Foundation Programme (International Applicants) PDF Print E-mail
Introduction

The Foundation Programme is designed for students who have successfully completed their O-Level, SPM or equivalent.It prepares student for admission to degree programmes. The Foundation Programme is a complete academic programme that provides students the basic knowledge and necessary skills relevant to the respective degree programmes in engineering and technology.

Candidates selected for this programme must undergo and pass the Foundation Studies in UTP before furthering a course in the Bachelors Degree programme.

The following Foundation Programmes are offered:
  • Engineering Stream
  • Technology Stream
  • Science Stream


Programme Objectives
To produce students with sufficient analytical skills and knowledge in fundamental sciences and mathematics for pursuing education in engineering and technology.

Programme Outcomes
At the end of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of science and mathematics in problem solving.
  • Apply analytical skills to interpret and solve problems.
  • Communicate effectively in English.
  • Practise behaviour that reflects good values in the learning process.


Duration

Foundation programme – 1 year (3 semesters)
Upon passing the UTP Foundation Programme, students will be able to proceed with their assigned Bachelors Degree.  The degree programmes are listed below:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Petroleum

Bachelor of Technology (Honours)

  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Business Information Systems
  • Information & Communication Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Physics


Entry Requirement

Academic Requirement

O-Level or equivalent

  • Pass O-Level with at least five (5) Credits (Grade C) inclusive of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, AND any two (2) other subjects.

AND additional requirement for international students:-


English Requirement:

  • IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL paper base score 550 or equivalent.
  • English Placement Test (EPT) will be conducted to assess the applicant’s level of English proficiency.  In some cases, student will be required to enrol for Intensive English Class Course at UTP before proceeding to Foundation Programme.

 

Fee

Payee

:

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PETRONAS SDN BHD

Bank Account number

:

8004852703

Banker’s name

:

CIMB Berhad

Swift code

:

CIBBMYKL

Banker’s address

:

20, Jalan Pos Baru, 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia


Foundation - Engineering & Technology (Estimated Amount)

Tuition Fees For The Whole Foundation Durations (Three semesters)

Description

Unit

Cost

RM

Annual Fees

1

2,091.00

2,091.00

Insurance - per annum

1

530.00

530.00

Tuition Fees - credits hour

50

312.00

15,600.00

Accommodation - per week

48

52.50

2,520.00

Total (RM)

20,741.00

 

Note:

 

a) Medical check-up is chargeable separately,at (RM250.00 + RM15.00 (GST) = RM265.00) (approximately) per person.The medical check-up to be conducted one time at UTP, upon registration.


b) The tuition fee is chargeable based on the number of credit hours registered for each semester.  The cost for a credit hour is stated below:

 

  • Intensive English Course - RM240/credit hour
  • Foundation Programme - RM312/credit hour

 

c) Total Credit Hours to be completed through the academic programme are as stated below:

 

  • Intensive English Course - 12 credit hours (One Semester Programme). 24 credit hours (Two semester programme)
  • Foundation Programme in Engineering / Technology  - 50 credit hours (Three semesters)



Period


Quantum of Charges


Before Course Registration


Charge 2% from the Academic and Annual Fee for one (1) semester


After Course Registration until Add/Drop Period


Charge 16% from the Academic and Annual Fee for one (1) semester


After Add/Drop Period


Charge 100% from the Academic and Annual Fee for one (1) semester

***Note
All fees are subject to changes (the University reserves the right to change the tuition fees without prior notice).



How to Apply

 

  • Application is open throughout the year. To enroll into the next intake session (March & July), completed  application form must reach us before the deadline as stated below:


INTAKE

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES
(FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

MARCH 2016

30 September 2015

JULY 2016 31 January 2016


  • Please click on the following link for the procedure and to make your application.


How to Apply/ Application Form

 

FAQs

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Intake Sessions

March and July

Deadline for Submission
of Application Form
Application is open throughout the year. To apply for admission into our intake sessions (March and July), application form must reach us before the given deadline. Allocation of placement in the next intake will be subjected to availability of placement.


Application Deadlines

INTAKE

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES
(FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

MARCH 2016

30 September 2015

JULY 2016 31 January 2016



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.

