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Programme Name: Master of Philosophy, Field of Research : Bioscience

Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Programme Name Master of Philosophy , Field of Research : Bioscience
Final Award
Master of Philosophy
Programme Code MSCS3
Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
Language(s) of Instructions
Bahasa Melayu & English
Mode of Study Conventional
Study Scheme Full Time and Part time
Study Duration

Full Time: Minimum: 1½ years; Maximum: 3 years


Part Time: Minimum: 2 years; Maximum: 4 years


Postgraduate Entry Requirements


  • A Master’s Degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other Institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree and experience in the relevant field recognised by the Senate; or
  • Candidates who a currently registered in a Master’s Degree programme at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and approved by the Graduate Studies Committee of the respective faculty and the Senate.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree with good honours from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia or any other institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
  • A qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in the relevant field recognised by the Senate.

PEO1 : Knowledgeable and skilful in catering to knowledge-intensive industries in the field of Biology and Biochemistry through application of research and innovation skills

Berpengetahuan dan mahir dalam memenuhi industri pengetahuan intensif dalam bidang Biologi dan Biokimia melalui penerapan kemahiran penyelidikan dan inovasi.


PEO2 : Competent to advice and solve on contemporary issues and proposed new solutions and innovations for development and advancement in the field of Biology and Biochemistry.

Kompeten untuk memberi nasihat dan menyelesaikan isu kontemporari, serta mencadangkan penyelesaian dan inovasi baru untuk pembangunan dan kemajuan dalam bidang Biologi dan Biokimia.


PEO3 : Equipped with professional skills critical to excel within a multicultural, transnational work and learning environment.


Dilengkapi dengan kemahiran profesional kritikal untuk cemerlang dalam persekitaran kerja pelbagai budaya, transnasional dan pembelajaran.

Graduates of the program can work as

  1. Research scientist
  2. Academician (Tutor, lecturer, teacher)
  3. Biotechnologist
  4. Microbiologist
  5. Quality control / Assurance Officer
  6. Product Specialist
  7. Sales Executive for biotech product
  8. Environmental safety officer

Many of our alumni transition directly into full-time positions, spanning various sectors in Malaysia, both biological and non-biological industries, as well as government or private enterprises, and various public services. These sectors encompass hospitals, universities, and research institutions like IMR, MARDI, FRIM, SIRIM, and MPOB. Graduates from our program find employment as Biotechnologist, Microbiologists, Biomedical Scientists, Biotechnology Engineers, Research Officers, Postdoctoral Researchers, Clinical Research Associates, Project Managers, Environmental Officers, Product Specialists, Regulatory Affairs Specialists, Entrepreneur more. Additionally, some of our alumni choose to pursue further studies, either locally or abroad, in advanced fields of biotechnology such as cancer and stem cell research, proteomics, metabolic engineering and bioinformatics. A number of them them also become academics, either in universities or private educational institutions

PLO1: Integrate and generate in-depth relevant knowledge independently using innovative techniques, tools and skills for decision-making to manage and resolve a complex problem in the field of Biology and Biochemistry as a basis for research.

Mengintegrasikan dan menjana pengetahuan berkaitan secara mendalam menggunakan teknik, alat dan kemahiran yang inovatif untuk membuat keputusan bagi mengurus dan menyelesaikan masalah yang kompleks dalam bidang Biologi dan Biokimia sebagai asas penyelidikan.


PLO2: Construct a critical and innovative solution for complex problems or issues in the field of Biology and Biochemistry through research using the latest development techniques and skills.

Membina penyelesaian untuk masalah atau isu yang kompleks dalam bidang Biologi dan Biokimia secara kritikal dan inovatif melalui penyelidikan menggunakan teknik dan kemahiran yang terkini.


PLO3: Devise standard research methodology that is based on the forefront knowledge and latest development in the field of Biology and Biochemistry to solve research problems with reasonable degree of originality.

Merangka metodologi penyelidikan yang standard berdasarkan pengetahuan terkehadapan dan perkembangan terkini dalam bidang Biologi dan Biokimia untuk menyelesaikan masalah penyelidikan dengan tahap keaslian yang bersesuaian.


PLO4: Demonstrate effective collaboration with peers, scholarly communities and society at large in the relevant field of expertise and research.

Mempamerkan kerjasama yang berkesan dengan rakan sebaya, komuniti ilmiah dan masyarakat umum dalam bidang kepakaran dan penyelidikan yang berkaitan


PLO5: Communicate the knowledge, skills, ideas clearly using appropriate methods to peers, experts, and non-experts through various mediums.

Menyampaikan pengetahuan, kemahiran, dan idea dengan jelas menggunakan kaedah yang sesuai kepada rakan sebaya, pakar, dan bukan pakar melalui pelbagai medium.



PLO6: Use a broad range of suitable digital technologies, media, and software to design, manage, analyse and report research studies.

Menggunakan pelbagai teknologi digital, media dan perisian yang sesuai untuk merancang, mengurus, menganalisis dan melaporkan kajian penyelidikan.


PLO7: Demonstrate skills in designing, planning evaluation activities, and analysing numerical and graphical data using quantitative or qualitative tools in solving problems.

Menunjukkan kemahiran mereka bentuk, merancang aktiviti penilaian, serta menganalisis data berangka dan bergrafik menggunakan alat kuantitatif atau kualitatif dalam menyelesaikan masalah.


PLO8: Demonstrate leadership, autonomy and responsibility in conducting and managing own research and resources.

Mempamerkan kepemimpinan, autonomi dan tanggungjawab dalam menjalankan dan menguruskan penyelidikan dan sumber secara kendiri.


PLO9: Demonstrate the ability to manage and enhance own self-advancement for academic development, professional development and research skills using lifelong learning strategies.

Mempamerkan keupayaan untuk mengurus dan meningkatkan kemajuan diri dalam perkembangan akademik, profesional dan kemahiran penyelidikan menggunakan strategi pembelajaran sepanjang hayat.


PLO10: Develop potential commercialisation research output.

Membangunkan hasil penyelidikan yang berpotensi untuk dikomersialkan.  


PLO11: Demonstrate adherence to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice in the field of Biology and Biochemistry and research activities.

Menunjukkan kepatuhan kepada kod amalan undang-undang, etika dan profesional dalam bidang Biologi dan Biokimia dan aktiviti penyelidikan.

No Year Offered Course Code Course Name Credit Value Remarks
1 1 UXXX 6XX3 Compulsory university course 3 Offered by University
2 1 USCP 6013 Research Methodology 0 Offered by Faculty
3 Every Semester MSCS XX00/MSCS XX10 Research
Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Science