The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology is designed to develop students with a strong foundation of knowledge and practical skills that are sought after in the changing world of biotechnology.
This programme provides an understanding of, and the 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.
Biology of Organisms
Computer Fundamentals and Programming
Introduction to Biotechnology
Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Student)
Communicative Malay 2 (International Student)
English for Academic Writing
Cell and Molecular Biology
English for Research Writing
Cell and Tissue Culture
Environmental Biotechnology (Elective)
Microbial Biotechnology (Elective)
English for Occupational Purposes
Public Speaking Skills
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
Malaysian Studies 3 (International Students)
*Choose any THREE (3) electives
Bioethics & Biosafety
Medical Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Elective)
Undergraduate Project I
Current Topics in Biotechnology
Industrial Biotechnology or Fermentation Technology (Elective)
Undergraduate Project II
Pass STPM with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent; OR
Pass STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent; OR
Matriculation/Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent, and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent; OR
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject; OR
A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent.
Note: The credit requirement at SPM can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation are equivalent or higher.
A-Level with minimum of Grade D in any two (2) subjects, or its equivalent; and possess O-Level with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent; AND
Achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) OR Band 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) OR its equivalent.
English Competency Requirements
All international students are bound to the English Competency requirement set by the University and the Malaysian Qualification Agency except those who are:
From countries where English is the official language; OR
From an academic institution which uses English as its main medium of instruction.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.