Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy (Conversion to a Degree for Diploma Holders)

Duration:2.5 years (with credit transfer)


Campus:Perdana University, Kuala Lumpur

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:School of Occupational Therapy (PUScOT)

Course Code:JPT/BPP (R/726/6/0042) (MQA/FA3853) 01/26

About this course

Occupational Therapy is a relatively new field in Malaysia, making it a novel and exciting career to consider. This noble profession requires dedicated individuals who are willing to give a helping hand to people from all walks of life.

The occupational therapy program at Perdana University is designed with academic rigor and vigor to produce professionals in the field. Supervision and guidance are provided throughout the entire program. Students are trained by a team of academicians and practitioners with relevant industry experience. The learning process involves an apprenticeship where knowledge and skills are passed from senior practitioners to a new generation of occupational therapists.

There is a global demand for professionally trained occupational therapists. As such, the training provided at Perdana University will ensure that you have the necessary skills to meet this demand. The skills acquired are field-specific and will also include soft skills needed to function well in a professional and social environment. In addition, pastoral care is a crucial feature of the program, ensuring that your development is holistic in nature.

Definitions of Occupational Therapy

“Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (WFOT, 2012)”

Total Course Fees

Please contact Perdana University for more information on pricing.
NOTE: The above tuition fee does not include miscellaneous charges. Kindly contact the University for more details.

There is currently a waiver package available. For more information, please e-mail


Semester 1

Occupational Analysis

Foundations for Occupational Therapy

Research Methodology


Contemporary Issues: Health Promotion and Education

MPU – Ethnic Relations / Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi 2

Semester 2

Occupational Therapy for Orthopaedic and Surgical Conditions

Occupational Therapy for Orthotics and Prosthetics

Critical Reviews of Journals


MPU – Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia / Pengajian Malaysia

Semester 3

Occupational Therapy for Medical and Neurological Conditions

Ergonomics and Occupational Therapy

Entrepreneurship and Management in Occupational Therapy

Work and Driving in Occupational Therapy

MPU – Entrepreneurship

Semester 4

Occupational Therapy for Paediatric Conditions

Aged care inOccupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for Psychiatric Conditions

Contemporary Issues: Sexuality and Disability in Occupational Therapy

MPU- Skills for Success

Semester 5

Contemporary Issues: Community Based Rehabilitation

Reaserch Project

Clinical Placement (Final Year)

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

For entry with Diploma / equivalent
Obtained a Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Level 4 / Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or an equivalent qualification that has been approved by the Senate of Perdana University;


A related diploma from recognised institutions with a CGPA of below than 2.75 and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the same field

For entry with others
Other relevant qualification approved by the Senate of Perdana University

International Student Only

MUET (Band 3), IELTS (5.5) / TOEFL (550) Paper based or equivalent.

International students: Please contact Perdana University for more information

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