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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology

Offered by: Nilai University
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs (9 sem)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)56930/Course
FacultyFaculty Of Science & Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
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.

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

Entry Requirements• Pass STPM or equivalent with at least a Grade C (GP 2.0) in 2subjects and pass SPM or equivalent; OR • Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects; OR • Pass Matriculation / Foundation / ‘Asasi’ of any public or private institutions of higher learning or institutions that are authorised to offer foundation programmes with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and pass SPM or equivalent; OR • Pass South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) with minimum 50% with 5 subjects including a science subject; OR • Pass International Baccalaureate (IB), the UK with 24 points in 6 subjects; OR • Pass the Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) with a minimum of 50% in 6 subjects; OR • Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) in a related field of any Higher Educational Institutions recognised by the Government of Malaysia and pass SPM or equivalent; AND English Requirements • A credit in English at SPM; OR • GCSE / IGCSE minimum Grade B; OR • IELTS 5.0; OR • TOEFL 520 (PBT) / 68 (iBT) / 190 (CBT)
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All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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