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M.Sc. (Biotechnology)

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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1.5 Yrs
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Fees (International Student)35875 /Course
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

Biotechnology is seen as the technology that will “heal, feed and fuel” the world. Huge amounts of money have been poured into this area globally. The Malaysian government has identi?ed Biotechnology as one of the focus areas for Malaysia‘s growth by launching the National Biotech Policy in April 28, 2005.

Since then, various new investors as well as traditional companies have invested in biotechnology-related products or turned to biotechnology in order to improve their products and make the manufacturing process easier, cleaner and more cost e?ective. This trend has created an ever-increasing job market for individuals trained in biotechnology. Moreover, in order for Malaysia to play in the global marketplace and win, Malaysia needs world-class people to lead world-class companies. Hence, it is very important for us to nurture potential talents to turn them into the best biotech brains in research and product development.

This coursework-based M.Sc. (Biotechnology) has been designed to provide graduates with in-depth conceptual understanding of the concept and techniques of the specialised areas of Biotechnology to meet the growing needs of the Biotechnology industry. This programme also trains learners to develop laboratory management and technical skills.



Semester 1
(Long semester)
  • Research Methodology for Scientists
  • Academic Communication
  • Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Experimental Biotechnology - Method & Instrumental Design and Analysis
Semester 2
(Long semester)
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
  • Master Research Project Planning & Proposal Presentation
  • Science Elective: Choose One
    • Trends in Medical Biotechnology
    • Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Applied Bioprocessing
Semester 3
(Long semester)
  • Master Research Project I
Semester 4
(Long semester)
  • Master Research Project II
  • Science Elective : Choose One
    • Trends in Medical Biotechnology
    • Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Applied Bioprocessing
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Perspectives of Commercial Biotechnology
  • MBA Elective: Choose One
    • Financial Management & Policy
    • Marketing Management
    • Information Technology for Managers
    • Blue Ocean Strategy

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Entry Requirements

For Doctorate of Philosophy (Science): Qualifications Academic Requirements M. Sc. - A relevant Master’s degree from an institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate; OR - Other certificates that are recognised as equivalent to a Master’s degree or other relevant professional qualifications and experiences that are recognised by the Senate; OR - A relevant bachelor’s degree with first-class honours may convert their candidacy to the PhD programme after one year of studying at the Master’s level and with approval from the Senate; OR - Candidates of UCSI University’s Master of Science by Research who have passed the conversion examination. For other postgraduate programmes, please refer to for more details.

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Career Prospects


This programme promotes and nurtures lifelong scholarship and deep learning for career and personal advancement which enhances employability and other inter alia skills in the challenging Biotechnology field. Overall, biotechnology postgraduates can embark into their careers in the medical, health, food and beverage, wine, agricultural, chemical and environmental industries or into any Biotechnology-related PhD programme or be  entrepreneurs upon completion of this programme.


All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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