Master of Science (MSc) JPT/BPP(MQA/FA5374)03/27


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The Master of Science (MSc) programme is ideal for graduates who wish to seek advanced knowledge in science and research skills. It will also benefit candidates from industry and public who are keen on continuous life-long learning. The programme will help you upgrade your fundamental knowledge, develop areas of expertise and increase your professional credibility. It involves a comprehensive review of literature, advanced research techniques and extensive analysis applied to research areas. Graduates from this programme may find employment in jobs related to research, scientific analysis, tertiary level education, consultation and product development. MSc graduates will exhibit advanced knowledge in multidisciplinary areas related to science.


This postgraduate programme can be undertaken in the following principal areas of research:

  • Medical Sciences
    Epidemiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Immunology, Pathology, Virology, Drug Discovery from Natural Products, Regenerative Medicine, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases and Parasitology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Healthcare Informatics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Computer-Aided Drug Design, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice
  • Engineering Sciences
    RF/Microwave, Communication Engineering, Bio Medical Engineering & Signal Processing, Wireless Communication, Renewable Energy Sources and Power System Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
    Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Computer Vision, Software Engineering, Optimization Methods, Database and Information Systems
  • Biological Sciences
    Microbial Molecular Biology, Microbial Biopolymers, Plant Molecular Biology and Molecular Phylogenetic, Molecular Genetics

List of Compulsory Courses/Modules Offered

  • MSC 1101 Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • MSC 1102 Thesis
  • A bachelor's degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate; or
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

Full-time & Part-time :January, May and September


Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time


Full-time Minimum : 2 years / Maximum : 4 years
Part-time: Minimum : 3 years/Maximum : 6 years

Mode of Delivery: Research


Language of Instruction: English


Method of Delivery: Research Supervision, Lecture, Discussion


Students will be assessed via short presentation, proposal defense seminar, research progress evaluation, thesis and Viva-Voce.