Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)

INTI International University: KPT/JPT(R2/545/6/0009)05/2022 - A7640

This programme provides training in the practical application of organisms, or their cellular components, to manufacturing, service industries and environmental management.

It provides sound training in core Molecular Biosciences (Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Immunology), leading to different areas of Biotechnology.

Compulsory Biotechnology projects as well as internships with biotechnology and molecular bioscience companies will further enhance the employability of graduates.


  • The programme spans a variety of activities, from optimisation of processes such as those involved in producing antibiotics, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and genetically engineered transgenic plants and animals, to carrying out gene therapy, improving water and land management, and remedying pollution
  • Well-equipped labs, where all Biotechnology undergraduates will have the opportunity to use advanced equipment such as the Real-Time PCR, HPLC, Bioreactor, Sonicator and Inverted Microscope
  • Students may transfer to partner universities in Australia or the United Kingdom upon completing 1 or 2 years at INTI International University
  • Students may change their majors when transferring to partner universities
  • Collaborations with prestigious partner universities such as the University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Newcastle University and University of Southampton

Career Opportunities
  • Science Officer, Science Researcher, Clinical & Regulatory Executive or Officer, Field Application Specialist, Technical Support Executive or Officer, Service Engineer, Quality Assurance Officer (Executive, Supervisor or Analyst), Quality Control Officer (Supervisor, Assistant or Analyst), Safety Specialist
  • Industries in the Public or Private Sector: Biotechnology, Food & Drink (Including Brewing), Health & Beauty Care, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies, Research Companies (Including companies conducting Clinical Trials), Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories, Analytical & Testing Laboratories, Environmental Pollution Control Companies, Hospitals, Patent Companies, Various Government Research Agencies & Facilities (Medicine, Farming & Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, etc.), Forensic Services, Universities


Programme Duration
3 years (9 Semesters)
Accredited by
Malaysian Qualifications Agency
Financial assistance available:
Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Organisation & Management
Year 2
  • Biochemistry of Biomolecules & Enzymes
  • Cellular & Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Analysis of Genetic Inheritance
  • Chromosomes, Gene Regulation & Evolution
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioinstrumentation & Analytical Techniques
  • Cell & Tissue Culture
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 1
Year 3
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology Practice
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 2
  • Biotechnology Laboratory 3
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Agrobiotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Bioethics
  • Methods & Skills in Research
  • Biotechnology Project
  • Internship
MPU Subjects
  • Islamic and Asian Civilisation (Local students) / Malaysian Studies 3 (International students)
  • Ethnic Relations (Local students) / Communicating in Malay 3 (International students)
  • Presentation Skills
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community Service and Co-curriculum

*For Malaysian students who do not have an SPM BM credit.

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entry requirements
Entry Level Entry Requirements


2 principal passes in Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics

A Levels

2 principal passes including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics


minimum ATAR of 70; including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics


minimum ATAR of 70; including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics

Australian Year 12

minimum ATAR of 70; including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics

Canadian Pre-U (Ontario Senior Secondary Diploma)

6 subjects with minimum average score of 68 including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics


5 subjects at grade B including Chemistry and Biology / Physics / Mathematics


Matriculation / Foundation / Pre-University Programme in the relevant field or equivalent with CGPA ≥ 2.0 from any PPT


Diploma from any Politechnics recognised by the Ministry of Education or government of Malaysia with dengan CGPA ≥ 2.00
Diploma from any PPT recognised by the Ministry of Education or government of Malaysia with dengan CGPA ≥ 2.00


Other equivalent qualifications as recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

AND SPM or equivalent

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