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Bachelor Of Science (Hons) In Biotechnology

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Biotechnology, the fastest growing science-based industry in the world, is widely regarded as the new engine of growth for the global economy. Covering the medical and health care industries, the agricultural and industrial sectors, the environment, and forensics, it encompasses also the applications of technologies like biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, and others for the development of new products and processes. In addition, it also includes vaccines and drugs for the treatment or improvement of life-threatening diseases like AIDS, medical diagnostic kits, agricultural products with improved nutritional values and reduced dependence on chemical pesticides, as well as high quality industrial products, cleaner biochemical process with less waste, and DNA ?ngerprinting for improved criminal investigation.

Designed with the aid of leading members in the biotechnology ?eld, the 3-year programme helps to bridge the gap between industry and academia. The course content is aimed at providing students with a good foundation of knowledge and hands-on practical experience of the di?erent ?elds of biotechnology for their future careers which include Pharmacology, Physiological Sciences, Metabolic Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Human Molecular Genetics, Animal and Plant Cell Culture, Microbial Biotechnology, Enzyme Technology, Fermentation Technology and Downstream processing, Bioprocess Engineering and Environmental Biotechnology.

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Detailed entry requirements


SPM / ’O’ Levels (Science stream): Minimum 5 credits, inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure science subjects


STPM (Science stream): 3 principals (C) in Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics


A-Levels: 3 principals (E) in Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics; 5 credits (Inclusive of Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics / Physics)


UEC (Science stream): Minimum 4 credits, inclusive of Mathematics and 2 pure sciences subjects


CPU: Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects, inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics


Local Matriculation (Science based): Minimum CGPA 2.8, inclusive of C grade in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics / Physics


International Baccalaureate (Science based): 26/42 from 6 subjects Minimum score of 5 out of 7 required in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics / Physics


Diploma / Advance Diploma / Degree / equivalent: To be assessed by faculty on case-by-case basis


UCSI University Foundation: Pass


Other Year 12 Equivalent: Minimum average of 60% in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics / Physics. English Requirements:


Minimum score of Band 5 in MUET; Band 5.5 in IELTS; or a score of 213 (Computer-based) / 550 (Written-based) / 79 - 80 (Internet-based) in TOEFL.


Students are exempted from the above English requirements if they possess any of the following examination grades in their English subjects: SPM (A+, A or A-); UEC (A1 or A2); a credit in O-Level (minimum C6); or 4 out of 7 in International Baccalaureate (IB); Qualification/Examination is of English curriculum


If English Language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UCSI, concurrently with the above undergraduate programme

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