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Foundation in Science

Quest International University
Ipoh, Perak
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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 Electronics Engineering (Communication) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

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Course Summary


Apr, Jul, Sept / Oct

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 12,600

Course Duration

1 year

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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) other subjects.

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).

  • SPM/ O-Level Pass with minimum credit in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and three (3) other subjects.
  • UEC Pass with minimum B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics, Physics and one (1) other subject.

Allied Health
  • SPM/ O-Level Pass with minimum five (5) credits, subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
  • UEC Pass with minimum B in three (3) subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics.
Application Fees ( Non-Refundable ) - RM 100
University Registration Fees ( Non-Refundable ) - RM 300
Security Deposit Fee ( Refundable ) - RM 300
Student Health Insurance Fee - RM 500
Student Welfare Fee - RM 200
Library Fee - RM 300
Assessment Fee - RM 300
ICT Charges - RM 300
Science Lab Fee ( only for Science Based Programme )* - RM 300
Total Registration Fee: RM 2,600

Year 1 : RM 10,000
Total Tuition Fees : RM 10,000

Total Fees: RM 12,600
Core Courses
  • Effective English
  • Essential English
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Physics
  • Computer Applications
  • Frontier Studies

Biological Science Stream 
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Inheritance and Diversity of Life
  • Molecular Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Physical Science Stream 
  • Modern Physics
  • Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Calculus
  • Molecular Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Computer Science Stream 
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Information Systems and Technology
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Introduction to Multimedia
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