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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry (IMU)

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees111,000/Course
Fees (International Student)117,300/Course
FacultySchool of Pharmacy
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
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Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

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Degree Pathways

Track 1

University Duration of the Programme
  Years in IMU Years at Partner University Total (Years)
Malaysia
International Medical University 3 3

Track 2

University Duration of the Programme
  Years in IMU Years at Partner University Total (Years)
United Kingdom
University of Dundee 1* 2 3

* It is compulsory to complete the one-year IMU Foundation in Science prior to embarking on this pathway.

Degrees from Partner University under Track 2

This track will give students the opportunity to transfer to University of Dundee for the completion of their undergraduate Bachelor degree. The degree that they will obtain from University of Dundee will be one of the degrees listed below

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology
  • BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Molecular Genetics
  • BSc (Hons) Neuroscience
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
  • BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences

Track 3

University Duration of the Programme
  Years in IMU Years at Partner University Total (Years)
United Kingdom
University of Dundee 1* 2 4

* It is compulsory to complete the one-year IMU Foundation in Science prior to embarking on this pathway.

Degrees from Partner University under Track 3

This track will give students the opportunity to transfer to University of Dundee for the completion of their Integrated Master of Science degree. The degree that they will obtain from University of Dundee will be one of the degrees listed below

  • MSci Biological Sciences
  • MSci Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • MSci Microbiology
  • MSci Molecular Genetics
  • MSci Pharmacology
  • MSci Physiological Sciences
  • MSci Biochemistry
  • MSci Molecular Biology
  • MSci Biomedical Sciences
  • MSci Neuroscience

Track 4

University Duration of the Programme
  Years in IMU Years at Partner University Total (Years)
United Kingdom
University of Dundee 1* 3 4

* It is compulsory to complete the one-year IMU Foundation in Science prior to embarking on this pathway.

Upon completion of the postgraduate degree option, you will graduate with a BSc and a MSc degree as listed below

Undergraduate Degrees (2 years)

This track will give students the opportunity to transfer to University of Dundee for the completion of their Bachelor and Master degrees. The degree that they will obtain from University of Dundee will be one of the degrees listed below

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Microbiology
  • BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Molecular Genetics
  • BSc (Hons) Neuroscience
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
  • BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences

Postgraduate Degrees (1 year)

  • MSc by Research
  • MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Business
  • MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Management
  • MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Marketing

Track 5

University Duration of the Programme
  Years in IMU Years at Partner University Total (Years)
Australia
University of Sydney 3 2 5

Graduates from the IMU’s BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry will be given credit recognition for certain modules having met the criteria set for certain modules of the Master of Pharmacy programme at the University of Sydney (USYD) and Curtin University.

Course Description

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Degree

The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry Degree programme introduces students to all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry and allows them to work in various industries:

  • Pharmaceutical industries – as members of research and development, production, quality control and sales and marketing teams.
  • Chemical industries in the areas of oleochemical, polymer, food, biotechnology, cosmetics and toiletries – assuming active roles in research and development, quality control, sales and marketing activities.
  • Government laboratories such as the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency, Chemistry Department, environmental protection unit and forensic science unit.
  • Multinational drug companies – as coordinators of clinical trial studies.

The programme is structured on a multi-prong approach with a formal, informal and hidden curriculum that is implemented by experienced faculty. Students will undergo extensive training in laboratory skills, undertake problem-solving projects and participate in small group learning activities, final year research projects and an industrial attachment (4 months). Students will also be ready to face the workplace with communication and presentation skills, entrepreneurial skills and basic engineering principles.

IMU’s Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree is a 3-year programme, accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom, the world’s leading chemistry community and professional body committed to advancing excellence in chemical sciences.

 

This pharmaceutical chemistry degree from IMU is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK. Membership with this society will improve the visibility and recognition of the IMU pharmaceutical chemistry degree and improve the students’ chances to go for higher education and obtain employment overseas.

This accreditation also gives IMU academic staff free membership to RSC for a year. Staff will be eligible to apply for international research funds, discounts in the registration fee for the international conferences and receive educational information from RSC which can be used in teaching and learning activities.

Curriculum

SEMESTER CONTENTS

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
  • Basic Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biological Science and Genetics
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • MPU-U2 (English for Health Sciences)
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Ethics and Laboratory Safety
  • General Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Pharmaceutics I
  • Physical Pharmacy
  • Basic and Applied Microbiology
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Pharmaceutics II
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis II
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutics III
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • MPU-U4 (Social Responsibility)
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis III
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutics IV
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Internship
SHORT SEMESTER MPU SEMESTER
  • Entrepreneurship Research Methodology Research Project
  • MPU-U1
  • MPU-U3
Entry Requirements
Examinations Requirements
A- Levels CCD (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics and minimum C in Chemistry)
STPM CC (including Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Australian Matriculation 65% aggregate (minimum 60% in Chemistry) or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75
NCEA Level 3 60% aggregate (minimum 60% in Chemistry)
Canadian Grade 12/13 70% aggregate in 6 subjects (minimum 70% in Chemistry)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B in 5 subjects (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics and minimum B4 in Chemistry)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate in 4 best subjects (minimum 60% in Chemistry) or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 or GPA 2.00
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% (minimum 60% in Chemistry)
Ministry of Education Matriculation * ABB / cGPA 2.50 (2 subjects including Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 26 points (Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics at the Higher Level (HL) with minimum 3 points in Chemistry)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA 2.70 (Including Chemistry or Mathematics must be AP courses)
Foundation in Science # cGPA 2.00 or 50% (including Chemistry) (Foundation in Biosciences, Foundation in Engineering, Foundation in Science)
Degree BSc in related field:
cGPA 2.00
Diploma Diploma in Science / Diploma in Microbiology
– Overall cGPA 2.00 (with a cGPA 2.50 in 2 subjects including Chemistry and 1 Science subject / Mathematics)Diploma in related field – cGPA 2.00

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.

FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE
  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.
  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. **
    (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)
FOR ADMISSIONS INTO THE IMU FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE PROGRAMME, STUDENTS WILL NEED:
  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects. Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.
 

English Language Requirement

MUET Band score of 3; or
(For Malaysian students)
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5; or
TOEFL iBT:* Overall score of 46; or
Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE)* Overall score of 162; or
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE)* Overall score of 162; or
Cambridge Linguaskill* Overall score of 160; or
Pearson Test of English (PTE)* Overall score of 51; or
Credit Transfer IELTS Overall band score of 7.0

* ONLY applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia

Intake Months

February, July and September 

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


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