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Applied Biology (Honours)

University Sains Malaysia

48 months
3438 USD/year
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Applied Biology (Honours) programme in the  School of  Biological Sciences from University Sains Malaysia aims to produce technically skilled graduates who understand and adhere to the practice of professional and ethical conduct in the field of applied biology.


Knowledge and training in the latest scientific techniques received by the graduates are in line with the development of technologies and human resources for the benefit of industries and the overall development of the country. The graduates of the Applied Biology (Honours) programme from University Sains Malaysia are also knowledgeable and well versed in the intricacies of management, and able to navigate the entrepreneurial sector and related industries in biological sciences.


This programme offers undergraduate studies leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Agrobiology which emphasizes on multidisciplinary approach in the field of plant pathology and entomology related to other fields such as environment, soil science, botany, physiology microbiology, plant diversity biotechnology and ecology. The main objective of this programme is the application of scientific approaches leading to high agricultural productivity and sustainability.

Aquatic Biology

Aquatic Biology is an area of applied biology that entails the multidisciplinary study and research on fresh-, brackish- and marine biology and ecosystems. Since about 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, these aquatic ecosystems are the major environment and ecosystems on Earth. Aquatic biology and environmental biology are therefore very closely related.


Biotechnology, an area of applied biology, involves the practical application of cells or its components in manufacturing and service industries. Biotechnology is multidisciplinary, involving the integration of knowledge from microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry as well as chemical and process engineering. This programme aims to develop a strong understanding in cellular biology involving microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology of biocatalysts

Entomology & Parasitology

The Entomology and Parasitology programme is important for the development of the nation. Malaysia lies in a tropical zone, and thus is often invaded by various vectorborne diseases (especially mosquitoes and housefl ies) which are capable of transmitting diseases like malaria, dengue, fi lariasis, Japanese encephalitis and typhoid. The strategy for the control of such diseases is not through medication of sick patients, but through the reduction in the source of infection of the disease, which is often the mosquitoes and other vectors. The ability to effectively control the vectors is only possible through extensive knowledge on the biology and the behaviour of those vectors.

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology is increasingly gaining attention, especially in these environmentally-conscience times. Malaysia enjoys the luxury of a rich biodiversity in a relatively small area. Its effective preservation and conservation requires a strong understanding and appreciation of the environment. Students are trained in fundamental and practical aspects of ecology and the environment. Aquatic biology and environmental biology are therefore very closely related. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Specializations : Agrobiology, Aquatic Biology, Biotechnology, Entomology & Parasitology & Environmental Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed 12 years of Primary and High School Education and
  • Obtained High School Certificate (eg. A-Level, HSC, SMU, & UAN (Indonesia), Matayom Suksa 6 (Thailand), International Baccalaureate etc.) or
  • Diploma in the related field
  • Official certificates, transcripts, mark sheets or school report from each secondary or college attended
  • Translated copy of certificates (if issued other than English or Malay Language)
  • IELTS/TOEFL/MUET/CAE/CPE/PTE/Authorization Letter from an institution in which the medium instruction is English
  • Copy of passport (Details page only in A4 size)
  • Student Pass (if study in Malaysia)
  • Letter of scholarship (if any)
  • Receipt of processing fee payment

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3438 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for George Town

1755 - 2203 MYR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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