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The Ministry of Higher Learning has approved the application from KUKTEM (UMP) to offer new programmes in a letter dated October 23rd, 2003 . One of the programmes approved was Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan Kimia (Bioteknologi) or better known by its acronym BKB. This programme is an offshoot or specialisation of the parent Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan Kimia (BKC) which started in 2002. The first intake of BKB consists of 32 students and enrolled for the 2004/2005 academic session. Until now, the programme has successfully produced 137 graduates from 2004/2005 to 2006/2007 cohorts.
This four-year programme offers the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) with 127 total credit hours to be taken and completed. This course is not only developed to provide students with the knowledge of chemical engineering and biotechnology but also to expose the students to the human science's area. In enhancing the understanding of biotechnology principles, experimental activities will be carried out in dedicated bioprocess engineering laboratories.