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Courses Handbook 2013

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2013.
If you are planning to enrol in a course in 2014, see for course and unit information.

313233 v.1 Foundation Studies (Sarawak)

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


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 Artsstream prepares students for undergrdauate 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 Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

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).

Duration and Availability

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

Course Organisation

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

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special 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 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.

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

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