Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

UCSI University

Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quick Facts


4 years


Full-time, On-campus


Feb, Aug

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Collaboration with a leading optical retailer and in-house optometry centre offer an early start to your career and provide familiarity with the latest optical equipment in the market
  • Learn in a simulated optometric environment during clinical training, where you get to practise on fellow students before moving on to real patients, under the supervision of experienced lecturers
  • Great facilities including the Optometry Clinic, a purpose-built clinic that houses some of the latest equipments including slitlamp, fundus cameras and ophthalmoscopes
  • Ranked #265 in the world and top 1% globally in the QS World University Rankings 2025

Course Structure

  • Biochemistry & Cell Biology for Optometry
  • Human Anatomy & Neuroscience
  • Human Physiology
  • Optics for Optometry
  • Optometric Instrumentation
  • Microbiology for Optometry
  • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Visual Science I
  • Optometric Practice I
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing I
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Visual Science II
  • General and Ocular Pharmacology I
  • Optometric Practice II
  • Binocular Vision I
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing II
  • Visual Science III
  • General and Ocular Pharmacology II
  • Psychology for Optometry
  • Optometric Practice III
  • Contact Lens Practice I
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing III
  • Introduction to General and Ocular Pathology for Optometry
  • Low Vision
  • English Communication Skill for Optometry
  • Binocular Vision II
  • Primary Care Clinic I
  • Contact Lens Practice II
  • Environmental and Community Optometry
  • Ocular Disease for Optometry
  • Specialty Care Practice A and B
  • Industrial Placement I
  • Primary Care Clinic II
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing IV
  • Research Methods & Statistics (R&D)
  • Entrepreneurship and Ethics
  • Public Health Optometry
  • Specialty Care Clinic AI
  • Specialty Care Clinic BI
  • Primary Care Clinic III
  • Problem-based Clinical Case Study
  • Optometry Research Project (R&D)
  • Specialty Care Clinic AII
  • Specialty Care Clinic BII
  • Industrial Placement II

Entry Requirements

  • Matriculation in Science/Foundation in Science:
    • Minimum CGPA 2.50 including any 3 of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics.
    • *Additional requirements
  • A Level/STPM: Minimum 3D including any 3 of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or minimum CGPA 2.50 in STPM (Science Stream)
  • UEC:
    • Minimum B5 each in any 3 of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics; and minimum B6 in 2 other subjects.
    • *Additional requirements
  • Australian Year 12/New South Wales High School Certificate Programme HSC UNSW/SACE/AUSMAT: Average score 14 (60% ATAR/TER) including any 3 of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics.
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU): Average score 14 (60%) including any 3 of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum total score of 26 points; including any 2 science subjects or Mathematics in high level, 1 subject science or Mathematics in standard level, and attained minimum score 4 in subjects Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
  • Pre-U:
    • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 or 60% in 3 science subjects.
    • *Additional requirements
  • Diploma (science-related)/Diploma in Opticianry/Diploma in Optical Dispensing:
    • Minimum CGPA 2.75
    • *Additional requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree (Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences):
    • Minimum CGPA 2.75
    • *Additional requirements

*Additional requirements

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or General Certificate of Education Ordinary
  • ("O") levels: minimum 5C in at least 3 of the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics
  • English Language Requirements: Minimum grade of A2 in UEC English Language; or Band 3 in MUET; or 42 in TOEFL; or grade C in O Level or IGCSE or English 1119; or grade B+ in SPM English; or 154 in Cambridge English Qualification; or 154 in Cambridge Linguaskill; or 47 in Pearson Test; or score of 5 in IELTS.

In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University's decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications, but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

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