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Diploma in Biotechnology is designed to produce human resources that are capable to apply their knowledge and skills in the fields of Biotechnology such as molecular, environment, bioprocess, agricultural and pharmaceutical. It is also suitable for those whose love nature and want to transform natural resources into beneficial products. Students will be exposed to practical knowledge in handling equipment, safety in laboratories, preparing media, basic skills in laboratories, molecular, and environmental. This is a 3-year program with one semester of industrial training. Students will be placed in suitable industries internship to gain knowledge and experience as part of their preparation to work in the Biotechnology field.

Apart from learning the subjects related to Biotechnology, students will also be able to develop their soft skills through presentation, co-curricular activities, and entrepreneurship program.

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First Year


  • Basic Statistics
  • General Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Biotechnolgy
  • Genetics
  • Laboratory Safety & Health Management
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology Ethics
  • Bioprocess

Second Year


  • Fermentation Technology
  • Conservation & Waste Management
  • Enzyme & Protein Technology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Research Methodology
  • Natural Product
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Food Technology
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Trends in Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics

Third Year


  • Industrial Training

Local Admission


SPM
Possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent; OR
STAM
Pass STAM with a minimum grade of Maqbul, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent; OR
STPM
Pass STPM with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject, or its equivalent; and possess SPM with three (3) credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one any other subject, or its equivalent; OR
SKM
Pass SKM (Level 3, MQF) in a related field and possess SPM with one (1) credit; OR
Certificate
A certificate (Level 3, MQF) in a related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.00, or its equivalent
Notes
The credit requirement at the SPM level for candidates in categories (ii) and (iii) can be waived should the grades obtained at the STPM / STAM level be equivalent / higher.

Any equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government

International Admission


The English Language Entry Requirement for International Student at University of GEOMATIKA Malaysia are as follows:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Score 5.0
Malaysian University English Test (MUET) – Band 3.0

** For students who do not have the above English Qualification, they must undergo Geomatika’s English Program

Employment opportunities are available as per the following :


  • Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Assistant Researcher (various field)
  • Development and Commercialization

Why Study at Universiti Geomatika Malaysia for
Diploma in Biotechnology

Diploma in Biotechnology | Geomatika