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

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
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Exam BodyInternational Medical University (IMU) or Partner Universities
Course Duration3+0 / 1.5+1.5 / 2+2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees111,000 or 176,556 - 233,120/Course
Fees (International Student)117,300 or 179,706 - 237,320/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

Ever wonder how new drugs and vaccines are discovered? Why there are improved and accelerated drug testing, better diagnostic capabilities, and the availability of foods which enhance nutritional values? This progress has tremendously improved healthcare and is viewed by many scientists as only a beginning to the great era of medical biotechnology. Scientists believe that the availability of “targeted therapies” for diseases and individuals should dramatically improve drug safety and efficacy, and the development of predictive technologies may lead to a new era in disease prevention, particularly in some of the world’s rapidly developing economies. This sound rationale holds great potential and promise in the field of medical biotechnology.

The IMU Medical Biotechnology programme has incorporated key features to prepare the modern Medical Biotechnologist for challenges beyond tomorrow. These features offer an appreciable advantage to students as there is significant emphasis on concepts and theories important for creating a stable platform to develop technical know-how and skills.

The technical skills of the student begins with learning in a controlled laboratory environment. As the student progresses, he/she will be taught to think and solve problems analytically through modules that were specially designed for them to make independent decisions.

Furthermore, IMU has a myriad of expertise in the field of medical and pharmaceutical sciences. The faculty members are already engaged in active research work, providing a suitable environment for the medical biotechnology student to experience the thinking, planning, application and discussion related to research.


A-Levels CCD (including 2 science subjects)
STPM CC (including 2 science subjects)
Australian Matriculation 65% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
NCEA Level 3 Not less than 60% (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
Canadian Grade 12/13 70% aggregate (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B in 5 subjects (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 or GPA 2.00 (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
Indian Pre-University 70% (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
Ministry of Education Matriculation# cGPA 2.50 (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 26 points (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA 2.70 (2 science subjects must be AP courses)
Foundation * # cGPA 2.00 or 50% (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
(Foundation in Science, Foundation in Biosciences, Foundation in Engineering)
Degree BSc: cGPA 2.00
Diploma Diploma in Science (UiTM), Diploma in Microbiology (UiTM) -cGPA 2.50 (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)
Diploma in related field – cGPA 2.00 (including 2 science subjects / Mathematics)

All qualifications should include a pass in SPM or equivalent level.

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution.

* IMU does not accept any foundation in science courses from other colleges/universities for its dentistry programme except for foundation in science by IMU.

Foundation in Science qualification from other colleges/universities will be considered on case by case basis for admission into the Medicine & Pharmacy programme. In addition, it is only applicable for application into the IMU local programmes and not for all credit transfer options. Student with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into the IMU programmes with credit transfer option (except for medicine & dentistry), upon meeting eligibility of the required entry requirement of the intended programme.

English Language Requirement

Applicants are required to have this at the point of entry:

MUET Band score of 3 (for Malaysian students only)*
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5 (for Malaysian students)*Overall band score of 6.0 (for International students)*
Those who opt for overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0.
TOEFL* Overall score of 513 (PBT) / 183 (CBT)/ 65 (iBT)


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

  • Students without IELTS or MUET can opt to sit for the Password English Test which is available only in IMU and must obtain the equivalent score required for IELTS. Students who have successfully enrolled using the Password English Test are still required to sit for MUET and (or) IELTS exam within the first year of their studies in IMU. This is ONLY applicable to those who are completing the entire degree in IMU, Malaysia. Please contact Admissions Office for further details or to register for the test.
  • The entry requirements and English requirements are subject to change.
Entry Requirements


Intake Months

August and September 

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

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