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Diploma in Applied Science (Biology)

Offered by: Manipal International University (MIU)
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

Our Diploma in Applied Science (Biology) focuses on agriculture related fields such as plant and animal sciences, food crop and microbial science. It also covers

applied sciences related to bioinformatics, tissue culture and recombinant DNA technology as well as knowledge on Intellectual Property Rights in order to inform students about the protection of innovations and inventions related to applied science.

Graduates of this programme gain bright job prospects in the public and private agricultural sectors as well as in the elds of research and entrepreneurship.

To support the Diploma programme, we have ve dedicated science labs: Microbiology Lab, Proteomics Lab, Molecular Lab, Plant Tissue Culture Lab, and

Animal Cell Culture Lab. Graduates will be able to continue their studies at our university with the Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) (Hons).

Semester Subject
1 Mathematics | Physics | Chemistry | Fundamentals of Biology | Prociency English 1 | Co-Curriculum
2 Biochemistry | Microbiology | Genetics | Biostatics | Introduction to Biotechnology | Computer Skills
Short Semester Creative and Critical Thinking 1 | Pengajian Malaysia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
Semester Subject
3 Cell Biology | Immunology | Biofuels and Biotechnology | Molecular Biology | Recombinant DNA Technology | Intellectual Property Rights
4 Entrepreneurship | Food Biotechnology | Industrial Biotechnology | Environmental Biotechnology | Fermentation Technology | Computational Biology
Short Semester Constitution and Community 1 | Prociency English 2
Semester Subject
5 Microbial Biotechnology | Project | Animal Biotechnology | Elective (Agricultural Biotechnology / Medical Biotechnology / Marine Biotechnology)
Short Semester Industrial Training




Entry Requirements
  • Pass SPM / SPMV (or equivalent) with a minimum of Credit in THREE (3) subjects including Mathematics and two subjects Biology ,Chemistry or Science, or
  • Pass Science Certificate (recognized by Malaysian Government) with a minimum CGPA of 2.0, or
  • Pass Certificate (Level 3 KKM ) with CGPA 2.0, or
  • Other equivalent qualification as recognized by the Malaysian Government, AND
  • English Language Requirement
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Feb/Apr/June/ Sept

Career Prospects

Graduating with Diploma in Applied Science (Biology) will enable you to be employed as laboratory technician in research and development, manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance areas. You could also find employment in technical sales of biotechnological products.  It is also conceivable with the Diploma certificate to pursue further study leading towards the undergraduate degree program in Biotechnology, Biomedical Science or Medical Biotechnology and move on to postgraduate degree programs, to start your future in the dynamic and fast changing field of Science. Most applied biology careers are with government agencies or private industries (BioNexus Companies), and while some applied biology diploma holder’s work in labs as technicians while others assist in the production of pharmaceuticals or maintaining natural resources. 

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

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