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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
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

Minimum Grade B in five subjects, inclusive of any two (2) of these subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
A-levels

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

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

Minimum average of 60% in six (6) subjects inclusive of any two (2) of these subjects:

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

Minimum score of 26/42 from six (6) subjects, inclusive of any two (2) of these subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
Recognised Diploma (Level 4, MQF) / Advanced Diploma (Level 5, MQA)

Minimum CGPA 2.75 in a related field.

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.

OR

Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian government

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
MUET
Band 3
IELTS
Band 5.5

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • University Life
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Basic Food Preparation
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism
  • Microbiology
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Nutrition, Food and Society
  • Human Physiology
  • Food Safety and Legislation
  • Elective I – Free Elective
  • Elective II – Field Elective
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1
Year 2
  • Sports Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Food Composition and Analysis
  • Health Psychology
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Food Security and Policy
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition Education
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 2
  • Cooperative Placement I
  • Elective III - Free Elective
  • Elective IV – Field Elective
Year 3
  • Seminar: Current topics in Nutrition and Wellness
  • Basic Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Immunology and Genetics
  • Diet and Diseases
  • Principles of Wellness Coaching
  • Community Project
  • Final Year Project Paper 1
  • Final Year Project Paper 2
  • Final Year Project Paper 3
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 3
  • Cooperative Placement 2
  • Elective V - Field Elective
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. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika and Peradaban)
  2. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    (Falsafah dan Isu Semasa)
For foreign students:
  1. Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 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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