Foundation in Commerce

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R2/010/3/0343) 04/25

Location Sarawak
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake March, August, December
Duration 1 Year (2 semesters)
consists of 8 common units



The course prepares students for undergraduate study in Arts & Commerce. It has two streams and several units that are common to all foundation courses like Effective Communication skills and Writing and Research Skills. In the Commerce stream, students study units in Commerce Mathematics, Economics, Accounting and Business Management. In the Arts & Media stream, they study units in Media and Communication, Journalism, Information Technology, 20th Century World History, Screen Production and Visual Culture.


Pathways to further study at Curtin’s Perth Campus

Students who obtain satisfactory results are eligible for admission to a range of undergraduate courses offered at Curtin Perth.

Minimum English language entry requirements

International English
Language Testing System
Overall 5.5
(no individual band
below 5.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
SPM English B
GCE ‘O’ Level C
  • SPM: 5 Credits including English or 5 Credits and English competence
  • Credits towards a Curtin qualification may be granted to applicants with qualifications from other accredited educational institutions.

Students who pass all subjects in the Foundation Studies – Commerce and Arts Stream programme can enter degree programmes such as:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Banking, Accounting & Entrepreneurship, Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance, Entrepreneurship & Marketing, Finance & Management, Finance & Marketing, Management & Marketing, Marketing & Public Relations, Public Relations & Management, Tourism & Hospitality & Marketing)

Click on the link below to view the Fees and Charges for the offered course.

Fees and Charges

Semester 1 Semester 2
Business Information Technology 061 Accounting 062
Business Statistics 061 Economics 062
Effective Communication Skills 061 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics 062
Introduction to Business Studies 061 Writing and Research Skills 062

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