A future in Biotechnology


A science geek is perhaps what one has in mind when one speaks of biotechnology. But what many of us may not know is that the career opportunities in this field are not limited to just doing research in laboratories. Biotechnology offers just as many choices and opportunities as all the other fields have to offer. You will get to find a job that best suits your interest, from working as a researcher in labs to working as an executive in the fast paced business environment. Due to the tremendous support from both the public and private sectors, there is a great emphasis on creating a pool of skilled manpower in this industry.

At Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), the Faculty of Applied Science and Foundation Studies offers the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons) and Diploma in Biotechnology. These programmes emphasize on the integration of the basic sciences within an interdisciplinary approach with the expressed intention of encouraging research, innovation and the preparation of graduates to work in a diverse range of carriers in science-related fields.

The Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons) programme is designed to produce knowledgeable and competent professionals who are equipped with advanced knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in the area of biotechnology. Students are exposed to related knowledge, techniques, practical skills and issues pertaining to the advancement and development of biotechnology, locally and globally. This three year programme helps students to develop their soft skills and fundamental skills in the areas of management and entrepreneurship that are essential in their future working environments. The minimum entry requirement for this programme is two principles for STPM students. SPM students must undergo a one year Foundation in Science. Other qualifications such as A-Levels and diploma in the relevant field are also accepted.

The Diploma in Biotechnology programme is designed to produce specialized human resource equipped with the skills and know how on new biological processes of commercial importance in a diverse range of industries such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, forensics and healthcare. Students will be exposed to practical knowledge of the foundation technologies for working with DNA, proteins, cells and molecules. They will also gain knowledge of different areas of biotechnology especially food biotechnology, agro biotechnology and environmental biotechnology. The minimum entry requirements for this programme are three credits (including one Science subject) in SPM or minimum grade B in three subjects (including Mathematics and any Science subject) in the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) or any other relevant qualification approved by the government of Malaysia. IUKL has received full accreditation from MQA for this programme since 2013. In addition to that, all the lecturers for both the diploma and degree programmes are Master and PhD holders, which is a reflection of the excellent academic credentials of our teaching staff.

Excellent Rated University
Being in the education industry for more than 15 years, IUKL has been providing quality education and excellent professional services in various fields. IUKL was rated as an “Excellent” (Tier 5) full-fledged university in the 2011 & 2013 MQA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA). With that, IUKL is among the top ranking universities and the only infrastructure university in Malaysia and we would like to champion ourselves in the area of Infrastructure. In addition to the Foundation Studies, IUKL also offers Diploma and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, IT, Business Administration, Accounting, Communication and Language Studies.

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