BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

School of Science and Technology

Sunway University Business School


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 improve 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 equips you for further studies at Masters or even PhD level, that can lead to cutting edge medical biotechnology discovery.

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates will also be awarded with a degree from Lancaster University. They will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.



January, April & August



3 Years (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • Academia (specialist educators*)
  • Patent law^ (intellectual property consultants, regulatory affairs specialists)
  • Pharmaceutical industries (quality assurance personnel, product specialists, bioprocessing and biomanufacturing executives)
  • Food industries (new food manufacturing processes, probiotics formulation)
  • Healthcare research (research officer in CRO, therapeutic medicines, innovation of diagnostic detection kits)
  • Entrepreneurs and marketing professionals
  • Forensics (DNA fingerprinting, paternity identification)
  • Insurance industry (insurance product development)
  • Writer (scientific writer, novelist)

    *requires Masters or PhD
    ^requires additional certification


Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Biosciences
  • Human Anatomy
  • English for Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Impact of Microbes on Human Life
  • Cell Biology
  • Communication Skills

  • Molecular Biology
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell & Tissue Culture
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Current Issues in Biomedical Sciences
  • Social & Professional Responsibilities


  • Biodiversity*

* This is an optional subject for BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology and is subject to space availability.
* BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology students can choose either Biodiversity or Current Issues in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Electives
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Research Project
  • Research & Publications
  • Internship
  • Health and Safety in Laboratory Management

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

Entry Requirement

Average B- or CGPA 2.67 (Minimum 2 principals)

Minimum 14 points

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

Sunway Foundation in Arts

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.5

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs excluding Chinese and non-academic subjects)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with minimum 26 points (excluding bonus points)


Specific Requirements

Pass 2 science subjects OR have experience/strong interest in biological sciences.


English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent 6.0
MUET Band 5
SPM English A2 or A-
UEC English B3
O-Level English (1119) B3
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

For more info, contact our education counsellors online

Christopher Ong (for international enquiry)



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