Intakes: March, June, September / October
Mode of Study : Full Time
Duration : 3 Years
Credit Hour : 122

This programme is designed to produce knowledgeable and competent human resources who are equipped with advanced knowledge and extensive hands-on-experience in the area of biotechnology. Students are exposed with related knowledge, techniques, practical skills and issues pertaining to the advancement and development of biotechnology, locally and globally. This programme also cultivates soft skills and fundamental skills in the areas of management and entrepreneurship that are essential in their future working environments.

Year 1

Biotechnology Laboratory 1A, Biometrics, Chemistry I, Introduction to Biotechnology, Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology, Biotechnology Laboratory 1B, Genetics, Chemistry II, Microbiology, Bioethics, U1 subject, U2 subject, Interactive Skills

Year 2

Introduction to Biochemistry, Biotechnology Laboratory 2A, Bioinstrumentation and Analytical Techniques, Gene Cloning and Engineering, Biotechnology Laboratory 2B, Cell and Tissue Culture, Industrial and Fermentation Technology, Practical  Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics, Scientific and Research Methodology, Technical and Professional Communication, U3 subject, U4 subject, Creativity and Innovation in Biotechnology

Year 3

Agricultural and Food Technology, Biotechnology Laboratory 3A, research Project A, Aquaculture Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Research Project B, Industrial Training

STPM Minimum 2 Principal Passes
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes
UEC Minimum 5 Bs
Diploma Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: average 60% or higher in 5 subjects
CPU/CIMP Average 60% or higher in 6 subjects
IB 26 points or higher based on 6 subjects
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
UEC: United Examination Certificate
HND: Higher National Diploma
SAM: South Australian Matriculation
HSC: Higher School Certificate
AUSMAT: Australian Matriculation
CPU: Canadian Pre-University
CIMP: Canadian International Matriculation Programme
IB: International Baccalaureate Diploma
STPM: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
SPM: Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia
Tuition Fees RM51,240.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM250.00
Insurance RM70.00/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Student Club

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Tuition Fees RM53,680.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,800.00
Medical Insurance RM530.00/year
Medical Examination RM265.00/year
Visa Processing RM381.60/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Student Club
  • Research and Development
  • Scientist
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Management
  • Production and Quality Assurance


Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

"I chose to further my studies in Biotechnology as I find this course interesting in terms of its modules. I get to experience doing experiments in the laboratory which I find exciting. I also get to go for an internship."



Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

"The past few semesters have been great and I am happy studying here. I get to meet people from all parts of the globe. I engage myself in extra-curricular activities and I enjoy being part of the Debate Club."



Jombang Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

"The lecturers are very supportive and always make time for students to see them for consultation. Music is my passion and I am lucky to be chosen as the lead vocalist by IUKL Music Club."


A science geek is perhaps what one has in mind when one speaks of biotechnology. But what many of us may not know is that the career opportunities in this field are not limited to just doing research in laboratories. Biotechnology offers just as many choices and opportunities as all the other fields have to offer.

Biotechnology is one of the applied science fields that combines both science and engineering principles to a living organism in order to produce a product of interest that is beneficial to the society. Therefore, biotechnology enables a scientist to solve global issues ranging from food security to human and animal diseases.

Why should I take this programme?

Students will be learning from leading researchers in their respective fields and will be equipped with the latest biotechnology knowledge together with extensive hands-on experience in our state-to-the-art facilities in the faculty.

What will I learn?

In the first year of the programme, students will be equipped with fundamental knowledge of biotechnology, for example, molecular and cell biology, microbiology and genetics. This fundamental knowledge is necessary for the students before they enter into their second and third year of study.

Towards the end of the third year of the programme, students will be exposed to the current issues in the area of biotechnology. Students are expected to be able to apply the latest technologies and techniques that they have learned to solve the given issue.

What should I expect?

This field of study offers just as many choices and opportunities as all the other fields have to offer. You will get to find a job that best suits your interest, from working as a researcher in labs to working as an executive in the fast paced business environment. Due to the tremendous support from both the public and private sectors, there is a great emphasis on creating a pool of skilled manpower in this industry.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this programme can work as Scientists, Researchers, Bioinformaticians, Sales and Marketing Executives, Lecturers, Patent Executives and Regulatory Executives.

How much will I make?

Degree holders can expect to earn around RM 2,500 to RM3,000 as a start but note that with dedication and experience, you will earn more in years to come. But, of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for.

Are there any advantages of taking this programme?

IUKL has strong academic and industrial linkages with both the public and private sectors. This is an advantage for industrial placements of our students and to ensure their job placements in the future.

Did you know?

Our Biotechnology laboratory is equipped with up-to-date equipment for students’ use.

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