Bachelor Of Formulation Science (Honours)

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


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.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
A-levels
Minimum Grade C in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including Biology and Chemistry.
 
STPM
CGPA 2.0 and above with minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.0) in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including Biology and Chemistry.
 
Foundation in Sciences/Matriculation/Diploma/First Degree In Science

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 Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

 
UEC

Minimum Grade B6 in 5 subjects, including Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics, and any other two subjects.

Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

 
SAM/WAEC/NECO/Candian Pre-u/Other international qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

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

 
International Baccalaureate(IB)
Minimum score of 26/42 in 6 subjects including Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics.
Minimum scores of 4/7 in Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics.
 

 

 

For Local Students

English language competency requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum grade of B+ in SPM English language OR
  • Minimum grade of C in SPM English language 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE OR
  • Minimum grade of A2 in UEC English language OR
  • Minimum Band 3 in MUET

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

English language competency requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum Band 3 in MUET OR
  • Minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR
  • Minimum score of 42 in TOEFL iBT OR
  • Minimum score of 47 in Pearson Test of English OR
  • Minimum score of 154 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests.

Applicants who have an academic qualification from a higher learning institution which uses the English Language as a medium of instruction can be granted with exemption from the above requirements by providing a letter of alma mater registrar. International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test.

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.
YEAR 1
  • Hubungan Etnik (Local)
  • Pengajian Malaysia (International)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience (MPU-U4)
  • Biostatistics and Research Methods
  • Introduction to Biological Products
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Health and Wellness Products
  • Religions in Malaysia
  • Biosafety and Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Formulation of Cosmeceuticals
  • Basic Medicinal Chemistry
YEAR 2
  • TITAS (Malaysian students ; MPU1)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3 (International students; MPU1)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience II
  • 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
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience
  • 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
  • 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

 

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