The Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology (FIST) charts a learning strategy to prepare students to move into tertiary fields of study in science, and in their areas of interest. The program is designed to ensure that students are able to set personal achievement targets while identifying their individual talents.

FIST combines technical and life sciences with communication, ICT applications and enrichment subjects to formulate a curriculum designed to prepare students for the multi-disciplined studies of engineering, biological sciences, life sciences, information technology and related degrees.


3 semesters of 14-week duration each.

Core units and Enrichment subjects are compulsory.

6 Academic Electives are compulsory.

Students must clear the first level of a subject to proceed to the next.

Assessment and Examinations

Students are evaluated through 50% coursework (quizzes, projects, topic reviews, investigations, assignments and presentations) and 50% examination at the end of each subject/unit. The completion certificate awarded will show a combined mark and grade for all subjects/units.

Choice of Subjects

Students are to complete minimum thirteen (13) subjects/units. They are required to take all core units and are advised to take at a minimum of 6 Academic Elective subjects. Enrichment subjects are compulsory.

Core Units

  • Academic Writing Skills
  • English Language for Scientists
  • ICT Application Skills
  • Statistics for Scientists

Entry Requirements

Passed SPM, O-level or equivalent with minimum ve (5) credits including Mathematics and two Science subjects


1 year


January / March / July / August


March / July / August

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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