University of Malaysia Pahang UMP

University of Malaysia Pahang UMP

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) Industrial Biotechnology APPLY

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 4 years
Intake Deadline
  Tution Fees N/A

Biotechnology is a field of science that manipulates living organisms or their components to produce useful commercial products that helps to improve our lives. The program has been accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) in 2013. This program aims to foster human capital with first class mentality in a culture of creativity and innovation. FIST’s second program, the Industrial Biotechnology Program, is in its sixth year now. Its first batch of students has graduated in 2013 and most of them got jobs in biotechnology related companies. The program went through the MQA exercise in November 2013 and satisfactorily concluded the process. On April 2014 the Accreditation Committee Meeting endorsed the program, back dated to July 2013.

The graduate employability index is exceeding 95% for three consecutive years, with 80% of employment at multinational companies (MNCs). Students need to attend a compulsory six month internship at the end of the study period to obtain sufficient skillset before entering the job market. Students are highly encouraged to participate in the Structured Early Industrial Exposure Program (SEIEP) during semester breaks to expose our students with real working environment in industry.


 PEO1 Synthesize and apply the knowledge oftechnology-based sciences and laboratory experiences to providequality products and services to the bio-based industry locally and globally
 PEO2 Communicate effectively in leading andengaging multidisciplinary teams while addressingrelevant issues locally and globally 
 PEO3 Explore business opportunities in the bio-based industry locally and globally and utilize ICT to advance their biotechnological knowledge and skills  
PEO4 Integrate ethical and professional values in managing and providing services to the recipients and providersof the bio-based industry locally and globally 


No MQF Program Learning Outcome
PO1  KNOWLEDGE Acquire and apply knowledge relevant to biotechnology
PO2 TECHNICAL SKILLS Operate and maintain a range of biotechnology instruments
PO3 PROBLEM ANALYSIS Analyse, synthesize, integrate knowledge and information to provide solutions in addressing challenges and concerns, appropriate to biotechnology
PO4 TECHNICAL SKILLS Conduct basic guided research
PO5 COMMUNICATION Communicate ideas scientifically, in verbal and written forms, with communitie



Deliver responsibilities and demonstrate good interpersonal skills in a team
PO7 LIFE LONG LEARNING Manage information and engage in life-long learning
PO8 LEADERSHIP SKILLS Manage laboratory and industrial occupational safety and quality



Explore business opportunity pertaining to the field of industrial biotechnology

PO10  ETHICS Demonstrate understanding and awareness of basic commercial, ethical, legal and social issues related to biotechnology
PO11  LEADERSHIP SKILLS Lead and work efficiently in a multidisciplinary projects team


Year 1

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology Laboratory

Year 2

  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Genetics
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Enzyme Technology Laboratory
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology Laboratory
  • Laboratory Quality Management and Validation

Year 3

  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology Laboratory
  • Gene Technology
  • Gene Technology Laboratory
  • Plant and Mamalian Cell Technology
  • Plant and Mamalian Cell Technology Laboratory
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Final Year Project I

Year 4

  • Extraction and Bioseparation
  • Extraction and Bioseparation Laboratory
  • Elective III
  • Final Year Project II
  • Industrial Training

Elective Courses:

  • Biomanufacturing
  • Immunotechnology
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Nutraceutical and functional foods
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioremediation
  • Reactor Design
  • Advanced Enzyme Technology
  • Biosensor Technology


  • Academician
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Diagnostic Executive
  • Marketing and Sales Personnel
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Project Manager
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Research / Science Officer
  • Scientist (Biochemist,Microbiologist,Molecular Biologist etc)
  • Technical Service Personnel
  • Technical Regulatory Affairs Officer
  • Technopreneur
  • Safety Officer
  • Any related positions.

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