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Courses Handbook 2014

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2014.
Information for the previous year's courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2013.

313233 v.1 Foundation Studies (Sarawak)

This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas

Course Overview

The Foundation Program is designed to prepare students with a limited educational background to undertake study at Curtin (Sarawak and Western Australia). The Commerce stream prepares students for undergraduate studies in business and commerce. The Arts stream prepares students for undergraduate studies in media studies or social sciences. The Engineering and Science stream prepares students for undergraduate studies in engineering, computer science, physics and chemistry.

Course Overview Note

The course will only be delivered subject to sufficient numbers of students enrolling. Successful completion of the program will guarantee matriculation to the University but not to any particular course. Entry to courses is a Curtin teaching and school matter and students should be advised of the limitations of some programs. Specific course and unit information is available from Curtin Sarawak directly or at: .

Course Entry and Completion Details

This program is designed for students who have completed at least five years of secondary school education, sat for the Malaysian SPM examination (equivalent to Year 11 or GCE 'O' Level) and obtained credit in five academic subjects including at least C6 in SPM English (equivalent to IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 520 points).

Credit for Recognised Learning

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Course Organisation

At application, students are required to consult with the foundation program coordinator to determine their eligibility and planned career pathways.

Duration and Availability

This course is one year full-time study and is available in both semesters.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1
313209 v.1   Arts Foundation Studies Stream 200.0
313208 v.1   Commerce Foundation Studies Stream 200.0
308105 v.2   Engineering and Science Foundation Studies Stream 200.0

Further Information

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

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