Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology

JPT/BPP(R2/545/6/0045)11/24, (MQA/A9990)
Duration of Study
3 Years
9 Semesters
Intake Period

This programme is an innovative multidisciplinary degree that was developed with inputs from key industry players and academics who are experts in their field. It features biotechnology modules coupled with electives in business, communications, marketing, accounting and many more.

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Entry Requirements

STPM A pass with a minimum Grade of C (GPA 2.00) in any two (2) subject and possess SPM with three credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
A-Level Minimum Grade D in any two (2) subjects and possess SPM with three (3) credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
STAM A pass with a minimum grad of Jayyid (Good) and possess the SPM with three (3) credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
UEC A pass with at least Grade B in five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
Matriculation / Foundation Minimum CGPA of 2.00 and possess SPM or its equivalent with three credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
Diploma A pass in a related field with minimum CGPA of 2.00 


*The credit requirement at the SPM level for candidates can be waived should if the grades obtained at the STPM/ STAM/ Diploma/ Matriculation/ Foundation level are equivalent/ higher


English Language Requirements* (for international student)

TOEFL 410 (PBT) / 42 (iBT)
Pearson 47

*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the IELTS examination

Programme Module


  • Understanding Biotechnology

Fundamental Sciences

  • Introductory Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Organic Chemistry

Core Sciences

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • General Biochemistry

Discipline Core

  • Biodiversity and Environmental Bioresources
  • Biotechnology for Crop Improvement
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Drug and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Immunological Techniques in Biotechnology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Research Methods and Design

Electives Related to Discipline Core

Elective I (Choose 1)

  • Foundation of Business
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

Elective II (Choose 1)

  • Business Communication
  • Essentials of Information Skills
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Principles of Management

Electives III (Choose 1)

  • Food Microbiology
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Managing Business Operation
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Strategic Management

Electives IV (Choose 1)

  • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
  • Plant Genetic Engineering
  • Protein Technologies


  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II

Industrial Training

  • Internship

Mata Pelajaran Umum / University Courses

Malay Language (Only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

Optional Electives

  • English Language Profiency
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • Academic English

Programme Pathway

Programme Pathway

Career Prospects

Here are some career options after you’ve graduated in Biotechnology:

  • Epidemiologists
  • Genetic Counsellors
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • MIcrobiologists
  • Biochemists & Biophysicists
  • Biological Technicians
  • Medical Scientists
  • Director of Product Strategy
  • Biomnaufacturing Specialists


Nilai University offers scholarships for students from various backgrounds, with the goal of helping students grow to be well-rounded and ambitious individuals and allowing them to reach their goals through quality education. We achieve this by combining academic excellence with a growth mindset for life-long learning.