B.Eng in Biochemical-Biotechnology Engineering

This programme is designed to develop students with entrepreneurial values, creative, innovative and able to solve problems in the biotechnology engineering area.

Programme Description

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As a novel interdisciplinary programme, the Biochemical and Biotechnology Engineering programme is composed of various disciplines including chemical engineering, genetic engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, and molecular biology.

Biochemical and Biotechnology Engineering blends knowledge in:

  • Engineering Science (mass and heat transfer, fluid control, material properties, kinetics and reaction engineering, process control, systems modelling, commercial, regulatory, safety, reliability issues)
  • Process (metabolic pathways, industrial manufacturing, protein purification, fermentation, design, economics)
  • Biology (small chemical molecules, proteins and biochemistry, microbiology, supra-molecule assemblies, genetics, whole cells, tissues and organisms)
  • Systems (individual cells, enzyme systems, genetic modifications, whole processing plants)

Entry Requirements

 

Study period Duration Tuition Fees Start Date
Full Time 4 Year(s) MYR 7,000 per semester SEM I   : September
SEM II  : February
SEM III : June

Interested students should

  • Have at least three principal passes in the General Certificate of Education ‘Advanced Level’ (GCE) ‘A’ Level Examination (UK Educational System) obtained in one sitting, or 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum of six subjects obtained in one sitting or any other qualifications that are recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above
  • Students must be strong in Mathematics and in two other subjects in the intended field of study.

Language Requirements

Applicants wishing to pursue their studies in programmes with English as medium of instruction must present

  • A score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
  • Band 6.0 the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (Academic).
  • Alternatively, they may sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) and obtain a minimum of 6.0 points to fulfil the English language requirement.

Applicants interested in programmes with Arabic as a medium of instruction must achieve an exemption after sitting for the IIUM-administered Arabic Placement Test (APT). Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the above tests may take up language proficiency courses at the University to fulfill the admission requirements.

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