Sarjana Sains Biotechnology (Master of Science in Biotechnology by Research)


Master of Science in Biotechnology (Mode of Delivery By Research) KPT/JPS(PA 8823)07/22

Delivery Mode : By Research

The Master of Science in Biotechnology (by research) is a research oriented well-balanced program designed to teach experimental skills in regard to updated and recent problems in biotechnology. In the present time the knowledge of biotechnology can help us to manipulate organisms at the molecular level via genes. The course will also help the students to specialize in research and development, public advocacy, and entrepreneurship. The course focuses on the medical, environmental and agricultural applications of biotechnology and also ensures that the students are aware of the diversity of biotechnology research and enterprize, including exploration of entrepreneurship opportunities. Students can choose any one of the listed specialty for broadening the learning horizons or develop the scientific understanding that encourages independent thinking in the area of relevant applications of biotechnology.

For successful completion of Masters degree in LUC, each candidate should publish minimum of Two research articles in scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln affiliation.

The aim of the course is to present relevant skills and technologies that will provide the students a career based on the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as to pursue academic research careers. The students will gain a thorough knowledge and practical skills of their specialized research area related to biotechnology. The program of Master in Biotechnology will produce Biotechnologist who are:

  • Knowledgeable in the field of biotechnology so as to contribute to socio-economy of the society.

  • Technically competent to conduct research and embraces life-long learning.

  • Aware of current issues and technological advancement in biotechnology taking into account relevant commercial, ethical and legal issues.

  • Competent in communication and interpersonal skills as well as capable of providing leadership and teamwork in the organization he/she works in.

  • Innovative with analytical and problem-solving skills in order to evaluate and make the critical decision based on research evidence.

The proposed program would produce highly qualified and professional workforce for the next wave of global economic activities that will revolve around the industrialization of the biotechnology. Professional can serve in various industrial sectors such as food and beverages industry, textiles industry, biological products, medicines, and pharmaceuticals. While on the other hand, this branch of science caters to the requirements of agriculture, animal husbandry, nutrition and environmental conservation. A biotechnologist may find jobs in various quarters. Students can mainly explore job options in the following fields:
· Drug and pharmaceutical research
· Public funded laboratories
· Chemicals
· Environment control
· Waste management
· Energy
· Food processing industries
· Bio-processing industries

Full Time : 24 Months
Part Time : 36 Months

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name
1 MBTR 101 Research Methodology
2 MBTR 102 Computer Application
Research work on any one of the following Speciality (Elective Major)
3.1 MBTR 1201 Genetics and Molecular Biology
3.2 MBTR 1202 Bio-Informatics & Biostatistics
3.3 MBTR 1203 Plant Biotechnology
3.4 MBTR 1204 Enzyme Technology
3.5 MBTR 1205 Bioprocess Engineering & Technology
3.6 MBTR 1206 Medical Biotechnology
3.7 MBTR 1207 Environmental Biotechnology
3.8 MBTR 1208 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
3.9 MBTR 1209 Animal Biotechnology
3.10 MBTR 1210 Business and Management in Bio-Technology

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree [Level 6, Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF)] in a related field with a minimum Culmulative Grade point Average (CGPA) of 2.75, or its equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate;
  2. OR
  3. A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) in a related field with at least CGPA of 2.50 and has not achived CGPA 2.75, or its equivalent can be accepted subject to a rigorous internal assessment.
  4. OR
  5. A Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6, MQF) in a related field but has not achieved CGPA of 2.50, or its equivalent can be accepted subject to a minimum of five years working experience in the relevant field.

English Competency Requirement for International Student:

International students are required to achieve a minimum score of 5.5 in international English Language Testing System (IELTS) OR Band 3 in Malaysian university English Test (MUTE) OR its equivalent.

Duration : 24 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Master