Course Details

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Technology

Universiti Kuala Lumpur




  • Description
    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology is a 3 ½ years undergraduate degree programme. The objective of this programme is to prepare students with theoretical, practical and operational skills in the pharmaceutical and related industrial sectors. It will equip graduates with fundamental knowledge in scientific disciplines that will prepare them in careers related to drug discovery and development, formulation, evaluation, standards and regulatory matters as well as marketing of pharmaceutical and other related products such as herbal, cosmetics and functional food preparations. Upon graduation, students can pursue careers in manufacturing, research and development of these products, and the subsequent requirements related to these products such as quality control, preclinical trials, regulatory affairs, drug information service, sales and marketing. Methods of delivery of this programme include lectures and tutorials, problem-based sessions, laboratory practical and industrial internship. There will be a final year project dissertation which students need to complete before graduation. Lectures will be conducted face-to-face as well as on-line delivery. There are two main types of assessment; continuous assessment and end of semester exam. The semester result is made up of 40% from continuous assessment and 60% of end of semester examination. Methods used in continuous assessment include quiz, presentation, lab report, problem-based report, industrial internship logbook, assignment and research dissertation. End of semester examination include written exam in the format of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ), short assay and laboratory practical exam.
    Field of Study

    Medical & Allied Health Sciences

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 120000 (USD 28571)

    MQA No.

    PA 5345

  • Intake (Month)

    September & January

Entry Requirements


    Pass STPM with min CGPA 2.5 in three science subjects including chemistry

  • A-level

    Pass A level with min grade C in three science subjects including Chemistry

  • Matriculation/Foundation

    Foundation in Science or equivalent from recognized institution with min CGPA 2.5

  • Other

    Pass International Baccalaureate (IB) with min 24 points and min score 4 in Mathematics and Science subjects

  • Direct Entry to Year 2 of Degree

    Diploma in Pharmacy/Sciency with min CGPA 2.5

  • Other

    Other qualifications of 12 years of schooling which is the highest school qualificaiton in the county of origin.

  • English Requirements
    IELTS 5.0

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    Semester 1

    Anatomy and Physiology

    Organic Chemistry I

    Physical Chemistry

    Introduction to Pharmacy Practice

    Microbiology and Parasitology


    Fundamental English

    Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (TITAS)/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2** (For International Students Only)

    Semester 2

    Basic Pharmaceutics

    Basic Pharmacology

    Organic Chemistry II



    Professional English 1

    Isu-isu Kontemporari Muslim di Malaysia/Culture and Lifestyle in Malaysia

  • Year 2

    Semester 3

    Basic Pharmacokinetics/li>

    Pharmaceutical Analysis I

    Physical Pharmacy

    Pharmacotherapy I (GIT and Respiratory)


    Hubungan Etnik/

    Pengajian Malaysia 3**(For International Students Only)

    Semester 4

    Pharmaceutical Technology I/li>

    Pharmaceutical Analysis II

    Pharmacotherapy II (CVS and Renal)

    Elective (Traditional and Complementary Medicine)

    Biostatistics and Epidemiology


    Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    Professional English 2

  • Year 3

    Semester 5

    Pharmaceutical Technology II

    Medicinal Chemistry

    Pharmacotherapy III (Endocrine, Skin, Musculo-skeletal, Eye and ENT)

    Research Methodology

    Counseling and Dispensing Technique

    Natural Product Chemistry/li>

    Community Pharmacy Practice

    Semester 6

    Clinical Pharmacy

    Hospital Pharmacy Services

    Pharmacotherapy IV (Antimicrobial Drug Therapy)

    Research Project

    Industrial Pharmacy and Quality Assurance

    Pharmacy Law and Ethics

  • Year 4

    Semester 7

    Pharmacotherapy V (CNS and PNS)

    Hospital Clekship I

    Clinical Therapeutics I

    Clinical Pharmacokinetics

    Elective (Drugs and Substance Abuse/Drugs in Sports)

    Pharmacotherapy VI (Cancer Chemotherapy)

    Semester 8

    Hospital Clerkship II

    Clinical Therapeutics II

    Pharmacy Management

    Elective (Marketing in Pharmacy)

    Short Semester

    Siswa-siswi Pertahanan Awam 2


    Mandarin 1

    Innovation Management 2

    Mandarin 2

    Bahasa Kebangsaan A (For student without credit in Bahasa Melayu (SPM) only)

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 120,000 (USD 28,571)

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