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MSc Biotechnology

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
Minimum 1.5 Years of Full-time study / 4 Semesters
Minimum 3 Years of Part-time study
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time / Part-time
Approval Code
R2/421/7/0018; 03/2024
Accreditation Code
A 9411


Overview

By delving into the physical, chemical and computational aspects of biotechnology, this programme addresses the latest trends in the industry. Versatility is a hallmark of the programme and graduate students will address critical issues through the detailed study of molecular and cellular properties..., microbiology, bioprocess engineering, fermentation and downstream processing among others. Primarily driven by coursework, this programme also features a research component that requires students to work on projects that can be applied across a broad range of societal needs.

By reading this programme, you can look forward to an academic experience that is applicable to industry-grade work. The issues you address are present and future challenges in the industry. Delving deeper, the comprehension of complex living systems is fundamental in arriving at profound solutions that advance human health and promote environmental sustainability. Your interaction with accomplished academics and peers will result in the cross-fertilisation of ideas. You will evolve into a higherorder professional and doors will open wherever you go.

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About the Programme

Teaching and Learning Features

This programme aims to provide students with an interesting and stimulating learning experience via various teaching and learning techniques and assessment strategies. Besides, theoretical knowledge, students will be trained to operate and maintain scientific equipment, to have good practical skills to enable them conduct basic guided research and laboratory work, as well as able to analyse, synthesise and integrate knowledge and information.  Hence, students have to carry out extensive laboratory practicals for relevant subjects as well as to undertake intensive research projects.  Successful completion of the research project is compulsory for the completion of the degree.

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process. Some involves a formal summative assessment but most involves continues assessment throughout the subject. Continuous assessment in the form of assignments will require students to be self-directed and learn through oral presentations, written reports, case studies, critical analysis on published scientific data, mini projects (individual or team), seminars and class discussions.  Using various instructional media and technologies for learning, students will be thought how to identify and take advantage of unique opportunities and challenges involved in the assignments using various instructurial media and technologies for learning, students will be thought how to take advantage of real-life opportunities and challenges. For example, critical analysis of case studies and data interpretation exercises will help them analyse real-life biotechnology problems and apply the theories they study. In addition, they will also acquire communication skills, leadership skills and team-work necessary for pursuing their careers.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​Bachelor’s Degree
  1. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75, or its equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; OR
  2. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in a related field with at least CGPA of 2.50 and has not achieved CGPA 2.75, or its equivalent can be accepted subject to a rigorous internal assessment; OR
  3. A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) in related field but has not achieved CGPA of 2.50, or its equivalent can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years’ working experience in the relevant field.

English Language Requirements For International Students

  • A minimum score of 5.5 in IELTS OR
  • Band 3 in MUET OR
  • A minimum score of 46 in TOEFL iBT OR
  • A minimum score of 51 in Pearson Test of English OR
  • A minimum score of 160 in Cambridge English Qualification and Tests OR
  • An undergraduate degree with English as its medium of instruction
An undergraduate degree with English as its medium of instruction Candidates who fail to fulfil the above criteria may be required to take an English Proficiency Course at the University.

Courses Offered

Semester 1
  • Research Methodology for Scientists
  • Academic Communication
  • Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics*
  • Experimental Biotechnology - Method and Instrumental Design and Analysis*
Semester 2
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology*
  • Master Research Project Planning and Proposal Presentation

Major Electives (select one)

  • Trends in Medical Biotechnology*
  • Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology*
  • Applied Bioprocessing*
Semester 3
  • Master Research Project I*
Semester 4
  • Master Research Project II*

Major Electives (select one)

  • Trends in Medical Biotechnology*
  • Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology*
  • Applied Bioprocessing*
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Perspectives of Commercial Biotechnology

Free Electives (select one)

  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management and Policy
  • Information Technology for Managers
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
* courses with lab

Career Opportunities

This programme promotes and nurtures lifelong scholarship and deep learning for career and personal advancement which enhances employability and other inter alia skills in the challenging Biotechnology field. Overall, biotechnology postgraduates can embark into their careers in the medical, health, food and beverage, wine, agricultural, chemical and environmental industries or into any Biotechnology-related PhD programme or be entrepreneurs upon completion of this programme.

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 39,460

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 53,125

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