Bachelors of Science (Hons) Biotechnology

Duration:4 years

Intakes:April, July & Sept/Oct

Campus:Quest International University, Ipoh, Perak

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:Science and Techonology

Course Code:JPT/BPP(MQA/FA2343)12/24

About this course

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that combines the knowledge of biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, engineering and mathematics. It involves the use of living organisms together with various modern technologies to improve existing products or to produce new ones for the benefit of mankind and the environment.

Our 4-year Bachelor’s Degree programme in Biotechnology (B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology) emphasises on current advances in biotechnology to increase agricultural yield, prevent/cure ailments, produce a healthier & cleaner environment and minimise hazardous waste production in industries. Students will be introduced to modern high-end laboratories equipped with the latest Biotechnology instruments.  In their final year of studies, a mini-project will be assigned to each student to hone their research, innovation and problem-solving skills to gain self-confidence during real-world encounters. This will be followed by 6 months of internship at Biotechnology companies or universities as practical training in an actual working environment.

The curriculum, delivered by experienced professional academics and industry experts, will enhance the students’ understanding of Biotechnology and real-life industry-related issues, equipping them with bio-entrepreneurship knowledge, presentation skills, and leadership qualities to succeed in their careers. Armed with these qualities, students graduating from the B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology programme at QIU will be outstanding candidates for even the most challenging of jobs.

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Subject Listing

General Studies Unit (GSU) Courses



● Hubungan Etnik

● Communication Skills

● Media and Community

● Community Service


● Bahasa Melayu Kebangsaan 2

● Malaysian Studies 3

● Bahasa Kebangsaan A

● Media and Community

● Community Service

University Courses

● English for Academic Purposes

● Devices, Networks, and Applications

● Disciplined Entrepreneurship

● Design Thinking

● Co-curricular Activities

● Chemistry for Biologists

● Biostatistics

● Genetics

● Biodiversity and Ecosystems

● Form and Function: Higher Plants and Animals

● Microbiology

● Biochemistry 1

● Cell and Molecular Biology

● Bioinformatics 1

● Plant In Vitro Tissue Culture and Development

● Animal Cell Culture and Development

● Immunology

● Fermentation Technology

● Research Methodology and Data Analysis

● Biochemistry 2

● Recombinant DNA and Genetic Modification

● Advanced Molecular Biology

● Scientific Writing

● Introduction to Business and Management

● Applied Microbiology

● Quantitative Genetics

● Bioethics, Biosafety and Bioregulation

● Research Project

● Industrial Training

Agricultural Biotechnology

● Plant Physiology

● Animal Physiology

● Plant Breeding

● Crop Physiology & Biotechnology

● Postharvest Physiology, Storage and Biotechnology

● Plant Pathology and Biotechnology

Industrial Biotechnology

● Microbial Physiology

● Marine and Aquatic Biology & Biotechnology

● Animal Breeding

● Advanced Fermentation Technology

● Bioprocess Technology

● Genomics and Proteomics

Healthcare Biotechnology

● Animal Physiology

● Human Physiology

● Animal Breeding

● Medical Entomology

● Advanced Immunology and Immunogenetics

● Genomics and Proteomics

● Animal Breeding

● Enzyme and Protein Technology

● Plant Breeding

● Microbial Physiology

● Bioinformatics 2

● Genomics and Proteomics

● Medical Entomology

● Introduction to Forensic Science and Analysis

● Nutrition and Food Science

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subjects, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent;


Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in five (5) subjects


Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Jayyid, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject, or its equivalent;


Matriculation/Foundation with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent, and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent;


A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent. Note: The credit requirement at SPM level for candidate in categories (i), (iii) and (iv) can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

International Students OnlyApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

  • International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS OR Band 3 in MUET OR its equivalent.

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