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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology

Offered by: International University Of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
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Exam BodyIUMW, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Years / 6 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees51,560 / Course
Fees (International Student)66,100 / Course
CampusIUMW City Campus
FacultyFaculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology is specifically designed to develop its students with a strong foundation of knowledge and practical skills that are sought after in the changing world of biotechnology.

Students will acquire a sound principle of science, gain basic knowledge in applied aspect of biotechnology and enhance their communication and interpersonal skills which are valuable and compelling to employers.

This programme provides an understanding and practical skills behind the use of biologically derived materials for a multitude of applications. Such materials include microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, yeast, algae) and materials derived from them and other biological sources (e.g. enzymes, protein, DNA). These applications focus on three core areas, namely agriculture productions, industrial manufacturing, and human health.

Industrial Training and Undergraduate Project which link students directly to the industry and leading-edge research are some of the added features of this programme, giving it a practical hands-on approach.


Programme Modules

Semester 1

  • English for Academic Writing
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia*
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Communication Malay 2)**
  • Co-Curricular 1 (U4)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Fundamentals and Programming
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Mathematics

Semester 2

  • English for Research Writing
  • Hubungan Etnik*
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (Malaysian Studies 3)**
  • Co-Curricular 2 (U4)
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology

Semester 3

  • English for Occupational Purposes
  • Intro to Entrepreneurship (U2)
  • Biochemistry II
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Enzyme Technology

Semester 4

  • Food Microbiology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immunology
  • Microobial Biotechnology
  • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture

Semester 5

  • Public Speaking Skills ‘
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Undergraduate Project I

Semester 6

  • Fermentation Technology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Bioreactor Design
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology (U3)
  • Undergraduate project II

Semester 7

  • Industrial Training


*For Malaysian Students

**For International Students

Entry Requirements
  1. Pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent; and
  2. Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with minimum two (2) principal passes (c), including one (1) science subject; or
  3. a-level with minimum two(2) principal passes (e), including one (1) science subject; or
  4. unified examination certificate (UEC) with grade b4 in five (5) subjects including two (2) science subjects; or
  5. Pass in foundation in science; or
  6. Pass in diploma (level 4 MQF) in the relevant field with minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  7. Other recognised equivalent qualification.
Intake Months14 Feb, 27 Jun, 5 Sep
Career Prospects

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

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