3-Year

Programme

Intakes

Feb, July, Sept

Laboratory Facilities

Conduct research at Universiti Malaya

Programme Overview
(R/545/6/0042);(MQA/FA4078)
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology is designed to develop students with a strong foundation of knowledge and practical skills that are sought after in the changing world of biotechnology.Our programme provides an understanding of, and the practical skills behind the use of biologically derived materials for a multitude of applications. Such materials include microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, yeast, algae) and materials derived from them and other biological sources (e.g. enzymes, protein, DNA). These applications focus on three core areas, namely agriculture productions, industrial manufacturing, and human health.Industrial Training and Undergraduate Project which link students directly to the industry and leading-edge research are some of the added features of this programme, giving it a practical hands-on approach.Students also have the opportunity to become a Research Assistant at Universiti Malaya as part of the university’s collaborative efforts. With both physical and virtual labs, students develop the technical and conceptual skills needed in harnessing living organisms to create technological advances.
Accredited by the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) and fulfilled the Technology and Technical Accreditation Council (TTAC) 2019. Graduates are qualified to apply for Graduate Technologist membership with MBOT.
 
  • STPM Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects, or its equivalent; AND three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, at SPM level or its equivalent
  • STAM Grade of Jayyid, or its equivalent; AND three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, at SPM level or its equivalent
  • Matriculation/Foundation CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00, or its equivalent, AND three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, at SPM level or its equivalent
  • A Diploma in a related field, CGPA 2.00 out of 4.00, or its equivalent

    Notes:
  • The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM/STAM/Diploma/Matriculation/Foundation level are equivalent/higher

    English language competency requirements for international students:
  • International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR Band 3 in MUET OR 500 in TOEFL OR its equivalent
  • English language requirements can be waived if the international student EITHER comes from a country that uses English as the official language OR the entry qualification uses English as the medium of instruction
Year 1
  • Biochemistry I
  • Biochemistry II
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Computer Fundamentals and Programming
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • English for Academic Writing
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Malay Communicative 2  (International Students)
  • Co-Curriculum 1
Year 2
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Food Microbiology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Immunology
  • Environmental Biotechnology*
  • Microbial Biotechnology*
  • Animal Biotechnology*
  • Marine Biotechnology*
  • Plant Biotechnology*
  • Food Biotechnology*
  • English for Research Writing
  • English for Occupational Purposes
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Malaysian Studies 3 (International Students)
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A** (Malaysian Students)
  • Co-Curriculum 2
*Choose any THREE (3) electives
Year 3
  • Bioethics & Biosafety
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioreactor Design
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Biotechnology*
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology*
  • Industrial Biotechnology*
  • Fermentation Technology*
  • Undergraduate Project I
  • Undergraduate Project II
  • Industrial Training
  • Public Speaking Skills
Optional cross-discipline electives
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Professional Portfolio Development
  • Health Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Multimedia Technology and Application
*Choose any TWO (2) electives
**For Malaysian students who do not possess a credit in Bahasa Melayu subject at SPM level
Assessments under the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology are varied, and are either based on; Full coursework (100%) or a combination of coursework (60%) and a final examination (40%). The delivery methods include lectures, tutorials, practicals, research projects, seminars, industrial visits etc. Our students are expected to demonstrate their understanding through several forms of assessments, including open/closed book examinations, test, quiz, critical review of published articles, presentation, class participation, report-writing, laboratory skills, assignment / mini project, and research project with project report / viva-voce.

Students are expected to undergo six (6) semesters and one industrial training (minimum of 12 weeks), which amounts to 120 credit hours.
 
Malaysian Students
Total fees: MYR53,560

International Students
Total fees: MYR68,220
  • Microbiologist
  • Scientific Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Technologist
  • Laboratory Biotechnologist
  • Manufacturing Biotechnologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Patent Officer
  • Product Specialist
  • Application Specialist
  • Accredited by MQA and recognised by JPA.
  • Accredited by the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) and fulfilled the Technology and Technical Accreditation Council (TTAC) 2019.
  • Experience quality laboratory facilities for Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the Universiti Malaya. 
  • Gain a competitive edge with the opportunity of being a research assistant at Universiti Malaya. 

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