Engineering and Science

Foundation in Engineering and Science

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R2/010/3/0344) 04/25

Location Malaysia
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake January, April, July and October
Duration 2 semesters consist of 8 common units

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This course prepares students for undergraduate study in Engineering & Science and Information Technology. In addition to several units that are common to all foundation courses, students study units in Engineering Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and Programming in C++.

The courses are aimed at developing academic diligence, critical analysis, and a raft of generic skills in students. They provide a solid foundation for the students to adapt to university education more confidently, both in terms of level and style of education.

There are two (2) streams for the Foundation of Engineering and Science programme:

  1. Engineering stream
  2. Science stream

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.


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Qualification and Minimum Entry Requirements

SPM *Engineering Stream – 5 Credits including English and Mathematics and passes in Add. Mathematics and one of the Science subjects (Physics or Chemistry or Biology)

*Science Stream – 5 Credits including English and Mathematics and pass in one of the Science subjects

Progression to Undergraduate Program’s Requirement:

B. Tech. (Computer Systems & Networking) – 5 Credits including English and Mathematics and pass in one of the Science subjects.

B. Sc. (Computing) – 5 Credits including English, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.

B. Sc. (Health, Safety and Environment) – 5 Credits including English and General Science/Biology.

B. Sc. (Psychological Science) – 5 Credits including English and General Science/Biology.

GCE ‘O’ Level 5C including English or 5C and English competency.

Progression to Undergraduate Program’s Requirement:

B. Tech (Computer Systems & Networking) – 5 Credits including English and Mathematics and pass in one of the Science subjects

B. Sc. (Computing) – 5 Credits including English, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

B. Sc. (Health, Safety and Environment) – 5 Credits including English and General Science/Biology.

B. Sc. (Psychological Science) – 5 Credits including English and General Science/Biology.

UEC Grade B in 4 relevant academic subjects and English competency.

Any other Qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis.
Note: The entry requirements above serve as a guideline and subject to change.

Foundation in Engineering & Science

 

Engineering Stream (STRM-ENGRG)
Unit Title Credit/Hours
Year 1 Semester 1 Year 1 Semester 2
Effective Communication Skills 061 Chemistry for Engineers 063 25
Engineering Mathematics 061 Engineering Mathematics 062 25
Programming in C++ 063 Physics for Engineers 062 25
Physics for Engineers 061 Writing and Research Skills 062 25
Sub Total 100

** FP-070 Academic English 060 Students who failed to meet the University English Entry Requirements


Science Stream (STRM-SCNCE)
Unit Title Credit/Hours
Year 1 Semester 1 Year 1 Semester 2
Effective Communication Skills 061 Writing and Research Skills 062 25
Engineering Mathematics 061 Engineering Mathematics 062 25
Programming in C++ 063 Business Information Technology 061 25
Physics for Engineers 061 Economics 062 25
Sub Total 100

** FP-070 Academic English 060 Students who failed to meet the University English Entry Requirements


Science Stream – Health, Safety and Environment (STRM-SCHSE)
Unit Title Credit/Hours
Year 1 Semester 1 Year 1 Semester 2
Effective Communication Skills 061 Writing and Research Skills 062 25
Business Statistics 061 Chemistry for Engineers 063 25
Programming in C++ 063 Introduction to Biology 061 25
Business Information Technology 061 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics 062 25
Sub Total 100

** FP-070 Academic English 060 Students who failed to meet the University English Entry Requirements


Science Stream – Construction Management (STRM-SCCMT)
Unit Title Credit/Hours
Year 1 Semester 1 Year 1 Semester 2
Effective Communication Skills 061 Writing and Research Skills 062 25
Business Statistics 061 Programming in C++ 063 25
Introduction to Business Studies 061 Economics 062 25
Business Information Technology 061 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics 062 25
Sub Total 100

** FP-070 Academic English 060 Students who failed to meet the University English Entry Requirements

Units Syllabus & Synopsis
Engineering Mathematics 061 Basic Algebra includes solving absolute value of linear equations, and absolute value of linear and quadratic inequalities. Rational functions and its asymptotes, odd & even functions as well as piecewise defined functions are also introduced.

Linear Algebra includes matrices and their determinants, and determining inverse matrices by the Gauss-Jordan method, as well as vectors and their applications in solving relative velocity, collision and shortest distance problems.

Probability and its Distribution introduces basic probability principles and rules, as well as probability of discrete and continuous random variables.

Analysis of Data consists of analysing the univariate and bivariate data through measure of central tendency, measure of dispersion, measure of association and linear regression line as well as introduction to statistical inference.

Basic Trigonometry includes all trigonometric ratios, graphs, equations and identities.

Engineering Mathematics 062 The pre-requisite for this unit is Engineering Mathematics 061.

Algebra consists of series and sequences as well as determining roots of equations by using factor theorem and remainder theorem.

Trigonometry includes trigonometric identities involving compound and double angles, solving trigonometric equations and expressing trigonometric functions in harmonic form.

Complex numbers cover different forms of complex numbers, loci of complex number on the Argand diagram, and the roots of complex numbers by De Moivre’s Theorem.

Calculus introduces first principle of derivatives, differentiation rules, numerical differentiation by Newton-Raphson’s method, techniques of integration and numerical integration by Trapezium and Simpson’s rules.

Physics for Engineers 061 Physics 061 introduces students to the basics of physics, basic mechanics and thermal physics, basic electricity and basic optics. Basics of Physics includes SI units, measurement and error analysis.

Basic Mechanics includes motion in one or two dimensions, dynamics, circular motion, rotational motion, work and energy, linear momentum, body in equilibrium, vibrations and waves.

Thermal Physics includes heat, temperature and ideal gases. Basic Electricity includes Electric Currents and Direct Current Circuits. Basic Optics includes lenses and mirrors.

Physics for Engineers 062 The pre-requisite for this unit is Physics for Engineers 061. The syllabus as follows:

Mechanics and thermodynamics will cover rotational motion, fluids and First Law of thermodynamics.

Electricity and Magnetism will cover electrostatic, capacitors, magnetism, electromagnetic induction and introduction to alternating current.

Oscillation and Modern Physics includes oscillatory motion (simple harmonic motion) and early quantum theory.

Chemistry for Engineers 063 This unit is intended for the engineering foundation program of Curtin University Malaysia. It introduces students to Chemistry Foundations, Basic understanding of matter, Fundamental Physical and Organic Chemistry.

  • Chemistry Foundations including a brief review of basic concepts, atomic structure, electron configuration and periodic table, mole concepts, chemical equations and stoichiometry, solution and volumetric analysis, with a strong problem solving orientation in addition to experimental approach.
  • Basic Understanding of Matter including chemical bonding, shapes and polarity of molecules, states of matter and intermolecular forces in order to support a systematic, logical approach to explain important phenomena of matter.
  • Physical Chemistry encompassed thermochemistry, chemical equilibria and chemical kinetics in order to account for the related natural phenomena, to carry out relevant calculations, and to facilitate chemical reactions for optimum performance in industry.
  • Basic organic chemistry includes systematic nomenclature for common organic functional group compounds, organic reactions and practical aspects of application in the daily life.

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