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Bachelor of Science with Honours (Food Biotechnology)

Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM)



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Biotechnology has been used in the manufacture and processing of fermented foods such as production, bread, soy sauce, butter and vinegar through fermentation process. Overall, biotechnology can be defined as the use of biological techniques in food analysis and processing. In this context, the USIM towards food biotechnology expertise in using the latest techniques such as recombination DNA (rDNA) and potential novel bioprocess to produce new products that have the criteria to meet the needs of consumers. After graduation, graduates will be: practitioners who are able to apply their knowledge and experience to use in the laboratory to provide quality products and services to government agencies, research institutes and industry-based foods; food biotechnology practitioners who are able to lead and work together to solve problems from various disciplines through effective communication; able to improve their knowledge and ability to use ICT to explore business opportunities in food based industries and have the ability to practice values and professional ethics in the provision of food based. Graduates of this program can put themself in a job that involves the manufacturing and food production, marketing, agriculture, pharmaceutical, medical, banking, trade and commerce. They also have the option to become entrepreneurs or work in the public sector such as research institutions, education and enforcement.

Course options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

RM 8,000.00 (Rs1,54,098.40) per year RM 4000 per semester.




Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM)

Bandar Baru Nilai,


Negeri Sembilan,

71800, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Students should have passed with at least Grade C (2.00) of any of the following subjects Tamhidi level (or equivalent): Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and honours in the following subjects in the SPM (or equivalent): English, Advanced Arabic or Arabic Communication, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics, Biology or Physics or Chemistry and two of the following subjects: Islamic Studies or Tassawur Islam or Islamic Sharia education or education of the Quran and Sunnah. Apart from academic qualifications, positive attitude, active, excel in leadership and general knowledge is a priority. Has met the minimum MUET Level 3 or equivalent qualifications

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