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Diploma in Biotechnology

Offered by: Nilai University
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 years (7 semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees34200/Course
Fees (International Student)34200/Course
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Study Abroad PathwayYes
Course Description

This internationally-recognised diploma prepares you with the skills and know-how on new biological processes of commercial importance in a diverse range of industries such as pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, forensic and healthcare sectors.

Graduates of this programme are recognised to enter into a relevant degree programme at Nilai U or our reputable partner universities

Curriculum
FOUNDATIONAL
  • Understanding Biotechnology
CORE
Fundamental
  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Statistics
Basic Biological Sciences
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Biochemistry
Major
  • Basic Business Administration
  • Cell Culture Techniques
  • Introductory Bioinformatics
  • Basic Techniques In Molecular Biology
  • Agricultural And Industrial Biotechnology
  • Marine And Environmental Biotechnology
  • Molecular And Medical Biotechnology
General Skills
  • Introduction To Information Technology
SUMMATIVE
  • Biotechnology
MATA PELAJARAN UMUM
MPU1*
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
MPU2
  • Graduate Preparatory Course
MPU3
  • Food and Culture OR Environment and Development in Malaysia
MPU4
  • Co-Curriculum
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
  • Internship
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • Basic Academic English
MALAY LANGUAGE
(only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A

*Pengajian Malaysia 2 is for local students while Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 is for international students.

Entry from Diploma into the Degree is subject to meeting programme & relevant entry requirements.

Entry Requirements
  • SPM/O-Level: 3Cs in Mathematics, one Science subject and one any other subject
  • UEC: 3Bs in Mathematics, one Science subject and one any other subject
  • SKM/SKK MQF Level 3 (in a related field): Pass and pass SPM with 1C
  • Certificate MQF Level 3 (in a related field): CGPA 2.0

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (for international students)*

  • IELTS: 5.0 OR
  • TOEFL: 410 (PBT)/ 34 (iBT) OR
  • Pearson: 36 OR
  • MUET: 3

*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirement may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the TOEFL / IELTS examination.

Intake MonthsJan, May & Oct

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


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