Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biotechnology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) programme unique course layout combines extensive study of science theory with intensive laboratory work, bringing science out of books and classrooms into real world environments.

Biotechnology is a rapidly emerging industry in Malaysia, and technicians well versed in molecular biology, genetics, genomics or plant biotechnology are necessary to push the boundaries of science and imagination.

The programme provides ‘high tech’ educational experience which incorporates both effective classroom-based learning and the use of relevant educational technologies. The programme improves the quality of the student learning experience within and beyond the classroom.

Students have the opportunity to undergo Industrial Training in government or private agencies of their choice (eg. JPH, MARDI, MPOB, IBHK, pathology labs, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies) where they will gain working experience. The research project component provides training opportunities to carry out research in well-equipped world class research laboratories.

This programme is a major in Biotechnology. Upon graduation, candidates will be conferred with Bachelor of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Lab Technologist
  • Scientific Officer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Biotechnology Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Scientist in national or internationally sponsored healthcare projects
  • Insurance Company Underwriter
  • Health Educators and Health Promotion Specialists
  • Administrative Officers in Governmental agencies
  • Sales personnel in pharmaceutical and medical-related industries
  • Careers in science journalism
  • Entry into postgraduate programs in health-related disciplines

Course Modules

Core Subjects:

  • Professional Morals and Ethics
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper I & II)
  • Information Skills
  • Thinking and Communication Skills
  • The Origin and Fundamentals of Science
  • Science, Culture and Religion
  • Science and Current Society
  • Biostatistics / Statistics
  • Life Processes
  • Cell Biology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Population Biology
  • Biology Practical
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • DNA Recombinant Technology
  • Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Industrial Training in Biotechnology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Literature Review in Biotechnology
  • Tissue Culture and Cryopreservation
  • Algal Biotechnology
  • Fungal Biotechnology
  • Metabolites and Secondary Metabolism
  • Bioseparation
  • Biotechnology Practical
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant and Animal Genetic Engineering
  • Plant and Animal Physiology
  • Medical Immunology
  • Drug Analysis
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Electron Microscopy and its Application
  • Bioassay Techniques
  • Introductory Bioinformatics
  • Applied Industrial Biochemistry
  • Membrane Biochemistry and Signal Transduction
  • Plant Morphogenesis
  • Post Harvest Biotechnology and Physiology
  • Health Care
  • Food Microbiology
  • Topics in Biotechnology

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Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 4118
Fax: +6(03)7967 4178