Foundation in Life Sciences

Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)

(R/010/3/0293) 04/20 (A6686)

The Foundation in Life Sciences programme is a one-year pre-university programme delivered through engaging lectures, designed to guide students to actively seek knowledge. In this programme, lectures are supplemented with laboratory work to help students develop their practical skills, working confidence and ability to work effectively in a group. Collectively, these subjects provide a holistic, inspiring and balanced educational experience which equip students with a solid foundation for higher levels of learning and nurture their potential for future academic excellence at the tertiary level.

After completion of the Foundation in Life Sciences programme you can opt for Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Bioinformatics) degree programme.

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  • Entry Requirements
    • • Pass SPM / O-level or its equivalent with minimum of grade C in at least five (5) subjects, inclusive of Mathematics, English and any 2 Science subjects; OR
    • • Pass UEC with minimum of grade B in at least four (4) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one of the Science subjects; OR
    • •Other equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.
    • English Entry Requirement for International Students:
      All programmes offered by Faculty of Information Science & Technology require a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS or its equivalent.
  • Programme Structure
    • Trimester 1
      • Communicative English
        Algebra
        Trigonometry
        Cell and Function
        Computer Applications
        Critical Thinking
    • Trimester 2
      • Essential English
        General Chemistry
        Fundamentals of Business Management
        Cellular Reproduction and Genetics
        Problem Solving and Programming
        Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • Trimester 3
      • Academic English
        Calculus
        Organic Chemistry