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Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

1. To produce graduates who possess strong basic knowledge in Microbiology to be applied in various fields related to Microbiology.

2. To produce graduates who possess skills in Microbiology techniques at basic and advanced levels that are normally used and are able to design and develop research in Microbiology and related areas such as Biotechnology.

3. To produce graduates who possess the qualifications, knowledge and skills to join related industries, are able to develop and carry out various projects involving Microbiology.

4. To produce graduates who have solid basic Microbiology concepts in disease progression, environmental problems, building and development of fermentation technology, identifying the etiologic agents involved and able to give correct recommendation for management.

5. To produce graduates in Microbiological Sciences who are able to continue education to higher degree levels in related Biological fields in any higher learning institutions locally or overseas.


Benefits

At the end of the BSc in Microbiology Program, graduates are able to:

1. Show skills in information management and entrepreneurship that are overall efficient and effective, specifically in Microbiology.

2. Possess knowledge related to Microbiology.

3. Apply technical and practical skills required in Microbiology.

4. Show ability to execute responsibilities to interested parties in industries, and value the natural environment and sustainability of natural resources, which will allow their utilisation and development in parallel with transparent social responsibilities.

5. Show levels of professionalism that are required, and demonstrate commitment to ethical practices in the execution of all Microbiology matters.

6. Give clear, acceptable and professional suggestions or recommendations, in all forms of communication, able to work individually, in groups or as leaders in projects and activities related to Microbiology.

7. Analyse issues for evaluation of strategic choices, able to make decision with supporting evidences and to give good evaluation for solutions with knowledge in Microbiology.

8. Show information and management skills and life-long learning, specifically in Microbiology.

Career Opportunity

Graduates from this programme can further their studies to Masters or PhD level, exploring various challenging aspects of microbiology. They also have the opportunity to pursue the education line as a high school educator or university lecturer, or become a scientific officer or researcher. Further, graduates have the choice to build a career in sales and marketing of scientific tools and appliances or even in managerial roles in universities, hospitals, government or private diagnostic laboratories, biotechnology firms, food industries, medical industries, ministries and also research institutes such as IMR, MARDI, VRI, SIRIM and RRIM.

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MICROBIOLOGY SESSION 2017/2018

(123 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

GIX 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 (69 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 (61 CREDITS) [TP]

 

COURSE CODE

 

COURSE NAME

 

PRE-REQUISITES

 

CREDITS

LEVEL 1 (12 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

SIC 1001

Principle of Chemistry

 

2

LEVEL 2 (33 Credits)

SIL 2003

Microbial Genetics

SIL1001

3

SIL 2009

Recombinant DNA Technology

SIL1001

3

 

SIR 2001

 

Eukaryotic Microorganisms

SIL1001 and

SIE1001; for Microbiology students only

 

3

 

SIR 2002

Instrumentation, Microbiology Methods and Data

Management

SIE1001 and SIR2004; for

Microbiology students only

 

3

SIR 2004

General Microbiology

SIJ1001

3

SIR 2005

Bacteriology I

SIE1001

3

SIR 2006

Bacteriology II

SIE1001

3

SIR 2007

Virology

SIR2004

3

SIR 2008

Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry

SIJ1001

3

SIR 2009

Microbial Ecology

SIE1001 and SIH1001

3

 

SIR 2010

 

Immunology

SIL 1001; for Microbiology students only

 

3

LEVEL 3 (16 Credits)

 

SIR 3002

 

Industrial Training in Microbiology

SIR2003 and SIR3006; required duration of training is at minimum of 14 weeks

 

7

SIR 3004

Scientific Communication in Microbiology

SIR2004

3

SIR 3005

Industrial and Environmental Microbiology

SIR2004

3

SIR 3006

Public Health Microbiology

SIR2005 and SIR2007

3

3. ELECTIVE COURSES (34 CREDITS)

(I) PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES (27 CREDITS) [EP]

SIR 2003

Food Microbiology

SIR2004 and SIR2005

3

SIR 3001

Research Project in Microbiology

SIR2002 and SIR2004

8

SIR 3007

Advanced Food Microbiology

SIR2003

3

SIR 3008

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

SIR2008

3

SIR 3009

Microbial Pathogenesis

SIR2004 and SIR2010

3

SIR 3010

Diagnostic Microbiology

SIR2004 and SIR2007

3

SIR 3011

Fermentation Technology

SIR2004 and SIR2001

3

SIR 3012

Agricultural Microbiology

SIR2004 and SIR2008

3

SIR 3013

Marine and Estuarine Microbiology

SIR2009

3

SIR 3014

Advanced Virology

SIR2007

3

SIR 3015

Techniques in Molecular Microbiology

SIR2004 and SIL2009

3

SIR 3016

Advanced Microbial Biochemistry

SIR2008

2

SIR 3017

Advanced Immunology

SIR2010

3

SIK 2010

Medical Parasitology

SIE1001

2

 

(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

MS22

Sarjana Muda Sains Mikrobiologi

(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

RM8,050.00 (Local student)

Click here (International student)

Last Update: November 07, 2017

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