Diploma in Cosmetics

Diploma in Cosmetics

KPT/JPS(N/815/4/0039) 06/24 (MQA/PA11723) 04/24

The Diploma in Cosmetics programme at UoC is a 2 year and 6 months course designed for students to become professionally trained in knowledge and skills related to the formulation and usage of cosmetic. The programme’s objective is to produce graduates who have comprehensive understanding on the principles of cosmetic preparation, formulation, evaluation and safety. The programme also aims to produce graduates who can become entrepreneurs in the cosmetics and beauty industry.

Career Prospects

Students will be well equipped to seek the following careers:

. Cosmetic Formulation Assistant.

. Cosmetic Safety & Evaluation Assistant.

. Cosmetic Regulatory Assistant.

. Cosmetic Marketer.

. Cosmetic & Beauty Entrepreneur.

With further studies and advance training, graduate can qualify to be Cosmetic Scientist, Formulator, Evaluator, and Regulator.

Course Structure

Year 1 Courses
Introduction to Cosmetic.

Introduction to Alternative Therapy.

Introduction to Chemistry in Cosmetic.

Fundamental Biochemistry.

Fundamental Microbiology.

Introduction to Human Body.

Introduction to Cosmetic Preparations.

Packaging & Design of Cosmetic Products.

Cosmetic Quality Control.

Hair Products.

Skin Products.


Oral Hygiene Products.

Facial Therapy.

Fundamental English 1 & 2.

Information Technology.

Pengajian Malaysia.

Perlembagaan Malaysia.

Year 2 Courses
Color Cosmetic.

Halal Cosmetic.

Cosmetic Products Safety.

Cosmetic Marketing.

Cosmetic Legislation & Control.


Scalp & Hair Care.


Manicure & Pedicure.

Body Massage.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Young Mercy

Industrial Training 1


Year 3
Industrial Training 2

Study Mode & Delivery


  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Written assessments
  • Laboratory sessions
  • Industrial training
  • Visits

Entry Requirements

All applicants, except those with a degree qualification in art or humanities, must have passed and attained a minimum of the following:

Examinations Requirement
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM); or

General Certificate of Education Ordinary (“O”) levels

Pass with 3 Credits in any subjects.

Pass in English


Higher School Certificate level or its equivalent:

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Minimum Grade C with CGPA 2.00 in one subject
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Minimum Grade B in any 3 subjects
STAM Pass (Maqbul Level)
Certificate Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM Level 3) in a related field and pass in SPM with credit in one subject.

Certificate (Level 3, MQF) pass certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

Other Equavalent Qualification Any qualification recognized by Malaysian Government/University Senate
Exit Requirements:

All applicants shall have attained a minimum of BAND 2 in the MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY ENGLISH TEST (MUET) or IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

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