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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology

Offered by: Quest International University (QIU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs (12 Sem)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Refer to the University
FacultyFaculty of Intergrated Life Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that combines the knowledge of biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, engineering, and mathematics. It involves the use of living organisms together with various modern technologies to improve existing products or to produce new ones for the benefit of mankind and the environment.

Our 4-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology programme emphasizes current advances in biotechnology that increase agricultural yield, prevent/cure ailments, produce a healthier & cleaner environment and minimise hazardous waste production in industries. Students will be introduced to modern high-end laboratories equipped with the latest Biotechnology instruments. In their final year of studies, a mini-project will be assigned to each student to hone their research, innovation, and problem-solving skills to gain self-confidence during real-world experiences. This will be followed by 6 months of internship at Biotechnology companies or universities as practical training in an actual working environment.

The curriculum, delivered by experienced professional academics and industry experts, will enhance the students’ understanding of Biotechnology and real-life industry-related issues, equipping them with bio-entrepreneurship knowledge, presentation skills, and leadership qualities to succeed in their careers. Students graduating from the B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology programme at QIU armed with these additional qualities and their knowledge in the current trends in Biotechnology will be outstanding candidates for even the most challenging of jobs.

Entry Requirements
English Proficiency for International Students IELTS 5.0 OR Band 3 in MUET OR its equivalent.
Matriculation / Foundation / Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass with a minimum grade of Jayyid, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject, or its equivalent.
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with at least grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics
Recognised Diploma in a related field A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent.


Note: The credit requirement at SPM level for candidate in categories (i), (iii) and (iv) can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

Intake Months

April, July, September/October

Career Prospects

Career opportunities for young Biotechnologists are broad and promising in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, industry, and others. They include the following positions:

  • Molecular Biologist
  • Microbiologist in the Food Industry
  • Microbiologist in Medical Laboratories
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Life Science Product Specialist
  • Agriculture, Food Science, Biofuel Technologist
  • Cell Tissue Culture Technologist
  • Food Quality Control Technologist
  • Process Technologist (Downstream/Upstream)
  • Water Quality Technologist
  • Food Technologist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Environmental Conservationist
  • Food Safety Expert
  • Genomics Expert
  • Instrumentation Expert
  • Research Scientist Academician
  • Science Teacher/Scientific Officer
  • Biosafety Expert
  • Science Writer/Journalist
  • Patent + IPR Officer
  • Civil Servant

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

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