What will I learn?

About Faculty

The Faculty of Biotechnology and Bimolecular Sciences (Biotech UPM) was established on 1st August 2004 with the merger of two departments, the Department of Biotechnology (from the Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology) and the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (from the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies). With the formation of Biotech UPM, all activities involving biotechnology in UPM are organized under one administration.

Bioinformatics field of study involves the application of knowledge in computer science and information technology to analyze, interpret and organize a wealth of genomic and proteomic data which are increasing in recent years. It is one of the vital components in the field of systems biology which emphasizes the study of organisms as a complete living system, which comprises of individual biological components: from molecules to cell, its metabolic pathways and their interactions. This field of study involves a cascade of multidisciplinary approaches ranging from bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, cell and protein biochemistry, basic genetics and many more. Knowledge in system biology is crucial to reveal and understand gene and protein networks involved in individual cell signalling, communications between cells in communities and cellular metabolic pathways. This field of study is emerging as central to most areas of biology and medicine.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 - 3 years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 6,600; 2nd - 3rd semesters: RM 4,350; 4th semester: RM 3,850; 5th and subsequent semesters: RM 4,100; study cost for max 2 years: RM 19,150; study cost for max 3 years: RM 27,350
Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

Universiti Putra Malaysia

SERDANG,

Selangor,

43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000, or the applicant without sufficient academic qualification can be admitted into the programme subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000, or

The applicant who has insufficient academic qualification can be admitted into the programme subjected to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute.

An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided that his latest CGPA or its equivalent academic result satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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