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About MUFY


The Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) is an academic bridge for students to transition successfully into undergraduate studies at Monash University and other universities.  As the only provider of the MUFY programme in Malaysia, Sunway College MUFY is positioned strategically for students wishing to prepare themselves for an undergraduate degree at Monash University.

The MUFY programme fosters personal and social growth as well as an appreciation for lifelong learning.  It is designed to provide students with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills delivered in a student-centred learning environment, enabling them to successfully pursue undergraduate studies at Monash University or any tertiary institution.

MUFY is a non-discipline specific foundation programme allowing students the option of a broader pathway to any university course of their choice.  The semesterised study mode of the MUFY programme allows students to complete half of a subject (Unit 1) in a semester before undertaking the second half (Unit 2) in the next semester. This method reduces the pressure of preparing for a single final examination at the end of the programme.

The MUFY learning outcomes aim to deliver:

  • Disciplinary knowledge of academic studies pursued
  • Ability to apply practical skills learnt in progressing to tertiary education
  • Ability to relate to social responsibilities, personal identity and cultural awareness in a global context
  • Demonstration of moral/ethical values and professional attitudes
  • Critical thinking abilities and flexibility in different ways of thinking
  • Ability to communicate articulately through the use of the English Language and work independently and/or interdependently in team
  • Ability to apply ICT skills and take responsibilities for one’s own learning
  • Enterprise skills that support sustainable goals

Director's Message

Lee Thye Cheong
Monash University Foundation Year

Welcome to the Monash Community.

I am delighted to welcome you to the Monash University Foundation Year or MUFY as the pathway to Monash University.  Monash University, one of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight universities, offers an outstanding learning experience.  It is internationally recognised for its quality of research and excellence in teaching and learning.  With a Monash education, you hold a passport to a promising career and a successful life ahead.

The MUFY program which enjoys international recognition, is the preferred university foundation program for many Malaysian as well as international students.  It offers students a smooth transition to undergraduate studies and provides them with the foundation to excel at Monash University.

The MUFY curriculum is delivered in a blended learning format which combines face-to-face instruction with self-directed learning delivered on an e-learning platform.  This enables students to develop vital learning skills to cope with university studies and even life beyond university.

By equipping our students with the relevant tools to become independent learners, we aim to give them a head start in university, and ultimately, a promising and rewarding future.

I wish you the best and hope you will join the MUFY experience.

Programme Structure


MUFY is a two-semester programme which is available across multiple intakes and offered in two formats:

  • The Standard programme, commencing in January, March and July. 
    Students study 4 units in semester 1 and another 4 in semester 2.
  • The Intensive programme, commencing in August.  Students study 3 units in semester 1, and 5 units in semester 2.

MUFY is delivered in a blended learning format which combines face-to-face instruction with self-directed learning delivered on an e-learning platform.  To cope with this learning approach, students are advised to bring their own electronic device i.e. laptop or tablet.


Students are assessed through a mix of coursework (e.g. assignments, class tests, research projects, presentations) and final examinations. Coursework constitutes 70% of the total score while the remaining 30% is based on final examinations.

The MUFY programme scoring scale is determined as follows:

HD (High Distinction): 80 – 100
D (Distinction): 70 – 79
C (Credit): 60 – 69
P (Pass): 50 – 59
N (Fail): 0 – 49


To arrive at the MUFY score, the passing marks obtained from all eight units are added up and then divided by eight.  Bonus marks are awarded to students who complete nine or ten units in two semesters.

For more information on the MUFY programme, refer to the [[MUFY Student Guide 2018]]

Entry Requirements
Passed SPM, O-level or equivalent with minimum ve (5) credits including English (or a minimum IELTS score of 5.5*)
1 year
January / March / July (Standard)
August (Intensive)
June and November

Choice of Subjects

MUF0011English 1 (Compulsory)
MUF0012English 2 (Compulsory)
MUF0021Accounting 1
MUF0022Accounting 2
MUF0061Economics 1
MUF0062Economics 2
Computer Science
MUF0051Information and Computer Technology 1
MUF0052Information and Computer Technology 2
MUF0101Advanced Mathematics 1
MUF0102Advanced Mathematics 2
MUF0141Fundamental Mathematics 1
MUF0142Fundamental Mathematics 2
MUF0091Mathematics 1
MUF0092Mathematics 2
MUF0031Biology 1
MUF0032Biology 2
MUF0041Chemistry 1
MUF0042Chemistry 2
MUF0121Physics 1
MUF0122Physics 2
Social Sciences
MUF0131Globalisation 1
MUF0132Globalisation 2
MUF0151Contemporary Issues 1
MUF0152Contemporary Issues 2
* The Programme reserves the right not to offer a unit if less than ten students enrol for the unit

The MUFY programme is offered on a modular or semester basis. Each subject is divided into two units i.e. unit 1 and unit 2. In total, the programme offers twelve subjects in twenty-two units.

A student must pass a minimum of eight different units to complete MUFY successfully. At least six of the eight units must be derived from three subjects i.e. there must be at least three complete subjects. One of the three complete subjects must be English. The remaining two units can be derived from either the same subject or from different subjects.


My learning experience in Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) was invaluable and enjoyable. The programme provided a highly supportive learning atmosphere, and sharpened my personality to be more disciplined and independent. MUFY boosted my confidence and skills to adapt to the challenging environment in my Engineering Degree at Monash University. The invaluable experience continues to inspire me in my PhD studies.

Tan Wen Liang, MUFY Alumni

I can confidently say that Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) has helped me establish a solid foundation in my studies. The programme has also helped me to develop a strong sense of discipline and high degree of self-motivation, as it requires you to diligently plan out your schedule carefully. Each class environment is enjoyable, educational and interactive. My overall experience in MUFY is totally invaluable and essential to my future success.

Ryan Khoo Lay King
Current MUFY student