FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE
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)
Explain basic knowledge in science and technology.
Apply basic knowledge in identifying problems in science and technology.
Demonstrate social skills and responsibilities towards the community and environment.
Practise science based values, ethics and attitudes.
Demonstrate leadership, team work and communication skills through visual, oral and written assignment.
Apply scientific skills in problem solving in science and technology.
Demonstrate efficient information management and self-development skills.
Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills
The following courses are offered in the Foundation in Science (JPT/BPP(A9504)03/24):
● Effective English
● Algebra and Geometry
|Biological Science Stream|
● Cell Biology
|Physical Science Stream|
● Modern Physics
|Computer Science Stream|
● Introduction to Programming
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)|
|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|
|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.|