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Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

Offered by: Taylor's University
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees94,500 / course
Fees (International Student)USD 31,848 / course
CampusTaylor's University, Malaysia
FacultyFaculty of Health & Medical Sciences: School of Biosciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description
The programme is designed to give students a comprehensive education and training in biotechnology focusing on three core areas, namely agriculture, healthcare and industrial.

Students will be exposed to scientific principles and knowledge, bioinformation technologies, laboratory techniques in research and development, business and entrepreneurship skills, as well as legal, intellectual, social and ethical issues.

Through this programme, we are able to produce responsible biotechnologists who are capable of applying their scientific knowledge and skills to develop novel products and services, for the benefit of society.




Semester 1
  • Principles of Life Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
  • MPU (U2)*
Semester 2
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Physical & Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation


Semester 3
  • Microbial Genetics & Physiology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Elective
  • Elective
Semester 4
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Genes & Tissue Culture Technology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Elective
  • MPU (U4)*


Semester 5
  • Applied & Industrial Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Research & Laboratory Management
  • Research Project I
  • Elective
Semester 6
  • Research Project II
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • MPU (U3)*

Industrial Attachment


Specialisation in Drug Discovery & Development
  • Principles of Drug Discovery & Development
  • Natural Product
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Formulation & Product Development
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Design & Management of Clinical Research
Specialisation in Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics & Electrochemistry
  • Natural Product
  • Food Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry & Technology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
Specialisation in Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Pathogenesis of Microorganisms
  • Mycology
  • Immunology
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
Specialisation in Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Food Science & Nutrition
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition in Health & Diseases
  • Nutraceuticals & Functional Food
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Herbal Food
Specialisation in Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Specialisation in Communication
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Communication Theories
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Visual Communication
  • Media Writing


* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.


Entry RequirementsSTPM/A Levels/Equivalent
Career Prospects
  • Agriculture Biotechnologist
  • Analytical Scientist
  • Bioentrepreneur
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Marketing (Life Sciences)
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Officer (Biomanufacturing)
  • Research Scientist (Life sciences)
  • Science Writer

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

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