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PROGRAMMES

FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE

(JPT/BPP(A9504)03/24)

The Foundation in Science (FIS) programme is a three-semester 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, Mathematics and Information Technology 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.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, students are eligible for entry into the various programmes of their interest at QIU:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Technology (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE (PEO)

To provide quality Pre-University education with a broad and balanced curriculum that prepare students to meet the qualifications and requirements of undergraduate programmes

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)

PLO1

Explain basic knowledge in science and technology.

PLO2

Apply basic knowledge in identifying problems in science and technology.

PLO3

Demonstrate social skills and responsibilities towards the community and environment.

PLO4

Practise science based values, ethics and attitudes.

PLO5

Demonstrate leadership, team work and communication skills through visual, oral and written assignment.

PLO6

Apply scientific skills in problem solving in science and technology.

PLO7

Demonstrate efficient information management and self-development skills.

PLO8

Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills

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

University Courses

● Effective English
● Essential English 
● Interpersonal Communication
● Critical Thinking

Core Courses

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

Biological Science Stream

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

Physical Science Stream

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

Computer Science Stream

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

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Foundation in ScienceSPM/ O LevelPass with minimum five (5) credits in Mathematics, two (2) science subjects and two (2) other subjects.
UECPass with minimum B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, two (2) science subjects and two (2)
other subjects.
To pursue degree programmes:
MBBS and PharmacySPM/ O LevelPass with minimum B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics / Additional Mathematics and one other subject.
UECPass with minimum B4 in three (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or (Mathematics / Additional Mathematics).
EngineeringSPM/ O LevelPass with minimum credit in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and three (3) other
subjects.
UECPass with minimum B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and one (1) other subject.
Applied SciencesSPM/ O LevelPass with minimum five (5) credits in Mathematics, two (2) science subjects and two (2) other subjects.
UECPass with minimum B in three (3) subjects including Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

Assessment

Students’ abilities are gauged through continuous assessments and final examinations. The continuous assessment component comprises of a combination of tests/quizzes, mid-term examinations, presentations, and projects/assignments that account for 60 to 100 marks, depending on the course. The balance of the marks are allocated for the final examination.

Intakes

3 intakes in a year (April, July and September)

Mode of Study

Full-time

Duration

1 Year

Assessment

Students’ abilities are gauged through continuous assessments and final examinations. The continuous assessment component comprises of a combination of tests/quizzes, mid-term examinations, presentations, and projects/assignments that account for 60 to 100 marks, depending on the course. The balance of the marks are allocated for the final examination.

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