Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology

Duration:9 trimester (Full-time)

Intakes:January, May, October

Campus:UTAR Kampar

Level of Study:Undergraduate

Faculty:Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKCFES)

Course Code:

About this course

Biotechnology is the application of advances made in the biological sciences, especially involving the science of genetics and its application. Biotechnology has help improved food quality, quantity and processing; its application also include producing chemicals through manipulating simple cells and proteins. Biotechnology also has important implications in health and medicine. Through genetic engineering, scientists have been able to create new medicines, including interferon for cancer patients, synthetic human growth hormone and synthetic insulin, among others.

The programme aims to produce graduates with a high level of competency in the field of biotechnology to meet the market demand and national expectation.

Through the final year project, students will acquire specialised skills within selected areas of biotechnology such as proteomics, genomics, enzyme and protein biotechnology, protein engineering, immunology, fermentation technology, plant biotechnology, biosensor, phytomedicine and phytochemistry, cell and issue culture, and bioinformatics.

Total Course Fees

RM44,950 (Local)
RM60,650 (International)

For scholarships enquiries please e-mail for more details.

Subject Listing

Core Courses:
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Basic Laboratory Skills for Bioscience
  • Biodiversity and Concepts of Ecology
  • Cell Biology
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Computer Systems and Applications
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • English for Science
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • MPU1*
  • MPUI**
  • Principles of Biotechnology
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War and Business Strategies


Elective I – Choose 1 course(s)

  • Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues
  • Organisational Behaviour


Elective II – Choose 1 course(s)
  • Management Principles
  • Organisation and Human Resource


MPU 1* – Choose 1 course

  • Hubungan Etnik – For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 – For International Students


MPU 1** – Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 – For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) – For Local Students


Co-curriculum – Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ
Core Courses:
  • Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Elective Humanities
  • Elective (General Electives)
  • Elective Major
  • Human Computer Interaction Design
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Problem Solving with Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Software Design
  • Software Testing
  • Sun Zi’s Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Web Application Development


Elective Major – Choose 5 course(s)

  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Mining IOS Application Development
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Network Security Management
  • Parallel Processing
  • Programming with Game Engines
  • Server Configuration and Management
  • TCP/IP Network Application Development
  • TCP/IP Network Routing Team Project


Elective (General Electives) – Choose 1 course(s)

  • Automation in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Communication in Interpersonal Relationship
  • Creative Thinking and Idea Generation
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Data Analysis for Business Intelligence
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Principles of International Business
  • Property Market Analysis


Elective Humanities – Choose 3 course(s)

  • Basic Economics, Accounting and Management
  • Basic Professional Writing
  • Management Principles Oral Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Public Speaking and Oral Presentation

Core Courses:

  • Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Elective IV
  • Elective V
  • Elective VI
  • Elective VII
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Cloning and Gene Expression Project


Elective IV – Choose 1 course(s)

  • Aquaculture Principles, Practices and Management
  • Food Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Princeples and Application of Phytochemistry


Elective V – Choose 1 course(s)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Sociology


Elective VI – Choose 1 course(s)

  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Human Nutrition

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

  • STPM with 2 Grade C including Biology


  • A-Level with 2 Grade D including Biology


  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in 2 subjects including Biology


  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with an average of 70% in 6 subjects including Biology


  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with Grade B in 5 subjects including Biology


  • Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education


  • Foundation in Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)


  • Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field


  • Diploma, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) in the relevant field


  • Diploma from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field


  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government


– credit in SPM Mathematics / equivalent

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