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School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy Course Management Office provides advice and guidance to undergraduate students in matters relating to course entry requirements and procedures, credit arrangements and process of selection; course/unit enrolment, withdrawals, enrolment amendment, timetabling matters; professional experiential placements; leave of absence; special considerations; matters related to examinations results; course completion; transfers and exchange; academic progress matters; student grievance procedures; and student discipline matters.

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Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship

Kindly refer to the Pharmacy Course Guide online at https://www.monash.edu.my/study/why/brochures.

You can defer your commencement by submitting an application for deferment form to our Admissions Office. More information (and the application form) is available at https://www.monash.edu.my/study/apply/defer-offer

Kindly refer to the website on fee related matters: https://www.monash.edu.my/finance/fees

Kindly refer to the Pharmacy Course Guide online at https://www.monash.edu.my/study/why/brochures

Monash University offers one (1) intake per year only in February for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree. We need details of the completed year 12 results to assess your eligibility for admission.

You can apply online for the coming intake and submit the relevant documents for assessment.

There is no credit exemption given for the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) course and you will have to commence from Year One.

Please refer to the website for more information regarding the English Language requirements: https://www.monash.edu.my/study/entry-requirements/english.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program is accredited by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia and recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The program is also accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council.

Please refer to the website for more information regarding the scholarship and the application process: https://www.monash.edu.my/student-services/Financial-assistance/scholarships-and-study-loans/merit-scholarships#tabs__1745958-05

The Pharmacy Excellence Scholarship is only applicable for the new intake students (on a yearly basis). It is not applicable for current students.

Intercampus Transfer/ Exchange

Students with a minimum weighted average mark of 60% can apply to transfer to Australia, Parkville campus.

Students can apply for transfer after completion of year 1 or year 2. Transfer is not applicable for third year or fourth year students.

Please refer to the following website for more information on intercampus transfer: Pathways into our courses - Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Students can apply for global intercampus exchange (minimum WAM of 60%) to Parkville campus, Australia. The exchange program is only applicable for Year 2 Semester 2, and Year 3 Semester 1.

Only 5 slots are available each semester. Students will pay the usual tuition fee in Malaysia campus. Other costs for exchange, including travel, accommodation, cost of living will be borne by the students themselves.

Please refer to the following website for more information and the application process: https://www.monash.edu.my/study-abroad/outbound/intercampus-exchange

Yes, you can. Students who transfer to Australia will be treated as Australian graduates.

Yes, you can. You will need to undertake the pharmacy qualifying exam as required by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia (PBM) in order for one to get registered and practise as a pharmacist in Malaysia. As long as the student wants to work in Malaysia, he/she needs to take the exam. The exam can be taken when they return to Malaysia. They need to pass the exam before they can start practising as a pharmacist in Malaysia. The graduate can register for the exam with PBM directly to undertake the exam.

Placement/ Internships

If you transfer to Australia campus (1+3 or 2+2), you will need to complete an internship in Australia in order to be registered with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. If you complete all 4 years of the course in Malaysia campus, you will be required to undergo and complete a one-year training as a Provisionally Registered Pharmacist (PRP), then continue with one year of compulsory service as a Fully Registered Pharmacist (FRP) at the approved training premises.

You are encouraged to refer to the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia website for further information, as terms and conditions may change from time to time.

Students are required to apply for PRP (Provisionally Registered Pharmacist) training on their own.

Based on the latest requirement by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia (PBM), students need to pass the qualifying exam before they register with PBM. The exam will be arranged with PBM and administered on campus (Monash Malaysia) once a year in the month of March. There is no exam fee incurred. The exam is conducted in English.

Note:

1. The exam is not part of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) course, so there will NOT be any lecture or class conducted for this.

2. If a student fails the qualifying exam, he/she is still eligible to graduate from the BPharm (Hons) course. They can arrange to sit for the qualifying exam with PBM. Students must pass the exam in order to be a fully registered pharmacist. The maximum number of times for re-sit is three (3).

Unfortunately, Singapore Pharmacy Board only accepts graduates who have completed the entire course duration (4 years) in the Australian campus of Monash University.

Students will be placed in different pharmacy settings for training. These include hospital placements, industrial placements as well as placements in community pharmacies.

Starting from Year 2, students are expected to have placements every semester and each placement duration is between one to four weeks, depending on the specific objectives of each placement. The placement sites where the students will be assigned during their placements duration will highly depend on the sites’ availability and capacity. The placements schedule is incorporated into their timetable, so it will not affect their on-campus classes. The placements will either take place during the semester or in the semester break period, depending on the program timetable. During the placements, students will have exposure to real-world professional practice and be guided by experienced practicing professionals.

