Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology (N/727/6/0082)


Synopsis of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology programme (MQA/PA 5345)

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.



i. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) /Matriculation/ A level / Pre-University programme or its equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 in Chemistry and Biology/Physics  AND 5 Credits or equivalent at the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) level with minimum B in Chemistry and Credits in Biology , physics/Mathematics, Bahasa Malaysia and English


ii. Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institutions with minimum CGPA of 2.75


iii. Diploma in Science or equivalent from recognized institutions with minimum CGPA of 3.00


iv. Foundation in Science or equivalent from recognized institutions with minimum CGPA 3.00.


Duration :

3 ½ years

Notes : 3 years (Lesson/Tutorial/Practical) + ½ year (Industrial Training)



This programme will not lead to a professional pharmacy degree. Graduates of this programme will be identified as industrial pharmaceutical technologist

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