Diploma in Pharmacy

Be a Pharmacy Assistant

Intake starts in October


3 years

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


Available to International and Domestic students.
(N/0916/4/0007) 01/29 (MQA/PA 17001) 11/28


Is Pharmacy for You?

Discover our transformative Diploma in Pharmacy programme, designed to prepare students for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Key highlights include:

  1. Cutting-edge Curriculum: Stay ahead with a curriculum aligned with the latest industry advancements, ensuring relevance and competitiveness.
  2. Hands-on Training: Develop practical skills through access to state-of-the-art laboratories, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  3. Experienced Faculty: Learn from industry professionals and esteemed faculty members with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical sector.
  4. Career Development: Explore diverse career paths within the pharmaceutical sector, including roles in community pharmacies & hospitals.

Why choose University of Cyberjaya?

  • Relevance: Our curriculum evolves with industry needs and demands.
  • Practical Skills: Develop hands-on skills crucial for success in the pharmaceutical field.
  • Industry Integration: Connect with professionals through networking opportunities.

Programme Pathway

Graduates may progress to continue their studies to enrol into our Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) programme* or other undergraduate programmes* at University of Cyberjaya.

*admission to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) programme requires SPM (science stream) entry requirements. This minimum entry requirement must be fulfilled as outlined by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Contribute meaningfully to the pharmaceutical sector through diverse career paths which include:

  • Professionals engaged in pharmaceutical management
  • Community pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmacy assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Sales or Marketing Executive

Career Organisation

Examples of where you may work:

  • Hospital and clinics
  • Community pharmacy

Course Structure

Course Description

The Diploma in Pharmacy is a structured 3-year programme designed to cultivate skilled pharmacy assistants and technicians. The primary objective of this programme is to furnish graduates with expertise and experience in the domain of pharmacy practice.

Course Training and Practical

By systematically incorporating training experience at hospitals, community pharmacies, health clinics, and the pharmaceutical industry, this programme meticulously prepares students for diverse challenges for their future careers. The comprehensive practical exposure gained at hospital settings refines their understanding of pharmacy practices while community pharmacies enhance their abilities in retail pharmaceutical services, and engagement in health clinics provides insights into primary healthcare dynamics.

Year 1

  • Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutics of Liquid Dosage Forms
  • Pharmaceutics of Semi Solid & Other Dosage Forms
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Compounding and Dispensing Behavioural Sciences


Year 2

  • Pharmacology of CVS & respiratory systems
  • Pharmacology of Systemic Diseases
  • Pharmaceutics of Solid Dosage Forms
  • Compounding of Solid & Semi Solid Products
  • Community Pharmacy & Entrepreneurship
  • Public Health in Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology of Chemotherapeutics & Immunologic agents
  • Pharmacology of Peripheral & CNS
  • Sterile Pharmaceutics
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Basic Life Support & First Aid

Year 3

  • Hospital Pharmacy Training
  • Industrial Training
  • Research Methodology

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Learn from Industry-Experienced faculty members with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical sector. Benefit from their insights, mentorship, and guidance as you navigate the complexities of the field.


On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state-of-the-art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Learning will also take place in real-world scenario where students are posted at the hospitals, clinics and sometimes industry.

Solve World Challenges

Having a diploma in pharmacy equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a positive impact in industries. This includes providing accurate knowledge and help for over-the-counter medications and collaborating with healthcare practitioners. Pharmacist assistants also help to reduce medication errors and adverse drug reactions by carefully reviewing prescriptions for accuracy and appropriateness. They also contribute to public health initiatives by participating in promoting awareness of health issues. Overall, having a diploma in pharmacy provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to positively impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities, making the world a better place by promoting health, preventing disease, and improving access to quality healthcare.

Entry Requirement




Pass in SPM with at least credit in any 3 subjects including ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Science) and pass in Bahasa Melayu.


Pass in O-levels with at least grade C in any 3 subjects including ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Science).


Pass in UEC with at least grade B in any 3 subjects and a pass in English.


Pass in STPM with at least grade C (GPA 2.00) in any subject.


Pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Maqbul.


Pass in SKM Level 3 in a related field and pass in SPM with at least credit in one subject at SPM/equivalent.


Any qualifications equivalent to Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a relevant field with at least a CGPA of 2.00.

For International Students Only

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 4.0 in IELTS or Band 2 in MUET or its equivalent.

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

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