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; 5/3/2027
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

Candidates must meet either of the following requirements:

​UCSI Foundation in Science

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

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
    and *Additional requirement

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-Level

Minimum Grade D in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
    and *Additional requirement

​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, inclusive of minimum GPAs of 2.50 in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics
    and *Additional requirement

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

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics

 

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).

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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