Centre For Foundation Studies, IIUM

clip_image002Ingin aku coretkan di sini sedikit maklumat yang baik untuk dikongsikan bersama sahabat-sahabat yang tidak bersama di sini, terutama junior yang mungkin antaranya bakal turut menyertai ‘The Gateway to Garden of Knowledge and Virtue’ ini. Lagipun memang ada permintaan daripada sahabat-sahabat juga meminta daku menulis tentang ini.

Since CFS IIUM is an English Speaking Campus, so I would like to explain in English! Okay, guys?

IMPORTANT: For more information about basic academic requirement to enrol into CFS IIUM, you may refer here

First of all , Bi’ah Solehah is practiced here. What is Bi’ah solehah? Its literal meaning is good environment. Some aspects regarding this:

  1. Practicing the true Islamic lessons
  2. Always give salam, smile and husnus zon
  3. Solat is the pole of Islam religion
  4. Be aware and preservation of Aurat and Ikhtilah between male and females
  5. Practicing “Acquiring Knowledge” culture

For new enrolled students, they will be required to sit for four tests during Ta’aruf programme, which are English Placement Test, Arabic Placement Test, Fundamental Knowledge Test & Tilawah Placement Test.

English Placement Test(EPT):

  1. Consists of two parts – Reading Comprehension and Writing Essay
  2. Reading – About 40 questions from about 4-6 passages.
  3. Writing – 2 question need to be answered.
  4. First, Analyzing and describing a given graph/information in about 150 words.
  5. Second, Argumentative essay. A statement will be given. Students should be agreeing , disagreeing or discussing in about 250 words.
  6. Both of the parts will be evaluated in ‘band’ from 1 to 9. Band 9 is the best.
  7. The results will place students in their corresponding level ; usually 3, 4, 5 or 6. There are also students did well are exempted from taking English Proficiency Course.
  8. Level 4 and 5 – 16 contact hours per week while level 5 and 6 – 9 contact hours per week.
  9. There will be the same test in the end of semester. However, there will be also speaking test before the final examinations.
  10. Students should manage to obtain minimum band 5.5 for reading, speaking and writing but minimum overall obtained is band 6 to be exit from English Proficiency Course.
  11. Students should be exit from English Proficiency Course to make them qualified to enter the main campus in Gombak or Kuantan.

Must download:
SAMPLE EPT QUESTION: [READING]  ESSAY:[QUESTION 1] [QUESTON 2]
BONUS: Tips for EPT Writing

TIME ALLOCATED FOR EPT  IS THREE HOURS (ANSWER BOTH QUESTION, ESSAY AND READING).

Arabic Placement Test(APT):

  1. Consists of six parts. Arabic basic, Arabic Grammar, Correcting wrong Grammar, Reading Comprehension Filling in the blanks of a passage and Writing an essay.
  2. The total marks for this test 100.
  3. Students with no Arabic basic should have no worry. They will have to take two subjects of Arabic Course which are ‘ Quranic Language Part 1’ and ‘Quranic Language Part 2’
  4. Students with Arabic basic will be also be placed according to their scores, whether Part, Part 2 or exempted from Arabic Proficiency Course.
  5. Students should be pass for both Arabic Courses(for those who are taking) to qualify to admit into the main campus in Gombak or Kuantan.

Must download: [SAMPLE APT QUESTION]

— TIME ALLOCATED FOR APT  IS TWO HOURS.

Tilawah Placement Test(TPT):

    1. Students will recite Quranic verses chosen by the Tilawah instructor.
    2. Students will be categorized into the respective level based on their recitation performance.
    3. Memorization of simple surahs will be offered to the students who are able to recite fluently with the correct applictation of Tajwid rules.
    4. The total marks for this test is 100. It consists of 40 marks for Fluency(Fasohah), 20 marks for Nasalization(Ghunnat), 20 marks for Prolonging the madd and 20 marks for Memorization.
    5. After the test, the results will be shown as follows:
TPT Results Subject to be taken
EXEMPTED Study Circle 1
TQ2000 Study Circle 1 (but they have to take Tilawah Class in main campus)

or

Fardhu ‘Ain(If they fail Fundamental Knowledge Test, but still to take Tilawah class in main campus)

TPT TEST Tilawah Class 1 & 2

Fundamental Knowledge Test(FKT)

This is a new test introduced for the new intake 2011/2012 session. It is to test the knowledge regarding fundamental knowledge(Fardh ‘ain).  There are about 20 multiple choice questions and time allocated is 30 minutes. Those who fail this test have to take fardhu ‘ain class.

