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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY)

JPT/BPP(MQA/FA2343)12/24

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.

Young Biotechnologists have broad and promising career opportunities in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, industry and many others:

  • Molecular Biologist
  • Microbiologist in the Food Industry
  • Microbiologist in Medical Laboratories
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Life Science Product Specialist
  • Agriculture, Food Science, Biofuel Technologist
  • Cell Tissue Culture Technologist
  • Food Quality Control Technologist
  • Process Technologist (Downstream/Upstream)
  • Water Quality Technologist
  • Food Technologist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Environmental Conservationist
  • Food Safety Expert
  • Genomics Expert
  • Instrumentation Expert
  • Research Scientist Academic
  • Science Teacher/Scientific Officer
  • Biosafety Expert
  • Science Writer/Journalist
  • Patent + IPR Officer
  • Civil Servant

Programme Educational Objectives

PEO1

Possess fundamental knowledge and skills in biotechnology for lifelong learning, research and career development.

PEO2

Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve biotechnology-related problems.

PEO3

Possess various functional work skills to design, implement and manage biotechnology-related solutions in an organisation.

PEO4

Display personal and entrepreneurial skills and qualities as well as ethics and professionalism in biotechnology.

Programme Learning Outcomes

PLO1

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the concepts in biotechnology.

PLO2

Analyse and interpret data of related knowledge and information so as to display a clear understanding of topics discussed.

PLO3

Perform experiments based on manuals and conduct basic and applied guided research to generate reliable data for scientific reports.

PLO4

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with peers and others.

PLO5

Analyse, interpret and present data using digital and numeracy skills.

PLO6

Demonstrate problem-solving skills in the context of specialisation by working collaboratively as a group member or a leader in a group to solve problems using scientific approaches.

PLO7

Demonstrate self-directed lifelong learning, awareness of business opportunities and entrepreneurship.

PLO8

Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of biosafety, ethical, legal, commercial and social issues related to biotechnology.

Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)
 

 Local

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • TITAS
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service

International

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • English for Academic Purposes 
  • Design Thinking
  • Devices, Networks and Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Co-Curricular Activities
Compulsory Courses
  • Chemistry for Biologists
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Form and Function: Higher Plants and  Animals
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Microbiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Plant In Vitro Culture and Development
  • Bioinformatics 1
  • Animal Cell Culture and Development
  • Immunology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Recombinant DNA and Genetic Modification
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Scientific Writing
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Bioethics, Biosafety and Bioregulation
  • Research Project
  • Industrial Training
Specialisations Courses

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
Elective Courses (To choose one course in Year 2 and two courses in Year 3)
  • 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

i. Pass 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;

OR

ii. Pass 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;

OR

 

iii. 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;

OR

 

  1. 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 a candidate in categories (i), (ii) and (iii) can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM / Diploma / Matriculation / Foundation level are equivalent/higher.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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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Intakes

3 intakes in a year

Duration

Full-time: 4 years.

Assessment

The students' abilities are gauged both through continuous assessments and a final exam. The continuous assessment components may comprise tests/quizzes, laboratory works, practical examinations, mid semester examinations, field trip reports, presentations and/or projects/assignments/case studies which account for a total allocation of 50% marks. The final examination accounts for 50% marks.

Intakes

3 intakes in a year

Mode of Study

Full-time

Duration

4 years

Assessment

Students’ ability is gauged both through continuous assessments and a final exam. The continuous assessment component comprises tests / quizzes, mid-term examination, laboratory works, field trips reports / presentation, and projects / assignments / case studies which accounts for an allocation of about 40% marks depending on the course. The balance of the marks is allocated for the final examination.

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