What will I learn?

  1. To produce graduates who have strong fundamental knowledge in biotechnology and capable in various fields that can contribute to the nation’s development, and balance the needs of human and environment development in ethical and professional ways.
  2. To produce graduates skills in biotechnology techniques with capability in designing and developing research.
  3. To produce graduates who are highly qualified, with broad visions and knowledgeable in sectors such as agriculture, medicine, fisheries, industry and pharmaceuticals. They are capable of developing and executing a diverse range of projects.
  4. To produce biotechnology graduates who are high competitive, and capable of pursuing higher education in the life sciences in any institution.

Benefits

At the end of BSc Biotechnology programme, graduates with BSc (Biotechnology) are able to:

  1. Apply knowledge through understanding concepts and biological principles in biotechnology practices.
  2. Apply practical, safe and efficient approaches in the practise of biotechnology in the laboratory and workplace, as well as able to analyse issues and evaluate accurate resource applications.
  3. Evaluate the need of environmental development in biotechnology practice, the importance of responsibility and interpersonal relationship between society and culture.
  4. Exhibit the importance of ethics and professional needs in practising biotechnology.
  5. Communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written works, especially when cooperating in groups whilst showing responsible and productive interpersonal skills.
  6. Use, apply and practice scientific methods in practising biotechnology, including appreciating the need for self evaluation and improvement to meet industrial and societal demands.
  7. Plan and to execute research projects with effective time management and efficient resource usage.
  8. Exhibit effective management and entrepreneurship skills.

Career Opportunity

  • Biotechnologists and researchers at research institutes and industries.
  • Science and research officers in government agency.
  • Administrative officers at government agencies and private sectors.
  • Sale and Marketing executives.
  • Academician and researchers in universities
  • Research officers at Hospitals, research institutes such as MARDI, FRIM, SIRIM, IMR etc.
  • Consultants, Technologists

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
USD $12,767 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

University of Malaya

Jalan Universiti,

KUALA LUMPUR,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

50603, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the percentage of 80% and above or A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00. Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selected programmes before being accepted by the respective faculties. Students must obtain: TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above or IELTS Band 5.0 - 6.5 and above.

For international students

Students must have the following requirements

  • National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the grade 80% and above or
  • A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
  • Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selection programme before being accepted by the respective faculty.

Applicants must achieve one of the qualifications listed below:

(a) IELTS Academic- a minimum band of 5.0 and above; or

(b) TOEFL - PBT (score of 500), CBT (173), IBT (60) and above; or

(c) MUET - Band of 3 and above; or

(d) PTE Academic - Score 41 and above in Pearson Test of Academic English; or

(e) A Level - Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Education, University of Cambridge; or

(f) O Level - Grade C and above in English for General Certificate of Secondary Education, University of Cambridge; or

(g) Cambridge Assessment English: First (FCE) - Grade C and above.

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About this uni

UM is the only Malaysian university to be among the Top 100 in the world and the Top 1% of the world's universities.

  • Ranked 70th in the 2020 QS World University Ranking
  • Over 200 world-class programmes to choose from
  • UM’s alumni include former Malaysian Prime Ministers
  • 32 courses ranked in the QS World’s Top 200 Subject Rankings