Application to change offer/program

Note: Please read this information carefully.

1. During ta’aruf programme, usually new enrolled students are given opportunity to apply to change their programme, if the number of students  in that particular programme does not exceed the quota.

2. Otherwise, students have to wait until the end of first semester to apply to change programme(not applicable to Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry). Applications opened every semester. However, students need to pay RM50 for the application.

3.  Change programme to Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry is only by invitation from Department of Sciences Programme. Notice will be released for students whom are offered to change to these programmes.

4. Students would have to attach their SPM result slip together with the application form. Students must also to give their best justification on why they wish to change program.

5. There are some characteristics to be considered in approving  the applications – fulfilling the minimum general and specific requirement for the program, availability, merit and reasons to change.

Learning and Assessment

  1. Lecture in class.
  2. Doing the tutorial questions given by lecturer for particular topic.
  3. Students need to take Quizzes and Tutorial Tests.
  4. Doing assignment/presentation for subjects like Computer 1 and programming, Islam and other religions, Islamic Revealed Knowledge.
  5. Laboratory experiments for Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
  6. Projects for Architecture program students
  7. Students will have to sit for Mid-semester examinations at the middle of the semester and Final Examinations at the end of the semester.
  8. All subjects will have a ‘carry marks’ or ‘continuous assessment marks’ from quizzes, tutorial tests, assignments, memorization, projects and mid-semester exams that will be calculated together with final examinations for total marks that a student gets for that particular subject.
  9. Students should attend 80% of the classes. Failing to do so, they will be barred from taking the final examinations, resulting grade of ‘Y’ that is equal to ‘F’.

Academic System

  1. Sit for APT, EPT, FKT & TPT
  2. The release of FKT & TPT results,so will be placed whether to take Tilawah class or Fardhu ‘Ain or Study Circle.
  3. The release of APT & EPT results, every student will be placed according to their module based on the results. For instance: English exit, Arab part 1.
  4. Every module is indeed different schedule of classes.
  5. Then, academic departments will divide students into groups for classes. Once it has settled, grouping & class schedule will be released at CFS website,also being pasted at department notice board.
  6. If there is any problem, students may consult at Department of Science Programme.
  7. Once everything settled, students may proceed to go to classes.
  8. Text books are solt at bookshop, also sold by lecturers, or students may purchase for 2nd hand book from senior.
  9. In university, continuous assessment system is practiced. Thus, there will be tests/quizzes after finished one or two chapters.
  10. For each subject, the total marks[continuous assessment marks + end of semester exams marks=100%] must be at least in ‘C’ grade for which the marks range is 50-54. Otherwise, students is considered fail.
  11. What happen if fail? Students have to repeat taking the subject in next semester. A subject can be taken 3 times at most. Meaning students allowed to fail it twice. Once a student fails for the third one, he/she will be dismissed from university
  12. If  Grade Point Average(GPA) for a particular semester is less than 1.67, he/she will be dismissed from university. However, they can still appeal for re-admission.
  13. For the calculation of GPA, CGPA, you may refer below.
  14. Every programme has minimum CGPA required in order to graduate from CFS and further their bachelor programme. The details are also below.
  15. Once students have passed all subjects with flying colours and achieve CGPA higher than minimum required, they may proceed to bachelor programme in Gombak or Kuantan Campus! Yeay!

Academic Workload

  1. For regular semester, a student must not register for a workload more than 30 contact hours(without language course) and 40 contact hours(with language course). Graduating students are exceptional.
  2. For short semester, a student can register for a maximum two non-language courses, graduating students are exceptional. The maximum contact hours for the short semester is 32.
  3. All students are categorized in respective study plan based on their English and Arabic placement test results.

What courses/subjects to be taken during studies in CFS?

1. Physical Students (Engineering, ICT & Physical Science)

Program Requirement Course Title
Core Courses Mathematics I
Mathematics II
Mathematics III
Physics I
Physics II
Practical Physic
Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Practical Chemistry
Introduction To Programming
English Language English Language Level 3
English Language Level 4
English Language Level 5
English Language Level 6
Arabic Language Quranic Language 1
Quranic Language 2
Computer Basic Application Of ICT
Two Islamic Fundamental Islamic Courses Islam And Other Religions
Islamic Revealed Knowledge

2. Biological Students ( Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health Science and Biological Science program)

Program Requirement Course Title
Core Courses Mathematics I
Statistics
Physics I
Physics II
Practical Physic
Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Practical Chemistry
Biology I
Biology II
Practical Biology
English Language English Language Level 3
English Language Level 4
English Language Level 5
English Language Level 6
Arabic Language Quranic Language 1
Quranic Language 2
Computer Basic Application Of ICT
Two Islamic Fundamental Islamic Courses Islam And Other Religions
Islamic Revealed Knowledge

