B.Sc. On Campus

Biotechnology (Honours)

University Tunku Abdul Rahman

36 months
4519 USD/year
3355 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biotechnology (Honours) programme at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman aims to produce graduates with a high level of competency in the field of biotechnology to meet the market demand and national expectation.


Biotechnology (Honours) at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman 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.

Students are introduced to the knowledge and practical skills in the various aspects of biotechnology and principles of instrumentation. Through final year project, student will acquire specialised skills in selected areas of biotechnology such as genomics, fermentation, plant biotechnology, phytochemistry and bioinformatics.

Career Prospects

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Basic Laboratory Skills for Bioscience
  • Biodiversity and Concepts of Ecology
  • Cell Biology
  • Computer Systems and Applications
  • English for Science
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Malaysian Stu: You are advised to apply for admission as early as possible
  • International Stu: You are advised to apply for admission 3 months in advance


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to UTAR is on purely meritocratic basis. You are expected to satisfy the academic qualification and English Language requirement set by the University. Some programmes may have additional requirements such as the submission of a drawing portfolio, and an interview before the University decides on the admission.
  • For admission into undergraduate programmes, the University will accept the applications from students with the standard list of foreign qualifications. 
  • For your information that the University has its minimum entry requirement (MER) for each qualification and each programme. Should you do not fulfill the MER, you will be required to undertake a one-year Foundation studies. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4519 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13557 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    3355 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10067 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • RM42,550 (Malaysian); 
  • RM57,300 (International)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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