Where could we get information about intake and on other admission matters?

Please contact +605 368 8406/8153/8407/8156 OR email us at nursyafiqah.sharin@petronas.com.my OR miqbal.ahmadnasir@petronas.com.my OR ikhwan.r@petronas.com.my OR ahmad_zamdi@petronas.com.my OR kindly visit UTP website at www.utp.edu.my

2.

What are the entry qualifications for admission into Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS ?

a) Foundation in Engineering & Science

O-Level or equivalent

Pass O-Level with at least five (5) Credits (Grade C or 60% and above) inclusive of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry AND any two (2) other subjects.

 

b) Foundation in Technology 

O-Level or equivalent

Pass O-Level with at least five (5) Credits (Grade C or 60% and above) in Mathematics AND any two (2) other non-language subjects.

* Note

  • Applicants who failed to meet our academic requirements will not be considered for admission placement at our university.
  • Besides the academic requirements mentioned above, applicants are also required to fulfill our English requirements of IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL paper-based score of 550 or IBT of 80.  Applicants must enclose their English certification (IELTS or TOEFL) together with their application form.
  • English Placement Test (EPT) will be conducted to assess the applicant’s level of English proficiency.  In some cases, student will be required to enrol for Intensive English Class Course at UTP before proceeding to Foundation Programme.
3.

When is the date of commencement for the next academic session?
Successful applicants will be notified on the date of the commencement of their respective academic session through their  Offer Letters.

4.

What is the method of application?Applicants must fill-up the *application form and send it together with the required documentsto UTP via post or email. Applicants are advised to read the procedure of application on How to Apply/ Application Form before applying.Your application will only be processed once you have submitted the completed application form together with the supporting documents.

5.

When is the closing date of application?

Application is open throughout the year. To apply for admission into our intake sessions (March and July), application form must reach us before the given deadline. Allocation of placement in the next intake will be subjected to availability of placement.

6.

I have submitted my application. What is the next process?

If you are shortlisted for our programme, you will be required to attend our assessment session of which the date and venue of the said assessment will be made known later. Only successful candidates will be issued with their respective Offer Letters.

 

7.

What are the courses offered in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS for Foundation/Undergraduate?


Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering Programme
  • Civil Engineering Programme
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Programme
  • Mechanical Engineering Programme
  • Petroleum Engineering Programme

Technology

  • Petroleum Geoscience Programme
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Programme
  • Business Information System (BIS) Programme
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Physics
8.

How long does it take to complete a programme at UTP?


O-level or equivalent qualification.

- Foundation programme - 1 year (3 semesters). Upon successful completion of UTP Foundation Programme, student will continue to the Undergraduate Programme based on the respective course.
-

Undergraduate Programme

  • Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience -  4 years (8 semesters)
  • Technology  (ICT/BIS)   - 3 and ½  year (7 semesters)
  • Science – 3 and ½ years

A-level or equivalent qualification.

 

-

Undergraduate Programme

  • Engineering and Petroleum Geoscience -  4 years (8 semesters)
  • Technology  (ICT/BIS)   - 3 and ½  year (7 semesters)
  • Science – 3 and ½ years
9.

When are we supposed to pay the tuition fee?
The registration fees stated below need to be settled by new students before OR on the day of the registration date. Students will be given until 2 weeks before the Final Semester Examination begins to make payment on the remaining tuition fees for the particular semester.

DETAILS

AMOUNT

Registration Fees

  • Orientation Package (one time) – RM414.00
  • UTP Alumni (one time) – RM50.00

RM464.00

International Students Bond & Personal Deposit (Refundable)

RM3,250.00

Upfront Payment For Academic Fees *

RM2,000.00

TOTAL

RM5,714.00



* Will be deducted from the total academic fees charged for that particular semester

10.

How often do I need to pay the tuition fees and how much do I need to pay each time?
Payment can be made each semester from the beginning of the semester until 2 weeks before the Final Semester Examination. The total tuition fee is based on the number of credit hours registered in the particular semester based on the following calculation:

Foundation – RM312/credit hour with maximum of 19 credit hours per semester.

11.

Will there be in campus accommodation available?
Yes. Student will be provided with accommodation for their whole education period in UTP.


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