3. Laws Program

Program Requirement Course Title
Core Courses Introduction To Law
Introduction To Islamic Law
Introduction To Legal Skills
Law And Society
Introduction To Statistic
Business Studies
Research Skills
Thinking Skills
Public Speaking
English Language English Language Level 3
English Language Level 4
English Language Level 5
English Language Level 6
Arabic Language Quranic Language 1 &2
Quranic Language 3 & 4
Quranic Language 5 & 6 – for students who intend to pursue Shariah
Computer Basic Application Of ICT
Two Islamic Fundamental Islamic Courses Islam And Other Religions
Islamic Revealed Knowledge

4. Architecture and Environmental Design Program

Program Requirement Course Title
Core Courses Graphic Communication
Environmental Design
Intro. to Mathematics for B. Env.
Intro. to Statistics for B. Env.
Intro. to Economics for B. Env.
Intro. to Built Environment
Study Skills
Research Skills
Public Speaking
English Language English Language Level 3
English Language Level 4
English Language Level 5
English Language Level 6
Arabic Language Quranic Language  1
Quranic Language 2
Computer Basic Application Of ICT
Two Islamic Fundamental Islamic Courses Islam And Other Religions
Islamic Revealed Knowledge

5. Human Science, English for International Communication(ENCOM), English(BEN) and Tourism Planning & Hospitality Managmenet(TPHM) Program

Program Requirement Course Title
Core Courses Study Skills
Research Skill
Social Studies
Thinking Skills
Public Speaking
Introduction To Law
Introduction To Statistics
Business Studies
Selected Themes Of Al-Quran
English Language English Language Level 3
English Language Level 4
English Language Level 5
English Language Level 6
Arabic Language Quranic Language 1
Quranic Language 2
Computer Basic Application Of ICT
Two Islamic Fundamental Islamic Courses Islam And Other Religions
Islamic Revealed Knowledge

6. Economics and management sciences program

Program Requirement Course Title
Core Courses Mathematics I
Mathematics II
Economics
Statistics
Accounting I
Accounting II
Introduction To Business
Thinking Skills
Public Speaking
English Language English Language Level 3
English Language Level 4
English Language Level 5
English Language Level 6
Arabic Language Quranic Language 1
Quranic Language 2
Computer Basic Application Of ICT
Two Islamic Fundamental Islamic Courses Islam And Other Religions
Islamic Revealed Knowledge

7. Arabic language(BAR), Islamic Revealed Knowledge(IRK) and Arabic for International Communication(ARCOM) program

Program Requirement Course Title
Core Courses

Study Skills
Research Skill
Social Studies
Thinking Skills
Public Speaking
Introduction To Law
Introduction To Statistics
Business Studies
Selected Themes Of Al-Quran

English Language English Language Level 3
English Language Level 4
English Language Level 5
English Language Level 6
Arabic Language Quranic Language 1 & 2
Quranic Language 3 & 4
Quranic Language 5
Quranic Language 6
Computer Basic Application Of ICT
Two Islamic Fundamental Islamic Courses Islam And Other Religions
Islamic Revealed Knowledge

*Both of English and Arabic Language are subjected to English and Arabic Placement Test.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) Requirement of graduation from CFS IIUM

Program

Minimum CGPA achieved

Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy

3.50 (Subjcted to interview for medicine & dentistry)

Physical Science, Biological Science and Allied Health Science, Economics, Laws, Engineering, Nursing

2.50

ICT

2.30

Arabic, English, Human Science, IRK, ArCom, EnCom

2.25

Architecture

2.00

Similar program for students NOT fulfilling Minimum Requirement

Program

Alternative program

Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy

Allied Health Science, Nursing and Biological Science

Allied Health Science, Nursing & Biological Science

Physical Science & Engineering

ICT (if above 2.30)

Economics

BAR, BEN, IRK, Human Science, Laws, AED, ICT

Academic Dismissal

  1. A student shall be dismissed from the University if
      1. he obtains a CGPA of less than 1.67; or
      2. he fails to earn a CGPA of 2.00 or above while on probation; or
      3. he fails (with grade F) three or more core courses and obtains CGPA between 1.67 and 2.00; or
      4. he obtains a CGPA between 1.67 and 2.00 for the third time which is non-consecutive during his period of studies.
  1. Application For Readmission
    1. First year student – a student who obtained CGPA less than 1.00 shall not be considered for readmission while student with no disciplinary problem who obtained CGPA between 1.00 and 1.67 may be considered for readmission on a clean state. The readmission shall be allowed only once.
    2. Other level students – A student is not eligible for readmission except due to medical or valid emergency reasons. A student shall be readmitted into the semester where the CGPA is of good standing.

