Nutrition / Dietitian

Degree in Nutrition / Dietitian

In a degree in Nutrition, students will learn the basic principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology and microbiology. You will also specifically explore diet in relation to diabetes, obesity and coronary heart disease, while developing an in-depth knowledge of physiology and nutritional biochemistry.

A degree in nutrition can lead to a number of career choices. Career prospects may include food product development scientist, public health nutritionist, nutritionist, regulatory affairs specialist, food safety auditor and corporate wellness consultant.

Entry Requirement

  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Ds, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60, including 60% in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics
  • Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.50
  • Relevant Diploma: CGPA of 2.75

Additionally, you may also need a minimum of 5 credits in SPM, with good grades in Mathematics and 1 Science subject.

Diploma in Nutrition / Dietitian

Alternatively, you can pursue a diploma in a relevant field such as a Diploma in Science or a Diploma in Microbiology which you can use to fast-track into Year 2 of your degree programme.


Entry Requirement

  • SPM / O-Level: Minimum 5 credits, including Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics and a Science subject. You will need to pass your English too.

Why should we study Nutrition?


The field of Nutrition

The field of nutrition includes:

  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Nutrition, Metabolism and Disease
  • Nutritional Immunology
  • Health Psychology
  • Nutrition Counselling and Education


Career Options in Nutrition

Food Scientist

Public Health Nutritionist

Food Safety Auditor

Regulatory Affairs Specialist