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Diploma in Biotechnology

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Diploma in Biotechnology KPT/JPS(PA 8003)05/21

The programme, Diploma in Biotechnology,provides a basic concept of biological molecules along with its application incellular and bio molecular processes to solve systemic problems or make medicinalproducts. It is a combination of biology and technology that uses cells andmolecules to find solutions for human and environmental problems. The courseteaches a wide range of skills that are invaluable for careers inlaboratory settings where they might help other workers in a variety ofdisciplines, such as pharmaceutical, medical research, governmental and legalissues. The programme is designed as a transformative program that offersstudents the education, training, and first-hand experience essential forsuccessful careers. It is a study of foundational knowledge, skill, andcompetence in relevance to various aspects of Biotechnology.However, by virtueof creativity, innovative thinking and research capabilities students findthemselves in conducive future workplace with the increasing demands ofbiotechnological industries.

The main objective of a Biotechnology Programme is to produce graduates who will have knowledge, technical skills, ethics and social responsibilities and attitude to adapt themselves with new technological advancement and challenges in Biotechnology.

Aims of Diploma in Biotechnology programme are:

  • To gain basic knowledge of Biotechnology and its application by using basic principles of chemistry, physics and mathematical analysis.
  • To provide necessary practical skills of variousunit operations, unit processes and instrumentation processes related tobiochemical, bio fertilizers, and pharmaceutical industries.
  • To cater students with bio safety skills in biotechnologyand create an awareness of bio hazards in accordance to occupational safetyissues.
  • To accumulate laboratory data to assist thesupervisor for proper interpretation of scientific analysis of biotechnologicallaboratories and related industries.
  • To develop good interpersonal skills in order tohave effective communication and business ethics.
  • The Diploma in Biotechnology program is unique in providingprofessionals, qualified in biotechnological skills, appropriate to relatedindustries in Malaysia and overseas. They will procure jobs as marketingpersonnel in companies dealing with laboratory equipment and consumable supplythat support the biomedical science industry all together.

    Professionals of Diploma in Biotechnology can work as a:

  • Clinical laboratory technician
  • Forensic science or biological technician
  • Biological product manufacturer and supplier
  • Environmental or food safety technician
  • Pharmaceutical research technician
  • Agriculture and Crop management
  • Bioinformatics Sector
  • Minimum Duration : 30 Months.
    Maximum Duration : 30 Months.

    Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
    1 DBT 1113 Animal Biology of Organisms 3
    2 BTC 1113 Cell and Molecular biology 3
    3 DBT 1133 Mathematics 3
    4 BTC 1123 Biochemistry 3
    5 BTC 1223 Biophysics 3
    6 BTC 1163 English in Science and Technology 3
    7 DBT 1213 Principles of DNA Technology 3
    8 DBT 1223 Bioethics & Biosafety 3
    9 BMC 1233 Basic Microbiology 3
    10 BTC 1213 Chemistry 3
    11 BTC 1133 Organic Mechanisms in Biology 3
    12 MPU 2113 Malaysian Studies 3
    13 MPU 2153 Malay Language Communication 2 3
    14 DBT 1313 Intellectual Property Rights 3
    15 BTC 1233 Genetics 3
    16 MPU 2222 Creative Problem Solving 2
    17 BMC533 Professional Skill for Biotechnology 3
    18 BTC 1313 Introduction to Computer 3
    19 BMC 313 Basic Immunology 3
    20 MPU 3442 Co-Curriculum 2
    21 MPU 2332 Constitution and Community 2
    22 DBT 2463 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
    23 DBT 2513 Fermentation and Enzymes Technology 3
    24 DBT 2523 Bioprocess Engineering 3
    25 BTC 1333 Instrumentation in Biotechnology 3
    26 DBT 2543 Marine & Aquaculture Biotechnology 3
    27 DBT 2553 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3
    28 DBT 2563 Food Biotechnology 3
    29 DBT 2573 Nutraceutical and Functional Food 3
    30 DBT 2583 Plant Tissue Culture 3
    31 DBT 2593 Industrial Biotechnology and Protein Engineering 3
    32 DBT 2613 Plant and Animal Breeding 3
    33 DBT 2623 Animal Cell and Tissue Culture Technology 3
    34 BTC 3273 Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology 3
    35 DBT 3716 Industrial Training 6

    Intake :

    1. January
    2. May
    3. September

    Entry Requirements :

    1. Passed the Education certificate Malaysia (SPM) with three (3) credits in a related field or equivalent; or
    2. Certificate (Level 3 MOH) in a related field.
    3. Pass Foundation, Matriculation, Pre-University Program in flow-related or equivalent.

    Duration : 30 Months.


    University : Lincoln University College


    Level : Diploma