Biotechnology Degree Programme

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Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

Logo of Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Campus: Kajang

Intakes: March, June, September / October

Duration: 3 years

STPM / A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes
UEC Minimum 5 Bs
Diploma / Foundation / Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
SAM / HSC / AUSMAT TER/UAI: average 60% or higher in 5 subjects
CPU / CIMP Average 60% or higher in 6 subjects
IB 26 points or higher based on 6 subjects
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
Year 1
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 1A
  • Biometrics
  • Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 1B
  • Genetics
  • Chemistry II
  • Microbiology
  • Bioethics
  • 2 MPU
  • Interactive Skills
Year 2
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 2A
  • Bioinstrumentation and Analytical Techniques
  • Gene Cloning and Engineering
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 2B
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Industrial and Fermentation Technology
  • Practical Bioinformatics
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Scientific and Research Methodology
  • Technical and Professional Communication
  • 2 MPU
  • Creativity and Innovation in Biotechnology
Year 3
  • Agricultural and Food Technology
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 3A
  • Research Project A
  • Aquaculture Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Research Project B
  • Industrial Training

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

Logo of Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Campus: Subang Jaya

Intakes: March, August

Duration: 3 years

Taylor’s Foundation in Science (FIS) Pass with min. CGPA 2.00 with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
STPM Min. CGPA 2.00 for 3 subjects with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
UEC Min. 5Bs with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
A Levels Min. DDD / 180 points with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / SACE International
Min. ATAR 65 with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
Canadian Pre-University (CPU) Min. average of 65% in 6 subjects with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
International Baccalaureate (IB) Min. 24 points in 6 subjects with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
Matriculation in Science Min. CGPA 2.00 for 3 subjects with 1 Science subject from Chemistry / Biology / Physics
Other Qualifications Case-by-case basis
Year 1
  • Principles of Life Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • 3 MPU
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Physical & Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
Year 2
  • Microbial Genetics & Physiology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Plant Physiology
  • 3 electives
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Genes & Tissue Culture Technology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • MPU
Year 3
  • Applied & Industrial Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Research & Laboratory Management
  • Research Project I
  •  3 electives
  • Research Project II
  • MPU
  • Industrial Attachment

Biotechnology BSc (Hons)

Logo of The University Of Nottingham

Campus: Semenyih

Intakes: September

Duration: 3 years

A level BBC, including 2 science subjects, preferably biology and chemistry. Other science subjects such as mathematics, physics or geography are accepted 
IB Diploma  28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher Level (including specified grades in science subjects) 
STPM  B+B+B or grade points of 3.33 in at least 2 science subjects and 3.00 in one other science subject 
UEC  4 As, including chemistry and biology, excluding Chinese language 
SAM/AUSMAT/HSC  ATAR (UAI)/TER/ENTER 82 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)  
Canadian Pre-U  86% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Foundation  Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme – those studying biotechnology and plant biotechnology must pass all biotechnology modules 
Year 1
  • Academic Development and Employability
  • Animal Biology
  • Biochemistry: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Genes and Cells: 1 and 2
  • Introductory Physiology
  • Microbes and You
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • The Biosciences and Global Food Security
Year 2
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology and the Dynamic Cell
  • Molecular Pharming and Biotechnology
  • Professional Skills for Bioscientists
  • Basic Molecular Pharmacology
  • Introductory Plant Pathology
  • Microbial Mechanisms of Foodbourne disease
  • Molecular Techniques in Biosciences
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Principles and Analysis of Gene Function
  • Plant Physiology and Applied Crop Science
Year 3
  • Undergraduate Research Project
  • Applied Bioethics: Sustainable Food Production, Biotechnology and Environment
  • Basic Introduction to Omic Technologies
  • Biotechnology in Animal Physiology
  • Concepts of Pharmacogenetics
  • Current Issues in Biotechnology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Fundamental and Applied Aspect of Plant Genetic Manipulation
  • Introduction to Tropical Conservation Science
  • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Plant Microbe Interactions
  • Plants and Their Environment
  • Tropical Ecology

BSc (Hons) Biotechnology

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Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Intakes: January, May, September

Duration: 3 years

STPM Minimum 2 Principals (C) in Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics. Minimum GPA 2.0
‘A’ Levels Minimum 2 Principals (E) in Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics. Minimum GPA 2.0
UEC Minimum 5 credits (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
CPU Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects (Inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
National Matriculation Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
WAEC Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by MQA Minimum average of 60% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
UCSI Foundation in Science or equivalent Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
International Baccalaureate Minimum 26/42 from 6 subjects (Minimum scores of 4/7 in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
SAM Pass with ATAR of 70% including a minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
Year 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • Biology
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Applied Sciences
  • University Life
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1
  • Human Physiology
  • Chemistry 2
  • Microbiology
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Malaysian Experiential Tourism / Business Law – Malaysian Perspective
  • Biochemistry & Metabolism
  • Microbes & Immunology
  • Statistics & Its Applications
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Sciences
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2
  • Research Methodology, Safety & Ethics
  • Pharmacology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Recombinant Technology
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Environmental Biotechnology & Sustainability
  • Cell & Tissue Culture
  • Biotechnology Research Project 1
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3
  • Fermentation Technology & Downstream Processing
  • Biotechnology Research Project 2
  • Food Microbiology / Fundamentals of Marketing / Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Co-operative Placement 3
  • Biotechnology Research Project 3