The students' progress is monitored through regular assessments and our academic staff are always at hand to guide them through the transition to degree-level programmes. QIU's FIS programme provides quality Pre-University education with a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares students to meet the requirements and qualifications of undergraduate programmes.

The following courses are offered in the Foundation in Science (JPT/BPP(A9504)03/24):

University Courses

● Fundamental English 1
● Fundamental English 2
● Interpersonal Communication
● Critical Thinking

Core Courses

 

● Algebra and Geometry
● Statistics and Probability
● Physics 1
● Computer Applications
● Frontier Studies

Biological Sciences

● Cell Biology
● Physiology
● Inheritance and Diversity of Life
● Molecular Chemistry
● Physical Chemistry

Physical Sciences

● Physics 2
● Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering
● Calculus
● Molecular Chemistry
● Physical Chemistry

Computer Science

● Introduction to Programming
● Introduction to Information Systems and Technology
● Calculus
● Introduction to Web Design
● Introduction to Multimedia

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Foundation in Science SPM/ O Level Pass with minimum five (5) credits in Mathematics, two (2) science subjects and two (2) other subjects.
UEC Pass with minimum B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, two (2) science subjects and two (2)
other subjects.
To pursue degree programmes:
MBBS and Pharmacy SPM/ O Level Pass with minimum B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and one other subject.
UEC Pass with minimum B4 in three (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or (Mathematics / Additional Mathematics).
Engineering SPM/ O Level Pass with minimum credit in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and three (3) other
subjects.
UEC Pass with minimum B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and one (1) other subject.
Applied Sciences SPM/ O Level Pass with minimum five (5) credits in Mathematics, two (2) science subjects and two (2) other subjects.
UEC Pass with minimum B in three (3) subjects including Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

 

Mode of Study: Full-time

 

Duration: 1 year

Assessment:
Students’ ability is gauged through continuous assessments and a final semester examination. The continuous assessment component usually comprises a combination of: tests/quizzes, mid-term examination, laboratory related reports, essays, presentations and projects/assignments which accounts for an allocation of about 30-50 marks depending on the course. The balance of the marks is allocated for the final examination.