Doctor of Philosophy (Biotechnology)(R2/545/8/0048) (08/25) (A 8453)

a female biotechnology student working in lab


The objective of the postgraduate programme is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge through independent research in a selected branch of Biotechnology.

This will enable graduates to be competent in handling basic and applied research in their chosen specialities.

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CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Components of the Programme

This programme is research-based and are conducted by the Department of Biotechnology (Faculty of Applied Science)


MQA requirement:
Masters by Research & Masters by Mixed Mode:
CGPA > 2.75, for 2.75 >CGPA> 2.5 can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
Masters by coursework: Min CGPA of 2.5
*Int Student- TOEFL Min Score 550 or IELTS Min Score 6.0.
If No Language Criteria then need to pass Language Placement Examination at University Level.
Masters Masters in related field or other equivalents
Qualifications recognized by the Malaysian government

“A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions accepted for direct enrolment into PhD Biotechnology program: A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent” 

“A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
  2. Undergo internal assessment;
  3. Any other requirements of the HEP”

Career Opportunities

PhD in Biotechnology course by research mode at AIMST University provides balanced scientific knowledge with strong research skills and capabilities to graduates entering the Biotechnology industry. Aside from being a Researcher/Scientist in the industry, one can also pursue an academic career after completing his/her Postgraduate studies in this field.

Career Opportunities in the areas of:

  • R&D Management
  • Quality Control
  • Technology Development
  • Production Management
  • Biotech Marketing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Technology Management
  • Academics
  • Project Management