Foundation Studies – Commerce Stream

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

Location Malaysia
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake March, July & October
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.

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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.
Foundation in Commerce
Unit Title Credit/Hours
Business Information Technology 061 25
Business Statistics 061 25
Effective Communication Skills 061 25
Introduction to Business Studies 061 25
Accounting 062 25
Economics 062 25
Fundamentals of Business Mathematics 062 25
Writing and Research Skills 062 25
Sub Total 200

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

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Fees and Charges