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Diploma in Science

Diploma in Science

The Diploma in Science is open to graduates in any field of study. It is a flexible program that allows students to:
- complete additional science courses in a new area of study in order to gain additional qualifications
- to broaden their knowledge in order to qualify for entry into honours or postgraduate programs
- to take a mixture of courses in different areas for a range of purposes.

This Diploma is ideal for people who need to fulfill prerequisites for entry into another program, for people who are preparing to sit the GAMSAT or for teachers looking for professional development. Students enrolling in the Diploma in Science can choose to either complete a major from the course list or to complete a set of courses without a declared major.

Entry Requirements:

O Level/SPM:
Minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and two other subjects. At least pass in English.

Other qualifications will also be considered, however, it is subject to the approval by the Programme Director.


January (Regular)
March (Express)
June (Regular)


Diploma in Science is a 1 year programme, divided into 2 semester.

Compulsory subjects:
Introductory Chemistry
Physical Basis of Biological System
Basic Mathematics

Electives (any 1 of the subjects)
Introduction to Information Systems
Theory & Practice in Science
Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Research Topic in Geographical Science
Introduction to Research in Geological Sciences
Introduction to Research in Biology
Analysis of Scientific Data

Major in:
Biology (any 6 of the subjects)
Functional Neuroanatomy
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Human Molecular Genetics & Disease
Genes, Cells & Evolution
Global Challenges in Biology
Ecology Field Studies
Cell Structure & Function
Human Anatomy
Biomedical Science
Microbiology & Immunology

Chemistry (any 6 of the subjects)
Physical Chemistry
Chemical Biology
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Determination of Molecular Structure
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Advanced Experimental Chemistry
Nanoscience: Self-assembly
Computer Science:
Network & Operating Systems Principles
Programming for Engineering Systems
Human-Computer Interaction
Operating Systems Architecture
Social and Mobile Computing
Information Security
Introduction to Computer Systems
Introduction to Software Engineering
Introduction to Digital Systems
Software Engineering Studio
Advanced Information Technology Project
Relational Database Systems
Advanced Database Systems
Discrete Mathematics

Food Science and Nutrition (any 6 of the subjects)
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Food Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry- Food Analysis
Principles of Food Preservation
Food Structure & Sensory Science
Food Microbiology
Nutrition & Exercise
Understanding Population Nutrition
Community & Public Health Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition Sciences

Mathematics (any 6 of the subjects)
Advanced Bioinformatics
Algorithms & Data Structures
Introduction to Computational Biology
Numerical Methods in Computational Science
Calculus & Linear Algebra
Mathematical Analysis
Coding & Cryptography
Problems & Applications in Modern
Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics
Probability & Statistics
Statistical Modelling & Analysis
Problems & Applications in Modern Statistics
Experimental Design
Mathematical Statistics

Psychology (any 6 of the subjects)
Functional Neuroanatomy
Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology
Psychological Research Methodology
Neuroscience for Psychologists
Developmental Psychology
Sensory Neuroscience
Industrial & Organisational Psychology
Psychophysiology: Methods & Applications
Behavioural Neuroscience: Learning & Emotion
Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour
Developmental Perspectives on the Origins of Human Culture
Social Psychology of Emotion

All of the course material is delivered by staff from the Bedong Medical College.