Duration of Study
1 Year
Intakes Period
Jan, Jun, Sep
Certified by
MQA (Ref. No: A9112)
Campus
Putrajaya
Introduction
Entry Requirements
Programme Structure
Career Prospect

Foundation in Computer Science
R2/010/3/0168

+ THIS IS BEST FOR

Student who has completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), O-Level, IGCSE, UEC, or other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia. Keen interest in Computing field of study and want to pursue any of these degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Systems and Networking) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons).

+ PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Mode of Study : Full Time (Yes) | Part Time (No)

This syllabus has been designed to meet the requirements of professional bodies and industries while giving students the competitive edge. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge through teamwork, case studies, simulations and real life projects.


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.


+ ACCREDITED, APPROVED & RECOGNISED BY

Accredited by:
01. Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
02. Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR) - National register for accredited programmes.


Please scan for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) certification of this programme.

Approved & Licensed by:
01. Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia

Recognised by:
01. Public Service Department (JPA), Malaysia
02. Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)
03. MSC Malaysia
04. Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - Top 10 in Malaysia for Computer Science.


+ CAREER PROSPECT

Range of Monthly Salary (from fresh to senior position):
RM2,600 – RM42,000
Source: Jobstreet Salary Report and Kelly Services (Malaysia) Salary Guide.

Employability Rate (within 6 months of Graduation):
94.0% Employed | 6.0% Job Creators / Further Study
Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.


+ CAMPUS INTAKE

This programme is delivered at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Putrajaya Campus.


+ FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS

UNITEN practices transparent fee policy. Refer our fees below for your reference.

Fees for Malaysian Students:
Tuition Fees: RM15,000 per programme.
Other Fees:

  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: RM1,348 one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: RM88/year
  • Resource Fee (Library, Student Activity & Service): RM780 twice a year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: RM250 one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from RM270/month.


Fees for International Students:
Tuition Fees: USD4,500 (RM18,000) per programme.
Other Fees:

  • VISA & Application Fee: USD787.50 (RM3,150) one-time payment
  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: USD1,650 (RM6,600) one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: USD37.50 (RM150)/year
  • Resource Fee (Library, Student Activity & Service): USD390 (RM780) twice a year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: USD62.50 (RM250) one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from USD67.50 (RM270)/month.


and if the international student (for Foundation) does not fulfill the English language requirement such as minimum score for IELTS or TOEFL, there will be additional fees of:

  • Test of English Proficiency (TEP) : USD25 (RM100) one-time payment
  • English Short Course (ESC) : USD1,166 (RM4,664)/semester.


Flexible payment options are available, where student may:

  • pay full in advance, or
  • by monthly installments, or
  • pay full 2 weeks before the semester's final examination.


Terms & conditions apply.

Download the complete UNITEN Fees Table here.
There are also list of scholarships and financial aids here.

Notes: Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are calculated in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees indicated in USD here are for reference only with basis of USD1=RM4. Other optional fees include electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.


Foundation in Computer Science
R2/010/3/0168

+ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For Malaysian Students:

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

  • O-Level
    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.

  • Others
    Other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia.


For International Students: Refer Entry Requirements - International

+ ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

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)


Foundation in Computer Science
R2/010/3/0168

+ PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme can be completed in Full Time: 1 year.

  • Year 1: 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

  • Year 1: 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

  • Year 1: Special Semester
    - Introduction to Problem Solving and Basic Computers
    - Introduction to Web Development


Subject marked (*) is required for Malaysian students only.


Foundation in Computer Science
R2/010/3/0168

+ CAREER PROSPECT

Range of Monthly Salary:
RM2,600 – RM42,000
Source: Jobstreet Salary Report and Kelly Services (Malaysia) Salary Guide.

Employability Rate (within 6 months of Graduation):
94.0% Employed | 6.0% Job Creators / Further Study
Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.


These are popular career choices after graduation for this programme. There are also many other career choices beyond computing, which are proven adaptable by UNITEN students due to holistic personal and professional skills development during the study.

  • Computer & Network Researcher
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cryptographer
  • Embedded System Programmer
  • Forensics Investigator / Analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • JAVA/ J2EE/ PHP/ .NET Developer
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Penetration Tester / Vulnerability Assessor
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Incident Responder
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Tester
  • Solutions Architect
  • System Administrator
  • System Integrator
  • System / Network Engineer
  • System / Network Administrator
  • System / Network Consultant
  • Technical Consultant
  • Web Developer.
Tuition Fees

Malaysian

RM 15,000 / year

International

RM 18,000 / year

USD 4,500 / year

Other Fees

Malaysian

Registration

RM 1,000

Resource

RM 780 / semester

International

EMGS & Application

RM 3,150

USD 788

Registration

RM 6,600

USD 1,650

Resource

RM 780 / semester

USD 195 / semester

Note:
Miscellaneous Fee = RM348. Deposit for Accommodation (if applicable) = RM250. Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees in USD are for reference only (USD1=RM4). Other optional fees/charges include accommodation, electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.