Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis


This programme aims to transform graduates into Malaysia Certified Behaviour Analysts after achieving the minimal supervised practice hours satisfying the training guidelines of the Malaysia Association of Behaviour Analysis. Sunway University is proud to be the first and only provider of the Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis programme in the Southeast Asia region. The curriculum of the programme covers a range of theoretical and practical aspects of applied behaviour analysis. Graduates will learn to analyse and modify behaviour using principles of applied behaviour analysis in any industry or circumstance that requires behavioural change or maintenance. They will understand these principles deeply and learn how to implement them effectively in various contexts, allowing them to address behavioural issues and promote positive behaviour change.

Graduates will also contribute predominantly to the behavioural assessments and interventions involving individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism. This could include designing and implementing behaviour intervention plans, conducting assessments to identify specific behavioural challenges, and collaborating with other professionals to provide comprehensive support.

Adhering to the standards of:

2 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • ABA Therapist
  • Academician / Lecturer
  • Behaviour Analyst
  • Case Supervisor
  • Clinical Director
  • Early Intervention Programme Manager / Coordinator
  • Occupational Health & Safety Advisor
  • Rehabilitation Officer
  • Special Education Consultants
Estimated Total Course Fee
  • RM48,200
    for Malaysian students
  • USD10,195
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 6 core coursework modules, 2 Research Projects, and 2 Practicum courses.

Core Modules

Concepts and Principles of Behavioural Analysis
Measurement and Experimental Design
Identification and Assessment
Ethical and Professional Conduct
Behaviour Change Applications
Intervention and Implementation

Research Projects

The Research Projects involve the planning, executing and reporting of a behaviour modification intervention project for each of the semesters when the subject is offered. One project focuses on increasing a target behaviour, and the second focuses on decreasing a chosen behaviour, using behavioural analytic principles.

Research Project 1
Research Project 2


Students will complete two practical placements at agencies with onsite behaviour analyst supervisors overseeing their work in applying behavioural analytic concepts in the real world. These placements contribute to the professional training hours required by the Malaysia Association of Behaviour Analysis (MABA) to be a Malaysian Certified Behaviour Analyst (MCBA).

Practicum 1
Practicum 2
Student studying

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00; or other relevant or equivalent qualification, experience and a requirement accepted by the HEP Senate

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent
  • TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 200 (computer-based) or 75 (internet-based)
  • PTE Academic: 50 overall
  • Cambridge English: 170 (Grade B)/B2 (First/CEFR)
  • Cambridge English: 170 (Grade B)/B2 (Advanced/CEFR)
  • SPM English 1119: 5C

Mode of Delivery

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Online Blended Learning
  • Practical Placements
  • Industrial Visits
  • Behavioural Research Projects

Application Procedure

Kindly email the following documents to [email protected] for an eligibility check:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree transcript
  • Completion certificate

    After passing the eligibility check, the school administrator will brief the student further regarding the application process. Incomplete documents will not be processed.

    For further information about the programme or to contact Professor Alvin Ng Lai Oon (Programme Leader), please email @email or Ms Michelle Tan May Yi (Programme Coordinator) at @email

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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