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

The Programme emphasises four core areas in Microbiology: medical, environmental, industrial and agriculture. The curriculum is designed to equip students with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills, alongside soft skills development. Each course has a compulsory practical component to provide hands-on experience, while study visits to related agencies strengthen the understanding of applied Microbiology. The final year courses are mostly problem-based learning.

After acquiring sufficient credits, students have the opportunity to go for industrial training and undertake research studies. This gives students working experience and enhances their practical skills. The Programme also offers postgraduate training by research.

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

Career Opportunities

In Medical Microbiology:

  • Microbiologists
  • Medical lab technologists
  • Scientific officers
  • Researchers.

In Biotechnology, Food and Pharmaceutical Industries:

  • Quality Control Executives,
  • Researchers,
  • Biotechnologists
  • Consultants.

In Environmental Microbiology:

  • Environmental Microbiologists,
  • Water Quality Microbiologists.

In Education:

  • Teachers at upper secondary level
  • Academic staff in tertiary institutions

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
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Eukaryotic Microorganisms
  • Applied Environmental Microbiology
  • Public Health Microbiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Literature Review in Microbiology
  • DNA Recombinant Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Advanced Virology
  • Advanced Microbial Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Pathogenesis Microbiology
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Topics in Microbiology
  • Industrial Training in Microbiology
  • Microorganisms Ecology
  • Estuarine Microbiology Biochemistry
  • Fermentation Technology

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University of Malaya Contact Details

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

Phone: +6(03)7967 4208 / 4118
Fax: +6(03)7967 4178