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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology

Offered by: Manipal International University (MIU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years (6 semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees58200/course
Fees (International Student)66000/course
FacultySchool of Science & Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

The Biotechnology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today, and is expected to contribute 5% of Malaysia’s GDP by the year 2020.

This is a multidisciplinary field that harnesses biological processes to create and improve products for the betterment of society. It is also expected to play a key role in solving current world problems such as food security, disease, environmental degradation, and climate change.

The Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) (Hons) program provides an overview of the biotechnology industry and common techniques used in R&D. Graduates are trained to fuse their technical expertise with a keen understanding of this fast-paced industry.

Curriculum

YEAR 1

Semester 1 Semester 2

Fundamental Science

Genetics

Fundamentals of Biology

Microbiology

Biochemistry

Immunology

Cell Biology

Biostatistics
TITAS (Local) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3 (International) Hubungan Etnik (Local) / Pengajian Malaysia (International)
English for Professional Communication  

 

YEAR 2

Semester 3 Semester 4

Biophysics

Plant Biotechnology

Molecular Biology

Animal Biotechnology

Developmental Biology

Computational Biology

Genetic Engineering

Microbial Biotechnology
Computer Skills

Family Issues

Creative and Critical Thinking 2 or Psychology 2  

 

YEAR 3

Semester 5 Semester 6

Fermentation Technology & Bioprocess Engineering

Environmental Biotechnology

IPR, Bioethics and Biosafety

Entrepreneurship Development

Elective 1 (Food Biotechnology/Marine Biotechnology /Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)

Final Project
Elective 2 (Agri-Biotechnology /Medical Biotechnology /Industrial Biotechnology)

Industrial Training

Community Services and Curriculum
Entry Requirements
  • Pass STPM/STAM with at least 2 Principle Passes (CGPA 2.00) in relevant subjects, or
  • Pass UEL with a minimum grade B in 5 subjects, or
  • Pass Matriculation/ Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or
  • Pass Foundation in a related field from Manipal International University (MIU) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or
  • Pass Diploma in a relevant field with a minimum of CGPA 2.00, or
  • Pass A-Levels with a minimum grade C in 2 relevant subjects (CGPA 2.00), or
  • Pass Australian Year 12 academic qualifications (ACT/HSC/ NTCE/SAGE/ TCE/ WACE) with average of 55 %, or
  • Pass South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with a minimum aggregate Tertiary Education Rank (TER) of 55% including Mathematics, or
  • Pass Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) with an average of 55% including Mathematics, or
  • Pass Canadian Pre-University (CPU) or Ontario Secondary Diploma (Canadian Grade 12) with an average of 55% including Mathematics, or
  • Pass International Baccalaureate with a minimum score of 24/25, or
  • Other equivalent qualifications as recognized by the Malaysia Government, and
  • English Language Requirements.
Intake Months

March, July, and October

Career Prospects

Successful completion of this programme opens up the door for exciting employment prospects in Biotechnology and for postgraduate studies in Biotechnology. Hiring trends in the Biotechnology industry entails:

  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Assistant
  • Biotechnology Research Associate
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Crime Lab Technician or Forensic Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Biotechnology Product Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Salesperson
  • Patent Agent for Biotechnological Inventions in Patent Office

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


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