Course Details

Foundation in Computer Science

UNITEN ( Putrajaya Campus )
Kajang, Selangor
The Department of Foundation and Diploma Studies (CCI-FDS) offers Foundation in Computer Science (FCS), Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) and Diploma in Computer Science (DCS) programmes. The department is equipped with sufficient computers and physics laboratories. All the laboratories are air-conditioned and equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment. Laboratory classes are conducted either by lecturers themselves or tutors, who are closely supervised by the lecturers.

The Foundation in Computer Science will equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully pursue their respective degree programmes. Among the subjects to be undertaken by foundation students are Introduction to Computing, Personal Productivity with Technology, Critical Thinking, Fundamental of Data & Information and other relevant subjects. Students will also be exposed to various out-of-class activities.

Students successfully completed their Foundation in Computer Science programme will be able to enter into Bachelor of Computer Science programmes.

50 credit hours of subjects are being taught in three semesters. This Foundation in Computer Science programme can be completed in 1 year. 

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Course Summary


Jan, Jun, Sept

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 16,780

Course Duration

1 year

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SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia)
Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum credits (grade C) in 5 subjects inclusive Mathematics and Pass in Additional Mathematics.

Pass O-Level from institution recognised by Government of Malaysia with a minimum of credit (grade C) in 5 subjects inclusive Mathematics.

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

Pass IGCSE from institution recognised by Government of Malaysia with a minimum of credit (grade C) in 5 subjects inclusive Mathematics.

UEC (Unified Examination Certificate)
Pass UEC with a minimum of grade B in 4 subjects inclusive Mathematics.

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia.

For Malaysian Students:

No additional English requirement for this programme.

For International Students:
International students are required to have one of the English proficiency score stated below to enrol in UNITEN. Foundation students who do not fulfill this English requirement are required to sit for the Test of English Proficiency (TEP) before they could enroll in the English Short Course (ESC).

MUET – Malaysia University English Test
Achieve Band 3

IELTS – International English Language Testing System
Achieve 5.0

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
Achieve 500 (TOEFL) or 42 (TOEFL Internet Based Test)
Malaysian - RM 15,000 / year
International - RM 18,000 / year ( USD 4,500 / year )

Other Fees :
Registration Fees - RM 1,000
Resource - RM 780 / semester
Total Fees : RM 16,780

EMG S & Application - RM 3,150 ( USD 788 )
Registration - RM 6,600 ( USD 1,650 )
Resource - RM 780 / semester ( USD 195 / semester )
Total Fees : RM 28,530
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Calculus for Computing I
  • Physics for Computing I
  • Foundation English I
  • Campus Life Skills
  • Psychology of Thinking
  • Foundation Islamic Studies / Moral Foundation
  • Malaysian Culture for International Student

Semester 2
  • Calculus for Computing II
  • Physics for Computing II
  • Fundamentals of Data and Information
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Physics II for Computer Science
  • Personal Productivity with Information Technology
  • Essential Writing for International Students

Special Semester
  • Introduction to Problem Solving and Basic Computers
  • Introduction to Web Development
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