Diploma in Pharmacy

UCSI University

Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quick Facts

Duration

2.5 years

Mode

Full-time, On-campus

Intake

Jan, May, Sep

Tuition Fees

RM44,320

Course Highlights

  • Obtain skills and knowledge needed to contribute effectively to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries as pharmacy assistants and technicians
  • Be exposed to various aspects of pharmaceutics, pharmacy practices, communication skills, healthcare management and entrepreneurship, preparing to be a competent and qualified pharmacy support staff
  • Undergo attachments in hospital, community, and industrial settings
  • Ranked #300 in the world and top 1% globally in the QS World University Rankings 2024

Course Structure

  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • General Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutics
  • Professional Skills & Development
  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Liquid Dosage Forms
  • Dispensing Techniques & Communication
  • Medical Devices & Equipment/Compounding Pharmacy/Geriatric Care
  • Community Attachment
  • Solid Dosage Forms
  • Semisolid Dosage Forms
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy of Main Body Systems
  • Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Sterile & Non-Sterile Compounding
  • Quality Control of Pharmaceutical Products
  • Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy of Special Body Systems Vitamins, Herbal Supplements & Nutrition/Management in Pharmacy Services/Pharmacy Law (Regulations & Standards)
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship (MPU-U2)
  • Industrial Attachment

Entry Requirements

  • SPM/O level: Possess Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject (biology/chemistry/physics/general science) and one any other subject, or its equivalent.
  • STPM: Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP2.00) in any subject, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject (biology/chemistry/physics/general science) and one any other subject, or its equivalent.
  • STAM: Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject (biology/chemistry/physics/general science) and one any other subject, or its equivalent.
  • SKM: Pass in Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) (Level 3, MQF) in a related field (health science related) and possess SPM with one (1) credit.
  • Certificate: A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent.
  • Note: Admission to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) programme requires SPM (science stream) with chemistry, biology and physics. The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM/STAM/Matriculation level are equivalent/higher.
  • UEC: Minimum grades of B in 3 subjects, inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subject
  • Polytechnic/Certificate Equivalents: Minimum CGPA 2.0
  • Equivalent Courses: Case-by-case basis.
  • Matriculation: CGPA of 2.0 and above with minimum Grade E in Mathematics, one science subject (biology/chemistry/physics/general science) and one other subject.
  • Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O Level by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency: Aggregate 50% inclusive of Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject.
  • MUET: Band 3
  • CEFR: B1 (with at least 2 skills at B1)
  • SPM English Language: Grade B+
  • 1119/O Level/IGCSE: Grade C
  • UEC English Language: Grade A2
  • TOEFL IBT: 30-31
  • IELTS: 4.0
  • 1Cambridge English Qualification Test/Linguaskill: 140
  • Pearson Test: 36
  • Other equivalent qualification can be exempted on case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates who scored lower than B+ in SPM English Language or than the above requirement will have to take the SE004 Basic English subject before taking the SE005 English Foundation subject in the foundation year.

Estimated Fees

Application fees (non-refundable)

RM650

RM325

  • PROMO

Tuition fees

RM44,320

Other miscellaneous fees

RM9,100

Discounts & scholarships

-RM300

  • Exclusive

Total payable amount

RM53,445

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