Health Sciences

Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hons)

INTI International University: KPT/JPT (R/721/6/0042) 06/2019 - A8767
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a medical study that originated in ancient China thousands of years ago. Practitioners are skilled in the knowledge of herbs, acupuncture, and other methods to treat a wide range of conditions.

Our Traditional Chinese Medicine Degree Programme is the first of its kind in Malaysia. It covers the basic, classic and professional approaches to healthcare by highly qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners from both Malaysia and China.
  • The first Traditional Chinese Medicine degree programme in Malaysia
  • Programme is available in English and Mandarin
  • Internships with prestigious and established universities in China
  • Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Health (MOH)
  • Extensive clinical exposure and practice at Chinese Medicine Centre

Programme Duration
5 years
Collaboration University
Collaboration University
Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology & Biochemistry
  • Chinese Medicine Language I
  • Chinese Medicine Language II
  • Chinese Medicine Materia Medica
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Diagnostic of Chinese Medicine
  • History of Chinese Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Theories of Chinese Medicine
Year 2
  • Chinese Medicine Internal Medicine I
  • Chinese Medicine Language III / Mandarin III (Medical Chinese)
  • Fundamentals of Acupuncture
  • Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Prescription of Chinese Medicine
  • Shang Han Lun
  • Technique & Treatment of Acupuncture & Moxibustion
  • Technique of Tuina
  • Yellow Emperor’s Classic
Year 3
  • Allopathic Internal Medicine I
  • Allopathic Internal Medicine II
  • Chinese Medicine Geriatrics
  • Chinese Medicine Internal Medicine 2
  • Chinese Medicine Orthopaedics & Traumatology
  • First Aid & Emergencies
  • Medical Laws, Regulations & Ethics
  • Synopsis of Prescriptions of the Golden Chamber
  • Therapeutics of Tuina
  • Wen Bing Xue
Year 4
  • Biostatistics & Health Research Methodology
  • Chinese Medicine External Medicine
  • Chinese Medicine Gynaecology
  • Chinese Medicine Paediatrics
  • Life Cultivation & Rehabilitation of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Year 5
  • Final Year Project – Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Internship (Local and Abroad)
General Education Subjects (GES)
  • Community Service & Co-curriculum
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (Local students) / Malaysian Studies 3 (International students)
  • Presentation Skills (Local students) / Communicating in Malay 3 (International students)
campuses & intakes
Campuses & Intakes
INTI International University
  • January
  • July
entry requirements
Entry Level Entry Requirements
STPM or equivalent (science) minimum CGPA 2.5
STPM or equivalent (non-science) minimum CGPA 2.5 with SPM credit in 2 Science subjects
A Level 2 principal passes including Science and Mathematics
SACE 5 subjects with TER 75; including Mathematics and 1 Science subject
NSW (HSC) 10 units with UAI 75; including Mathematics and 1 Science subject
Australian Year 12 TER/UAI/ENTER 75; including Mathematics and 1 Science subject
TEE 4 -5 subjects with TER 75; including Mathematics and 1 Science subject
CPU 6 subjects with minimum average score of 70 including Mathematics and 1 Science subject
UEC 5 subjects at grade B including Mathematics and 1 Science subject
INTI Foundation Programme (Science / Engineering) CGPA ≥ 2.50
Matriculation Matriculation / Foundation Programme with CGPA ≥ 2.50; SPM credit in Mathematics and 2 Science subjects
Foundation Foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine with CGPA ≥ 2.50
Diploma Diploma in Traditional and Complimentary Medicine qualifications from recognized institutions by Ministry of Higher Education: CGPA ≥ 2.50
Diploma in Traditional and Complimentary Medicine with CGPA above 2.0 with at least two years working experience in the relevant discipline may also be considered
Others Recognized Degree holders in any disciplined are eligible for entry at the discretion of the institutions subject to the code of practice

All students who have taken Chinese Language in the high school level, will be required to sit for a Chinese Challenge Examination. Upon passing the Chinese Challenge Examination, they will be exempted from relevant levels of Chinese Medicine Language subjects.

Fees Summary
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International Students
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Approximate Total Fee (USD)
25% Special Bursary available for the entire TCM program