Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing

Application Dates
Course Overview
Tuition Fees
RM50,000 - RM55,000*
3 years
Study Field

About the Course

The profession of ophthalmic dispensing entails matching optical prescriptions with the most appropriate spectacle frames and lenses, taking into account the patient’s line of work and lifestyle besides visual and cosmetic needs. Dispensing opticians will also provide instructions to patients in the care and cleaning techniques for lenses. The curriculum for the Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing programme at Management and Science University (MSU) is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in this discipline. Students will receive extensive learning in the classroom and the skills lab, and attain valuable real-life experience through industrial attachment at optical shops.

Entry Requirements

You need to pass SPM with a Credit in any three (3) subjects and a Pass in two (2) Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology). Other acceptable qualifications include a Certificate (MQF Level 3) in Optical Technology or Science or equivalent, a Fellowship Diploma of the British Dispensing Optician (FBDO), or other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government. 


RM50,000 - RM55,000

*The stated fees are estimation on overall completion of the program. In any cases where there are credit exemptions, offered rebates or approval of scholarship applications, there will be considerable reduction in the fees

The fees stated here are for Malaysians or local students only. Kindly refer to MSU regarding the fees for international students

Among the Courses Offered

Year One

  • Ophthalmic Lens
  • Ophthalmic Instrumentation
  • Dispensing
  • Optics

Year Two

  • Physiological Optics
  • Introduction to Ocular Disease
  • Law and Professional Aspect for Dispensing Optician
  • Ocular Physiology

Year Three

  • Vocational and Specialty Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Eyeglass and Contact Lens Dispensing Practice
  • Industrial Training

Career Prospects

  • Dispensing Optician