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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology

Offered by: Nilai University
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years (9 semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)57000/Course
FacultySchool of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Study Abroad PathwayYes
Course Description

This programme is an innovative multi-disciplinary degree that was developed with inputs from key industry players and the academicians. It features biotechnology modules coupled with electives in business, communications, marketing, accounting and many more.

  • Understanding Biotechnology
  • Introductory Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Statistics
Basic Biological Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • General Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Foundation Of Business
  • Introduction To Marketing (Elective) OR 
    Foundation Of Managerial Accounting (Elective) OR 
    Business Communication (Elective) OR 
    Introduction To Organisational Behaviour (Elective)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biodiversity And Environmental Bioresources
  • Cell And Tissue Culture
  • Cell And Molecular Biology
  • Principles Of Immunology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Innovation And Commercialisation
  • Introduction To Forensic Science (Elective) OR 
    Principles Of Strategic Management (Elective) OR 
    Managing Business Operation (Elective)
  • Biotechnology For Crop Improvement
  • Cell And Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Immunological Techniques In Biotechnology
  • Drug And Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Introduction To Bioprocess Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Food Science And Technology
  • Plant Genetic Engineering (Elective) OR 
    Plant Cell And Tissue Culture Techniques (Elective)
  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Hubungan Etnik OR Pengajian Malaysia 3 (Malaysian Studies 3)
  • Graduate Preparatory Course*
MPU2B-D (Choose 3 University Courses from Cat. B-F)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction To Theatre And Acting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Professional Development
  • Dale Carnegie Skills For Success
  • General Anthropology
  • General Philosophy
  • General Psychology
  • General Sociology
  • Introduction To Golf
  • Outward Bound
MPU3 (Category A University Course)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Industrial Training
(only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Academic English

* Students who have completed the Graduate Preparatory Course at the diploma level are not required to take this course again, but are required to take an additional University Course to ensure that a total of four (4) MPU2 courses are taken.

** Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia and Hubungan Etnik are meant to be for local students while Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 and Pengajian Malaysia 3 are for international students.

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

Entry Requirements
  • STPM or equivalent: Minimum Grade C(GPA2.00) in any 2 subjects and possess SPM with three credits in Mathematice, one Science subject and one any other subject.
  • UEC: 5Bs including Mathematics, one Science subject and any other three subjects
  • Foundation/Matriculation/Asasi: CGPA 2.00 or its equivalent
  • Diploma (related field): CGPA 2.00

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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