Diploma in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a broad area of biology, involving the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products. Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with related scientific fields. In AIMST University, Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) has set its goals to promote a two-year cutting-edge multidisciplinary programmes that are infused with the elements of innovativeness and technopreneurship designed to enhance market competitiveness. Diploma in Biotechnology programme will provide adequate knowledge and essential skills to the student on the various scopes of biotechnological processes that impact our daily lives. FAS teaching staffs are highly experienced academicians from different fields of interests. Currently, as an introductory price, a special rebate of RM 8 000 is given to candidates. Pay a registration fee of only RM 500 and the rest will be covered by PTPTN*. (Original university fee: RM 22 100, introductory rebate: RM 8000; discounted fee: RM 14 000; registration fee: RM 500)

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Year 1
Semester 1,2&3

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • U4 Activities
  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • English 1
  • Biochemistry
  • Biocomputing
  • Biophysics
  • Microbiology
  • Food Technology
  • English II
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Current topics in biotechnology
  • Mathematics
  • Moral or Islamic Studies
Year 2
Semester 4,5&6

  • Crop biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Industrial Bioprocess & Fermentation Technology
  • Instrumentation in Biotechnology
  • Recombination DNA Technology
  • Research Methods & Scientific Writing
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Bio-entrepreneurship
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomolecular Diagnostics
  • Biosafety & Biosecurity
  • Biostatistics
  • Industrial Training

* According to BRIM eligibility.

Minimum entry requirement to sign up for the course is to finish SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent.

MQF LevelEntry Requirement
Diplomai. Possess Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent;

 

OR

 

ii. Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent;

 

OR

 

iii. Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent;

 

OR

 

iv. Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) (Level 3, MQF) in a related field and possess SPM with one (1) credit;

 

OR

 

v. A Certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent.

 

OR

 

vi. Passed UEC with minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics and a Science Subject) and a Pass in English.

 

OR

 

vii. Other qualifications as recognised by the Senate of AIMST University as equivalent to SPM

 

Note: The credit requirement at SPM level for candidate in categories (ii) and (iii) can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM level are equivalent/higher.

English language requirement for international students for the admission in proposed diploma in biotechnology course will be as follows:

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) OR Band 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) OR its equivalent.

Career Pathway

The student will discover and explore the importance of biotechnology in the rapidly developing health, food, agriculture, and environmental industrial sectors.

Career Opportunity

Upon graduation, the student will be well-equipped with the knowledge of biotechnological processes, techniques and industrial experience to embark on an exciting career such as entrepreneur, environment or safety officer, laboratory or research assistant, product sales and marketing, and quality controller.