Duration of Study
1 Year
Intakes Period
Jan, Jul, Sep
Certified by
MQA (Ref. No: MQA/A9112)
Entry Requirements
Programme Structure
Career Prospect

Foundation in Computer Science
R3/0011/3/0012 (11/28) (MQA/A9112)


Student who has completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), O-Level, IGCSE, UEC, or other equivalent qualifications recognised by Government of Malaysia. Keen interest in Computing field of study and want to pursue any of these degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Systems and Networking) (Hons)
  • Bachelor in Software Engineering (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) (Hons).


Mode of Study : Full Time (Yes) | Part Time (No)

This syllabus has been designed to meet the requirements of professional bodies and industries while giving students the competitive edge. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge through teamwork, case studies, simulations and real life projects.

The Department of Foundation and Diploma Studies (CCI-FDS) offers Foundation in Computer Science (FCS), Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) and Diploma in Computer Science (DCS) programmes. The department is equipped with sufficient computers and physics laboratories. All the laboratories are air-conditioned and equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment. Laboratory classes are conducted either by lecturers themselves or tutors, who are closely supervised by the lecturers.

The Foundation in Computer Science will equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully pursue their respective degree programmes. Among the subjects to be undertaken by foundation students are Introduction to Computing, Personal Productivity with Technology, Critical Thinking, Fundamental of Data & Information and other relevant subjects. Students will also be exposed to various out-of-class activities.

Students successfully completed their Foundation in Computer Science programme will be able to enter into Bachelor of Computer Science programmes.

50 credit hours of subjects are being taught in three semesters. This Foundation in Computer Science programme can be completed in 1 year.


Accredited by:
01. Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
02. Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQR) - National register for accredited programmes.

Please scan for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) certification of this programme.

Approved & Licensed by:
01. Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia

Recognised by:
01. Public Service Department (JPA), Malaysia
02. Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)
03. MSC Malaysia
04. Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - Top 10 in Malaysia for Computer Science.


Range of Monthly Salary (from fresh to senior position):
RM2,600 – RM42,000
Source: Jobstreet Salary Report and Kelly Services (Malaysia) Salary Guide.

Employability Rate (within 6 months of Graduation):
94.0% Employed | 6.0% Job Creators / Further Study
Source: Ministry of Education Malaysia’s Graduate Tracer Study.


This programme is delivered at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Putrajaya Campus.


UNITEN practices transparent fee policy. Refer our fees below for your reference.

Fees for Malaysian Students:
Tuition Fees: RM6,000 per programme.
Other Fees:

  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: RM1,348 one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: RM88/year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: RM250 one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from RM270/month.

Fees for International Students:
Tuition Fees: USD4,950 (RM19,800) per programme.
Other Fees:

  • VISA & Application Fee: USD787.50 (RM3,150) one-time payment
  • Full Registration + Miscellaneous Fee: USD1,650 (RM6,600) one-time payment
  • Medical Insurance: USD37.50 (RM150)/year
  • Deposit for Accommodation: USD62.50 (RM250) one-time deposit payment
  • Monthly Fee for Accommodation: Starting from USD67.50 (RM270)/month.

and if the international student (for Foundation) does not fulfill the English language requirement such as minimum score for IELTS or TOEFL, there will be additional fees of:

  • Test of English Proficiency (TEP) : USD25 (RM100) one-time payment
  • English Short Course (ESC) : USD1,166 (RM4,664)/semester.

Flexible payment options are available, where student may:

  • pay full in advance, or
  • by monthly installments, or
  • pay full 2 weeks before the semester's final examination.

Terms & conditions apply.

Download the complete UNITEN Fees Table here.
There are also list of scholarships and financial aids here.

Notes: Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are calculated in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees indicated in USD here are for reference only with basis of USD1=RM4. Other optional fees include electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.

Foundation in Computer Science


For International Students: Entry requirements vary from country to country. Please click here to check the entry requirements set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


No additional English requirement for this programme.

Foundation in Computer Science


This programme can be completed in Full Time: 1 year.

  • Year 1: Semester 1
    - Introduction to Computing
    - Calculus for Computing I
    - Physics for Computing I
    - Foundation English I
    - Introduction to Problem Solving and Basic

  • Year 1: Semester 2
    - Calculus for Computing II
    - Physics for Computing II
    - Campus Life Skills
    - English for Academic Purposes
    - Physics for Computing II
    - Personal Productivity with Information Technology
    - Introduction to Web Development

  • Year 1: Special Semester
    - Fundamentals of Data and Information
    - Psychology of Thinking
    - Foundation Islamic Studies / Moral Foundation (Malaysian Student)
    - Essential Writing for International Students


Foundation in Computer Science


Students successfully completed their Foundation in Computer Science programme are expected to pursuit their study in Bachelor of Computer Science programmes.


Tuition Fees


RM 6,000 total fees


RM 19,800 total fees

USD 4,950 total fees

Other Fees



RM 1,348


EMGS & Application

RM 3,150

USD 788


RM 6,600

USD 1,650

* Full & partial scholarships are available to apply!

Accommodation Advance Fee (if applicable) = RM250. Subject to terms and conditions. All fees are in Malaysian Ringgit (RM). Fees in USD are for reference only (USD1=RM4). Other optional fees/charges include accommodation, electricity, parking, and some student facilities within UNITEN.