Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Bioinformatics(R/421/6/0038) (12/26) (MQA/PA 6184)

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The BSc (Hons) in Bioinformatics programme is a three-year programme conducted by the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Bioinformatics is a new, exciting and challenging multidisciplinary field that combines mathematical, statistical, computer science and information technology methods to solve problems in biology.

The programme is an outcome-based curriculum, which aims to produce quality graduates who will be able to work in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics industries; Bioinformatics research education institution; next-generation sequence analysis; drug discovery and molecular evolution.

The BSc (Hons) Bioinformatics programme brings together the knowledge of bioinformatics with the tremendous potential of biotechnological tools for wealth and knowledge creation.

Advances in experimental technologies have produced a huge amount of data.

Therefore, managing and extracting useful information from these sources is important if we are to discover new knowledge to advance our understanding of the living world.

The BSc (Hons) Bioinformatics programme provides an alternative study option for students interested in bioinformatics.

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CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Year 1
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Biodiversity
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biocomputing
  • Humanistics Perspective in Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
Year 2
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Proteomics and RNomics
  • Object Oriented Programming with C++
  • Cell Culture
  • Biostatistics
  • Perl Programming and Bioperl
  • Downstream Processing
  • Biomathematics
  • Introduction to Algorithms
  • Bioinformatics Trends
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Virology
Year 3
  • Research Project
  • Research Methodology
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Next Generation Sequence Analysis
  • Articial Neural Network
  • Biopython
  • Metabolomics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Comparative Genetics
  • Web Designing and Internet Programming
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Bioethics, Bioregulation & Biosafety
  • Business Management
  • Database Management System
  • Forensic Science
A-Levels / STPM Pass with CGPA ≥ 2.0 (Grade C) in 3 subjects
including Biology
AIMST Foundation in
Science/ Matriculation/
Pre-University Program
Pass in 3 subjects including Biology (Min 50% /Grade C / CGPA 2.0)
Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP) /South Australian Matriculation (SAM) / Canadian Pre-University (CPU) / Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) / New South Wales (NSW) / Higher School Certificate (HSC) / University of New South Wales (UNSW) Grade C in 3 subjects including Biology
Diploma (Level 4, KKM) (Computer Science, IT/ Health Sciences Min Pass 50% or Grade C or CGPA ≥ 2.0
Degree (Level 6, KKM) (Computer Science, IT/ Health Sciences Min Pass 50% or Grade C or CGPA ≥ 2.0
International Baccalaureate Pass with min 24 score
Other Qualification Will refer to KPT

Career Opportunity

Career Opportunities

  • Bioinformatics Researchers
  • Bioinformatics Facilities Manager
  • Bioinformatics Software Engineering
  • Bioinformatics Computer Programmer
  • Biology System Analyst
  • Computational Biology Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Big Data Scientist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Evolutionary Scientist
  • Research Officer
  • Tutor