Bachelor of Science (Psychological Science) -BSc. (Curtin)
MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(N/311/6/0113) 11/24
|Location||Malaysia or Mauritius|
|Intake||February or July|
If you are fascinated by how and why people behave and think as they do and would like to develop the skills and knowledge to allow you to have a positive impact on society, then studying psychology is perfect for you.
Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour. Psychology students will learn about the feelings that humans experience, what motivates them, and how they interact with others.
This three-year general applied psychology program emphasizes the application of knowledge to problems arising in professional practice. It provides an understanding of the theoretical framework within which various approaches and techniques have been developed. Experimental design relevant to applied research is an important part of the course.
This undergraduate degree provides a strong foundation for more advanced studies either in the fields of Psychology or Business.
Learn about perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behaviour, and interpersonal relationships and how psychologists examine, explain and predict what people do as individuals and in groups.
Minimum English language entry requirements
Language Testing System
(no individual band
|Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
|79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
|SPM 1119 English||C|
|GCE ‘A’ Level||E|
|GCE ‘O’ Level||C|
|GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects)||5|
|UEC (best of 5 selected subjects)||20|
|ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY)||70|
Cut-off scores key:
GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations
Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)
Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology
Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.
Mathematics. Calculus is desirable.
• Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Foundations for Professional Health Practice
Human Structure and Function
Introduction to Psychology
Science and Professional Practice in Psychology
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Brain and Behaviour
Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Foundations of Psychology
Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Psychological Science Experimental Methods
Psychology of Learning
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Child Developmental Psychology
Psychological Science Correlational Methods
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Advanced Psychological Science Qualitative Methods
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Adult Developmental Psychology
Indigenous and Cross Cultural Psychology
Mixed Methods Research in Health Psychology
Work, Family and Community
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
A graduate of this course can:
- Apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid discipline knowledge and questionable esoteric theory and practice
- apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions
to psychological questions access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to psychology
- communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities
- select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice demonstrate ability for self-directed learning and reflective practice
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity
- independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner