Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Biotechnology Hons Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 9 trimester
  Intake January, May, October

Overview of Bachelor of Biotechnology Hons in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

Biotechnology is the application of advances made in the biological sciences, especially involving the science of genetics and its application. Biotechnology has help improved 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.

The programme aims to produce graduates with a high level of competency in the field of biotechnology to meet the market demand and national expectation.

Through the final year project, students will acquire specialised skills within selected areas of biotechnology such as proteomics, genomics, enzyme and protein biotechnology, protein engineering, immunology, fermentation technology, plant biotechnology, biosensor, phytomedicine and phytochemistry, cell and issue culture, and bioinformatics.


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


Year 1

  • Basic Chemistry 
  • Basic Laboratory Skills for Bioscience 
  • Biodiversity and Concepts of Ecology 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Computer Systems and Applications 
  • Elective I 
  • Elective II 
  • English for Science 
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry 
  • Microbiology 
  • MPU1* 
  • MPUI** 
  • Principles of Biotechnology 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 

Year 2

  • Animal Tissue Culture 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Elective III 
  • Enzymology 
  • Genetics 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • National Language/Other Language 
  • Physiology 
  • Plant Tissue Culture 
  • Research Seminar in Biotechnology 

Year 3

  • Bioanalytical Techniques 
  • Elective IV 
  • Elective V 
  • Elective VI 
  • Elective VII 
  • Fermentation Technology 
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics 
  • Molecular Cloning and Gene Expression Project

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues 
  • Organisational Behaviour 

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Management Principles 
  • Organisation and Human Resource 

Elective III - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Culture and Communication 
  • Introduction to Political Science 

Elective IV - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Aquaculture Principles, Practices and Management 
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology 
  • Princeples and Application of Phytochemistry 

Elective V - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Introduction to Sociology 

Elective VI - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Agricultural Biotechnology 
  • Environmental Microbiology 
  • Food Biotechnology 
  • Human Nutrition 

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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