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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Medical Biotechnology (IMU) or Degree from Partner Universities in overseas

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Exam BodyInternational Medical University (IMU) or Partner Universities
Course Duration3 Years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)117,300/Course
FacultySchool of Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

Medical Biotechnology Degree

Throughout history, we have benefitted from these amazing discoveries; from Edward Jenner who created the world’s first vaccination for small pox, to the use of contact lenses to non-invasively monitor blood glucose in diabetic patients, and up to today where scientists have created biotechnology software to identify human faces with DNA left behind at crime scenes as well as wearable tattoos to monitor our important body functions by sending the information directly to the smart phones of our doctors.

Medical biotechnology students at IMU will learn how to contribute towards developing beneficial products to prevent and treat human diseases, learn how to communicate your findings to the general public and eventually to market your own biotechnology products and set up your own companies.


Amongst the teaching methodologies conducted in the programme include: face-to-face lectures, laboratory practicals, small group teaching (problem based learning and tutorials), workshops, computer-aided learning (CAL), seminars, presentations, industrial visits, video reviews, internships, guided reading and portfolio as well as original and independent research work.



MPU SHORT SEMESTER Semester 1 Semester 2
  • MPU U1 Ethnics Relations*
  • MPU U1 Islamic and Asian Civilisation*
  • MPU U1 Malaysian Studies 3**
  • MPU U1 Malay Language Communication 2**
  • MPU U3 Nutrition and Wellness/ History of Health Professional/ Introduction to Media Literacy/ Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror/ Survey of Asian Literature

* Malaysian students
** International students
MPU U3 choose any 1 module

  • Basic Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science Communication
  • Chemistry for
  • Biotechnologists
    Biodiversity and Conservaton for Biotechnology
  • Instrumentation, Biosafety and Quality Management
  • Molecular Blology and Immunology
  • MPU U2 English for Health Sciences/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • General Pharmacology
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Ethics and Biotechnology
  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
  • Fundamental of Bioinformatics
Semester 3 Semester 4 SHORT SEMESTER
  • Analytical Chemistry for Biotechnologists 1
  • Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Forensic Science
  • Fundamental of Structural Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Management and Experimentation on Animals
  • Elective: Algorithms and Data Structure/ Medical Epidemiology and Public Health* *

Choose 1 elective module

  • Toxicology and Toxinology
  • Omics Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Biotechniques in Biotechnology and Community Health
  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • MPU U4 Social Responsibility
  • Pathology for Biotechnologists
  • Research Methodology
  • Current Trends in Medical Biotechnology
  • Free Elective: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Radiobiology

* Choose 1 elective module

Semester 5 Semester 6
  • Medical Biotechnology Research Projects
  • Elective: Research and Commercialisation in Biotechnology / Business Management/ Fundamentals of Cosmeceuticals / BioPharming:Harvesting Therapeutics/ Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Supplements*

*Choose any 3 elective modules

  • Biotechnology Internship
Entry Requirements
Examinations Requirements
A- Levels CCD
(including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics)
(including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics)
Australian Matriculation 65% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 (including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics)
NCEA Level 3 60% aggregate (including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics)
Canadian Grade 12/13 70% aggregate in 6 subjects
(including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B in 5 subjects (including 2 Science subjects /
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 or GPA 2.00 (including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics)
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% (including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics)
Ministry of Education Matriculation * cGPA 2.50 (including 2 Science subjects /
International Baccalaureate (IB) 26 points (including 2 Science subjects /
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA 2.70
(2 Science subjects must be AP
Foundation in Science # cGPA 2.00 or 50%
(including 2 Science subjects / Mathematics) (Foundation in Biosciences / Foundation in Engineering / Foundation in Science)
Degree BSc in related field:
cGPA 2.00
Diploma Diploma in Science (UiTM), Diploma in Microbiology (UiTM) – cGPA 2.50
Diploma in related field – cGPA 2.00

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.

Minimum credit in Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject at SPM level.  Students may be exempted from the above requirement if they achieved the same results at Pre University level.

  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.
  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. **
    (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)
  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects. Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.

English Language Requirement

MUET Band score of 3; or
(For Malaysian students)
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5; or
TOEFL iBT* Overall score of 46; or
Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE)* Overall score of 162; or
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE)* Overall score of 162; or
Cambridge Linguaskill* Overall score of 160; or
Pearson Test of English (PTE)* Overall score of 51; or
Credit Transfer IELTS Overall band score of 7.0

* ONLY applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia

Intake Months

July and September 

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

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