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BSc (Hons) Nutrition With Wellness

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R/726/6/0039; 12/2025
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA2967


Overview

If you are passionate about food, eager to explore how it affects the health of the individual and the nation, and curious to discover how diet can be used in the treatment of disease, our Nutrition with Wellness programme is for you. You will broaden your knowledge through a broad range of courses... that underpin nutritional sciences. Our programme has an active application across a range of health and professional industries and will equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise required to excel in this fascinating field. So whether your future lies in the nutrition and wellness, health and fitness advisory, health food and supplement sales and marketing, health education or government policy, you can rest assured that you will inspire confidence

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

UCSI Foundation in Science or equivalent in Malaysia

Minimum CGPA of 2.00, inclusive of minimum GPAs of 2.33 in any of two (2) of these subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
​National Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.00, inclusive of minimum GPAs of 2.33 in any of two (2) of these subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.00, inclusive of minimum GPAs of 2.33 in any of two (2) of these subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
UEC

Minimum Grade B in these subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English
A-levels

Minimum Grade D in two (2) of these subjects:

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

Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects inclusive of:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB)

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

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
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 plus a minimum of 36 months working experience in the same field.

Other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian government

Admission: Case by case basis

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
MUET
Band 3

For International Students

TOEFL IBT
46
Pearson Test
51
Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests
Minimum score of 160

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • University Life
  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism
  • Microbiology
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Nutrition, Food and Society
  • Human Physiology
  • Food Safety and Legislation
  • Elective I – Free Elective
  • Elective II – Field Elective
Year 2
  • Sports Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Food Composition and Analysis
  • Elective III - Free Elective
  • Health Psychology
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2
  • Food Security and Policy
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Elective IV – Field Elective
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition Education
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Cooperative Placement I
Year 3
  • Seminar: Current topics in Nutrition and Wellness
  • Elective V - Field Elective
  • Basic Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Immunology and Genetics
  • Final Year Project Paper 1
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3
  • Final Year Project Paper 2
  • Diet and Diseases
  • Principles of Wellness Coaching
  • Community Project
  • Final Year Project Paper 3
  • Cooperative Placement 2
Elective Courses (Choose 3 Field Electives and 2 Free Electives)

Free Electives

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • One to One Marketing
  • E-Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Sciences
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Processing & Packaging

Field Electives

  • Principles of Health and Wellness
  • Functional Food for Wellness
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Wellness
  • Wellness for Healthy Aging
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

  • Health and Nutrition Advisor
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Public Health Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Consultant/ Private Practice
  • Nutrition Executives (Sales and Marketing)
  • Nutrition and Wellness Coach
  • School Nutritionists
  • Weight Management Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Health Expert (Media)
  • Nutrition Programme Developer
  • Researcher/Academic

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 97,010

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 109,830

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