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Bachelor of Science in Genetics

1. Produce graduates who possess strong basic knowledge in Genetics and Molecular Biology to be applied in various fields and can contribute to the development of the nation and to sustainable human and environmental development in an ethical and professional manner,

2. Produce graduates skilled in commonly used molecular biology techniques who are able to design and develop research in the field of genetics, molecular biology and related areas, for example biotechnology,

3. Produce graduates in Genetics and Molecular Biology that are highly qualified, broadminded, and posses the knowledge and skills required to join the life science and biotechnology industries, including agricultural, medical, fishery, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors, and are capable of developing and implementing various projects,

4. Produce graduates in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology that are highly competitive for continued learning to an advanced degree level in the field of life sciences in higher learning institutions worldwide


Benefits

At the end of the programme, graduates with a BSc in Genetics are able to:

1. Apply knowledge through understanding of biological concepts and principles in the practice of genetics and molecular biology.

2. Adopt a practical, safe and efficient approach to the practice of genetics and molecular biology in the laboratory and workplace as well as analyze issues and evaluate the appropriate use of resources.

3. Appreciate the need for sustainable development of the environment in the practice of genetics and molecular biology and the importance of responsible, personal, social and cultural inter-relationships.

4. Value the importance of ethics and the need for professionalism in the practice of genetics and molecular biology.

5. Communicate information, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing and also be a responsible and productive team player with good interpersonal skills.

6. Utilize, apply and adopt scientific methods in the practice of genetics and molecular biology as well as appreciate the need for self-assessment and improvement in meeting with the demands of industry and society.

7. Plan and execute research projects with efficient time management and use of resources.

8. Exhibit efficient and effective management and entrepreneurial skills.

Career Opportunity

Genetics and Molecular Biology graduates could either choose the path of becoming academicians or scientists by furthering their studies at Master’s and/or PhD levels; or venturing into other professions (among others):

i) Research/ Scientific officer (governmental/private agencies)

ii) Lab technician

iii) Plant/animal breeder (molecular-based breeding)

iv) High school educator

v) Sales and marketing of scientific tools and appliances

vi) Managers (government or private agencies)

vii) Biosafety officer

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GENETICS

2017/2018 SESSION (126 CREDITS)

1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (20 CREDITS)

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

CREDITS

GIG 1001

Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS)

2

GIG 1002 or

*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

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

Biology of Organisms

 

2

SIH 1001

Population Biology

 

2

SIK 1001

Biology Practical

 

2

LEVEL 2 (30 Credits)

 

SIL 2001

 

Fundamentals of Microbial Processes

SIL1001; Only for students from Genetics Programme

 

3

SIL 2002

Cytogenetics

SIL1001

3

SIL 2003

Microbial Genetics

SIL1001

3

 

SIL 2004

 

Bioinformatics and Phylogenetics

SIL1001; Only for students from Genetics Programme

 

3

SIL 2005

Evolutionary Genetics

SIL1001

3

SIL 2006

Population Genetics

SIL1001

3

SIL 2007

Quantitative Genetics

SIL2006

3

SIL 2008

Molecular Genetics

SIL1001

3

SIL 2009

Recombinant DNA Technology

SIL1001

3

SIL 2010

Immunogenetics

SIL1001

3

LEVEL 3 (25 Credits)

SIL 3004

Advanced Genetics

SIL1001

3

SIL 3005

Cells to Systems

SIL2008

3

SIL 3006

Developmental Genetics

SIL2008

3

 

SIL 3007

 

Molecular Biology of Plants

SIL1001; Only for students from Genetics Programme

 

3

SIL 3008

Human Genetics

SIL1001

3

 

 

SIL 3001

 

 

Research Projects in Genetics

Had completed 4 semesters and 50 credits; only for students from Genetics Programme

 

 

10

3. ELECTIVE COURSES (33 CREDITS)

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

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

LEVEL 2

SIL 2011

Genetic Resources and Conservation

SIL2006

3

SIL 2012

Plant Genetics and Gene Manipulation

SIL2009

3

SIL 2013

Animal Genetics and Gene Manipulation

SIL2009

3

LEVEL 3

SIL 3011

Application of Recombinant DNA Technology

SIL2009

3

SIL 3012

Cancer and Tumorigenesis

SIL2010

3

SIL 3013

Genetics and Biotechnology of Viruses

SIL1001

3

SIL 3014

Advanced Immunogenetics

SIL2010

3

 

SIL 3015

 

Current Topics in Genetics and Molecular Biology

3rd Year Genetics students only

 

3

 

SIL 3002

 

Industrial Training in Genetics and Molecular

Biology

3rd Year Genetics students only; Have completed 6 semesters

 

5

SIL 3009

Epigenetics and Gene Regulation

SIL2008 and SIL2002

3

SIL 3010

Genome Analysis

SIL1001

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)

MINIMUM CREDITS FOR GRADUATION : 126


Entry Requirement

 

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

MG42

Sarjana Muda Sains Genetik

(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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