Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Science Honours Biochemistry

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 Years
  Tution Fees N/A

Biochemistry has grown as techniques for its study become more sophisticated, with application in genetic engineering and molecular bioengineering as well as in the physiological and medical area. 

It provides students with the aptitude to investigate a diverse range of problems in animals, plants and micro-organisms, encompassing each level of the biological organisation. The study of scientific theory is supplemented with practical sessions (experiments and laboratory projects) in order to better understand the chemistry of living things. 

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry aims to allow students to understand, analyse, practice and evaluate the knowledge and laboratory skills of a range of biochemistry topics. It provides strong training in practical methods, data analysis and problem solving related to biochemistry.


  • Biochemist 
  • Scientific Officer 
  • Protein Chemist 
  • Phylogenetist 
  • Food Anaylst 
  • Laboratory Executive/Manager 
  • Bioinformatics Software Developer 


Year 1

  • Cell Biology 
  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Computer Systems and Applications 
  • Elective I 
  • Elective II 
  • Elective III 
  • English for Science 
  • Mathematics for Bioscience 
  • MPU1* 
  • National Language/Other Language 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Principles of Nutrition 
  • Structural Biochemistry 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 

Year 2

  • Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques 
  • Enzymology I 
  • Genetics 
  • Industrial Biochemistry 
  • Industrial Training 
  • Metabolism I 
  • Microbiology 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • MPU1** 
  • Principles of Biotechnology

Year 3

  • Clinical Biochemistry 
  • Elective IV 
  • Enzymology II 
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics 
  • Immunology 
  • Instrumental Methods and Analytical Biochemistry 
  • Metabolism II 
  • Plant Biochemistry 
  • Project 
  • Toxicology  

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Basic Professional Writing 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues 

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Malaysia: Cultural and Religious Practices 
  • 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)

  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance 
  • Introduction to Neutraceuticals 
  • Proteins and Proteomics

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
  • Work Ethics and EQ


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

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