Graduates will be able to find employment in the following sectors:

  • Hospitals (government or private)
  • Community pharmacies (such as Watson’s, Guardian, Caring)
  • Government, Ministry of Health (regulatory affairs officer, national pharmaceutical control bureau officer)
  • Pharmaceutical industries (such as Pfizer, GSK, Novartis, Roche, Hovid, CCM, Apex, Kotra Pharma, Pharmaniaga)
  • Academia and research

Yes, you can. However, SPM Bahasa Melayu is required if you would like to undertake your PRP in a government hospital. This is required by the Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA).

Yes, you can. You will need to undertake the pharmacy qualifying exam as required by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia (PBM) in order for one to get registered and practise as a pharmacist in Malaysia. As long as the student wants to work in Malaysia, he/she needs to take the exam. The exam can be taken when they return to Malaysia. They need to pass the exam before they can start practising as a pharmacist in Malaysia. The graduate can register for the exam with PBM directly to undertake the exam.

Other - Course Related

As for the timetable allocations, students will be pre-grouped by School and you do not have to allocate your timetable. This is to avoid any clash in classes that may be conducted concurrently.

Please contact the respective unit coordinators for further assistance. You may obtain their contact details via the Monash Handbook.

If you're unable to attend a class, complete an assessment or assignment due to exceptional reasons out of your control, you can apply for special consideration. Approval for the special consideration is not guaranteed and, upon approval, does not lead to a mark adjustment. If you're successful in your application, you may get an extension, another alternative assessment or a deferred assessment.

Please visit this website for more information on In-semester special consideration: https://www.monash.edu/exams/changes/special-consideration. Application is via online form.

As a student at our Malaysian campus, it is a Ministry of Education requirement for you to successfully enrol in and complete some of the General Studies units before you graduate. The following are the compulsory General Studies units for international students:

  • MPU 3173 Malaysian Studies 3
  • MPU3143 Communicative Malay 2

For more information, please visit General Studies website, or just drop them an email at mum.generalstudies@monash.edu.

Yes, we use the same syllabus and teaching methods as Monash Australia.

Contact Details
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Get In Touch

Tel: +603 5514 6317

Email: mum-cmo.pharmacy@monash.edu

You can also call us on our general line at +603 5514 6000 from 9am to 5pm (Malaysia time) Monday to Friday, and our friendly staff will help connect you to the right person.

Orientation
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Orientation Program