Grading system

Percentage score Letter Grade Quality Point Equivalent

80-100

A

4.00

75-79

A-

3.67

70-74

B+

3.33

65-69

B

3.00

60-64

B-

2.67

55-59

C+

2.33

50-54

C

2.00

45-49

D

1.67

40-44

D-

1.33

35-39

E

1.00

0-34

F

0.00

A student who fails to obtain a minimum “C” grade for a particular course is required to repeat the subject/course.

How to Calculate your GPA & CGPA? (Click on both photos for more clearer)

Example for An Engineering Student GPA & CGPA Calculation
(EPT:  exit  and APT: Arabic part 2)



Co-curricular Program

  1. Every students will be automatically joined academic based society according to their programmes as follows:
    1. Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health Science & Nursing: Medical Sciences Students Society(MEDCY)
    2. Physical & Biological Science: Pre-Sciences Students Society(PRESSS)
    3. Engineering Students Society(ENGENIUS)
    3. Archieture & Environmental Design: Architecture Students Society(IDEA)
    4. Computer Science/ICT: Information & Communication Technology Students Society(INTECHSS)
    5. Human Science: Human Sciences Students Society(HSSS)
    6. Economics & Management Science: Economics Students Society(ECONSS)
    7. Laws: Laws Students Association(MeLEX)
    8. Islamic Revealed Knowledge: Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage Students Society(IRKHSS)
    9. English Language: Bachelor of English Students Society(BENSS)
    10. Arabic Language: Bachelor of Arabic Students Society(BARSS)
  2. Socio-education Club(open to all students):
    1. Red Crescent Club(RCC)
    2. Culture & Arts Club(CAC)
    3. Creative Multimedia Club(CMC)
    4. PERKIM Club
    5. Entrepreneur Club(ENTREC)
    6. Enviromental & Nature Club(ENC)
    7. Global Community Club(GCC)
    8. English Debate Club(EDC)
    9. Arabic Debate Club (ADC)
    10. Kelab Debat Bahasa Melayu(KDBM)
  3. Martial arts, sports & recreation Club(open to all students):
    1. Seni Silat Gayung Malaysia Club(SSGMC)
    2. Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia Club(SSCMC)
    3. Seni Silat Cekak Ustaz Hanfi Club(SSCUHC)
    4. Tae Kwan Do Club
    5. Karate Do Club
    6. Adventure Club(ARC)
  4. All Students are required to Ibadah Camp (will be announced by Student Development Department. Refer notice board)

Other information about CFS IIUM

  1. Students are merely allowed to go out for outing during weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The time for outing from 9.00 am until 10.00 pm. There is special outing on Tuesday for Petaling Jaya campus for night market at 5.00 to 8.00 pm
  2. Students are required to get permissions from their respective fellow for overnight outing.
  3. There are photocopy Centre, Cafeteria and launderettes in the campus.
  4. Dean’s list is a recognition of academic excellence of students who managed to get GPA 3.50 or above and credit hours are 11 or above for that particular semester.

Annual Major Programs in CFS IIUM

  1. Ta’aruf programme
  2. Nomination and selection of Foundation Students Coordination Council(FSCC).
  3. Management Course for Student Leaders(McLEAD)
  4. Raudhah Festival(RAFEST)
  5. Sports and Martial Arts Carnival (SMAC)
  6. Baktisiswa

You may ask me regarding anything else not mentioned here ok. I will add the information in this post later. Here, I just explain what is in my mind.

#Additional: You may download Foundation programme offered, or Student Handbook for more information.

You may check this link for Frequently asked questions about CFS IIUM.

That is end of my story about CFS IIUM. To all students who will join this Centre or get interested to join, I wish all of you welcome to:

“CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES, IIUM – THE GATEWAY TO  GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE AND VIRTUE”

[Latest edit on 19th May 2017]

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751 Responses to “Centre For Foundation Studies, IIUM”

  1. Idayu Razak Says:

    Assalamualaikum brother, could you please make a post about Kuliyyah language and management (KLM). I really wanted to know about the ENCOM course that offered by KLM. Especially, about what you can be or work ? I get confused bcs i main amb to be a lecturer, at the same time im also interested in encom. Hope you will kindly reply this, as detail as you can. Thank you very much.

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