Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology

General

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology is specifically designed to develop its students with a strong foundation of knowledge and practical skills that are sought after in the changing world of biotechnology. Students will acquire a sound principle of science, gain basic knowledge in the applied aspect of biotechnology and enhance their communication and interpersonal skills which are valuable and compelling to employers.

This program provides an understanding and 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 program, giving it a practical hands-on approach.

Career Opportunities

  • Microbiologist
  • Scientific Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Technologist
  • Laboratory Biotechnologist
  • Manufacturing Biotechnologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Patent Officer
  • Product Specialist
  • Application Specialist

Entry Requirements

Malaysian Students:

  • Pass Foundation in Science with at least a CGPA of 2.00 or equivalent; OR
  • Pass STPM with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two (2) subjects including one (1) science subject; OR
  • Pass UEC with minimum of Grade B4 in at least five (5) subjects including two (2) science subjects; OR
  • Fulfill other entry requirements that are recognized by the University Senate; AND
  • Must sit for IUMW English Placement Test

International Students:

  • A-Level with minimum two (2) principal passes including one (1) science subject or fulfil any other entry requirements that are recognized by the University Senate; ANDA-Level with minimum two (2) principal passes including one (1) science subject or fulfil any other entry requirements that are recognized by the University Senate; AND
  • Pass IELTS with minimum Band 5, or TOEFL with a minimum score of 500; AND
  • Must sit for IUMW English Placement Test

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry I
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry II
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioreactor Design
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology
  • Undergraduate Project I
  • Undergraduate Project II
  • Industrial Training

Fee Structure

Malaysian Student
International Student
1st Year (RM) 2nd Year (RM) 3rd Year (RM) 1st Year (RM) 2nd Year (RM) 3rd Year (RM)
17,300 14,100 14,100 24,000 18,000 18,000
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) is a dynamic partnership between the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and University of Wales (UK). We aspire to be comprehensive, research oriented univ ... Read More

International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) is a dynamic partnership between the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and University of Wales (UK). We aspire to be comprehensive, research oriented university in Malaysia which is internationally recognised for innovative teaching and learning, research, social service and education management. Read less