Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the application of advances made in the biological sciences, especially involving the science of genetics and its application. Biotechnology has helped improve food quality, quantity and processing; its application also include producing chemicals through manipulating simple cells and proteins. Biotechnology also has important implications in health and medicine. Through genetic engineering, scientists have been able to create new medicines, including interferon for cancer patients, synthetic human growth hormone and synthetic insulin, among others. 

This programme aims to produce graduates with a high level of competency in the field of biotechnology to meet the market demand and national expectation. 

Through the final-year project, students will acquire specialised skills within selected areas of biotechnology such as proteomics, genomics, enzyme and protein biotechnology, protein engineering, immunology, fermentation technology, plant biotechnology, biosensor, phytomedicine and phytochemistry, cell and tissue culture, and bioinformatics.

Programme Details:


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology

Accreditation Status:   

Fully accredited   


9 trimester (Full-time) 


January, June, October   

Total Programme Fees:   

RM53,200 (Malaysian)

RM71,450 (International)  

Medium of Instruction:   



Kampar, Perak 


Faculty of Science (FSc)

Career Prospects:

  • Biotechnologist
  • Field Application Specialist 
  • Laboratory Executive/Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Technical Product Specialist