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Bachelor Of Formulation Science (Honours)

Intakes
January and July
Course Duration
3 years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
N/545/6/0103;10/2025
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA 13963


Overview

The Bachelor of Formulation Science (Honours) programme provides students with in-depth knowledge and hands-on practical experience of the diverse fields in formulation science and technology. The programme trains students with creative and critical thinking, in addition to the research skills needed to design and formulate innovative products in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, food, or chemicals. The primary focus of the programme is the intensive hands-on approach and attachments to industries to enhance the knowledge and skills of students for global careers. This programme will equip the students with entrepreneurship skills, marketing as well as the international and local regulatory and environmental standards, with a pathway to register for a related Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences programme upon graduation. 

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

A-Level

Minimum Grade C in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including Mathematics, Chemistry and one any other subject. The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / A-level / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

STPM

CGPA 2.00 and above with minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including Mathematics, Chemistry and one any other subject. The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / A-level / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

​Matriculation or Pre-Study in Medicine and Pharmacy

CGPA 2.00 and above with minimum of Grade C in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including Mathematics, Chemistry and one any other subject.

The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / A-level / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

Foundation in Sciences

CGPA of 2.0 and above with minimum Grade C in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including Mathematics, Chemistry and one any other subject

The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / A-level / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

​Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Degree/ Equivalent

CGPA 2.00 and above with minimum of Grade C in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / A-level / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

​UEC

Minimum Grade B in 5 subjects, including Chemistry,
Biology/Physics/Mathematics, and any other three subjects.

SAM/WAEC/NECO/Candian Pre-u

Aggregate 60% inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate(IB)

Minimum score of 26/42 in 6 subjects including Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics.

Other qualifications deemed equivalents to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualification Agency

Aggregate 60% inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

English Language Requirements

For Local Students
MUET
Band 3
SPM/O-Level/IGCSE English
Grade B+
SPM English 1119
Grade C
UEC English Language
Grade A2
IELTS
Band 5.0
TOEFL IBT
40
SPM/O-Level/IGCSE/UEC Bahasa Malaysia
Grade C+

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.
For International Students
IELTS
Band 5.0
TOEFL Essentials (Online)
score 7.5
TOEFL IBT
40
Pearson Test of English
47
MUET
Band 3
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Linguaskill Online score: 154
Occupational English Test (OET): 200

  • International students not having proof of attaining any of the above test band scores may be issued a Letter of Conditional Offer allowing them to obtain the required band score through the pursuit of the English for Tertiary Education programme for up to 12 months. Students who fail to attain the required IELTS band score within 12 calendar months will not have their student visa extended. Those wishing to continue pursuing the English for Tertiary Education programme may apply for a new student visa to come back again. Students who successfully attained the IELTS band score must start their programme of study immediately and may not be allowed to change programme on the same student visa.
  • For more detailed information on the English requirement for international students, please refer to Student Handbook (Procedures & Guidelines) Undergraduate Programmes.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Biostatistics and Research Methods
  • Introduction to Biological Products
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Health and Wellness Products
  • Biosafety and Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Formulation of Cosmeceuticals
  • Basic Medicinal Chemistry
Year 2
  • Separation Science and Chromatography
  • Biochemistry
  • Advances in formulation of parenterals
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Packaging Design and Technology
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Physicochemical properties of API
  • Formulation liquid dosage forms
  • Formulation of Solid and semi-solid dosage forms
  • Co-Operative Placement I
  • Bioinformatics
  • Recombinant Technology
Year 3
  • Introduction to Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Nutraceuticals and Supplements
  • Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Industrial Management and Regulations
  • Co-Operative Placement II
  • Research Project in Product Development I
  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Diagnostic Agents and Kits
  • Veterinary Products
  • GMP Certification and Registration of Product
  • Product Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Project in Product Development II
  • Fermentation Technology and Downstream Processing
  • Product Sales and Marketing
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika and Peradaban)
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3)
U2
Professional Skill I & II
U3
Religions in Malaysia
U4
Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 to 3

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme can venture into fields related to the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals,nutraceuticals, cosmeceutical, food and beverage, biotechnology, and veterinary products. Other career opportunities include quality control and assurance, regulatory services, product management, sales and support services, research and development for industrial commercial products.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, the graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the concepts in formulation science.
  • analyse and interpret data of related knowledge and information in order to suggest solutions related to formulation science.
  • demonstrate practical skills and perform formulation science experiments based on guided manuals and conduct basic guided research to generate reliable data for a scientific report, individually or in a group
  • communicate effectively both orally and written in relation to formulation science with peers and others
  • analyse, interpret and present industrial and consumer product data using digital skills
  • demonstrate problem-solving skills by working collaboratively as a group member or a leader in a group to solve formulation problems using scientific approaches 
  • demonstrate self-directed lifelong learning, awareness of business opportunities and entrepreneurship in the formulation of products

demonstrate an understanding and awareness of safety, ethical, legal, commercial and social issues related to the formulation of products

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 88,340

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 103,030

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