Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary field comprising an exciting range of scientific fields such as,molecular biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, fermentation, agriculture, biochemistry, medical and environmental sciences.
The B.Sc. (Hons) program is an intensive three-year degree program covering 120 credits which will equip undergraduates with vast theory knowledge, first hand practical experience in laboratory as well as in industry and a research project which enable them to excel in their profession with confidence.
This multidisciplinary program also focuses on electives in management, ethics, commercialization, marketing and entrepreneurship paving the pathway to become globally recognized scientists and researchers.
Course Duration : 3 years
No of Credits : 120
Awarding Body : Nilai University, Malaysia
Study Location/s : Horizon Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka
Mode of Study : Full Time
Type of award : Degree B.Sc. (Hons)
Two S passes preferably in Chemistry and Biology (or Physics) in G.C.E. A/L Examination (Local). G.C.E. O/L, A/L done in English medium or band score 5.0 in IELTS.
Two E passes preferably in Chemistry and Biology (or Physics) in G.C.E. A/L Examination (London). G.C.E. O/L, A/L done in English medium or band score 5.0 in IELTS.
Two S passes in Technology stream in Bio-system Technology and Science for Technology (or any other science subject) in G.C.E. A/L Examination (Local). G.C.E. O/L, A/L done in English medium or band score 5.0 in IELTS.
The course features a multi-disciplinary program serving students desiring to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience in the emerging fields of Biotechnology focusing on Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Tissue Culture, Biochemistry, Agriculture, Food Science, Forensic Science, Microbiology, Environmental Biology, Biomedical Science, Pharmacology.
This programme is an innovative multi-disciplinary degree that was developed with inputs from key industry players and the academicians. It features biotechnology modules coupled with electives in Business, Communications, Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Graduate Preparation and many more paving the pathway to become globally recognized scientists and researchers.
Understanding Biotechnology | Introductory Biology | General Chemistry | Statistics
Basic Biological Sciences :
Microbiology | Genetics | General Biochemistry | Organic Chemistry
Foundation of Business | Introduction to Marketing (Elective) | Principles of Management (Elective) | Bioinformatics | Biodiversity and Environmental Bioresources | Cell and Tissue Culture | Cell and Molecular Biology | Principles of Immunology | Industrial Microbiology | Innovation and Commercialization | Research Methods and Design | Strategic Management (Elective) | Managing Business Operation (Elective) | Food Microbiology (Elective) | Biotechnology for Crop Improvement | Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory | Immunological Techniques in Biotechnology | Drug and Pharmaceutical Technology | Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering | Environmental Biotechnology | Food Science and Technology | Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques (Elective) | Protein Technologies (Elective)
Research Project I | Research Project II
University Courses :
Graduate Preparatory Course* | Entrepreneurship | Public Speaking | Critical Thinking | Professional Development | General Philosophy | General Psychology | General Sociology | Co-Curriculum
The career options are expanding rapidly for Biotechnologists. Advances in genetic engineering, protein engineering, cell culture and molecular biology have generated a virtually unlimited potential for altering the capabilities of living systems, greatly expanding the scope of biotechnology, generating new applications for biological products and allowing a previously unprecedented ability to control life processes.
Related Careers :
The multi-disciplinary character of Biotechnology provides promising opportunities in research and development, quality control and regulation, clinical research, manufacturing and production, marketing and sales, information systems, academic field, administration as well as entrepreneurship. It encompasses an ever-growing range of techniques for the alteration and manipulation of molecules, genes and cells and often involves the harnessing of biological processes for a particular purpose. The biotechnology industry is based on the commercial exploitation of these techniques.
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