Sunway Foundation In Science And Technology

Sunway Foundation In Science And Technology (FIST)

Programme Intakes
January, April and August



The preferred pathway into degrees at Sunway

Sunway Foundation Programme (SFP) is Sunway’s homegrown foundation programmes that offer students the chance to further their education at Sunway University.

Enrolling in the Foundation in Science & Technology (FIST) programme gives students direct entry to Sunway University’s School of Engineering and Technology, School of Medical and Life Sciences, and School of Mathematical Sciences where they offer highly qualified academics, excellent research facilities, and state-of-the-art laboratories. FIST students have plenty of opportunities to develop and refine their practical skills in the science and technology industry.


More Than


graduates qualified for

Jeffrey Cheah A.C.E Scholarship


of students who have been awarded

First Class Honours

in Sunway University are from SFP


Graduates progressed into




Programme Details

Intakes January, April, August
Duration 1 Year
Assessments & Examinations 50% coursework & 50% examination. 

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
SPM, O-Level or equivalent

Pass with min. 5 credits (including Mathematics and 2 Sciences)


Pass with min. 3 subjects with Grade B (including Mathematics and 2 Sciences)

Choice of Subjects

Students are required to take 13 subjects.

Semester 1 (5 Units):

Core Units

  • Statistics for Scientists
  • ICT Application Skills 

Enrichment Unit

  • Critical Thinking Skills

Academic Electives (Choose 2 Units)

  • Basic Computer Concept
  • Introduction to Biology (Lab)
  • Basic Chemistry (Lab)
  • Priniciples of Mechanical Science (Lab)


Semester 2 (4 Units):

Core Unit

  • English Language for Scientists

Enrichment Unit

  • Scientific Revolutions

Academic Electives (Choose 2 Units)

  • Mathematics for Scientists*
  • Principles of Chemistry (Lab)**
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Introduction to Programming


Semester 3 (4 Units):

Core Unit

  • Academic Writing

Enrichment Unit

  • Science and Ethics

Academic Electives (Choose 2 Units)

  • Technical Mathematics
  • Principles of Cell Biology (Lab)**
  • Principles of Electrical Science (Lab)**
  • Introduction to Food Science (Lab)
  • Introduction to Psychology


*This subject is highly recommended for all stream of studies.

**Note: Completion of prerequisites is needed before pursuing this subject. Please consult programme advisors. 

Scholarship Scheme

Students who are interested in pursuing our Pre-University programmes or degree programmes in Sunway College and are seeking financial aid can click here for more information. 

Downloadable Materials

Detailed information about the subjects offered for each intake for 2024 can be found in the FIST brochures.

FIST Student
Guide 2024 

Studies 2024

Testimonials & Alumni

Gurpreet Kaur

Secondary School: SMK Bandar Puchong Jaya (A)

Graduated with First Class Honours, BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology, Sunway University

Achievements and Contributions

  • Sunway Student Volunteer and Sunway Student Ambassador
  • Research assistant in Department of Biological Science

Current Employer: Shell Business Operations

Kaartiik Vijayan

Graduated with First Class Honours, BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, Sunway University

Current Employer: Shell Business Operations

Achievements and Contributions

  • Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship Recipient
  • Founder of ScreenCrash Clothing & Apparel
  • Shopee Code League 2020 Participant
  • AVOWS Algo League 2019 Participant
  • Lancaster Summer Programme 2018 Participant
  • BMW Shorties 2017 Participant
Koh Mei Quen

Graduated with Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons), Sunway University

Current Employer: Finexus International Sdn Bhd

Achievements and Contributions

  • Combat Robot Malaysia 2019 - Top 14
  • #codeathon 2017: Technopreneurship for Gender Equality
  • Lancaster Summer Programme 2018 Participant
  • Peer Assisted Learning Programme (PALP) March 2018 – March 2019
  • Peer Leader
  • Sunway University Ensemble 2016 -2017
  • Certifications - Certified Professional in Requir
Raenuga Indran

Graduated with BSc (Hons) Psychology, Sunway University

Current Employer: Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman

Achievements and Contributions

  • Strong advocate for Sustainable Goals which mainly includes Quality Education and Climate Action
  • Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Scholarship (Pre-University & Degree)
  • Sunway Extracurricular Achiever Award 
  • President of Sunway Student Ambassadors
  • Event Organising Chairperson for Sunway’s Got Talent Season 3
  • Operations Associate for the Harvard Project for Asian and Internationals Relations (HPAIR)
  • Offline Marketing Associate for Glimpse of Malaysia
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