MSc Applied Sciences, by Research
1 year and 6 months
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time
Jan, May, Sep

In the area of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Applied Sciences is considered one of the key economic engines in the world in the fields of health sciences, food and fuel production. The government of Malaysia has launched the National Biotech Policy on April 28, 2005 and Biotechnology has been acknowledged as one of the focus areas for Malaysia’s growth. Much effort has been taken to promote Malaysia as the main ‘Halal Hub’ for ‘Halal’ food processing and production. As a result of this, new and existing companies have invested in these areas, thus creating an ever-increasing job market for trained professionals in the field. 

M.Sc. (Applied Sciences) by Research aims to provide postgraduate learners with enhanced knowledge of Applied Sciences (e.g. in the areas of Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition) and the ability to adopt and apply this knowledge within their career. Learners will apply these principles and methods of scientific inquiries and research designs to plan and explore research questions; to operate key instruments in this specialised area; and to critically analyse and interpret information related to current issues and controversies in the sciences from a variety of sources. 

With such skills, they will be able to conduct independent research and will be equipped with valuable transferable skills such as presentation techniques, communication skills (both written and oral), information and data handling, problemsolving abilities, teamwork and information technology knowledge. Furthermore, learners will also recognise the importance of life-long learning and will be well-prepared to meet any challenge that arises. 

Teaching and Learning Features

This M.Sc. programme which focuses on research (thesis and publication) as the major requirement for its degree qualification requires students to obtain a pass in its two compulsory subjects i.e. Research Methodology for Scientists and Academic Communication. Thus, students must present their research proposal in the Subject Master Research Project Planning and obtain a “B – 70% and above” marks prior to beginning their research project. Research work is graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U), and students must obtain “S” on their research progress report as well as their supervisor’s recommendation each semester to enable them to continue their candidature until their thesis submission. To obtain their degree, students must complete their research project and defend their research dissertation. Therafter, they are encouraged to present their research at research seminars and conferences and also to publish their findings in scientific journals. 

In addition, MSc. students will also be exposed to current issues and technological advances in Applied Sciences through various seminars by academia / industry players in their respective specialised area. 


Entry Requirement

Course Structure


Thesis and research are the major requirements for learners to attain the degree. However, learners need to take 2 compulsory subjects (i.e. Research Methodology for Scientists and Academic Communication) and pass these 2 subjects to graduate. 

In addition, learners will have to prepare for and present their research proposal - for the Master Research Project Planning and Proposal Presentation subject - and are required to obtain a minimum grade B or above, in order for them to start their research project. 

Research work is graded as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U); learners are required to obtain an “S” grade – based on their research progress report – and a recommendation by their supervisor each semester in order for them to continue their candidature until the submission of their thesis (minimum of 3 semesters of research). 

Learners are encouraged to present their research work in research seminars and at conferences and are also encouraged to publish their research findings in scientific journals. 


Job Opportunities

This programme promotes and nurtures lifelong scholarship and deep learning for career and personal advancements to enhance employability and other inter alia skills in handling the daily challenges of the ever-growing realms of Applied Sciences, i.e Biotechnology or Food Science. Overall, postgraduates can embark into their career-choices in areas related to the medical, health, food and beverage, wine, agricultural, chemical and environmental industries or into any relevant PhD programmes or become an / a academic / researcher upon completion of this programme.

UCSI University

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus (South Wing)
No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading,
UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (+603) 9101 8880
Fax: (+603) 9102 2614

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus (North Wing)
Lot 12734, Jalan Choo Lip Kung,
Taman Taynton View, 56000 Cheras
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (+603) 9101 8880
Fax: (+603) 9102 3606

UCSI University Kuching Campus
Lot 2498, Block 16,
Kuching Central Land District,
Jalan Tun Jugah,
93350 Kuching,
Tel: +6082 - 455 255
Fax: +6082 - 455 015

UCSI University Kuala Terengganu Campus
Bukit Khor,
PT 11065, Mukim Rusila,
21600 Marang,
Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia.
Tel: +609-628 1880 / +609-628 1889
Fax: +609-628 1885

+603 9101 8880

Built on the principles of audacity, perseverance, integrity and excellence, UCSI University is a leading institution of higher learning with campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, Malaysia. Our faculties, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet student needs offer a wide spectrum of academic programmes, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering and Architecture to Music, Multimedia, Education, Liberal Arts and Hospitality.

UCSI University: 29 years and counting

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. Many of our academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

UCSI University’s strong track record of university-industry engagement has attracted attention from the powers that be and the University is entrusted to reshape Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality industry through education. By leading the Malaysian Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Education – a consortium of Malaysia’s foremost education institutions – that endeavours to equip at least 50% of the industry’s workforce with a diploma or a degree by 2020, UCSI University stands in the nation’s service and that of the global community.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

While these developments are encouraging, the true story of the University is about its students. Many of our alumni have gone on to achieve great things in life – from business to science and the performing arts. Most remain in close contact and the University is gratified to play a role in grooming movers and shakers that define today’s – and tomorrow’s – world.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge. The University’s commitment – and success – in undergraduate teaching is matched by its progress in research and the discovery of knowledge, making it a true hub of higher education. Seeking to open doors for students around the world, the University’s generous financial aid programme ensures that prodigious students from all economic backgrounds can afford a UCSI University education.


【A-Levels】 3 As in the relevant subjects
【STPM】 CGPA ≥ 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into consideration
【Malaysian MOHE Matriculation】 CGPA ≥ 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into consideration
【UEC】 8 As and above in th

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