BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

School of Science and Technology

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, March & 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

  • Cell Biology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Impact of Microbes on Human Life
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • English for Life Sciences
  • Communication Skills
  • Basic Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Medical Biotechnology

  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Research & Publications
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Cell & Tissue Culture
  • Instrumental Analysis

  • Immunology
  • Neurobiology
  • Research Project
  • Internship
  • Health and Safety in Laboratory Management
  • Molecular Diagnostics

  • Biodiversity
  • Current Topics in Biomedical Sciences

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • 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
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (Minimum 2 principals)

Biomedicine programme requires 14 points and minimum of Grade D in two of the following subjects; Biology, Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry


Minimum 12 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects).
Biomedicine programme requires minimum of Grade D in two of the following subjects; Biology, Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry.

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.30

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Completed with minimum 25 points (excluding bonus points)


Specific Requirements


For Biology with Psychology and Medical Biotechnology
Possess SPM or its equivalent with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject

For Biomedicine Programme
2 principals in two of the following subjects at STPM/Pre-University/Matriculation level in: Biology, Physics/Mathematics or Chemistry)

The International Preparatory Programme (IPP) is an intensive six-month preparatory programme. International students or candidates from certain countries that want to take Sunway University’s certain degree programmes (for eg programmes in partnership with Lancaster University), they will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP) to be eligible to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution.

Students are required to pass all the subjects with C and above to qualify for this.


English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent 6.0
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119)Credit 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: The credit requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at the Pre-University level are equivalent or higher.


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