International Medical University (IMU)

International Medical University (IMU)

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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry   APPLY

  Study Mode
FULL TIME
  Level
UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration
3 years
  Intake
February, July and September
  Tution Fees
N/A

ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY DEGREE

Pharmaceutical chemistry is a branch of chemistry that deals with drug design and synthesis, drug formulation as well as testing for drug efficacy and safety. As diseases evolve and new strains emerge, the global effort to discover new drugs that have high therapeutic properties but minimal side effects, never stops.
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.

Royal Society of Chemistry

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.

WHY STUDY PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY AT IMU

An Established Private Healthcare University

An Established Private Healthcare University

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 28 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category

Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

As IMU offers the widest range of healthcare programmes, our students are fully immersed in a vibrant community of students and practitioners from all healthcare fields. This allows for the development of strong friendship amongst peers that will be the foundation of an extensive healthcare professional network upon graduation.

First Malaysian University Offering this Undergraduate Programme

First Malaysian University Offering this Undergraduate Programme

IMU is the first university in Malaysia that provides a complete and specialised undergraduate training in pharmaceutical chemistry. The programme is accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognised by Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM). Graduates of this programme is eligible to register as a Chemist with IKM.

Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards

Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards

IMU’s Pharmaceutical Chemistry curriculum has been developed to meet high international standards and is accepted by University of Sydney and Curtin University for credit exemption in their 2-year Master of Pharmacy programme. The IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom, the world’s leading chemistry community and professional body, which advances excellence in the chemical sciences.

Better Preparation to Become Chemists in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Other Related Industries

Better Preparation to Become Chemists in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Other Related Industries

With exposure to industrial attachment for 16 weeks, students will gain valuable industrial experience and develop their professional network, giving the graduates an advantage in their careers.

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 TO HAVE:

  • 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*

IELTS

Overall band score of 5.5*Those who opt for overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0.

TOEFL

Overall score of 183 (CBT)/ 65 (iBT)*

Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE)

Overall score of 160* (for International students only)

Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE)

Overall score of 180* (for International students only)

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Overall score of 42* (for International students only)

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

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*

3

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

Curtin University

3

2

5

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The International Medical University (IMU) has introduced a new scholarship programme for 2015. Scholarships will now be available for most IMU programmes. There will be two types of scholarships available:

1. Full Tuition Fee (100%) for full duration of programme
2. Partial Tuition Fee (50%) for full duration of programme

Scholarships application will be strictly by invitation only upon submission of admission application to a specific programme at IMU.

These scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating outstanding academic excellence, extra curriculum participation and leadership qualities. Scholarship application will be strictly by invitation only upon receiving an offer letter for admission into the specific programme at IMU.

 

Scholarships Available

Programmes

Intake

Full Tuition Fee (100%)

Partial Tuition Fee (50%)

Application Closing Date

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Feb

-

Aug

-

Sep

-

Pre-U Grades Required for Scholarship Eligibility

Pre-U Qualification

A-LEVELS
Grades

CPU
%

STPM
cGPA

MOE Matrikulasi
cGPA

IB
Points

UEC
Grades

Australian Matriculation
ATAR

Approved FiS
cGPA

IMU FiS
cGPA

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

ABB

91 – 100

3.34 – 4.00

3.80 – 4.00

38 – 45

B3 B3 A2 A2 A2

95 – 100

3.80 – 4.00

3.50 – 4.00

How to Apply

  1. Make an online application for the programme of your choice at www.imu.edu.my/slim-oaa.

  2. Upon successful application and meeting the scholarship’s eligibility requirements, student will be invited to apply for the scholarship via email.

Scholarship Details

  1. Scholarships will be awarded with bonding subject to the programme awarded.

  2. All scholarships will only cover the tuition fees and no allowance for living expenses, books and study-related equipment.

  3. The amount will be disbursed on a semester to semester basis

  4. Students are required to maintain the required minimum cGPA of 3.50 per semester in order to continue with the scholarship. Failing which, the scholarship may be discontinued with immediate effect.

  5. Students who withdraw (academic and non-academic reasons) without completing the programme will be required to repay the amount that has been disbursed for the financial award given.

  6. Repeat modules will not be covered and continuation of the financial award will be on a case by case basis.

  7. IMU Scholarship Committee may vary the selection requirements as and when it deems necessary.

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