The Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department (FASD) was established on 1 April 2009, and was formerly known as the Foundation Studies Department (FSD). Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Management Committee, in its sitting on 2 Feb 2009, agreed to the proposal of upgrading FSD to FASD. The formation of FASD would certainly assist UTP in accelerating its move towards becoming a research university.
The Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department at UTP currently offers the following programmes:
FASD is also supporting the Engineering and Computer Information Science department, by offering Mathematics courses such as Ordinary Differential Equations. Vector Calculus, Computational Methods and Probability & Statistics for undergraduate programmes. Lecturers from the department are also supporting the other department as supervisors for Engineering Team Project, Final Year Project and Postgraduate studies.
All the department members have affiliation in at least one Mission Oriented Research (MOR) and some of them are also associate members of another MOR. Most of them are Principal Investigators who have secured internal funding and/or external funding.