ABOUT OPTOMETRY PROGRAMME

Optometry degrees train qualified optometrists to perform eye examinations. Other important roles include assessing and managing vision diseases, injuries and disorders. Optometrists have the option of setting up their own optometry retail centre or working in government or private hospitals.


AREAS OF STUDY IN OPTOMETRY

Basic Human Sciences

Usage of modern eye equipment

Preventive care and rehabilitation


WHY STUDY OPTOMETRY AT UCSI?

Good Income Potential

Optometrists are in demand in both government and private hospitals. A career in retail is ideal as there are no limits to the remuneration received from a retail centre.

Hands-on learning

Students also organise community outreach programmes and awareness campaigns. This makes learning fun and more effective.

Fully equipped retail centre on campus

UCSI’s School of Optometry has a purpose-built optometry retail centre and fully-equipped clinic on campus.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

This programme provides avenues for students to have proper training in managing various eye conditions. Major emphasis is placed on understanding and managing clinical conditions related to the eye in a practical setting and courses are in-depth, challenging, and designed to significantly advance optometric clinical skills in all fields of vision care.

Upon completion of the UCSI optometry programme, graduates will be able to register as optometrists with the Malaysian Optical Council (MOC), under the Optical Act 1991. The graduates will be eligible to sit for the American or Canadian optometric board examination, if they want to practice overseas. Nonetheless, job opportunities in optometry abound in Malaysia. Optometry is a lucrative profession and the prospect is excellent.


Intakes

January & July

Course Duration

4 years


Course Mode

Full Time

APPROVAL / BENCHMARK

Approved by


Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)

Benchmarked against the


Optometric Council of Australian & New Zealand (OCANZ)

Benchmarked against the


United Kingdom General Optical Council (GOC)

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • Foundation in Science
    • Min. CGPA 2.50 (including 3 Science subjects or Mathematics)
  • STPM (Science Stream)
    • Min. CGPA 2.50
  • A-Level (Science Stream)
    • Min. 3 D (including 3 Science subjects or Mathematics)

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