BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

Approval Code N/725/6/0102; 5/3/2027
Accreditation Code MQA/PA12112
Classification BSc (Hons)
Subject Area Forensic Science
Course Mode Full-time
Course Duration 4 years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur
Intakes January, May, September


If you are good in science, are keen to develop your investigative and analytical skills in a variety of scenarios, and have meticulous attention to details, you will definitely enjoy studying Forensic Science at UCSI University. It is extremely interesting and inspiring, and opens up a wide range of career opportunities. This programme is designed in a way that matches the current career direction of this field, covering topics, concepts and practical applications related to forensic science such as chemistry, biology, health science, psychology, management, entrepreneurship, crime scene investigation, and criminal law. The BSc (Hons) Forensic Science programme will be taught by a range of 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 that you will be able to analyse any piece of evidence encountered. This is complemented by additional emphasis on professional practice and an understanding of the roles of the crime scene investigators and the forensic scientists as expert witnesses in court.

Qualification
Academic Requirements
UCSI Foundation in Science
Minimum 2.50 CGPA in Biology / Physics, Chemistry
 
STPM
Minimum CGPA 2.50, with minimum 2 principal passes in Biology / Physics, Chemistry;
and
5 Credits or equivalent at SPM level, 3 of which in the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English.
 
A-Levels
Minimum CGPA 2.50, with minimum 2 principal passes in Biology / Physics, Chemistry
 
UEC
Minimum 5 credits inclusive of Biology / Physics, Chemistry
 
Canadian Pre-U (CPU)
Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of Biology / Physics, Chemistry
 
National matriculation
Minimum CGPA 2.50
 
Diploma (Level 4 MQF*)
Minimum CGPA of 2.75 in relevant field from recognized institutions or related Diploma from recognised institution with CGPA below than 2.75 and a minimum of 3 years (36 Months) working experience in the same field.
 
South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE):
Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects, inclusive of Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics
 
Equivalent Courses
Case-by-case basis
 

MQF* : Malaysian Qualifications Framework

 

English Language Requirements

IELTS 5.0/CEFR B1, TOEFL PBT (410-413) TOEFL IBT (34) CAE (160) (Cambridge English Advance)/CEFR B2, CPE (180) (Cambridge English Proficiency)/CEFR C1, PTE (Pearson Test of English) (36), MUET (Malaysian University English Test) (Band 3).

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

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.