What will I learn?

Genetic engineering deals with the manipulation of genes to alter metabolic pathways of cells or organisms while molecular biology is the study of different proteins in these metabolic pathways. Genetic engineering and molecular biology techniques have been used in various fields including medicine, agriculture, animal husbandry and biotechnologies. Manipulation of genes and understanding of their mechanisms has contributed greatly to improved technologies towards curing and prevention of diseases. In the field of agriculture, development of improved crops which led to increased potential global food supply has been made possible by the genetic engineering and molecular biology techniques. The advent of these powerful tools to understand and manipulate metabolic pathways of cells and organisms has allowed for great discoveries across many fields of studies.

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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