APU Foundation Programme (Design)

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quick Facts


1 year


Full-time, On-campus


Feb, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Direct pathway to dual-award design degrees at APU such as industrial design, visual effects and animation
  • Programme emphasises on 4 key areas to ensure student success – leadership & teamwork, problem-solving skills, social skills & responsibilities, and practical skills
  • Strong partnerships with key industry players such as Microsoft, IBM, MDEC, Salesforce, CISCO, AWS, KPMG, Oracle, SAS, Hilti, and CompTIA
  • Ranked top 2.2% university in the world with a 5 Stars Plus rating in the QS World University Rankings 2024

Course Structure

Semester 1:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Development and Study Methods
  • Essentials of Web Applications
  • Mathematics

Semester 2:

  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Design Studies
  • Public Speaking in English
  • Major Project 1

Semester 3:

  • Academic Research Skills
  • History of Design and Media
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Major Project 2
  • Co-Curricular Studies

Entry Requirements

  • SPM: 5 Credits in at least 5 subjects with a minimum of a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah (History)
  • O Level/IGCSE: 5 Credits (Grade C & above) in at least 5 subjects
  • UEC: 3 Credits (Grade B & above) in at least 3 subjects
  • A qualification that APU accepts as equivalent to the above

Estimated Fees

Application fees (non-refundable)


Tuition fees


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Up to RM6,575

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