Foundation in Arts
Approval Code KR 11125; 01/2020 (KL) | R2/010/3/0196; 04/2024 (Kuching) | KA 9751; 07/2019 (Kuala Terengganu)
Accreditation Code A 11125 (KL) | A 9780 (Kuching) | A 9751 (Kuala Terengganu)
Classification Foundation
Subject Area Arts (Management, Actuarial Science and Information Technology)
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 1 Year / 3 semesters (14 weeks per semester, no short semester)
Course Location Kuala Lumpur , Kuala Terengganu , Kuching
Intakes January, May and September

International Degree Pathways



As the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings forth unprecedented technological disruptions that are reinventing the rules and changing the way businesses are conducted, enterprises, be it start-ups or multinationals, need to keep pace and change or risk being wiped out.

If you are keen to venture into business, management, information technology (IT) or actuarial science, our Foundation in Arts programme, will give you a strong foundation to start with; a strong grounding in mathematics, basic computing and statistics with additional subjects specialising in the respective three disciplines.

In addition to acquiring relevant subject knowledge, you will also be supported and mentored by our distinguished professors throughout your studies so that you can develop the right critical and creative thinking and study skills to ensure a smooth academic and cultural transition when you move to your degree level study in management, actuarial science or information technology.

Our strong ties with key industrial partners offer numerous opportunities for you to engage with the industry in various capacities to start off your professional development and get a glimpse into industry perspectives.

Planning on joining the movers and shakers of the business and IT world? Start here, today.

Assessments

Integrating both coursework and written examinations, this programme incorporates a practice-oriented approach and furnishes students with relevant interesting, stimulating and hands-on experience via a variety of teaching methods and practical exercises. Different dynamic learning processes are employed in the delivery of this programme including lectures, tutorials, computer lab work, team-based projects, real-life system developments, presentations and independent projects, to name a few, supervised by both university lecturers and industry experts alike.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM / O-levels
5 credits (inclusive of Math for IT pathway)
 
UEC
3 credits (inclusive of Math for IT pathway)
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 60%
 
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Overall average score of 50%

 

Foundation in Arts (For entry into BA (Hons) Accounting / BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance)
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits and a credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English
O-levels
Minimum 5 credits(C) and a credit in Mathematics and a Pass in English
UEC
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6) including Mathematics and a Pass in English
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%

 

Foundation in Arts (For entry into Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Mobile Computing and Networking)
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits(C), including Additional Mathematics
O-levels
Minimum 5 credits(C), including Additional Mathematics/equivalent
UEC
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6), including Additional Mathematics/equivalent
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Additional Mathematics/equivalent
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%, including minimum 60% score in Additional Mathematics/equivalent

 

Foundation in Arts (For entry into BSc (Hons) Computing / BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems)
Qualification
Academic Requirements
 
SPM
Pass SPM with minimum 5 credits(C), including Mathematics
O-levels
Minimum 5 credits(C), including Mathematics
UEC
Pass UEC with minimum 3 credits (B6), including Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 50%, including minimum 50% score in Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum overall average of 60%, including minimum 60% score in Mathematics

 

English Language Requirements

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 4.0 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the Certificate in English programme (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

 

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM Credits – 'A+' to 'C'
O-levels Credits – 'A' to 'C'
UEC Credits – 'A1' to 'B6'



International Degree Pathway (IDP) via Foundation in Arts

IDP Programme Pathway University Country Fee
B Business 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 9350
B Business (Hons) 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
B Business (Hons) 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
B Business (Hons) Accounting 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
B Business (Hons) Accounting 1+3 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
B Business (Hons) Finance & Economics 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
B Business (Hons) Human Resourecs Management 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
B Business (Hons) International Business 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
B Business (Hons) Management 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
B Business (Hons) Marketing 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
B Business (Hons) Marketing 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
B Business (Hons) Marketing & Sales 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
B Business (Hons) Supply Chain Management 1+4 Institute of Technology Carlow Ireland € 9,750
B Business (Hons) Tourism 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
B Business (Hons) with Entrepreneurship 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
B Business in Accounting 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 9,350
B Business in Marketing 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 9,350
B Business in Retail Management 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 9,350
B Business Studies 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
B Business Studies with French / German / Japanese 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance 1+3 Griffith College Ireland € 6500-9000
BA (Hons) Advertising 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Business Studies 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Economic 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Events Management 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) in Accounting 1+3 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BA (Hons) in Business Studies 1+3 Griffith College Ireland € 6500-9000
BA (Hons) in Finance & Investment 1+3 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BA (Hons) in International Business 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BA (Hons) in Marketing & Digital Media 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BA (Hons) International Business 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) International Development 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Management 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA (Hons) Sports Marketing Management 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BA in International Business 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BA in Legal & Business Studies 1+3 Dublin Business School Ireland € 9,350
BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Banking & Financial Planning 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) in Information Systems Management 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
BSc (Hons) International Accounting 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Marketing Management 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Business Computing (Systems /Web Design) 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BEng (Hons) Computing (Computer Network Engineering / Computer Systems Engineering) 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) Computing & Digital Media 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc (Hons) Computing (Graphics & Visualisation / Software Engineering / Web Technology & Security / Mobile Computing) 1+3 University of Northampton United Kingdom £ 11700
BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 9,950
BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc (Hons) in Software Development 1+4 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc (Hons) in the Internet of Things 1+4 Waterford Institute of Technology Ireland € 10,250
BSc (Hons) Software Development 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Software Development & Computer Networking 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc (Hons) Web Development 1+4 Cork Institute of Technology Ireland € 11,250
BSc in Computer Games Development 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BSc in Computer Systems 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BSc in Digital Media Design 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BSc in Mobile Communication & Security 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BSc in Music, Media & Performance Technology 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423
BSc in Product Design & Technology 1+4 University of Limerick Ireland € 11,423

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