Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Bioinformatics

(R/481/6/0708) 02/21 (A6684)

Course Information

Duration: 3 Years
Campus: Malacca
Full Time
Conducted in Malaysia: Yes
Level of Study: Bachelor's Degree Level
Field of Study: Computing & IT
Faculty: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Exam Body: Internal Degree, Malaysia
Fees: 60000/Course

Course Overview

Bioinformatics is dynamic and evolving, representing one of the most rapidly growing and challenging areas in science and technology today.

The MMU Bioinformatics programme is a balance of IT and Life Sciences plus training in specific applications. A significant component of our programme is practical laboratory experience and problem-based learning, alongside student presentations and lectures in small classes. Projects and Industry experience add another dimension to the knowledge gained in lectures.


Year 1

  • Mathematical Techniques
  • Computer Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry I
  • Discrete Mathematics and Probability
  • Computer Architecture and Organisation
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Bioinformatics Programming I
  • Biochemistry II
  • U2
  • U3
  • U4

Year 2

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Bioinformatics Programming II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms I
  • Parallel Computing
  • Basic Human Genetics
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • U1

Year 3

  • Project
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms II
  • Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • Introductory course in Pharmacology
  • Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues in Life
  • Sciences
  • Industrial Training
  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4

Elective Subjects (Choose any 4 subjects)

  • Computer Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Human Pathology
  • Web Techniques and Application
  • Cloud Computing
  • Expert Systems
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things Fundamental
  • Management of Information Security
  • Data Wrangling and Visualization
  • Data Analytics Fundamentals

University Subjects

  • U1 – MPU3113 Hubungan Etnik AND MPU3123 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Local) – MPU3143 Bahasa Komunikasi 2 AND MPU3173 Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International)
  • U2 – Subject code starts with MPU32XX (for local student who got exemption in SPM Bahasa Melayu & for International Students). MPU3210 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for local student without credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
  • U3 – Subject code starts with MPU33XX
  • U4 – Subject code starts with MPU34XX

Entry Requirements

  • Pass Foundation / Matriculation studies in related field from a recognised institution, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics in SPM or Grade C in STPM or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in any 2 Subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics in SPM or Grade D in A Level or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English; OR
  • Diploma in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
    *Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
  • Any other Diploma in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process AND a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
    Note: Candidates without a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent may be admitted if the qualification contains subjects in Mathematics and the achievement is higher or equivalent to the requirement of the subject at SPM Level or its equivalent.
  • Pass DKM /DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 MUST have at least two (2) years of work experience in the related field.
    Note: DKM /DLKM/DVM candidates may be required to undergo Bridging Programme as an additional requirement.
  • All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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