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Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology (FIST)

Course overview

Qualification Pre-U (Foundation, A-level, etc)
Study mode Full-time
Duration 1 year
Intakes January, April, August
Tuition (Local students) $ 5,822
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 6,246


Sunway Foundation Programme (SFP) is Sunway’s homegrown foundation programmes that offer students the chance to further their education at Sunway University. 

Enrolling in the FIST programme gives students direct entry to Sunway University’s School of Engineering and Technology, School of Medical and Life Sciences, and School of Mathematical Sciences where they offer highly qualified academics, excellent research facilities, and state-of-the-art laboratories. FIST students have plenty of opportunities to develop and refine their practical skills in the science and technology industry.





$ 5,822
Local students
$ 6,246
Foreign students

Estimated cost as reported by the Institution.


$ 21
Local students
$ 149
Foreign students

Student Visa

$ 513
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements

SPM, O-level or equivalent

Pass with minimum 5 credits including Mathematics and two Science subjects


Pass with min. 3 Subjects with Grade B ( including Mathematics and 2 Sciences )


Choice of Subjects

Students are required to take 13 subjects.

Semester 1 (5 Units):

Core Units

  • Statistics for Scientists
  • ICT Application Skills

Enrichment Unit

  • Critical Thinking Skills

Academic Electives (Choose 2 Units)

  • Basic Computer Concept
  • Introduction to Biology (Lab)
  • Basic Chemistry (Lab)
  • Priniciples of Mechanical Science (Lab)

Semester 2 (4 Units):

Core Unit

  • English Language for Scientists

Enrichment Unit

  • Scientific Revolutions

Academic Electives (Choose 2 Units)

  • Mathematics for Scientists*
  • Principles of Chemistry (Lab)**
  • Principles of Electrical Science (Lab)**
  • Introduction to Programming

Semester 3 (4 Units):


Core Unit

  • Academic Writing

Enrichment Unit

  • Science and Ethics

Academic Electives (Choose 2 Units)

  • Technical Mathematics
  • Principles of Cell Biology (Lab)**
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Introduction to Food Science (Lab)
  • Introduction to Psychology

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