BACHELOR OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (HONS)

KPT/JPS ( R/545/6/0069 ) ( MQA/FA 0472 ) 03 / 21
INTAKES : MARCH, AUGUST
 
This Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons) degree programme is designed to give students a comprehensive education and training in biotechnology focusing on three core areas, namely agriculture, healthcare and industrial.

Students of our biotechnology degree programme will be exposed to scientific principles and knowledge, bioinformation technologies, laboratory techniques in research and development, business and entrepreneurship skills, as well as legal, intellectual, social and ethical issues.
 
3 YEAR PROGRAMME

Specialisation Options
  • Opportunity for students to explore their passion through specialisation in one of six areas, namely Drug Discovery & Development, Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Nutrition, Entrepreneurship or Communication.

Strong Background in Research and Development
  • Gain valuable real-world experience by undertaking research projects on topics such as infectious diseases, drug discovery, plant engineering and bioremediation.
  • Guidance from experts who are specialists in their respective research clusters.
  • Develop skilled graduates who can contribute actively to R&D efforts in the biotechnology industry.

Dynamic Internship Programme
  • 10-week industrial attachment to develop practical and relevant skills for future employment.
 
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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
YEAR 1
Semester 1
  • Principles of Life Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
  • MPU (U2)*
Semester 2
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Physical & Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
YEAR 2
Semester 3
  • Microbial Genetics & Physiology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Elective
  • Elective
Semester 4
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Genes & Tissue Culture Technology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Elective
  • MPU (U4)*
YEAR 3
Semester 5
  • Applied & Industrial Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Research & Laboratory Management
  • Research Project I
  • Elective
Semester 6
  • Research Project II
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • MPU (U3)*
Industrial Attachment
Electives
Specialisation in Drug Discovery & Development
  • Principles of Drug Discovery & Development
  • Natural Product
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Formulation & Product Development
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Design & Management of Clinical Research
Specialisation in Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics & Electrochemistry
  • Natural Product
  • Food Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry & Technology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
Specialisation in Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Pathogenesis of Microorganisms
  • Mycology
  • Immunology
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
Specialisation in Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Food Science & Nutrition
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition in Health & Diseases
  • Nutraceuticals & Functional Food
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Herbal Food
Specialisation in Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Specialisation in Communication
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Communication Theories
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Visual Communication
  • Media Writing
 
NOTE:
* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.
 
Career Options
  • Agriculture Biotechnologist
  • Analytical Scientist
  • Bioentrepreneur
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Marketing (Life Sciences)
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Officer (Biomanufacturing)
  • Research Scientist (Life sciences)
  • Science Writer
 
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