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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

2017/2018 SESSION (126 CREDITS)

1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (20 CREDITS)

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

CREDITS

GIG 1001

The Islamic and Civilization Asia (TITAS)

2

GIG 1002/

*GIG 1006

 

Ethnic Relations / Introduction to Malaysia (*only for international students)

 

2

GIG 1003

Basic Entrepreneurship Culture

2

GIG 1004

Information Literacy

2

GIG 1005

Social Engagement

2

GLT xxxx

English Courses (subject to MUET bands)

6

GKN/GKR/GKV

Co-Curriculum

2

GIA - GIX xxxx

External-Faculty Elective Courses (KELF)

2

2. CORE COURSES (73 CREDITS)

(I) FACULTY CORE COURSES (8 CREDITS) [TF]

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

SIX 1001

Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

 

3

SIX 1002

Ethics and Safety

 

2

SIX 1003

Biostatistics

 

3

(II) PROGRAMME CORE COURSES (65 CREDITS) [TP]

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

LEVEL 1 (10 Credits)

SIJ 1001

Life Processes

 

2

SIL 1001

Cell Biology

 

2

SIE 1001

Organism Biology

 

2

SIH 1001

Population Biology

 

2

SIK 1001

Biology Practical

 

2

LEVEL 2 (28 Credits)

SIV 2001

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

SIL1001 and SIK1001

3

SIV 2002

Biological Systems and Processes

SIL1001 and SIK1001

2

SIV 2003

Computer Operating System

SIX1003

3

SIV 2004

Computer Programming

SIX1003

3

SIV 2005

Biophysics in Bioinformatics

SIL1001 and SIK1001

2

SIV 2006

Algorithms in Bioinformatics

SIV2004

3

SIV 2007

System Analysis and Design

SIV2004

3

SIV 2008

Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

SIV2001

2

SIV 2009

Analysis of Organismal Systematics

SIE1001 and SIH1001

2

SIV 2010

Mathematics in Biology

SIX1003

2

SIV 2011

Introduction to Database Systems

SIV2004

3

LEVEL 3 (27 Credits)

SIV 3001

Research Project in Bioinformatics

SIV2001 and SIV2007

8

SIV 3002

Industrial Training in Bioinformatics

SIV3001

7

SIV 3003

Analysis of Molecular Sequence

SIV2008

2

SIV 3004

Programming in Bioinformatics

SIV2004

3

SIV 3005

Biomolecular Modelling

SIV2001 and SIV2008

2

SIV 3006

Genomics

SIV2001 and SIV2008

2

SIV 3011

Current Topics in Bioinformatics

SIV2001 or SIV2011

3

3. ELECTIVE COURSES (33 CREDITS)

(I) PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES (26 CREDITS) [EP]

Choose from all elective courses that are offered

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

SIV 2012

Bioimage Processing and Analysis

SIX1003

3

SIV 2013

Object-oriented Programming

SIV2004

3

SIV 2014

Human Computer Interaction

SIX1003

3

SIV 3007

Instrumentation in Biological Sciences

SIV2001

2

SIV 3008

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SIV2007

3

SIV 3009

Internet Programming

SIV2004

3

SIV 3010

Data Mining and Machine Learning

SIV2006

3

SIV 3012

Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics

SIV2006

3

SIV 3013

Software Engineering in Bioinformatics

SIV2004

3

SIV 3014

Graphics and Data Visualization in Bioinformatics

SIV2012

3

SIV 3015

Health Informatics

SIV2011

3

SIV 3016

Genetic Resource Informatics

SIV2008

3

SIL 2009

Recombinant DNA Technology

SIL1001

3

SIR 2004

General Microbology

SIJ1001

3

SIK 2003

General Biochemistry

SIJ1001

3

(II) FACULTY ELECTIVE COURSES (7 CREDITS ) [EF]

Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialisation

(Please refer to the list of suitable 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)


 

Aliran: Sains

  • Passed STPM with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

       

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics T

       

      and

       





Aliran : Sains

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation in the following subjects:
  • Biology; and

     

     

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

 

and

 

A54 minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET

 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Aliran : Sains

  • A Diploma of Higher Learning Institute or other recognized institution in the field of the program being applied with at least a CGPA of 3.00

     

    or

     

  • Passed STPM not in the current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirements as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation not in the current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirements as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation in the following subjects:
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics T

      or

       

  • Biology; and

     

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

 

and

 

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET




 

Aliran : Sains

  • Obtained a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with at least 30 points of score and obtained Grade 5 Higher Level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • An Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) qualification with at least Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  total of 80% and obtained at least 16 point of score (High Achievement) in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • A American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) qualification in science stream with at least CGPA of 3.00  and at least grade B in the following subjects
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

      or

       

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

      or

       

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

      or

  • Biology; and

 

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

      and

       

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET

 

or

  • A minimum Band 4 IELTS

or

Obtained score at least 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

RM8,190.00 (Local student)

Click here (International student)

Last Update: November 07, 2017

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