Course Details

BSc (Hons) Nutrition With Wellness

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
The World Health Organisation defines ‘health’ as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

To achieve this, nutrition plays a key role. Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses these nutrients, and the relationship between diet, health and diseases. In simple terms, it examines how the body responds to food. Nutrition also plays a preventive role as it focuses on how health-related conditions and problems can be prevented or lessened with a healthy diet and lifestyle modifications. Nutrition also involves identifying how certain health conditions or problems may be caused by dietary factors, such as poor diet (malnutrition), food allergies, metabolic diseases, and so on.

To capture both the scientific aspects of nutrition and the holistic aspects of wellness, the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness programme encompasses a core nutrition component as well as wellness, entrepreneurship and marketing-related components to enable our graduates to be versatile in the market place. This will also enable graduates to work in the private practice as health and nutrition consultants/entrepreneurs in addition to the vast employment opportunities in the nutrition and wellness industries.

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Course Summary


Jan, May, Sept

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 86,220

Course Duration

4 years

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Obtained MUET Band 3 or IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550)
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 programme or equivalent qualification with minimum Grade D in TWO of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Chemistry
Grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.
Minimum average of 60% in:
  • Biology / Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics / Mathematics
Pass with ATAR of 60% in
  • Biology / Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics / Mathematics
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM / A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Minimum average of 60% in:
  • Biology / Physics
  • 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
Minimum GPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Chemistry
International Baccalaureate
Minimum 26 in 6 subjects including:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics
Pass with ATAR of 60% including a minimum average of 60% in:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Mathematics

English Language Requirements for international students:
* IELTS score Band 5.5 and above
* TOEFL minimum score 550

SPM/O-Level or its equivalent
Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subjects)
Minimum Grade B in 3 subjects (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subjects)
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)
Average below 60% (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Physics)

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.

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-levels – min. Principal – ‘E’ grade (GPA 2.00)
  • SAM/CPU – min. Pass – 50%
Year 1: RM 22,990
Year 2: RM 22,150
Year 3: RM 21,340
Year 4: RM 19,740

ICT  -RM 200
Library   -RM 200
Student Activities -  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 1,600 
Year 2: RM 800 
Year 3: RM 400 
Year 4: RM 800 
Year 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • Human Physiology
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Introductory Health and Wellness
  • University Life (MPU-U2)
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)

Year 2
  • Lifespan Nutrition
  • Food Composition and Analysis
  • Nutrition and Functional Food
  • Nutrition, Food and Society
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Nutrition for the Child and Adolescent
  • Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Science
  • Statistics and Its Application
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)

Year 3
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Seminar: Current Topics in Nutrition and Wellness
  • Nutrition for the Adult
  • Nutrition Counselling and Education
  • Health Psychology
  • Nutrition and Non-communicable Chronic Diseases
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Wellness
  • Community Wellness Project
  • Research Methods
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism / Malaysian Ethnic Food / Business Law–Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3)
  • Co-Operative Placement 3
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)

Year 4
  • Nutrition for Healthy Ageing
  • Principles of Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Final Year Project Paper (1)
  • Final Year Project Paper (2)
  • Final Year Project Paper (3)
  • Co-Operative Placement 4

 Free elective modules (select any two)
  • E-Marketing
  • One-to-One Marketing
  • Halal and Food Legislation
  • Introduction to Public Speaking

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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