DateTimeActivitiesVenue
21 Oct (Thu)12:00pm - 12:50pm SASS School Briefing: Welcome Message by the Head of School (Live)Zoom Linksass-dhesdip
21 Oct (Thu)2:00pm - 3:00pmDHES: Get To Know Your Course (Live)Zoom Linksass-dhesdip
21 Oct (Thu)12:00pm - 12:50pmSASS School Briefing: Welcome Message by the Head of School (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 2:30pmMeet the Majors: Communication (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 2:30pmMeet the Majors: Film, Television & Screen Studies (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 2:30pmMeet the Majors: Gender Studies (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 2:30pmMeet the Majors: Global Studies (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 2:30pmMeet the Majors: Public Relations (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 2:30pmMeet the Majors: Writing (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 2:30pmMeet the Majors: Psychology (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)2:45pm - 4:45pmSASS Ice Breaker – Get To Know Your Arts Representatives (Live)Zoom Linksass-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:00pm - 12:10pmWelcome Speech by Professor Andrew Walker (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:10pm - 12:40pmMeet Our Deputy Head of School (Education) (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:40pm - 1:40pmBusiness Parents Information Session (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)1:40pm - 2:40pmMeet Our BBusCom Course Director (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)2:40pm - 4:40pmCourse Advice Session With EMO (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)10:00am - 10:45amMajors Fair – Accountancy (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)10:45am - 11:15amMajors Fair – Banking and Financial Management (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)11:15am - 11:45amMajors Fair – Strategic Marketing (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)11:45am - 12:15pmMajors Fair – Business Analytics & Econometrics and Business Statistics (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)12:15pm - 12:45pmMajors Fair – Business Law and Taxation (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)1:00pm - 2:30pmLunch Break / Friday Prayerssob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)2:30pm - 3:00pmMajors Fair – Applied Economics (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)3:00pm - 3:30pmMajors Fair – International Business Management & Management (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)4:00pm - 5:00pmMUSA Get To Know Your Representatives (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)8:00pm - 10:00pmMingle Night Session (Live)Zoom Linksob-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:00pm - 12:05pmWelcoming Message by Head of School (Video Presentation) (Live)Zoom Linksoe-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:05pm - 12:20pmBriefing on Safety by Laboratory Manager (Live)Zoom Linksoe-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:20pm - 1:00pmBriefing by Head of Common Engineering (Live)Zoom Linksoe-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)1:00pm - 1:30pmBriefing on Unit Enrolment by Senior Education Manager (Live)Zoom Linksoe-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)1:30pm - 2:00pmQ&A Session (Live)Zoom Linksoe-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)2:00pm - 2:20pmMeet Your MUSA Representatives (Live)Zoom Linksoe-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)11:00am - 1:00pmMingle Sessions With Seniors (Live)Zoom Linksoe-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:00pm - 12:05pmWelcoming Message by Head of School (Video Presentation) (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)12:05pm - 12:25pmQuality of Learning and Teaching (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)12:25 pm - 12:40pmBriefing on Safety (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)12:40pm - 1:20pmMeet Your Course Coordinators (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)12:40pm - 1:00pmA) Bachelor of Computer Science Course Coordinator (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)1:00pm - 1:20pmB) Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science Course Coordinator (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)1:20pm - 1:35pmQ & A Session (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)1:35pm - 1:55pmCourse Briefing (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)1:55pm - 2:10pmComputer Science in Monash – From the Alumni (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)2:10pm - 2:30pmMeet Your MUSA Representatives (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
22 Oct (Fri)12:00pm - 2:00pmHello Coders Onboarding Session (Live)Zoom Linksoit-ug-csug
21 Oct (Thu)12:00 pm - 12:20pmWelcome Message By Head of School (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:20 pm - 12:40 pmJourney of Science (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:40 pm - 12:45 pmOnline Learning and Unit Expectations (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:45 pm - 12: 50 pmMoodle Tour (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)12:50 pm - 1:00 pmWelcome Message From Your Science Reps (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)3pm (2 hrs)Course Advice Session - Bachelor of Science (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)3pm (2 hrs)Course Advice Session - Bachelor of Medical Bioscience (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
21 Oct (Thu)3pm (2 hrs)Course Advice Session - Bachelor of Food Science and Technology (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)4.00 pm - 6.00 pmMeet Your MUSA SOS Team! (Live)Zoom Linksos-ugug
20 Oct (Wed)5:00pm - 6:30pmMUSA Psych Mingle Night (Live)Zoom Linkmshp-psych-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)10:00am - 10:10amWelcome Address from the Head of Department (Live session) (Live)Zoom Linkmshp-psych-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)10:10am - 11:00amCourse Coordinator Briefing & Q & A session (Live session) (Live)Zoom Linkmshp-psych-ugug
22 Oct (Fri)11:00am - 11:30pmBusiness School Briefing (Live session) (Live)Zoom Linkmshp-psych-ugug
20 Oct (Wed)1:15pm - 2:00pmIntroduction to MUSA (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-musana
20 Oct (Wed)4:00pm - 5:30pmInternational Student Briefing (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-musana
21 Oct (Thu)5:00pm - 7:00pmMUISS Orientation Game Night (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-musana
22 Oct (Fri)6:00pm - 8:00pmMUSA Buddy’s Programme: Orientation Edition (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-musana
22 Oct (Fri)11:00am - 2:00pmGraduate Research Student Induction October 2021 (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)11:15pm - 11:30pmWelcome Address Speech by Vice President (Research & Development) (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)11:30am - 11:40amWelcome Address by Chairman of Campus Graduate Research Committee (CGRC) (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)11:40am - 11:50amWelcome address by President of Monash University Postgraduate Association (MUPA) (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)11:50am - 12:05pmKahoot! (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)12:05pm - 12:20pmInfo Session by Library & Learning Commons (LLC) (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)12:20pm - 12:35pmInfo Session: Your Wellbeing, Meet Your Counsellors (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)12:35pm - 12:50pmInfo Session: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)12:50pm - 1:30pmInfo Session: Monash Graduate Association (MGA) & Monash Graduate Research Office (MGRO) (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)1:30pm - 1:50pmInfo Session (only for International Students): Understanding Your Medical / Health Insurance and Student Pass, Student Advisory and Support, followed by Q&A (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana
22 Oct (Fri)1:50pm - 2:00pmQ&A and Thank You Note From MUPA Committee (Live)Zoom Linkstudent-associations-mupana