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.

Plant biotechnology involves the use of plant tissue culture, molecular biology and genetic engineering to improve plant productivity; to reduce constraints to plant productivity caused by diseases, pests and environmental stresses; and to improve the quality of plant products. Plant biotechnology improves crop production and utilization that are beneficial to farmers, the food industry, plantation crop industry, consumers and the environment.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 - 5 years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 7,212.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,262.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 4,700; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,200; Cost for max 4 years: RM 42,800; Cost for max 5 years: RM 53,200
Start date

Expected February, September 2021

Venue

Universiti Putra Malaysia

SERDANG,

Selangor,

43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess: a Master Degree (with coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or a Master Degree with thesis in a relevant field, or an outstanding Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.750 (such an applicant may apply direct admission even without a Master Degree). Admission into the programme is 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 Master Degree (by coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or

A Master Degree by research in a relevant field.

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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