Diploma in Cosmetics

Diploma in Cosmetics


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 Cosmetics

Introduction to Alternative Therapy

Introduction to Chemistry in Cosmetic

Fundamental Biochemistry

Fundamental Microbiology

Introduction to Human Body

Introduction to Cosmetic Preparations

Hair Products

Skin Products



Oral Hygiene Products

Colour Cosmetics

Fundamental English 1 & 2

Year 2 Courses

Halal Cosmetics

Cosmetic Products Safety

Cosmetic Marketing

Cosmetic Legislation & Control

Cosmetics Quality Control

Scalp & Hair Care

Beauty Therapy

Facial Therapy

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Young Mercy

Industrial Training 1

Open elective 1


Year 3

Open Elective 2

Introduction to IT Application

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)

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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