BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY)
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:
Programme Educational Objectives
Possess fundamental knowledge and skills in biotechnology for lifelong learning, research and career development.
Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve biotechnology-related problems.
Possess various functional work skills to design, implement and manage biotechnology-related solutions in an organisation.
Display personal and entrepreneurial skills and qualities as well as ethics and professionalism in biotechnology.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the concepts in biotechnology.
Analyse and interpret data of related knowledge and information so as to display a clear understanding of topics discussed.
Perform experiments based on manuals and conduct basic and applied guided research to generate reliable data for scientific reports.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with peers and others.
Analyse, interpret and present data using digital and numeracy skills.
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.
Demonstrate self-directed lifelong learning, awareness of business opportunities and entrepreneurship.
Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of biosafety, ethical, legal, commercial and social issues related to biotechnology.
|Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)|
|Elective Courses (To choose one course in Year 2 and two courses in Year 3)|
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;
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;
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;
- 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.