Bachelor of Computer Science (BioInformatics)

Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science and mathematics merge together to form a single discipline. The Bachelor of Computer Science specializing in Bioinformatics is a new academic programme offered by Faculty of Computing specially tailored to produce Computer Scientists who are able to utilize Computer Science techniques in managing and analysis biological data, problems and developing and discovering new findings in the field of biology. The study exposes the students to algorithms and software for simulations of biological processes and the analysis of molecular biology data. Interdisciplinary collaboration, linking life science and computer science, makes bioinformatics an exciting field of study.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Ability to acquire and apply theory and principles of Computer Science and Bioinformatics, and equip with social science and personal development knowledge.
  • Ability to design and construct computer programs using standard approaches.
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve real world bioinformatics problems through principles and methodologies.
  • Ability to present technical solutions to a range of audience.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively in order to solve real world problem.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to undertake lifelong learning and actively participate in change.
  • Ability to identify business opportunity and develop entrepreneurship skill.
  • Ability to function effectively and with responsibility as a leader to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with the Code of Professional Ethics and Responsibilities.

ABOUT THE COURSE

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Year 1

Technology and Information System, Discrete Structure, Programming Technique I, Digital Logic, Malaysia Dynamic
Art, Custom and Beliefs of Malaysia (International Students), Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS)
Bahasa Melayu for communication (International Students), Computational Mathematic, Programming Technique II, Network Communications, Probability & Statistical Data Analysis, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Academic English Skills.

 

Year 4

Industrial Training (HW), Industrial Training Report, Bioinformatics Project II, Elective Foreign Language (Malaysian
Students), Genomics and Proteomics, Bioinformatics Modeling and Simulation, Bioinformatics Visualization, Internet Programming.

Year 2

Database, System Analysis and Design, Computer Organization and Architecture, Human Computer Interaction, Co-Curriculum, Web Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Operating Systems, Advanced Academic English Skills, Bioinformatics I, Database Programming.

Electives

 

Year 3

Theory of Computer Science, English for Professional Purpose, Applications Development, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics II, Computational Biology I, Programming for Bioinformatics, Bioinformatic Project I, Technopreneurship Seminar, Fundamental of Technopreneurship, Innovation and Creativity Sub cluster, Science, Technology and Human, Bioinformatics Database, Computational Biology II, Structure And Function of Proteins, Special Topics in Bioinformatics.

Duration of Study

Mode of Study : Full-time
Minimum Duration : 4 years
Maximum Duration : 6 years

STUDY FEES 

International 

 

Malaysians

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

For STPM/ equivalent

i) University Basic Entry

1. Passed SPM/SPMV with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia in July Paper.

2. Passed STPM with:

  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am, AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in TWO (2) other subjects

3. Attended Malaysian University English Test (MUET) atleast Band 1

ii) Special Entry Requirement  

1. Passed with atleast PNGK 2.80 at STPM level.

2. Passed with atleast grade B- (NGMP 2.67) at STPM in Mathematics T/ Further Mathematics/ Information and Comunications Technology. AND ONE of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
3. Passed with credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent.

4. Passed with atleast Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

 

For Matrikulasi/ Asasi Sains UM/ Tahun Asas UTM

i) University Basic Entry

1. Passed SPM or equivalent with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia in July Paper.
2. Passed KPM Matriculation/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi Undang-undang KPTM with at least CPA 2.00 andattended Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with atleast Band 1.

ii) Special Entry Requirement

 

1. Passed with atleast PNGK 2.80 at Matriculation/Foundation level.

2. Passed with atleast grade B (NGMP 3.00) at Matriculation/Foundation in Mathematics and any TWO subjects: Physics / Engineering Physics, Chemistry / Engineering Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science/ Computing
3. Passed with credit in Mathematics and Biology at SPM level or equivalent.

4. Passed with atleast Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

 

For Diploma or equivalent (Direct to 2nd year beginning 2008)

i) University Basic Entry

1. Passed SPM or equivalent with credit in Bahasa Melayu or credit in Bahasa Melayu in July Paper.
2. Obtained Diploma or other certifications from institutions recognized by Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate.
3. Attended Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with atleast Band 1.

ii) Special Entry Requirement

1. Obtained a Diploma in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) from UTM or equivalent with at least PNGK 2.70; OR
2. Candidates with PNGK< 2.70, with at least 2 years working experience in related area are eligible to apply; OR
3. Passed with credit in Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent or score at least Grade C in one of the Mathematics subjects at Diploma level.

4. Passed with atleast Band 2 in  Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Note:
Candidates have to submit the complete transcript of their Diploma (1st to final semester) and a copy of Diploma or a certified graduation confirmation letter.

ALUMNI STORY

Career Prospects 

Graduate of the programme can work as a Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Bioinformatics Computer Programmer, Bioinformatics Research Scientist, Bioinformatics Grid and Cluster Administrator, Biology Information System Analyst, Biology Information System Manager, Bioinformatics Service Provider, Biotechnology Computational Instrument Developer and Maintainer, Pharmaceutical Information Scientist and Chemoinformatician.