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Bachelor of Science (Industrial Biology) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees660/Sem
Fees (International Student)Refer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Biosciences and Bioengineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): SM05
Course Description

The Bachelor of Science (Industrial Biology) is a BIOTECHNOLOGY-based programme designed to grant a strong academic foundation in biological sciences and chemistry, training in the various biotechnologies and a solid understanding of their application in industry and biomedicine. The programme is designed not only to train students in the necessary technical skills but also to provide them with the theoretical basis for continued study in biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and other related areas or to obtain employment in academic, industrial, or government research laboratories.

Curriculum
YEAR 1 ( SEMESTER 1 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBT 1303 Microbiology(+Lab) 3  
SMBB 1182 Introduction to Biomolecules 2  
SMBB 1603 Bioorganic Chemistry 3  
SSCH 1023 Mathematical Method 1 3  
SSCH 1103 Statistics 3  
UICI 1012 Islamic and Asian Civilization

 

OR    
ULAM 1112 Malay languange for Communication 2  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 16  

 

 

 

YEAR 1 ( SEMESTER 2 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBB 1143 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3  
SMBB 1173 Cellular Biochemistry & Metabolism (+Lab) 3 SMBB 1182
SMBT 1212 Introduction to Biotechnology 2  
SSCC 2243 Principles of Analytical Chemistry 3  
SSCC 2861 Analytical Chemistry Pratical 1

 

1  
ULAB 1112 English For Academic Communication

 

2  
UHS 1152 Ethnic Relations (Local Student)    
UHS 1162 OR

Arts, Customs and Beliefs of Malaysians

(Internatinal Student)
2  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 16  

 

 

YEAR 2 ( SEMESTER 1 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBB 2153 Genetic Engineering(+Lab) 3 SMBB 1143
SMBT 2513 Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering(+Lab) 3 SMBT 1303
SHD 1513 Principles of Managment 3  
UQ-2–1 Co-Curriculum I/Service Learining 1  
UUX3–2 General University 2  
Elective (choose 2 credits)
UICI 3042 Islamic Institutions 2  
UICI 3032 Islam & Current Issues 2  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 14  

 

YEAR 2 ( SEMESTER 2 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBT 2233 Fermentation Technology(+Lab) 3 SMBT 2513
SMBT 2693 Enzyme Technology and Biocatalysis(+Lab) 3 SMBB 1173
SMBU 2613 Research Methodology 3  
SHF 1113 Principles of Marketing 3  
ULAB 2112 Advances English for Acedemic Communication 2  
UHS 2–2 Nationhood Elective 2  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 16  

 

YEAR 3 ( SEMESTER 1 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBT 3523 Bioprocess Engineering 3 SMBT 2513
SMBT 3243 Tissue Culture Technology(+Lab) 3  
ULAB 3–2 Compulsory English Elective 2  
UQ 3–1 Co-Curriculum II/ Service Learning 1  
Elective Courses (Choose 9 credits)
SMBT 3163 Techniques in Molecular Biology(*) 3 SMBB 2153
SMBB 3323 Physiology and Screening of

Industrial Microorganisms(*)
3  
SMBT 3333 Food Microbiology 3  
SMBT 3353 Industrial Microbiology 3  
SMBB 3573 Biological Control and Environmental Conservation 3  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 18  

 

YEAR 3 ( SEMESTER 2 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBU 3193 Bioethics in Research & Development 3 SMBU 2613
SMBU 3723 Biocomputation and Bioinformatics 3  
SHD 1523 Organizational Behavior 3  
Elective Courses (6 credits)
SMBB 3173 Gene Expression 3  
SMBT 3213 Molecular Biotechnology 3  
SMBB 3433 Virology 3  
SMBB 3503 Immunology 3  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 15  

 

SHORT SEMESTER
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBU 3915 Industrial Training (HW) 5  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 5  

 

YEAR 4 (SEMESTER 1 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBU 4922 Undergraduate Project 1 2  
SMBT 4663 Protein Separation Techniques in

Biotechnology
3 SMBT 2693
Elective Courses(Choose 9 credits) 9
SMBT 4253 Applications of Tissue Culture(*) 3 SMBT 3243
SMBT 4183 Applied Microbial Biochemistry and

Biotransformation(*)
3 SMBB 1173
SMBT 4273 Biorefinery Technology 3  
SMBT 4283 Industrial Waste Management 3  
SMBT 4263 Pharaceutical Biotechnology 3  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 14  

 

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YEAR 4 (SEMESTER 2 )
Code Subject Credit Pre-req
SMBU 4924 Undergraduate Project II 4 SMBU 4922
UHAS 3012 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

Development
2  
Elective Courses(Choose 9 credits) 9
SMBT 4693 Biosensor Technology(*) 3 SMBT 2693
SMBT 4293 Environmental Biotechnology 3  
SMBT 4323 Bioremediation and Biodegradation 3  
SMBB 4143 Gene Therapy 3  
TOTAL CREDIT HOUR 15
Entry Requirements

Fulfill the University and the Program Requirement as the following:Matriculation or STPM

 

  1. Pass with minimum grade of B- (CGPA 2.67) in Biology
  2. Pass at least with grade C+ (CGPA 2.33) in any two subject : physics, chemistry, mathematics (additional maths, advance additional maths)
  3. Pass at least with distinction in mathematics at the level of SPM/STPM.

Diploma

  1. Diploma holder from UTM or any other institution certified by Malaysian government and related
  2. Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.5
  3. Other equivalent qualification with minimum CGPA 2.5
  4. Candidates with CGPA< 2.5 with at least 2 years of working experience in related field
Career Prospects
  • Government/non-biological based industries / private sectors (hospital, universities or research institutes such as IMR, MARDI, FRIM, SIRIM and MPOB)
  • Journalist
  • Microbiologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product Specialist
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Academician ( Teacher, Tutor, Lecturer )
  • Research Scientist

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


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