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Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics teaching/training initiatives in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur was initiated in 1998 through collaboration among academics from various disciplines in the university.

Before that, in late 1980s , several academics in the biological departments have been teaching various IT related biology courses within biology programmes such as:-

1989 - Student project "Computer analysis of chromosome morphology in the Commelinaceae"
1995 - Student project "Image analysis of polytene chromosome banding patterns"
1994 - SN334 Instrumentation and Computer Programming
1996 - SNES3102 Biocomputing
1998 - STES3104 Computing and Bioinformation
1998 - STES3102 Electronics in Biology

The University Senate approved the introduction of a new and innovative BSc (Bioinformatics) degree programme on 7 April 1999, followed by the Ministry of Education on the 22nd. October 1999.

The programme started with 15 undergraduates majoring in Bioinformatics in 1999.


Benefits

At the end of the B.Sc in Bioinformatics programme, graduates are able to:

1. Attain good knowledge of Bioinformatics concepts and aspects related to the use and management of information.

2. Devise and implement Bioinformatics-based projects using suitable technical skills, to ensure a practical and efficient execution.

3. Discharge their responsibility to the development and the management of information technology related to biological data for the interest of the industry and public.

4. Consider the use and management of biological data, in terms of sustainability, professionalism and ethical responsibility, while applying their bioinformatics skills and expertise.

5. Communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively, either orally, written or using multimedia and information technologies, as well as being a responsible and productive team member and group leader.

6. Analyse problems with critical thinking so as to evaluate strategic choices, plus able to make scientifically based decisions.

7. Identify requirements for self-improvement and information technology in one’s profession,

8. Use their entrepreneurial and managerial skills for project implementation or vocation, with efficient use of resources and time.

Career Opportunity
  • Bioinformatics Researcher
  • Laboratory Facilities Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Research Technician
  • Research Data Technician
  • Teacher / Professor
Course Structure
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOINFORMATICS SESSION 2016/2017
(125 CREDITS)
1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (23 CREDITS)
Please refer to programme structure for Bachelor of Science
2. PROGRAMME CORE COURSES (102 CREDITS)

(I) CORE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT (78 CREDITS) [TJ]

LEVEL 1 (10 credits)
COURSE CODE
COURSE NAME
PRE-REQUISITE
CREDIT
SHES 1200 Life Processes  
2
SHES 1201 Cell Biology  
2
SHES 1202 Biology of Organisms  
2
SHES 1203 Population Biology  
2
SHES 1270 Biology Practical Only for ISB students
2
LEVEL 2 (33 credits)
SHEB 2200 Biological Systems and Processes SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHEB 2201 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHEB 2300 Operating Systems SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHEB 2301 Computer Networking SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHEB 2302 Information Systems SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHEB 2303 Mathematics in Biology SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHEB 2304 Analysis of Organismal Systematics SHES 1202
3
SHEB 2400 Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering SHES 1201 / SHEB 2201
3
SHEB 2401 Computer Programming SXEX 1101/2/4
3
SHEB 2402 Adaptive Systems SHEB 2401
3
SHEB 2403 Structure and Development of Database SHEB 2300
3
LEVEL 3 (35 credits)
SHEB 3186 Research Project in Bioinformatics Completed 4 semesters and at least 50 credit hours
10
SHEB 3300 Analysis of Molecular Sequences SHES 1201 and SHES 2110 / SHEN 2241 / SHEN 2141
3
SHEB 3301 Biomolecular Modeling SHEB 2200, SHEB 2201 and SHEB 2400
3
SHEB 3302 Image and Graphics Processing in Biology SHEB 2401
3
SHEB 3303 Multimedia Authoring SHEB 2401
3
SHEB 3304 Genomics SHES 1201 and SHEB 2400/ SHES 2110/ SHEN 2241
3
SHEB 3317 Anthology of Programming Languages SHEB 2401
2
SHEB 3386 Current Topics in Bioinformatics SHEB 2201 and SHEB 2400
3
SHEB 3396 Industrial Training in Bioinformatics Completed 4 semesters or 50 credits
5
(II) ELECTIVE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT (14 credits) [EJ]
SHEB 3305 Health Informatics SHEB 2402
3
SHEB 3306 Application of Adaptive Systems in Programming SHEB 2402
3
SHEB 3307 Ecological Instrumentation and Informatics SHES 1202
3
SHEB 3308 Genetic Resource Informatics SHEB 2302 and SHEB 2403
3
SHEB 3318 Computer Programming II SHEB 2401
3
SHED 3103 Biochemical Toxicology  
2
SHEK 2201 Basic Biochemistry SHES 1200, SHES 1201, SHES 1202, SHES 1203 and SHES 1270
3
SHEN 2242 Recombinant DNA Technology SHES 1201
3
SHEQ 2201 General Microbiology SHES 1200
3

(III) ELECTIVE COURSES OF FACULTY (10 CREDITS) [EF]
*Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialisation

(Please refer to courses offered by other institutes or departments (not ISB) within the Faculty of Science)

Entry Requirement

 

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

MS51
Sarjana Muda Sains Bioinformatik
(7 Semester)

 

Lulus STPM dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics T

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET





Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET





 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Memiliki Diploma dari Universiti Awam atau institusi lain yang diktiraf oleh kerajaan Malaysia dan Senat Universiti dalam bidang yang sesuai dengan program yang dipohon dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

atau

Lulus STPM bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat

sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics T

atau

Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET


 

Mempunyai kelayakan GCE A-Level dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Further Mathematics
•    Mathematics

         atau

Mempunyai International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma yang diiktiraf dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 30 mata dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya gred 5 Higher Level dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:
•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Further Mathematics
•    Mathematics

         atau

Memiliki kelayakan Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  sebanyak 80 peratus dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 16 mata (High Achievement) dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Mathematics

        atau

Memiliki kelayakan American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) dalam bidang Sains Tulen dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Mathematics

          dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Band 4 IELTS

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL





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Intake Schedule

Semester I : September

Semester II : February

Deadline for Malaysian applicants : April for Semester I intake

Deadline for International applicants : June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Fees

RM5,707.20 (Local student)

Click here (International student)

Last Update: May 29, 2017

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