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Biotechnology (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (QS) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Biotechnology (Honours) program offered at International Islamic University of Malaysia involves multiple discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new useful technologies in research, agriculture, industry and the clinic. 
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Applications of Biotechnology (Honours) range from a simple screening of the useful compound to the production of tissues, drugs, synthetic hormones and enzymes. For example, the use of genetically-altered bacteria (or higher organisms) in the bioconversion of organic wastes, biofuels, treatment of oil spills or as bulk foodstuffs have been the main concerns of modern biotechnology. 

Biotechnology offered at International Islamic University of Malaysia focuses on four concentrations which are environmental, marine, food and medical biotechnology where the students are able to choose any of these in the 3rd year of their studies. Therefore, our graduates will have the capability to understand and master the fundamental subjects related to biotechnology and apply those knowledge according to their own research interest in their final year of study.

Career Opportunities

Expected areas of graduate employment:

  • Food and fermentation related industries
  • Animal feed/formulation industries
  • Chemical, enzyme, detergent related industries
  • Solid waste and wastewater management and treatment
  • Health-related industries and organisations
  • Academic Research & Development Institutes related to health, agriculture, veterinary/fishery (IPTAs, MARDI, FRIM, PERHILITAN etc.)
  • Quality control departments
  • Diagnostic, forensic, environmental laboratories
  • Others including Human resource management
  • The appropriate or relevant jobs include as scientists, marketing executive, product specialist, quality analyst, researchers, science officers, consultants, management executives, supervisors and quality assurance officers, executive, forensic scientist and investigator officers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Principles of Biochemistry 
  • Principles of Cell Biology
  • Calculus for Biology
  • Genetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

A pass at the GCE level with credits in

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6886 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3443 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

700 RM National

15800 RM International

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

  • 2210 - 3820 MYR/month
    Living Costs

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