Postgraduate Diploma in Science

KPT/JPT (N/421/7/0039) 05/22 - MUM/APA/023

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science degree aims to provide you with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in your chosen area of expertise. It is a one year coursework and research program which allows you to work closely with a supervisor who will provide you with academic and individual guidance in a chosen research project. This course is designed for students who do not hold a four year Honours degree or equivalent but wish to undertake a higher level degree by research. Upon completion of this course, you can consider the option of pursuing a master’s by research degree or a PhD.

Areas of study

This program may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the School of Science, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical bioscience
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Food science and technology
  • Tropical environmental biology
  • Psychology (*February intake only)


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and technical skills in at least one area of science
  • develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in professional contexts to analyse challenges and to develop effective solutions
  • convey ideas and results effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats, and present scientific work in a potentially publishable way
  • work independently to undertake a scientific literature review, and to design, develop and implement a research project
  • collect, organise, analyse, interpret and present data meaningfully, using mathematical and statistical tools as appropriate to the discipline of specialisation
  • exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) with at least a distinction grade average (70 per cent) in 24 points of level three units (or equivalent) in the intended discipline.
  • The level-three units upon which admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science is based must have been completed no more than five years prior to commencement of the course; or any other equivalent qualifications recognised by Monash University and the Malaysian Government.


Our Postgraduate Diploma in Science can be undertaken over one year of full-time study.



In 2019, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM41,100 for Malaysian students
  • RM45,200 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa for new international student

  • RM2,330

Intake periods

February and July.

More information

For more information about this and other School of Science research courses, contact:

Research and Development
Phone: +60 3 5514 6121

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