Biotechnology & Life Sciences Degree 6 Semesters

Students can pursue Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Molecular Biosciences or Biomedical Sciences for up to the first two years of the degree programme. Successful students can transfer to partner universities in Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom to complete the degree.

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It is noteworthy that a number of the collaboration universities are consistently ranked among the top 200 universities world-wide by The Times Higher Education. On the QS World University Rankings are the University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Southampton and Newcastle University.

In Year 1, students take up the core basic sciences in Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, supported by courses in Mathematics, Management, and Computing. In Year 2, they proceed to "cornerstone" courses in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology. This programme places a high priority on laboratory work, where students gain extensive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment. Students of the programme will be well prepared by the time they transfer to overseas universities.

Popular majors at universities include Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Food Science, Genetics, and Microbiology.

  • Well-equipped labs, where all Australian Degree Transfer Programme (Science) students will have the opportunity to use advanced equipment such as the Real- Time PCR, HPLC, Bioreactor, Sonicator and Inverted Microscope
  • Collaboration with prestigious partner universities like the University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Newcastle University, University of Southampton, and more

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


Programme Duration
6 Semesters
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Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Programme Structure
Year 1
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Computing
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Organization and Management
Year 2
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Bioinstrumentation & Analytical Techniques
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Genetics 1
  • Genetics 2
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
MPU Subjects
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Community Service
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Design Thinking
  • Ethnic Relations (Local students) / Communicating in Malay 2 (International students)
  • Islamic & Asian Civilisation (Local students) / Malaysian Studies 3 (International students)

*For Malaysian students who do not have a credit in SPM BM.

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Note: International students are subject to placement guidelines. Please check with a student counsellor.

Entry Level Entry Requirements
Foundation Completion of Foundation Programme with a CGPA of 2.00
A-Levels 2 principal passes in any of 2 science subjects
STPM 2 Grade C in any of 2 science subjects
SACE International ATAR of 70, including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics
NSW (HSC) ATAR of 70, including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics
Australian Year 12 ATAR of 70, including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics
UEC 5Bs (including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics)
Canadian Pre-U 6 passes (including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics) with an average score of 68%
Matriculation in related fields CGPA of 2.0 and above
Others Other equivalent qualifications as recognised by the government of Malaysia

Note: International students are subject to entry requirements. Find out more.

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