Bachelor of Science (Honours) Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms that include bacteria, viruses, algae and fungi. Microorganisms are being studied because some of them have the ability to cause diseases whereas others are vital to agriculture, industry, environment and ecology. 

This programme is designed to provide students with basic knowledge on various microorganisms as well as the aspects related to other academic branches, such as physiology, immunology, biochemisty, genetics, molecular biology and medicine. The students will gain knowledge in the basic sciences which are essential to microbiology and the application of science to various issues in the modern world. 

The students will learn how microbial genes, proteins and processes are being exploited to help cure and prevent diseases, generate alternative fuels, produce new antibiotics, degrade pollutants, treat waste-waters, clean up oil spills, recover valuable metals from ores, fix nitrogen and produce food additives, enzymes and vitamins for the industry. 

Their competencies in analysis, research, writing and oral presentation skills will be developed, enabling them to compete confidently and effectively for career opportunities available. The lifelong learning skills provided by the programme enable the students to critically, objectively and analytically address complex problems or issues so as to work independently and manage time effectively.

Programme Details:


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Microbiology

Accreditation Status:   

Fully accredited   


3 years (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:

  • EnvironmentalMicrobiologist 
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Scientist
  • Research Laboratory Officer
  • Research Scientist