Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

  • Awarding Institution:

    SEGi University

  • Full Time Duration:
    5 years
  • Intake Dates:
  • Campus:
    SEGi University Kota Damansara

Dentistry is a highly respected professional career which demands high standards of care and skill, as well as an aptitude for dealing with people. The practice of dentistry is defined as the branch of medicine which is concerned with the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth, jaws and mouth.

The SEGi University Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is a five-year program that aims to produce competent, caring and knowledgeable dental practitioners. Students are exposed to early patient contact and clinical training, with an emphasis on the recognition and prevention of oral diseases. The dynamic curriculum is delivered within a problem-based learning approach, with an emphasis on contextual learning of relevant scientific information and also ensuring the curriculum reflects the way in which students will be expected to identify and address clinical problems, placing a higher emphasis on delivery through engagement with the students.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme are eligible to register and practice at any location without further examinations. Should you choose to join the public sector, the employment choice ranges in community hospitals, health clinics under the Ministry of Health, schools or the armed forces. Having gained experience in general practice, you may pursue postgraduate studies leading to qualifications for specialist practice.

Choose from a wide range of specialties consisting:

Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, Restorative Dentistry, Dental Public Health, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Forensic Odontology

Entry Requirements
  • SPM: 5Bs (3 science subjects, Add Maths/ Maths, & any subject); AND
  • STPM: Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects
  • Matriculation / Foundation in Science: CGPA of 3.0 for 3 subjects
  • Any equivalent qualifications: A-Level / UEC / Canadian Pre-U / SAM / IB 
Programmes Modules
Early Clinical Phase Clinical Phase
Year 1
  • Man in Health & Disease I
  • Oral Cavity in Health & Disease I
  • Personal & Professional Development I
Year 3
  • Human Disease III
  • Oral Diagnosis III
  • Clinical Dental Practice III
  • Personal & Professional Development III
  • Community Oral Health III
Year 2
  • Man in Health & Disease II
  • Oral Cavity in Health & Disease II
  • Clinical Dental Practice II
  • Personal & Professional Development II
  • Community Oral Health II
Year 4
  • Oral Diagnosis IV
  • Clinical Dental Practice IV
  • Personal & Professional Development IV
  • Community Oral Health IV
  Year 5
  • Clinical Dental Practice V
  • Personal & Professional Development V
  • Community Oral Health V

As part of the curriculum, students will be required to take 4 general subjects (Mata Pelajaran Umum), as required by the Ministry of Education

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