Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hons)

INTI International University: KPT/JPT (R/721/6/0042) 06/2019 - A8767

This programme is helmed by highly qualified TCM practitioners from Malaysia and China, providing students with a strong foundation in TCM clinical practices and treatments. The programme is highly adaptable, equipping students with more than 2,200 hours of practical training.

Students will need to complete five months of internship at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Shandong University of TCM or Tianjin University of TCM. They will graduate with sound traditional medical knowledge backed by established scientific principles, which they can apply to a successful career in TCM.


Career Opportunities

With the passing of the Traditional & Complementary Medicine Act, the profession will be regulated by the Ministry Of Health. Graduates can choose the following pathways:

  • Apply to work with the Ministry of Health
  • Set up their own TCM clinics
  • Enter into the academic line with research
  • Enter into the Chinese Pharmaceutical industry

25% Special Bursary available for the entire TCM program
Programme Duration
5 years
Collaboration University
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Collaboration University
Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Collaboration University
Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Financial assistance available:
Accredited by
Malaysian Qualifications Agency
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
INTI International University
  • January
  • July
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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Local Students
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Estimated Fees (RM)
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International Students
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Approximate Total Fee (USD)
25% Special Bursary available for the entire TCM program

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