Course Details

BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology

Sunway University




  • Description

    The development of medical biotechnologies is one of the major success stories of the last 20 years, and continues to revolutionise the world of medicine. Exciting new developments have led the way to new treatments to combat previously life-threatening diseases and to improve the quality of life. This programme will lead you through some of the most important developments, helping you to understand them and opening up a future world of innovation and discovery.

    Graduates of the programme will find rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the health sector and in public policy, as society grapples with the complex issues that the rapidly changing world of medical biotechnology brings with it.

    With a focus on developing research skills, this programme equips you for further studies at Masters or even PhD level, that can lead to cutting edge medical biotechnology discovery.

    This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.

    Field of Study

    Medicine & Healthcare

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 81,700 (USD 19,452)

    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)
    January, March & August

Entry Requirements


    Average B- or CGPA 2.67 (Minimum 2 principals);

  • A-level

    Minimum 14 points

  • UEC

    Maximum 24 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs excluding Chinese and non-academic subjects)

  • Matriculation/ Foundation

    Australian Matriculation ATAR 65

    Canadian Matriculation 65%

    Monash University Foundation Year 65%

    Sunway Foundation in Arts

    Sunway Foundation in Science Technology CGPA 2.5

  • Others

    International Baccalaureate Completed with minimum 26 points (excluding bonus points)

  • English Requirements

    Pass 2 science subjects OR have experience/strong interest in biological sciences.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1

    Introduction to Biosciences

    Human Anatomy

    English for Life Sciences

    Introduction to Statistics

    Introduction to Organic Chemistry

    Human Physiology

    Principles of Genetics

    Impact of Microbes on Human Life

    Cell Biology

    Communication Skills

  • Year 2

    Molecular Biology

    Medical Biotechnology


    Cell & Tissue Culture

    Human Molecular Genetics

    Molecular Diagnostics

    Instrumental Analysis

    Medical Microbiology

    Current Issues in Biomedical Sciences

    Social & Professional Responsibilities



    * This is an optional subject for BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology and is subject to space availability.

    * BSc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology students can choose either Biodiversity or Current Issues in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Year 3




    Pharmaceutical Technology

    Research Project

    Research & Publications


    Health and Safety in Laboratory Management

  • Others

    Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies Subjects:

    for Local Student

    Islamic and Asian Civilisations

    Ethnic Relations

    Community Service

    Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

    for International Student

    Malay Language for Communication 2

    Malaysian Studies 3

    Community Service

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 81,700 (USD 19,452)

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