Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

We offer Bachelor of Biotechnology (BBT). In this programme, you will study various disciplines which include biochemistry, microbiology, molecular cell biology, cell and tissue culture, genetics, genetic engineering, bioprocess, mdeical biotechnology and protein biotechnology. To put this field in perspective, law and ethics in biotechnology have been incorporated.

Programme Description

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The nature of this programme has been further enhanced with essence of Islamic virtue, the specialty of the international Islamic University Malaysia, making it all the more unique and appropriate to cater for the Islamic world.

The Department of Biotechnology at the International Islamic University Malaysia, is active, rapidly expanding and exploring new frontiers with strong foundations in research and teaching. It is equipped with excellent academic staff running major research groups, paving the way to students to obtain the latest knowledge and securing well defined research areas.

We have presently identified three areas of concentration namely Food Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Marine Biotechnology. In the near future, our department will include more concentrations such as Medical Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. We hope to make you a highly demanded scientist in scientific market. Our servvice to you is your service to the Ummah.


Programme Structure

We offer packages of concentration courses that complement the core curriculum and extend the students' choices within the Biotechnology area.

There are 3 concentration areas, namely:
Food Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, and Environmental Biotechnology

Graduates from the department, besides being skilled professionals, will be imbued with Islamic world view, perspective and values.


Entry Requirements

  1. A pass at the GCE level with credits in
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Physics

    Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University.

  2. Pass in the English Placement Test (EPT) conducted by IIUM or has evidence of IELTS or TOEFL qualification:


    Programe IELTS TOEFL
    Undergraduate   (English Medium) Average Band 6.0 550 paper-based   213 computer-based
    Undergraduate   (Arabic Medium) Average Band 5.5 525 paper-based   196 computer-based


  3. Other admission requirement:
    A Diploma in related area with a CGPA of 2.5 or above.