FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE (FIS)

INTAKES : JANUARY, MARCH, JULY
 
The only limitation to being creative with food and creating new flavours is your imagination. We seek to bridge the gap between culinary arts and food science through our Culinology® degree, the first of its kind outside of the United States.
 
Start your deliciously exciting journey in becoming a holistic food development specialist with our Foundation in Science which will help prepare you for a Bachelor of Science in Culinology®. To excel in this innovative career, students are required to have a solid grasp on both culinary practices and food science principles. They will be able to access our state-of-the-art science laboratories and put to use their acquired skills with hands-on experiments. We provide opportunities for students to develop cognitive capabilities and soft skills in order to become independent learners.
 
A conducive learning environment is important for students’ growth. At Taylor’s University, our foundation students are exposed to the latest developments in science and technology. Talks led by local and international academicians and industry leaders will give them insights into the relevant industries. We believe in building a strong support community for our students to help them cope and adjust to university life. Our First Year Experience initiatives which include motivational talks and peer-assisted study sessions will help students develop a healthy support circle outside of classrooms.
 

 
1-YEAR PROGRAMME

State-of-the-art Facilities
  • Acquire practical skills with our science laboratories that are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.
  • Experience learning supported by modern technology, such as lecture capture, and various online tools.
Balanced Learning Environment
  • Opportunity to acquire and demonstrate discipline specific knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills.
  • A balanced assessment method, whereby 50% of the evaluation is allocated to various continuous assessments such as quizzes, class tests, projects and oral presentations while the remaining 50% to the final exam.
From Theory to Application
  • Holistic learning approach through the Integrated Science Project (ISP), which implements research skills and scientific concepts and balances learning outcomes with hands-on experimentation.
  • Cultivate independent and confident learners through continuous assessments which encompass public speaking, group work and creativity.
Conducive Learning Environment
  • Same access to the University’s facilities as undergraduate and postgraduate students, and able to contribute equally to the campus community.
  • Exposure to latest developments in science and technology through workshops and talks by local and international academicians and industry leaders.
Reliable Support System
  • First Year Experience (FYE) initiatives, such as motivational talks and peer-assisted study sessions, provide students the much-needed support to adjust to university life and excel in academic and extra-curricular activities.
 
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
YEAR 1
Semester 1
  • English I
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry I
  • Mathematics
  • Elective I
Semester 2
  • English II
  • Human Biology
  • Chemistry II
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
Electives*
Semester 1
  • Physics I
  • Creative Thinking Skill
Semester 2
  • Business Enterprise
  • Principles of Economics
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Social Psychology
* Subject to module availability
 
Find out more about your programme by talking to our friendly education counsellors.