Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

About the Course

This programme provides training in the practical application of organisms, or their cellular components, to manufacturing, service industries and environmental management.

It provides sound training in core Molecular Biosciences (Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Immunology), leading to different areas of Biotechnology.

Compulsory Biotechnology projects as well as internships with biotechnology and molecular bioscience companies will further enhance the employability of graduates.

Career Opportunities

  • Science Officer, Science Researcher, Clinical & Regulatory Executive or Officer, Field Application Specialist, Technical Support Executive or Officer, Service Engineer, Quality Assurance Officer (Executive, Supervisor or Analyst), Quality Control Officer (Supervisor, Assistant or Analyst), Safety Specialist
  • Industries in the Public or Private Sector: Biotechnology, Food & Drink (Including Brewing), Health & Beauty Care, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies, Research Companies (Including companies conducting Clinical Trials), Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories, Analytical & Testing Laboratories, Environmental Pollution Control Companies, Hospitals, Patent Companies, Various Government Research Agencies & Facilities (Medicine, Farming & Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, etc.), Forensic Services, Universities

UoD Modules

Year 1
Biology of Organisms
Introduction to Biotechnology
Chemistry 1
Chemistry 2
Mathematics & Statistics
Molecular & Cell Biology
Organisation & Management

Year 2
Biochemistry of Biomolecules & Enzymes
Cellular & Metabolic Biochemistry
Analysis of Genetic Inheritance
Chromosomes, Gene Regulation & Evolution
Bioinstrumentation & Analytical Techniques
Cell & Tissue Culture
Recombinant DNA Technology
Fermentation Technology
Biotechnology Laboratory 1

Year 3
Biotechnology Practice
Biotechnology Laboratory 2
Biotechnology Laboratory 3
Environmental Biotechnology
Medical Biotechnology
Industrial Biotechnology
Methods & Skills in Research
Biotechnology Project

MPU Subjects

Credit Subject Name Remark
1 HubunganEtnik* Must do 2
Tamadun Islam danTamadun Asia (TITAS)
BahasaMelayuKomunikasi 3
Pengajian Malaysia 3
2 Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Leadership and Life Skills
Leadership in Business
3 Comparative Ethics for Malaysia Choose 1
Malaysian Constitution
Issues of the Social Media on Malaysian Society
Career Pathways in the field of Behavioral Sciences in Malaysia
4 Co-Curriculum – Sports 2 Choose 1
Co-Curriculum – Community Service 2
Co-Curriculum – Event Management

Notes :
* For Local Students
** For International Students
*** Local students without credit for SPM’s Bahasa Melayu must do┬áPengajian Malaysia 3

Data Compulsory Subjects

Credit Subject Name
1 Reflective Practice
Listening, Reading & Writing Skills
2 Preparation for Career Management : Internship Programme
Industrial Training : Part 1
Industrial Training : Part 2