B. Sc. ( Biology )


Nama Program: Sarjana Muda Sains Biologi

 

Bachelor of  Science ( Biology )

Entry Requirement

Student intakes for the Bachelor Degree Programmes are divided into 2 groups – the first year admission, and the direct entry admission to second and upper year.
First Year Admission
Minimum Entry Requirements for Ministry of Education Malaysia Matriculation/UM Science
Foundation Programme:
University General Requirements:
  • Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July paper
  • Passed MOEM Matriculation/UM Science Foundation with CGPA of at least 2.00
  • Obtained at least a Band 1 in Malaysia University English Test (MUET)
Programme Entrance Requirement:
  • Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent
  • Obtained at least a Grade B-(CGPA 2.67) Biology at Matriculation/Foundation level
  • Passed with at least Grade C+ (2.33) in Matriculation/Foundation in any TWO (2) the following subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • Not having any health problems that will prevent student from taking up practical work
Minimum Entry Requirements for STPM Holders:
University Entrance Requirement:
  • Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July paper
  • Passed Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) and obtained the following:
    •   Grade E in General Studies/General Paper
    • Grade E in TWO (2) other subjects
  • Obtained at least a Band 1 in Malaysia University English Test (MUET)
Programme Entrance Requirement:
  • Passed with credit in Mathematics at Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) level or equivalent
  • Obtained at least Grade B-(CGPA 2.67) in Biology at STPM level
  • Obtained at least Grade C+ (CGPA 2.33) in any TWO (2) of the following subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
  • Not having any health problems that will prevent student from taking up practical work.

 

Direct Entry to Second or Upper Year Admission
Minimum Entry Requirements for Diploma Holder/Equivalent:
University Entrance Requirement
  • Passed Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July paper
  • Obtained a Diploma or equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate,

or

  • Passed STPM examination in 2009 or before and obtained the following:
  • Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in General Paper; and
  • Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in TWO (2) other subjects
or
  • Passed Matriculation Examination in 2009 or before and obtained at least CGPA 2.00
  • Obtained at least a Band 1 in Malaysia University English Test (MUET)
Programme Entrance Requirement
  • Obtained a Diploma related to the applied course from UTM or equivalent with at least CGPA 2.50
or
  • For those who obtained a CGPA 2.50 but have at least TWO (2) years working experience in related field are eligible to apply; and
  • Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level
or
  • Obtained at least Grade C in any of Mathematics subjects
Programme Entrance Requirement
  • Obtained a Diploma related to the applied course from UTM or equivalent with at least CGPA 2.50
or
  • For those who obtained a CGPA 2.50 but have at least TWO (2) years working experience in related field are eligible to apply; and
  • Passed with a credit in Mathematics at SPM level
or
  • Obtained at least Grade C in any of Mathematics subjects
Subject’s exemption will be given to direct entry students after registration according to the grade of the subjects obtained and provided that the subjects are recognized by the faculty. The actual year of entry and duration of study are subject to credit exemption approved by the university.
International Students
Entry requirements
The general minimum requirement for entry into a Bachelor’s Degree Programme is as follows:
  • Obtained at least the Senior High School Certificate/Senior Secondary School/other equivalent pre-university examination form the government school (with a period of atleast 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary) ;
or
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Level , Diploma in the related field or other equivalent pre-university examinations;
or
  • Any other certificate that is recognized by the Senate of the University equivalent to theabove
  • Programme’s specific requirements;and
  • Language requirements

Program Objectives 

Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science (Biology) programme consists of a combination of basic core requirements and a wide variety of electives with the goals of preparing graduates who are:
1. Technically competent in the field of biological sciences, creative, innovative and able to contribute effectively to public or private sectors at national or international levels.
2. Motivated and prepared for higher-degree study or for employment in biological industries, research development or outside their field.
3. Possess ethical values and are competent in solving problems intellectually based on facts and ideas for effective lifelong learning.
4. Able to adapt to the changing social and research environment in order to stay competitive for higher-degree studies as well as job market.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme have found empployment in private and government sectors research institutes as well as various other position among which are academicians, microbiologist, product specialist, research officer, clinical coordinator, project manager, environmental officer and postdoctoral researcher. Our graduates also have opted to pursue MSc or PhD degrees locally or abroad in advanced field of bioscience such as cell signalling, cancer and stem cell research, protein chemistry, genomics, proteomics and structural biology

Further information

 

Faculty of Science

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+ (6) 07-5534050
fsains@utm.my

Undergraduate Office :
Tel : +607-5534043/5534046 (C17)
+607-5610224 (T02)

Postgraduate Office :
Tel : +607-55610357 or +607-5610358 (T05)

For futher details, please visit us at:
Website : science.utm.my
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FakultiSainsUTM/

Last Update 30 Dec 2019