Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology

JPT/BPP(R2/545/6/0045)11/24, (MQA/A9990)
Introduction

This programme is an innovative multidisciplinary degree that was developed with inputs from key industry players and academics who are experts in their field. It features biotechnology modules coupled with electives in business, communications, marketing, accounting and many more.

Intake Periods
Jan
May
Oct
Entry Requirements
STPM A pass with a minimum Grade of C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subject and possess SPM with three credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
A-Level Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in any two (2) subjects and possses SPM or equivalent with three (3) credits inclusive of Mathematics and one (1) science subject.
STAM A pass with a minimum Grade of Jayyid (Good) and possess the SPM with three (3) credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
UEC A pass with at least Grade B in five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
Foundation / Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00 and possess SPM or its equivalent with three credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
Diploma
(Level 4, MQF)
A pass in a related field with minimum CGPA of 2.00

 

*The credit requirement at the SPM level for candidates can be waived should if the grades obtained at the STPM/ STAM/ Diploma/ Matriculation/ Foundation level are equivalent/ higher

 

English Language Requirements

(for international students)*

IELTS 5.0
TOEFL 410 (PBT) / 42 (iBT)
Pearson 47
MUET 3

*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the TOEFL examination

Programme Module

FOUNDATIONAL

  • Understanding Biotechnology

CORE

  • Introductory Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Statistics

Basic Biological Sciences

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • General Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Major

  • Foundation of Business
  • Introduction to Marketing (Elective) OR
    Introduction to Management Accounting (Elective) OR
    Business Communication (Elective) OR
    Principles of Management (Elective) OR
    Human Anatomy and Physiology (Elective)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biodiversity and Environmental Bioresources
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Introduction to Forensic Science (Elective) OR
    Strategic Management (Elective) OR
    Managing Business Operation (Elective) OR
    Medical Microbiology (Elective) OR
    Food Microbiology (Elective)
  • Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Immunological Techniques in Biotechnology
  • Drug and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Plant Genetic Engineering (Elective) OR
    Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques (Elective) OR
    Protein Technologies (Elective)

CAPSTONE

  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II

MATA PELAJARAN PENGAJIAN UMUM

MPU1A

  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia OR
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2

MPU1B

  • Hubungan Etnik OR 
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (Malaysian Studies 3)

MPU2A

  • Graduate Preparatory Course OR
  • Personal Branding

MPU2B-F (Choose 3 University Courses from Cat. B-F)

B

  • Entrepreneurship

C

  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction To Theatre And Acting

D

  • Critical Thinking
  • Professional Development

E

  • General Anthropology
  • General Philosophy
  • General Psychology
  • General Sociology

F

  • Introduction To Golf
  • Outward Bound

MPU3 

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

MPU4

  • Co-Curriculum

    INTERNSHIP

    • Industrial Training

    MALAY LANGUAGE
    (only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

    • Bahasa Kebangsaan A

    FREE ELECTIVES

    •  Malaysian Healthcare System.
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      Programme Pathway

      3 years
      Duration of Study

      Success Stories

      Cultivating Success
      Thiban Sandramuti
      Ambitions of Academia
      Ian Lai Jiong Soon
      Coming Out of the Shell
      Joyce Chin Seow Fong
      Job for a Young Scientist
      Job Boniface Chong
      More than just a diploma
      Nor Syahkila Mohd Noor