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Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with Honours Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)




Course info



The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology is first offered at the Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology in 1986 and later has been placed under the Faculty of Biotechnology and Bimolecular Sciences (FBSB) that was established on 1 August 2004. Under FBSB, the name of the program has been changed to Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with Honours and offered by the Department of Bioprocess Technology.

Programme Outcomes

The learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with Honours are divided into two based on the learning outcomes specified by the Program Standards: Biotechnology and learning outcomes according to the University's requirements based on the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF). Overall, after following this program, graduate will be able to:

Exhibit knowledge and comprehensive understanding in biotechnology;

Use basic equipment related to biotechnology;

Analyze, synthesize, and integrate knowledge and information;

Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills;

Conduct basic guided research;

Demonstrate the ability to seek, adapt and provide solutions to address biotechnology challenges and problems;

Practice the concept of lifelong learning;

Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the basic issues of entrepreneurship and commercialization, ethics, legislation and social related to biotechnology;

Show their communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Career Information

Career in biotechnology is noteworthy for supporting the development of various industries in Malaysia, these include agriculture, livestock, food, medicine, manufacturing, and waste management. This is in line with The National Biotechnology Policy 2005-2020, which aims to develop the biotechnology field as one of the engine of economic growth. The policy focuses on the development of three economic sectors; namely agriculture, healthcare, and industrial manufacturing, as well as supporting the development of ecosystems that cater for scientific, academic and business communities. Career path:

Ministries and relevant government departments such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation

Research and development centre at universities, research institutions and private agencies

Biotechnology companies

Universities, college and schools


Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with Honours.

Full Time (4 years (8 semesters))

Tuition fees

RM16,250.00 (2,90,020) per year

RM 65,000 for the entire course; RM 8,125 for per semester


09 Sep, 10 Feb


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant who is interested in pursuing his/ her studied at UPM must fulfill the following:

To have received a National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above or

A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

Specific program requirements also required.

The English language qualifications accepted by the University for Entry and the required scores are listed below:

IELTS: 5.5

TOEFL: PBT - 500, IBT - 60, CBT - 176

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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