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University of Southampton Malaysia

Foundation Year Computer Science

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, science and technology that underpins computer science on this Foundation Year programme.

Introducing your degree

This full-time course is integrated with a further three-year BSc degree, and will build your understanding of the computer science disciplines.

Successful completion of this Foundation Year guarantees progression to our computer science degree at the University of Southampton Malaysia.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • explore scientific principles related to mechanics, electric fields and computer systems
  • use algebra, trigonometry, vectors, differential and integral calculus and more
  • plan and undertake experimental work
  • understand the role of technology and engineering in modern society, and the associated moral, social, ethical and legal issues
  • improve your English communication skills

Programme Structure

This programme is made up of three semesters.

If you achieve the minimum marks required for progression, you will be able to progress to year one of a selected undergraduate degree programme.


Courses available after completion

  • BEng Computer Science

Typical entry requirements

For 2023 entry
QualificationEntry requirements
IGCSE 5 A grades in the science stream, including Mathematics and Physics.
SPM 5 A grades in the science stream, including Mathematics and Physics, with minimum B+ in additional Mathematics.
IB MYP Grade 6 in 5 subjects including Physics, Mathematics and one other  
Science subject (excluding Personal Project and Physical and Health  

Other equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications) will be considered, please contact a UoSM education counsellor or your preferred agent to understand more.

Selection process:

This list contains the qualifications we see most often. If you have a qualification that doesn't appear on this list, or if you have any questions about the qualifications needed for studying at University of Southampton Malaysia, please contact us.

English Language Qualification

Students who achieve IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 in each component, or Grade C in SPM 1119 English (cohort before 2021), SPM CEFR Level B2 or above (cohort from 2021 onwards), Grade C in GCSE English, Grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, B3 in UEC English or equivalent.

Please CLICK HERE for the current English language requirements, a list of qualifications and tests the University of Southampton recognises and a list of exempt countries. 

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

The modules on this programme will provide you with an introduction to mathematics, mechanics, computer programming, electricity and electronics and the principles of computer science.

They include:

  • Academic & Personal Development
  • Programming and Coursework
  • Theoretical Aspects of Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Systems & Applications
  • Communicating in English
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Computing 
  • Mathematics for Science & Engineering

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

Year of studyMode of studyMalaysianInternational
2023/24 Full-time RM29,973 RM35,123
Additional fee information

Scholarships and bursaries are available at the University of Southampton Malaysia.

Funding opportunities

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

Teaching and learning

You'll be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • laboratory experiments
  • coursework 
  • individual and group assignment

Assessment and examinations 

You will be assessed through a range of coursework and formal assignments. During the year there are plenty of opportunities for you to check your progress and improve your performance through oral feedback on your work at workshops or through in-class tests.

Study Locations

University of Southampton Malaysia

Malaysia campus

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