Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Science Honours Dietetics Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 4 Years
  Intake January, May, October


Overview of Bachelor of Science Honours Dietetics in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

Dietitians are trained professionals involved in managing diseases by providing appropriate dietary therapies. Dietitians are also involved in the prevention of diseases through health promotion and health education. 

This profession invites an extensive variety of career possibilities. Dietitians work together with other healthcare professionals in health clinics, government/private hospitals and food service industries to manage individuals with various disease conditions. 

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Dietetics is a 4-year programme consists of 12 trimesters. The programme incorporates a wide-ranging scope of knowledge required for Dietetics practice; including biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, human nutrition, fundamentals of food preparation, the role of nutrition in disease prevention and treatment, and medical nutrition therapy for individuals with diseases. 

There is emerging demand for dietitians in Malaysia and overseas. More dietitians are required to meet the desired ratio for the development of a healthy nation for the new millennium. Dietetics profession may be labelled as the "hidden gems" among the healthcare professions


  • Clinical Settings/Government and Private Hospitals 
  • Community Settings Consultancy/Private Practice Dietitians 
  • Food Industries 
  • Food Service Institutions 
  • Management 
  • Marketing and Sales 
  • Military and Security Services 
  • Public Health Agencies 
  • Public Relations Sports and Fitness Centres 
  • Teaching/Research 


Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Co-Curriculum 
  • English for Science 
  • Human Nutrition 
  • Introduction to Food Science 
  • MPU 1 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • Nutrigenomics 
  • Nutritional Biochemistry 
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students 
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students 

Year 2

  • Assessment of Nutritional and Health Status 
  • Basic Immunology
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance 
  • Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 
  • Fundamantal of Food Preparation 
  • Institutional Food Service Management 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Nutrition and Health Promotion 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies

Year 3

  • Elective I 
  • Elective II 
  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students 
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students 
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy I 
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy II 
  • Nutrition Education and Counselling 
  • Project 
  •  Research Seminar 
  • Therapeutic Nutrition I 
  • Therapeutic Nutrition II 

Year 4

  • Professional Training: Clinical Nutrition (Inpatients) 
  • Professional Training: Clinical Nutrition (Outpatients) 
  • Professional Training: Clinical Nutrition (Special Units) 
  • Professional Training: Community Nutrition 
  • Professional Training: Institutional Food Service Management

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Food Biochemistry and Toxicology 
  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients 
  • Nutrition for Athletes 

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Food Standards, Food Laws and Food Regulations 
  • Sensory Evaluation 

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

MPU 1 - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Culture and Communication 
  • Introduction to Sociology


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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