If you are planning to do degree studies in Science in New Zealand, Foundation in Science (FCertNZ) is a seamless pathway for Malaysian school leavers to enter any one of the eight following universities: 1). Victoria University of Wellington, 2). University of Auckland, 3). University of Canterbury, 4). University of Otago, 5). University of Waikato, 6). Massey University, 7). Auckland University of Technology, 8). Lincoln University in New Zealand. After the completion of the one-year Foundation in Science programme, you will graduate with a Foundation in Science Certificate from KYS Business School and will be on the pathway to an undergraduate degree in Science.


FCertNZ is a newly developed foundation programme for entry into all Science degrees at New Zealand universities. This one-year Foundation in Science programme enables students to gain admission into Science degree programmes in: Computer Science, Engineering, Architecture, Aviation, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy and all other Sciences at any of the 8 New Zealand universities. Building on a collaboration agreement signed between three lead universities (University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and University of Waikato) representing the consortium of all New Zealand Universities, the FCertNZ programme will see Malaysian students study a one-year Foundation in Science programme at the KYS Business School in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, before moving on to a New Zealand university for at least three-year undergraduate course majoring in any of the Sciences.


At KYS Business School in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, students studying for the Foundation in Science programme will be taught by international academics who have been appointed by recommendation of the Lead Partner Universities, thus exposing students to the style of teaching and learning that they will find in New Zealand. These international academics use technology-enhanced techniques, and practise new pedagogies to cater for learning diversity in their students. Students studying in our Foundation in Science programme will gain the required standard of English, be exposed to the accents of native New Zealanders in their courses and will be well prepared to move to New Zealand after one year.


The courses within the Foundation in Science programme are developed jointly between KYSB and the New Zealand universities. All the course content as well as the course assessments (assignments, tests, mid-term tests and final examinations) are set and moderated by the university academics in New Zealand, including approval of final grades. The moderation process ensures quality in the delivery of the courses, credibility of KYS Business School’s partnership, and recognition that courses are equivalent to those required by any New Zealand university.


MPU 1113 Malaysian Studies 1

The rationale to include this module in the academic programme is because this module is the compulsory module in the academic programme as per the requirement of the Malaysian Qualification Agency. The module has no linkages and/or co-requisite and/or prerequisite to the other module offers in the following semester. Students must pass this module in order to be awarded with the qualification.

PHY 040

Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. The module will enable the student to solve problems for the major concepts in physics. The student will develop the ability to interpret and apply the experimental laws and fundamental principles of physics to describe the behaviour of the physical world.  In the laboratory programme, the student will develop the ability to appraise, use, and interpret data collected to express mathematically and/or explain the physical phenomena observed.

SEAWR 1 Academic Writing I

The module provides students with academic study skills and the English proficiency to be successful at degree level. Students are introduced to the discourse, discipline and academic literacy conventions of degree study. Students will develop competence in writing common text types for the sciences at degree level, and develop reading skills for decoding text and extracting meaning.

STATS 001 Statistics

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to a variety of methods that statisticians and researchers use to collect and analyze data.  The core principle underlying all statistical methodology is the identification of the sources of uncertainty or variation in the observations/measurements we analyze.  The module will introduce students to the concept of a random variable and the basic theory of probability, elementary probability distributions and the techniques used in hypothesis testing.

CHEM 007 Chemistry I

Chemistry has made a profound impact on the society. It is intimately linked to the well-being of human kind. The rate of advancements in chemistry is so high that curriculum developers continuously look for strategies to cope with these advancements. This module gives students an understanding of concepts and practical techniques in basic chemistry such as the basic concepts of chemistry, structure of atom, classification of elements and periodicity in properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure, states of matter, thermodynamics, equilibrium, redox reactions, hydrogen, the s-block elements, the p-block elements, basic principles and techniques of organic chemistry, hydrocarbons and environmental chemistry.

CHEM 008 Chemistry II

This module gives students an understanding of concepts and practical techniques in basic chemistry such as the oxidation and reduction electrochemistry, equilibrium principles, acids and bases, solubility equilibrium and thermo-chemistry.  Students are exposed to the key concepts in physical, organic and inorganic. The emphasis is on being able to use theoretical concepts, interpretation of data and performing calculations.

BIO 004 Biology I

It is important that scientists are able to use and apply fundamental core concepts of biology to work efficiently and effectively in science organisations and other organisations that use science. The module also provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully study biology at undergraduate university level. This module gives an introduction to biology.

MPU 1412 Community Services

Community service is defined as an activity or event in which students are involved in work that serves the community.  The act or event must have a direct, positive impact on the community.  In keeping with the noble way, students learn more about the community by becoming actively involved in it, honour the community by donating time and effort, and practice self-discipline as they are accountable to the people they serve. The character building module is conducted through community projects and activities organised by students in collaboration and cooperation of the institution.

PHY 041 Physics II

This module familiarizes students with the basic concepts of physics in science and engineering and provides an overview of its scope and limitations. Students perform and complete descriptive, theoretical and experimental analyses in this module so they can gain an understanding of physics and how this module relates to further studies in science and engineering. This module provides students with fundamental skills in measurement and analysis of experimental data.

SEAWR 2 Academic Writing 2

The module provides students with high level writing and research skills and English language proficiency required to succeed at degree level in the sciences. Students will have opportunities to engage with critical listening, reading and evaluating authentic and discipline-specific materials. Students will build on and demonstrate with increasing fluency the conventions and behaviours required for university and the science disciplines. Students will be equipped to read efficiently, think critically and write coherently. There is a focus on independent learning and critical thinking.

MPU 1313 Islamic Studies

The rationale to include this module in the academic programme is because this module is the compulsory module in the academic programme as per the requirement of the Malaysian Qualification Agency. The module has no linkages and/or co-requisite and/or prerequisite to the other module offers in the following or previous semester. Students must pass this module in order to be awarded with the qualification.

BIO 005 Biology II

It is essential, for example, that biologists working in health-related science organisations have knowledge of cell structures and their function, tissues and organ systems, and the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems. Therefore the rationale for the inclusion of this module in the programme is to achieve the following objectives

ESAP 1 English for Science and Academic Purposes

The module provides students with a range of simulated experiences in which they will enhance and demonstrate appropriate and high level language and skills. Students will continue to build a strong base of science knowledge and vocabulary, and engage confidently with written, spoken, visual and mathematical text.

MATHSC 035 Mathematics With Calculus

This module provides the students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of a number of mathematical concepts, particularly calculus, which will enable them to confidently handle the mathematical material they are likely to meet in their chosen field of university study.


KYS Business School,
Ayer Keroh Country Resort,
Lebuh Ayer Keroh,
75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka
Tel: +606-2530640/42/43