Diploma in Biotechnology

JPT/BPP(R3/545/4/0005)03/26, (MQA/A6789)
Total Tuition Fee
RM 34,200.00
Duration of Study
2.5 Years
7 Semesters
Intake Period

This internationally recognised diploma prepares you with the skills and know-how on new biological processes of commercial importance in a diverse range of industries such as pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, forensic and healthcare sectors. Graduates of this programme can progress to enter a relevant Degree programme at Nilai University or overseas universities.

Diploma in Biotechnology

Entry Requirements

SPM A pass with a credit in three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
O-Level A pass with Grade C (3) in three subjects inclusive of Mathematics and Science subject
UEC A pass with at least grade B in three (3) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
STPM* A pass with a minimum of Grade C (GP2.00) in any subject and possess SPM with three (3) credits inclusive of Mathematics and one (1) Science subject
STAM* A pass with a minimum grade of Maqbul (Pass) and possess SPM with three (3) credits inclusive of Mathematics and one Science subject
SKM / SKK(Level 3) A Pass in a related field and possess SPM with one (1) credit
Certificate (Level 3, MQF) A pass in a related field with minimum CGPA of 2.00


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


English Language Requirements* (for international students)

TOEFL 410 (PBT) / 30-31 (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


  • Foundation of Business

Fundamental and Biological Sciences

  • Basic Business Administration
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • General Biochemistry
  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Statistics

Discipline Core

  • Agricultural And Industrial Biotechnology
  • Basic Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Cell Culture Techniques
  • Introductory Bioinformatics
  • Marine And Environmental Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship

Generic Skills

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Public Speaking


  • Summative (Biotechnology)

Mata Pelajaran Umum

Industrial Training

  • Internship

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

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.