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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology

Offered by: AIMST University
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences (FAS)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) has set its goals to promote cutting-edge multidisciplinary programmes that are infused with the elements of innovativeness and technopreneurship designed to enhance market competitiveness. FAS offer BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology, BSc (Hons) in Bioinformatics, Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology (Research Mode) and Doctor Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology (Research Mode).

BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology programme will provide adequate knowledge and essential skills to the student on the various scope of biotechnological processes that impact our daily lives. The student will discover and explore the importance of biotechnology in the rapidly developing health, food, agriculture, environmental industrial sectors. The programme is fully-accredited by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). The BSc (Hons) Biotechnology programme received Grade A (91/100) by MQA. FAS teaching staff are highly experienced academicians from different fields of interests. Upon graduation, the student will be well-equipped with the knowledge of biotechnological processess, techniques and industrial experience to embark on an exciting career


The three year BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology programme emphasizes the integration of theory with specialized practicals, while ensuring a sound basis in the relevent biological sciences that underpin the programme.

In the First Year, the students will acquire a good foundation in the critical life science courses, as well as in information technology that are tailored for biological applications.

The Second Year programme integrates genetics-based courses with modern biotechnology and includes an introduction to bioinformatics. At the end of the Second Year, students will undergo an internship training either locally or overseas.

The Third Year courses expand further into special areas in biotechnology and molecular biology, and also cover issues of biosafety, bioethics and the basics of business management for biotechnology enterprises. Students will carry out a research project on selected topics in biotechnology.

Year 1

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biocomputing
  • Biodiversity
  • Biophysics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Humanistic Perspectives in Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

Year 2

  • Algal and Fungal Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotech Trends
  • Cell Culture
  • Downstream processing
  • Food technology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Human Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Training
  • Plant Science
  • Virology

Year 3

  • Aquaculture
  • Bioethics, Bioregulation & Biosafety
  • Biomolecular Diagnostics
  • Business Management
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Metabolomics
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Molecular Pathogenesis
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Laboratory Biorisk Mangement
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Project
Entry Requirements

A-Levels / STPM / STAM / equivalent:

  • Min pass with grade C in 2 subjects.
  • Pass STAM (grade jayyid) with full pass in 2 subject

UEC: Pass with grade B in 5 subjects

AIMST Foundation in Science:

  • Pass in 3 subjects including Biology
  • minimum 50%, Grade C or CGPA 2.00)

Diploma in related field: CGPA ≥ 2.0

Must pass SPM/O Level or equivalent

Intake Months

Registration Dates: 19 Mar / 01 Aug / 07 Oct

Intake Closing Dates: 02 Apr / 15 Aug / 21 Oct

Career Prospects
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental / Safety Officer
  • Laboratory Specialist
  • Liaison Officer
  • Licensing Associate
  • Patent Agent
  • Product Sales and Marketing
  • Product Specialist
  • Quality Controller
  • Research Officer
  • Scientific Officer
  • Science / Biotechnology writer/ Tutor

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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