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BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

School of Science and Technology


JPT/BPP(U) (N/545/6/0023/ FA2463)04 / 18

About The Programme

The development of medical biotechnologies is one of the major success stories of the last 20 years, and continues to revolutionise the world of medicine. Exciting new developments have led the way to new treatments to combat previously life-threatening diseases and to improving the quality of life. This programme will lead you through some of the most important developments, helping you to understand them and opening up a future world of innovation and discovery.

Graduates of the programme will find rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the health sector and in public policy, as society grapples with the complex issues that the rapidly changing world of medical biotechnology brings with it.

With a focus on developing research skills, this programme could also lead you to future study at Masters or even PhD level, and into a career at the cutting-edge of new medical biotechnology discovery.


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Career Prospects

  • Pharmaceutical Research & Development
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Director
  • Clinical Trial Manager
  • Clinical Research Scientist
  • Biomedical & Biotechnology Research Scientist
  • Medical & Scientific Product Specialist
  • Medical Laboratories Director
  • Academia (Science Educator)


Programme Structure

  • Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • English for Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Biosciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Physiology
  • Impact of Microbes on Human Life
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Communication Skills
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Elective: Biodiversity/ Current Issues in Biomedical Sciences
  • Immunology
  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Internship
  • Research & Publications
  • Bioinformatics
  • Research Project

For Local students:

  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International students:

  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

STPM Average B- or CGPA 2.67 (minimum 2 Principals)
A Level minimum 14 points
Australian Matriculation ATAR 65
Canadian Matriculation 65%
MUFY 65%
Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology CGPA 2.5
UEC Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs excluding Chinese and non-academic subjects)
IB Completed with minimum 26 points (excluding bonus points)

Other Qualifications
Any other equivalent qualifications.

Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

Specific Requirements

Pre-University Pass 2 Science Subjects OR have experience/ strong interest in Biological Sciences


English Language Requirements

TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Acedemic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
MUET Band 5
SPM English A2 or A-
UEC English B3
O-Level English (1119) B3
Sunway Intensive English Programme Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/ English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


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