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Bachelor of Science Biotechnology (Hons)

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Exam BodyMAHSA University
Course Duration3 Years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees72660
Fees (International Student)Refer to Univ.
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

MAHSA University offers Bachelor of Science Biotechnology (Hons) which is a 3-year programme for the aspirants willing for a great career in Biotechnology in the areas of industry, medicine and environmental research.

During the programme, students will gain knowledge on biology, chemistry, bioprocess engineering, plant and animal biotechnology, statistics, genetics, genetic engineering, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, Recombinant DNA technology etc.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science Biotechnology (Hons) from MAHSA University can direct themselves towards career opportunities like academician, scientists, expert in industries, quality analyst, product specialist, entrepreneur and so on in biotechnology and allied fields.

Essentially, students graduating from MAHSA University can fulfil the requirements expected by biotechnology and its associated industries.

Curriculum
SUBJECTSUBJECT CODE 
1Basic ChemistryBTBC-4113
 Biostatistics for BiotechnologistBTBB-4113
 Biophysics and InstrumentationBTBI-4113
 English for Academic PurposeENG 6112/ BMU 114
 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)MPU3123/ BMU 115
 Malaysian Studies for International StudentsMPU3173/ BMU 115
 Introduction to BiotechnologyBTIB-4113
 Developmental BiologyBTDB-4113
2Cell Structure and DynamicsBTCD-4123
 GeneticsBTGE-4123
 Basic MicrobiologyBTBM-4123
 English for Academic WritingENG6212/ BMU126
 Hubungan EthnikMPU3113/ BMU116
 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 for International StudentsMPU3213/ BMU116
 BioprocessingBTBP-4123
 Cell and Tissue CultureBTCT-4123
3Plant BiotechnologyBTPB-5213
 BiochemistryBTMB-5213
 Genomics and ProteomicsBTGP-5213
 Animal BreedingBTAB-5213
 Youth DevelopmentMPU 3423/ BMU 417
 Microbial BiotechnologyBTMB-5213
 Elective–I 
4Molecular DiagnosisBTMD-5223
 Bio TechniquesBTBT-5223
 Immunology & ImmunotechnologyBTII-5223
 Research MethodologyBTRM-5222
 Molecular BiologyBTMB-5223
 Elective–II 
 IPR, Biosafety and Bio-EthicsBTIP-5223
SSIndustrial TrainingBTIT-5236
5Entrepreneurship Development (MPU 2)MPU3243/ BMU415
 Nano Biotechnology/Drug DeliveryBTNB-6313
 Recombinant DNA TechnologyBTRD-6313
 Research Project IBTRP-6314
 Elective-III 
6Bioinformatics for BiologistBTBB-6323
 Personal & Professional DevelopmentBMC 423
 Research Project IIBTRP-6326
 Community ServiceMPU3312/ BMU417
 Elective IV 
 Elective V 

Specialized Elective Papers

FIELD OF STUDYELECTIVE NO.SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODE
Medical BiotechnologyElective – I/ Elective – IIHuman Anatomy and PhysiologyBEAP-5203
Human Molecular GeneticsBEHG-5203
Self-Study and Review in Medical BiotechnologyBESM-5203
Elective III/ Elective IV/ Elective VMolecular TherapeuticsBEMT-6304
Applications and Advancements of Medical BiotechnologyBEAA- 6304
Stem Cell TechnologyBEST-6304
Recent Topics in Medical BiotechnologyBEMB- 6304
Agricultural BiotechnologyElective – I/ Elective – IIPlant Tissue Culture TechniquesBEPT-5203
Plant Molecular Biology and Plant Genetic EngineeringBEPM-5203
Self-Study and Review in Agricultural BiotechnologyBESP-5203
Elective III/ Elective IV/ Elective VAdvancements in Plant BiotechnologyBEAP-6304
Bio Fertilizers and Bio PesticidesBEBB-6304
Genetically Modified PlantsBEGP-6304
Recent Topics in Agricultural BiotechnologyBEPB-6304
Animal BiotechnologyElective – I/ Elective – IIAnimal Tissue Culture TechnologyBEAT-5203
Animal Genetic EngineeringBEAG-5203
Self-Study and Review in Animal BiotechnologyBESA-5203
Elective III/ Elective IV/ Elective VAdvancements in Animal BiotechnologyBEAB-6304
Aquatic BiotechnologyBEAB-6304
Genetically Modified AnimalsBEGA-6304
Recent Topics in Animal BiotechnologyBEAB-6304
Industrial BiotechnologyElective – I/ Elective – II *Bioprocess & Biochemical EngineeringBEBB-5203
Food Processing and PreservationBEFP-5203
Self-Study and Review in Industrial BiotechnologyBESI-5203
Elective III/ Elective IV/ Elective VPharmaceutical BiotechnologyBEPB-6304
Enzymology and Enzyme TechnologyBEEE-6304
Beverages and AlcoholsBEBE-6304
Recent Topics in Industrial BiotechnologyBEIB-6304
Environmental BiotechnologyElective – I/ Elective – II *Biodegradation and BioremediationBEBI-5203
Biomass and Bio ProductsBEBM-5203
Self-Study and Review in Environmental BiotechnologyBESE-5203
Elective III/ Elective IV/ Elective VAdvancements in Environmental BiotechnologyBEAE-6304
Molecular EcologyBEME-6304
Bio-energy and BiotransformationBEBB-6304
Recent Topics in Environmental BiotechnologyBEEB-6304
Entry Requirements

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.

 

 

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR Band 3 in MUET OR its equivalent.

 

 

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.


 

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR Band 3 in MUET OR its equivalent.


 

i. MQF Level Entry Requirement English Competency Requirement (International Student) OR


 

ii. 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

iii. 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


 

iv. 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 level for candidate in categories (i), (ii) and (iii) can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

Intake Months

April/Oct

Career Prospects
  • Research & Development, Manufacturing & Services, Quality and Regulatory Affairs jobs as follows
  • Bioinformatics/ Product specialist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Medical coding
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Greenhouse and field expert
  • Instrumentation maintenance /calibration technician
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Laboratory automation specialist
  • Laboratory support worker
  • Pharma Manufacturing assistant / technician
  • Documentation coordinator
  • Patent filing executive
  • Health and safety specialist
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Research associate

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


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