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BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Intakes
January, May, September
Course Duration
4 years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
N/725/6/0102; 3/2027
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA12112


Overview

Applying scientific knowledge to practical applications, developing investigative and analytical skills in a variety of scenarios are some of the many areas the Forensic Science programme covers. This programme is designed to match the current career direction of this field, covering present-day topics and concepts..., practical applications related to forensic science such as chemistry, biology, health science, psychology, management, entrepreneurship, crime scene investigation, and criminal law. The Forensic Science programme is taught by renowned academics and forensic scientists who are competent and experienced in various aspects of forensic fields including crime scene investigation, forensic chemistry, DNA profiling, forensic pathology, digital forensics, and criminal law. You will also be trained to develop your analytical skills so you are able to analyse any piece of evidence. Complemented by additional emphasis on the professional practice of the roles of the crime scene investigators, you can be assured that this is your pathway to become a forensic scientist of the highest caliber.

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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

UCSI Foundation in Science or equivalent in Malaysia

Minimum CGPA 2.50, inclusive of minimum GPAs of 2.50 in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
and *Additional requirement
National matriculation

Minimum CGPA 2.50, inclusive of minimum GPAs of 2.50 in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
and *Additional requirement
STPM

Minimum CGPA 2.50, inclusive of minimum GPAs of 2.50 in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
and *Additional requirement
​UEC

Minimum Grade B in five (5) subjects, inclusive of:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
A-levels

Minimum Grade D in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
and *Additional requirement
Australian High/Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) - SAM/AUSMAT/ SACE/ TEE/ NTCE/WACE

Minimum ATAR 60% or minimum 60% average five (5) subjects inclusive of:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
​Canadian Grade 12 – CPU/CIMP

Minimum average of 60% in six (6) subjects inclusive of:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum score of 26/42 from six (6) subjects, inclusive of:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
Diploma/Advanced Diploma in related field

Minimum CGPA 2.75 in a related diploma from recognised institutions

OR

CGPA below 2.75 (above 2.00) in a related diploma from recognised institutions and a minimum of 36 months working experience in the same field.

Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian government

Admission: Case by case basis


*Additional Requirement: Additional requirement: 5Cs or equivalent in SPM/equivalent, 3Cs of which must be in Biology / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / English.

**Additional requirement: 5Cs or equivalent in SPM/equivalent in Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English
Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM – Credit (A+ – C)
UEC – Credit (A1 – B6)
O-Level – min. Credit (A1 – C6)
WACE – min. Credit (A1 – C6)
STPM – min. Principal – ‘C’ grade (GPA 2.00)
A-Level – min. Principal – ‘E’ grade (GPA 2.00)
SAM/CPU – min. Pass – 50%

English Language Requirements

For Local Students

IELTS
Band 5.5
TOEFL
550
MUET
Band 3

For International Students

IELTS
Band 6.0
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
169
TOEFL IBT
60
TOEFL PBT
550
Pearson Test of English
59
MUET
Band 4

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Chemistry 2
  • Inorganic Chemistry 1
  • Cell Biology
  • Physical Chemistry 1
  • Hubungan Etnik (for Malaysians) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3 (for International students) (MPU-U1)
  • Forensic Analytical Chemistry 1
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (for Local students) / Pengajian Malaysia (for International students) (MPU-U1)
Year 2
  • Forensic Biology
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Physical Chemistry 2
  • Inorganic Chemistry 2
  • Religions in Malaysia / Business Law – Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Spectroscopy and Structural Chemistry
  • Human Genetics
  • Forensic Environmental Chemistry
Year 3
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Forensic Analytical Chemistry 2
  • Forensic DNA Profiling and Analysis
  • Forensic Serology and Microscopy
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Drug and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Material and Polymer Chemistry
  • Criminal Law
  • Cooperative Placement 1
Year 4
  • Forensics Final Year Project – A
  • Digital Forensics
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Fire Investigation
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 4 (MPU-U4)
  • Forensic Final Year Project – B
  • Ballistics and Explosive
  • Criminology and Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Final Year Project – C
  • Cooperative Placement 2

Free Elective Modules (select any two)

  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Sciences
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • Introduction to Biomaterials
  • Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
U1
For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

Career Opportunities

  • Enforcement agencies
  • Analytical chemical industry
  • Environmental science
  • Health science
  • Insurance companies
  • DNA laboratories
  • Pathology laboratories
  • Cybersecurity companies
  • Forensic laboratories
  • Education and research

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 112,920

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 126,240

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