Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

IMU University

Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jul, Sep

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Course Structure

MPU Short Semester: 

  • MPU U1 Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban *
  • MPU U1 Philosophy and Current Issues
  • MPU U1 Malay Language Communication 2**
  • MPU U3 Nutrition and Wellness / History of Health Professional / Introduction to Media Literacy / Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror / Survey of Asian Literature

* Malaysian students
** International students
MPU U3 choose any 1 module

Semester 1: 

  • Basic Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science Communication
  • Chemistry for
  • Biotechnologists
  • Biodiversity and Conservation for Biotechnology
  • Instrumentation, Biosafety and Quality Management
  • Molecular Biology and Immunology
  • MPU U2 English for Health Sciences/Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Semester 2: 

  • General Pharmacology
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Ethics and Biotechnology
  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
  • Fundamental of Bioinformatics

Semester 3: 

  • Analytical Chemistry for Biotechnologists 1
  • Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Forensic Science
  • Fundamental of Structural Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Management and Experimentation on Animals
  • Elective: Algorithms and Data Structure/Medical Epidemiology and Public Health* *

Choose 1 elective module

Semester 4: 

  • Toxicology and Toxinology
  • Omics Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Biotechniques in Biotechnology and Community Health
  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • MPU U4 Social Responsibility

Short Semester: 

  • Pathology for Biotechnologists
  • Research Methodology
  • Current Trends in Medical Biotechnology
  • Free Elective: Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine/Radiobiology

* Choose 1 elective module

Semester 5: 

  • Medical Biotechnology Research Projects
  • Elective: Biotechnology Research Commercialisation/Fundamentals of Business Management/Fundamentals of Cosmeceuticals/BioPharming: Harvesting Therapeutics/Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Supplements*

*Choose any 3 elective modules

Semester 6: 

  • Biotechnology Internship

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: CCD (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • STPM: CC (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • Australian Matriculation: 65% aggregate or TER/UAI/ENTER/ATAR 75 (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • NCEA Level 3: 60% aggregate (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • Canadian Grade 12/13: 70% aggregate in 6 subjects (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • UEC: B in 5 subjects (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • Australian University Foundation Programmes: 70% aggregate or TER/UAI/ENTER/ATAR 75 or GPA 2.00 (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • Indian Pre-University: Average of 70% (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • Ministry of Education Matriculation #: cGPA 2.50 (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): 26 points (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics)
  • American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP): cGPA 2.70 (2 Science subjects must be AP courses)
  • Foundation Studies #: cGPA 2.00 or 50% (including 2 Science subjects/Mathematics) (Foundation in Science/Foundation in Biosciences/Foundation in Engineering or equivalent)
  • Degree: BSc in related field: cGPA 2.00
  • Diploma:
    • Diploma in Science (UiTM), Diploma in Microbiology (UiTM): cGPA 2.50
    • Diploma in related field: cGPA 2.00

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.

Minimum credit in Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject at SPM level. Students may be exempted from the above requirement if they achieved the same results at Pre University level.

  • MUET: Band score of 3; OR (For Malaysian students)
  • IELTS: Overall band score of 5.5; OR
  • TOEFL iBT*: Overall score of 46; OR
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)*: Overall score of 162; OR
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)*: Overall score of 162; OR
  • Cambridge Linguaskill*: Overall score of 160; OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)*: Overall score of 51; OR
  • Credit Transfer: IELTS Overall band score of 7.0

The following categories of students* are exempted from the English requirements: Students who graduated from other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English Language for example: Advanced Levels/Australian Matriculation/Australian University Foundation Year/Canadian Matriculation/International Baccalaureate/Foundation in Science/Other Pre-University/ Programmes from Local Higher Education Institutions

*Only applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia.

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