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Programme Name: Master of Science (Biotechnology)

Last update 29 June 2020

Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Programme Name Master of Science (Biotechnology)
Final Award
Master of Science (Biotechnology)
Programme Code MSCBA2AJA
Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
Language(s) of Instructions
Bahasa Melayu & English
Mode of Study Conventional
Mode of operation Self-govern
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

Type of Semester No. of Semesters No. of weeks per semester
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time
Normal 3 6 14 14

To produce 

  1. Graduate who are able to contribute to the advancement of science and technology
  2. Graduate who are able to think critically, analytically and innovatively in solving problem
  3. Graduate who practice good management, leadership and governance
  4. Graduate who are able to communicate across a broad spectrum of issues effectively
ORE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PO) TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS ASSESSMENT

PO1

Ability to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the area of Biotechnology.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory works, directed reading, independent study. Examinations, laboratory reports, quizzes, written assignments, oral presentations

PO2

Ability to evaluate and analyse current information from relevant sources for incorporation into Biotechnology research with minimal guidance.

Lectures, laboratory works, mini project, dissertation, computer hands on session. Examinations, laboratory reports, oral
presentations, written assignments, tests, quizzes

PO3

Ability to think critically in order to seek, adapt and provide solutions to address problems, challenges and concerns in Biotechnology.

Mini project, supervised project. Dissertation, oral presentations, written assignments

 

(b) Generic Skils

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PO) TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS ASSESSMENT
CORE

P04

Ability to demonstrate an understanding and
awareness of basic commercial, ethical, legal and social issues related to biotechnology.

Group assignments, research project supervision, laboratory works Oral presentations,
written assignments,
laboratory reports,

P05

Ability to access, evaluate and analyse Biotechnology information from a variety of sources and to communicate the principles both orally and in writing.

Research project supervision, group assignments, laboratory work, lecture Oral presentations,
written assignments,
research project presentation, laboratory
reports, examinations

P06

Ability to practise lifelong learning

Group assignments, laboratory works Oral presentations,
laboratory reports,
OPTIONAL

P07

peer assessment

P08

Ability to communicate and display effective interpersonal skills to promote a cooperative environment during team work.

Lectures, group assignments, Mini project Examinations, written assignments, laboratory reports, peer assessment

P09

Ability to achieve higher confidence and positive attitude as a leader in a team.

Research project supervision, laboratory works Dissertation, laboratory reports
No. Classification Credit Hours Percentage
i.

University

 

a. General
b. Language
c. Co-curriculum

 

3

 

7

ii. Faculty Core
ii. Programme Core 39 93 
ii. Programme Electives – 
ii. Free Electives
 

Total

42 100

The courses are categorized as university electives, core programmes and elective programmes,
such as the followings

Semester 1

 Code Course Credit Pre-requisite
MSCB 1033 Research Methodology HW*
MSCB 1813 Bioinformatics 3
MSCB 1113 Biochemistry and Microbial Physiology 3 Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
MSCB 1713 Molecular Mechanisms in Gene Expression and Regulations  3  Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
MSCB 1833 Protein Engineering 3
Total credits 12

*HW = Hadir Wajib/Compulsory Courses

Semester 2

Code Course Credit Pre-requisite
UHX XXX3 University Elective Course* 3
MSCB 1503 Industrial Technology & Bioreactor Design 3 Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
MSCB 1203 Environmental Bioengineering 3 Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
MSCB 1280 Dissertation 1 6
  Total credits 15

*To be selected from the list provided by SPS; X = a code number

Semester 3

 Code Course Credit Pre-requisite
MSCB 2180  Dissertation 2 15
  Total credits 15

 

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