Foundation in Science(R2/010/3/0134) (07/23) (A 9160)

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The Foundation programme at AIMST University is tailored to provide a multitude of opportunities for you to pursue a career of your dreams. The programme equips the students with adequate academic knowledge and skills needed for success at AIMST and beyond. To ensure a high quality programme, the School has an advisory panel comprising of selected faculty members and external experts to assist in its curriculum development and the formal assessment of its courses.

At AIMST, we acknowledge that the most able students are those who have developed a good command of the English language and communication. In recognition of this, we place emphasis on the use of English as the medium of instruction aiming to produce students who are fluent and confident. The Foundation programme has three annual intakes commencing in March, April and July. Upon successful completion of the foundation programme, you may choose from the undergraduate courses offered depending on your academic performance and interest.

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CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsProgramme Outcome

Programme Outline

Assessment comprises two components:

Written Examination

The coursework component comprises different assessments such as assignments, presentations, midterm tests, projects and laboratory work assigned throughout each semester. The final examination is conducted at the end of each semester.


SPM / SPMV / O LEVELTo pursue a degree course in Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy
At least grade B in five subjects including:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and one other subject.
Credit in Bahasa Malaysia & English

To pursue any other degree courses
Credits in 5 subjects including Mathematics and 2 science subjects. Pass in Bahasa Malaysia & English
UEC/ EQUIVALENTPass UEC with B4 in 3 subjects including: Biology,
Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics or Additional
Mathematics.(MBBS)Pass UEC with B4 in 4 subjects including:
Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or Mathematics
or Additional Mathematics) and one other  subject(BDS/PHARMACY)

To pursue any other degree courses
Pass UEC with B4 in 3 subjects including: Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics)

Programme Outcome

Foundation in Science is a comprehensive 12-month programme comprising 3 semesters. Semester I, II and III each consist of 13 weeks of lectures and tutorials.

Students who complete our programme are equipped with a solid fundamental knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology and English. Upon successful completion of the Foundation programme, students are eligible for entry into the various programmes of your interest.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Bioinformatics
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology
Bachelor of Dental & Surgery (BDS)
Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDT)
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering