Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology(R2/545/6/0024) (07/23) (A 9263)

A female biotechnology assistant in lab


Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) has set its goals to promote cutting-edge multidisciplinary programmes that are infused with the elements of innovativeness and technopreneurship designed to enhance market competitiveness.

FAS offer BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology, BSc (Hons) in Bioinformatics, Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology (Research Mode) and Doctor Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology (Research Mode).

BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology programme will provide adequate knowledge and essential skills to the student on the various scope of biotechnological processes that impact our daily lives.

The student will discover and explore the importance of biotechnology in the rapidly developing health, food, agriculture, environmental industrial sectors.

The programme is full-accredited by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). The BSc (Hons) Biotechnology programme received Grade A (91/100) by MQA.

FAS teaching staff are highly experienced academicians from different fields of interests.

Upon graduation, the student will be well-equipped with the knowledge of biotechnological processes, techniques and industrial experience to embark on an exciting career.

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CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Year 1
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biocomputing
  • Biodiversity
  • Biophysics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Humanistic Perspectives in Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
Year 2
  • Algal and Fungal Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotech Trends
  • Cell Culture
  • Downstream processing
  • Food technology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Human Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Training
  • Plant Science
  • Virology
Year 3
  • Aquaculture
  • Bioethics, Bioregulation & Biosafety
  • Biomolecular Diagnostics
  • Business Management
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Metabolomics
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Molecular Pathogenesis
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Laboratory Biorisk Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Project


A-Levels/ STPM/STAM/ equivalent Min pass with grade C in 2 subjects.
Pass STAM (grade Jayyid) with a full pass in 2 subject
UEC Pass with grade B in 5 subjects
AIMST Foundation in Science Pass in 3 subjects including Biology
minimum 50%, Grade C or CGPA 2.00
Diploma in a related field CGPA ≥ 2.0

Career Opportunity

  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental/Safety Officer
  • Laboratory Specialist
  • Liaison Officer
  • Licensing Associate
  • Patent Agent
  • Product Sales and Marketing
  • Product Specialist
  • Quality Controller
  • Research Officer
  • Scientific Officer
  • Science/Biotechnology Writer/Tutor

Check this: 10 Jobs That Require a Bachelor of Biotechnology

Satish Raj Krishnan

Receives great recognition from top MNCs.  A well diverged course for those interested to work in food pharma production/research/academic/environmental monitoring and many other fields.


Satish Raj Krishnan


Putt Yoke Yin

The BSc (Hons) Biotechnology program in AIMST University has given me a solid foundation in the field of Biotechnology and it serves as a platform that has equipped me with  knowledge, experience and skills to pursue a graduate degree in an international university.


Putt Yoke Yin