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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nutrition

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TARUMT), Main Campus
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Exam BodyInternal Qualification, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years 6 months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)76,300
CampusKuala Lumpur
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

This programme applies the pure science subjects, such as biochemistry, nutrition, biology and microbiology on how food, nutrients and other dietary components affect growth and development in health and disease. The programme also examines environmental, socio-cultural, psychological and behavioural aspects of food and eating. Consumer concerns on food and water safety, food quality and regulations are important issues addressed in this programme. Graduates will be given exposures to areas in community nutrition leading to healthy and vibrant lifestyle. In addition, this programme prepares graduates with advanced laboratory skills and current techniques in nutrition to assess nutritional status as well as those related to safety practices and standards, leading to the professionalism in nutrition.

Graduates of this programme, therefore, will have developed a range of skills which will enable them to provide evidence-based nutritional guidelines and recommendations in nutrition and food-related industries, consulting the public based on understanding of the role of diet in maintaining health and preventing diseases, attending to positions in government organisations and regulatory bodies which requires nutritionist. This programme also aims to prepare technically competent graduates to venture into entrepreneurship and new product developments in food industry.

  • Introduction to Food Microbiology
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Food Analysis
  • Principles of Food Preparation
  • Food Quality Assurance and Food Safety
  • Principle of Nutrition
  • Nutrition in Lifecycle
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Nutritional Immunology
  • Nutrition Policy and Food Security
  • Nutritional Communication and Counselling
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrigenetic and Nutrigenomic
  • Nutrition Sociology & Anthropology
  • Nutrition Education and Health Promotion
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Seminar: Current Issue in Nutrition
  • Research Method for Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition Project
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Applied Statistics
  • Nutrition Research I
  • Nutrition Research II
  • Industrial Training
  • Elective:
    • Food Microbiology II
    • Applied Sports Nutrition
    • Health Psychology
    • Metabolic Biochemistry
    • Instrumental Methods of Food Analysis
    • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
    • Business Organisation & Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Introduction to Short Story
    • Music Appreciation
    • Korean Language I
    • Korean Language II
    • Japanese Language I
    • Japanese Language II
    • French Language I
    • French Language II
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa
  • Academic English
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • English for Career Preparation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • Co-curricular
Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects
  • O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects
  • UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects
  • Certificate - Relevant Certificate accredited by MQA

Compulsory Subjects

  1. SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B in Biology or Chemistry where minimum SPM Pass/O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in the other subject is required
  2. SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass) in Mathematics#/ UEC Grade C in Advanced Mathematics (I or II)#
  3. SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language*

# Grade C and above in AMMS0104 General Mathematics conducted by TAR UMT is accepted as having fulfilled the mathematics requirement for applicants who fail the required mathematics subject at SPM/O Level/UEC.

* Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language conducted by TAR UMT is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.


  1. SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
  2. Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
  3. Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.
Intake Months

February, June & November

Career Prospects
  • Nutrition researcher, R&D field
  • Nutritional & health management consultation/ meal plan
  • Sales & marketing
  • Nutritionist trainer, consultation
  • Public education, promote health awareness, health educator
  • Product formulation personnel
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Business management
  • Nutrition event planner

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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