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Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Offered by: University of Malaya (UM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration7 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees1030/sem
FacultyFaculty of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

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.

Curriculum
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY SESSION 2016/2017
(125 CREDITS)
1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (23 CREDITS )
Please refer to programme structure for Bachelor of Science
2. PROGRAM CORE COURSES (102 CREDITS)

(I) CORE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT( 69 CREDITS) [TJ]

LEVEL 1 (10 credits)
COURSE CODE
COURSE NAME
PRE-REQUISITE
CREDIT
SHES 1200 Life Processes  
2
SHES 1201 Cell Biology  
2
SHES 1202 Biology of Organisms  
2
SHES 1203 Population Biology  
2
SHES 1270 Biology Practical Only for ISB students
2*
LEVEL 2 (33 credits)
SHET 2101 Applied Microbiology SHES 1202
3
SHET 2102 Plant Biotechnology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3*
SHET 2103 Animal Biotechnology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3*
SHET 2104 Biochemistry SHES 1200, SHES 1201
3
SHET 2105 Microbial Physiology SHES 1200
3*
SHET 2106 Higher Plant Physiology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3*
SHET 2107 Principles of Recombinant DNA Technology SHES 1200, SHES 1201
3*
SHET 2108 Cell and Tissue Culture SHES 1200, SHES 1201,SHES 1202
4*
SHET 2109 Fundamental Techniques in Biotechnology SHES 1270
2
SHET 2110 Scientific Communication and Writing  
3
SHEK 2102 Human and Animal Physiology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
LEVEL 3 (26 credits)*
SHET 3101 Bioprocess Technology SHET 2104 or SHET 2105
3
SHET 3102 Basic Bioinformatics SHET 2104, SHET 2107
3
SHET 3103 Research and Commercialisation in Biotechnology  
3
SHET 3104 Current Topics in Biotechnology  
3
SHET 3170 Biotechnology Practical SHET 2109
3
SHET 3180 Research Project in Biotechnology Semester 5 and have completed 50 credits, SHET 2109, SHET 2110
3
SHET 3190 Industrial Training in Biotechnology Semester 5 and have completed 50 credits
3
(II) ELECTIVE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT (23 CREDITS )[EJ]
Select module A or B
Module A (15 credits)
SHET 3301 Algae Biotechnology SHET 1200
3
SHET 3302 Fungal Biotechnology SHET 2101
3*
SHET 3303 Environmental Management Biotechnology SHET 2101, SHET 2105, SHET 2107
3
SHET 3304 Bioseparation SHET 2101 or SHET 2105
3
SHET 3305 Marine Biotechnology SHES 1200
3
Module B (15 credits)
SHET 3306 Plant Morphogenesis SHET 2108
3
SHET 3307 Plant Breeding SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3*
SHET 3308 Animal Breeding Passed Level 2
3*
SHET 3309 Genetic Engineering in Animals and Plants SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3*
SHET 3310 Post Harvest Physiology and Biotechnology SHET 2102, SHET 2107
3*
And select the rest from the elective courses listed below
SHET 2301 Metabolite and Secondary Metabolism  
2
SHEK 2104 General Immunology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHET 3301 Algae Biotechnology SHES 1200
3
SHET 3302 Fungal Biotechnology SHET 2101
3*
SHET 3303 Environmental Management Biotechnology SHET 2101, SHET 2105, SHET 2107
3
SHET 3304 Bioseparation SHET 2101 or SHET 2105
3
SHET 3305 Marine Biotechnology SHET 1200
3
SHET 3306 Plant Morphogenesis SHET 2108
3
SHET 3307 Plant Breeding SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3*
SHET 3308 Animal Breeding Passed Level 2
3*
SHET 3309 Genetic Engineering in Animals and Plants SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3*
SHET 3308 Post Harvest Physiology and Biotechnology SHET 2102, SHET 2107
3*
SHEK 3305 Drug Analysis SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
2

(III) ELECTIVE COURSES OF FACULTY( 10 CREDIT HOURS ) [EF]
*Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialisation

(Please refer to courses offered by other institutes or departments within the Faculty of Science)

 
 

 

Entry Requirements

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

 

MG01
Sarjana Muda Sains Bioteknologi
(7 Semester)

 

Lulus STPM dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00)pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics T

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET





Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya GredB (3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap2 (Band 2) dalam MUET





 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Memiliki Diploma dari Universiti Awam atau institusi lain yang diktiraf oleh kerajaan Malaysia dan Senat Universiti dalam bidang yang sesuai dengan program yang dipohon dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

atau

Lulus STPM bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat

sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics T

atau

Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET


 

Mempunyai kelayakan GCE A-Level dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Further Mathematics
•    Mathematics

         atau

Mempunyai International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma yang diiktiraf dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 30 mata dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya gred 5 Higher Level dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:
•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Further Mathematics
•    Mathematics

         atau

Memiliki kelayakan Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  sebanyak 80 peratus dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 16 mata (High Achievement) dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Mathematics

        atau

Memiliki kelayakan American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) dalam bidang Sains Tulen dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Mathematics

          dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Band 4 IELTS

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL





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Intake Months

Semester I : September

Semester II : February

Deadline for Malaysian applicants : April for Semester I intake

Deadline for International applicants : June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Career Prospects

1. Biotechnologists and researchers at research institutes and industries.

2. Science and research officers in government agency.

3. Administrative officers at government agencies and private sectors.

4. Sale and Marketing executives.

5. Academician and researchers in universities

6. Research officers at Hospitals, research institutes such as MARDI, FRIM, SIRIM, IMR etc.

7. Consultants, Technologists

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


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