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Foundation Programme

Duration

1 year (3 Semesters)

Award

APU Foundation

Course Fee

Malaysian Students:

RM 22,800 (Non-Engineering Pathways)

RM 23,200 (Engineering Pathway)

International Students:
RM 23,200 (USD 5,530) (Non-Engineering Pathways)

RM 23,700 (USD 5,650) (Engineering Pathway)
 

Intakes

03 April 2017

15 May 2017

11 September 2017
06 November 2017

APU Foundation (Pre-University) programme is designed to help those with SPM, O Levels or similar qualifications to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into the first year of degree of choice. Throughout the programme, our academic staff will advise you on the options available at each stage of your university degree study.

If you have 5 Credits in "SPM' or "O" Levels or equivalent then the Degree Foundation at APU is ideal for you because it is purposely designed to prepare you for entry into a degree in many areas of Information Technology, Business, Finance, Accounting, Design, International Studies, Creative Media or Engineering.

On completion of the Foundation Programme, make an informed decision about your interest and pursue your degree of choice.


Learning outcomes

Upon completing your study in this programme, you will be able to:

  • Enter Level 1 of Degree Study
  • Understand the concepts that underpin the study of Business, Technology, Engineering, Media and IT
  • Make an informed choice about what degree you want to study
  • Demonstrate English language and study skills for undergraduate learning
  • Apply skills in numeracy, technology and communication
  • Understand the essential elements of technology
  • Use appropriate application software and the Internet
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a given audience
  • Work effectively in a team
  • Be ready to become an effective member of the working community
  • Continue and succeed in further / higher education

What you will study

The modules studied help develop your study skills, introduce you to what you can expect on your degree and also allow you to discover what you can study depending on whether you choose a degree in Business, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Actuarial Studies, Media, Information Technology or Engineering. 

Foundation Admission Requirements:

Areas of StudiesRequirements
  • Business & Management
  • Industrial Design & Brand Management
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Creative Media Technology (Commencement in 2018)
  • International Studies & Sustainability
  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Computing & Technology
  • Computing & Business Computing
  • Accounting & Finance
  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level including a credit in Mathematics and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE including a credit in Mathematics; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • An overall credit pass in at least 5 subjects at SPM level incuding a credit in Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry and a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History); or
  • 5 grade C passes at ‘O’ Level / GCSE including a credit in Mathematics and Physics OR Chemistry; or
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above.

Business & Finance Pathway

Computing & Technology Pathway

Engineering Pathway

Design Pathway

International Studies Pathway

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