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BSc (Hons) Food Science With Nutrition

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Study in Food Science with Nutrition involves various science disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and engineering to teach students how food and nutrition affects the health of individuals, and also the technologies for creating new food products, and designing new processes to improve the safety and quality of foods
A challenging programme, the study begins with an understanding of the biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of food with nutrition, as well as the relationship between nutrition and health. Students possessing an analytical, inquisitive mind who are interested in applying food science principles to further enhance the health and welfare of mankind, will benefit greatly from this programme.
Designed to provide students with practical “hands-on” experience through a comprehensive and practical curriculum of cutting edge research and studies in food science and nutrition, the curriculum will not only enable students to gain pertinent knowledge and skills to work in the food manufacturing industry, government agencies, colleges and universities, as well as research laboratories, but will also equip them with good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in teams to solve multi-disciplinary problems. Under the direction and guidance of qualified professors and academicians, as well as experienced laboratory technologists, students are exposed to a variety of laboratory equipment and skills at the University.

Coursework percentage: 60%, written examination percentage: 40%.

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Course Summary


Jan, May, Sept

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 78,030

Course Duration

3 years

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Pass with minimum CGPA 2.0 inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics.
**Additional Requirement
Pass in Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics and *Additional Requirement
Minimum Grade B in 5 subjects inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics
CPU / CIMP / Grade 12
Minimum 60% in Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics and *Additional Requirement
National Matriculation
Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics) and **Additional Requirement
WACE / AUSMAT / SACE / TEE / HSC / YR 12 / NTCE / Pre-U2, Singapore
Minimum 60% in Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics and *Additional Requirement
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(Admission level: case–to-case basis)
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ equivalent
Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics/Physics)
(Admission level: case - to - case basis)
UCSI Foundation in Science
Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics) and *Additional Requirement
Foundation in Science
Pass with minimum CGPA 2.00 in Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics / Physics and **Additional Requirement
International Baccalaureate
Minimum 26/42 in 6 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics) and *Additional Requirement
*Additional Requirement – Pass minimum 5 credits at SPM level / O-Level or equivalent, in three (3) of which are for the following subjects:
1. Biology
2. Physics
3. Mathematics
4. Chemistry
5. English

**Additional Requirement – Pass minimum 5 credits or equivalent at SPM level / O-Level or equivalent in 5 subjects:
1. Biology
2. Physics
3. Mathematics
4. Chemistry
5. English

English Language Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM; or an 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 5.0 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.
Year 1: RM 28,630
Year 2: RM 26,830
Year 3: RM 22,570


ICT - RM 200
Library - RM 200
Student Activities - RM 200

(Minimum 12 semesters for BSc (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness)
(Minimum 9 semesters for all other Bachelor’s Degree programmes of the faculty) (Minimum 6 semesters for Diploma)

Total Science Lab Fees: 
Year 1: RM 2,400 
Year 2: RM 1,600 
Year 3: RM 2,400
Year 1
Semester 1 (Long semester)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Chemistry 1
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Applied Sciences
  • Human Physiology
  • University Life (MPU-U2)

Semester 2 (Long semester)
  • Chemistry 2
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Statistics & its Applications
  • Microbiology

Semester 3 (Short semester)
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Nutrition & metabolism
  • Co-operative Placement 1

Year 2
Semester 1 (Long semester)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Business Law - Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3) / Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Food Chemistry
  • Lifespan Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Food Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Sciences

Semester 2 (Long semester)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Processing & Packaging
  • Food Microbiology
  • Halal & Food Legislation
  • Free elective courses (select one) 
    • Fundamentals of Marketing
    • Introduction to Public Speaking
    • Introduction to Internet Technologies

Semester 3 (Short semester)
  • Research Methodology, Safety & Ethics
  • Co-operative Placement 2

Year 3
Semester 1 (Long semester)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Food Safety & Quality System
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Food Commodities
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 1

Semester 2 (Long semester)
  • Nutrition & Non-communicable Chronic Disease
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 2
  • Free elective courses (select one) 
    • Enzyme Technology
    • Fermentation Technology & Downstream Processing
    • Nutrition & Functional Food
    • Nutrition, Food & Society

Semester 3 (Short semester)
  • Product Development & Sensory Evaluation
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 3
  • Co-operative Placement 3
* Courses with Lab

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
– For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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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