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

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Obtained MUET Band 3 or IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550)
AND
​Matriculation/Pre-University/STPM or equivalent qualification

Pass with minimum GPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:
• Biology
• Physics/Mathematics
• Chemistry

A Level

A-Level programme or equivalent qualification with minimum Grade D in TWO of the following subjects:
• Biology
• Physics/Mathematics
• Chemistry

​UEC

Grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.

​CPU

Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects inclusive of:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/Mathematics

WACE

Minimum ATAR 60% or minimum 60% average five (5) subjects inclusive of:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/Mathematics

Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum average of 60% in:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/Mathematics

Related Diploma from recognised institutions

Minimum CGPA 2.75; or CGPA below 2.75 but above 2.0, with a minimum of three (3) years (36 months) working experience in the same field

Foundation in Science or equivalent
• Biology
• Physics/Mathematics
• Chemistry

International Baccalaureate

Minimum 26 in 6 subjects including:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/Mathematics

SAM

Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects inclusive of:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics/Mathematics

For international candidates: Candidate is given the provision to do a live audition for admissions. For more information, please check with your course counsellor/agent.

English Language Requirements for international students:

IELTS Band 5.5,
MUET Band 3,
TOEFL IBT 46,
Pearson Test of 51,
Cambridge English Qualification and Test minimum score of 160

 

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Academic Requirements

​SPM/O-Level or its equivalent

Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subjects)

​UEC

Minimum Grade B in 3 subjects (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subjects)

​CPU

Average below 60% in 6 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)

​Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum average of 50% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)

​Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum average of 60% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)

​SAM

Average below 60% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)

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
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/A2 in English Language at UEC level; MUET Band 3; or a score of 213 (computer-based) / 550 (writing-based) / 79-80 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

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 II
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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