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Diploma In Packaging Science And Technology

Intakes
February, June and September
Course Duration
2 years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full Time
Approval Code
N/0512/4/0001; 10/2027
Accreditation Code
MQA/PA 15593


Overview

The Diploma in Packaging Science and Technology programme provides students with the knowledge and technical skills to contribute effectively to the design of packaging products and their development to solve conventional packaging problems in the industries. The programme trains students to become professional packaging technologists to drive innovation and product packaging quality in the industries, with a pathway to the Bachelor of Formulation Science programme upon graduation.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

SPM/O level

Possess Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent.

STPM

Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP2.00) in any subject, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent.

STAM

Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia

STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent.

​SKM

Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM)

(Level 3, MQF) in a related field and possess SPM with one (1) credit

​Certificate

A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent.

​Note: Note: The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM/STAM/Matriculation level are equivalent/higher
UEC

Minimum grades of B in 3 subjects, inclusive of Mathematics and one science subject.

Polytechnic/Certificate Equivalents

Minimum CGPA 2.0

Equivalent Courses

Case-by-case basis.

Matriculation

CGPA of 2.0 and above with minimum Grade E in Chemistry and Biology/Physics/Mathematics.

SAM

Aggregate 50% inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics.

CPU

Aggregate 50% inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics.

WAEC/NECO

Aggregate 50% inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum score of 20/42 in 6 subjects including Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics.

Minimum scores of 3/7 in Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Mathematics.

Note / Legend:
  • UCSI University Senate, on 22 Mac 2017, has approved that the pre-admission interview and chemistry quiz for BPharm (Hons) to be abolished. Eligible candidate shall be admitted into the programme after approval by the Faculty.
  • International students are required to attend a pre-admission interview.

English Language Requirements

For Local Students

  • Candidates with a minimum grade of A2 in UEC English Language, Band 2 in MUET, 30-31 in TOEFL, 4.0 in IELTS, grade C in O-Level or IGCSE or SPM English 1119, grade B1 (with at least 2 skills at B1) in CEFR, 140 in Cambridge English Qualification, 140 in Cambridge Linguaskill, and 36 in Pearson Test are exempted from SE004 Basic English and SE005 English Foundation. Other equivalent qualification can be exempted on case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates who scored lower than B+ in SPM English Language or than the above requirement will have to take the SE004 Basic English subject before taking the SE005 English Foundation subject in the foundation year.
For International Students

  • IELTS: 5, MUET: Band:3, Cambridge Linguaskill: 150, TOEFL IBT: 35-45

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (MPU-U1)
  • Pengajian Malaysia (International) (MPU-U1)
  • Extracurricular Learning Experience 1
  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • General Physics
  • Packaging Instrumentation
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Introduction to Packaging Science
  • Introduction to Biological Products
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Packaging Materials
  • Health and Wellness Products
  • Print Production (ICAD)
Year 2
  • Packaging and Display Design
  • Intoduction to Spectroscopy
  • Chemical Products
  • Introduction to Product Formulation and Development
  • Polymer Chemistry for Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Processes, Containers and Closer Systems
  • Extra-Curricular Learning Exeprience 2
  • Material Science
  • Packaging and Distribution
  • Quality Control and Assurance of Packaging
  • Food Products
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship (MPU-U2)
  • Material Science
  • Packaging and Distribution
  • Industrial Internship

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

Career Opportunities

Packaging technologist for packaging jobs in Pharmaceutical, Food and chemical products industry including pharmaceuticals, food and chemical products industries:

  • Packaging Technician
  • Packaging Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Quality Check Technician-Packaging

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 54,660

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 73,760

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

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