Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical-Bioprocess)

Bioprocess Engineering is an engineering dicipline where biotechnology and natural based products research are being transformed to industrial setting to fuel the current and future world economic powerhouses.  In this program, various engineering principles especially chemical and bioprocess are applied to design, develop and evaluate processes that utilize biological based materials (eg:animals, plants, microorganisms) to produce products.  Throughout our four years of intensive training and industrial exposure, students will experience state-of-the-art-technologies that will pave the way for professional bioprocess engineering qualifications.  The graduates will be well versed in mathematical-based engineering analysis that will be enable them to explain the physical, biological and chemical processes of complex biological systems and design processes that will yield products which could create wealth, promote health and promote sustainability.  The sectors served by bioprocess engineers are in the area of medical, food, environment, agriculture and many more.

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Year 1

 

Year 4

 

Year 2

 

Electives

 

Year 3

 

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 any TWO subjects: Mathematics T / Further Mathematics, Chemistry/Physics /Biology AND passed with atleast B (NGMP 3.00) at SPM level in Mathematics and physics.

3. Candidates who have fullfill the criteria in physics/biology in STPM level should get atleast grade B in Chemistry at SPM level.

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

5. Do not have a health problem that can affect learning process. Not a blind colour.

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 2.67) at Matriculation/Foundation level in any TWO of the following subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry/ Physics / Engineering Physics/Biology. AND
3. Passed with atleast grade B in Mathematics and phsics at SPM level or equivalent.

4. Candidates who have fullfill the condition in physics or biology at Matriculation/foundation level need to passed with atleast grade B in Chemistry at SPM level.

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

6. Do not have a health problem that can affect learning process. Not a blind colour.

 

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 Engineering (Chemical-Bioprocess) from UTM or equivalent with at least PNGK 3.00; OR
2. Candidates with PNGK< 3.00, with at least 2 years working experience in related area are eligible to apply; OR
3. Passed with credit in Mathematics and physics at SPM level or equivalent or score at least Grade C in one of the Mathematics and physics subjects at Diploma level.

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

5. Do not have a health problem that can affect learning process.

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 

The demand for Bioprocess Engineers in Malaysia is enormous.  To realize Vision 2020 and beyond, the goverment is actively pursuing the establishment of biotechnological-based industries in Malaysia through various Economic Corridors such as Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.  The goverment of Malaysia’s commitment in promoting biotechnology industries is reflect in the fund allocated in the ninth Malaysia Plan and futher enhanced in the tenth Malaysia Plan.  The establishment of Malaysia Biotechnology Corporation and others will nourish the expansion of existing industries while encouraging more relevant industries to participate in the new economic endeavors.

Our bioprocess engineers are designed to lead biotechnology related industries and equipped with versatile and balanced capability to accomodate other industries such as chemical, petroleum, polymers, oil and gas.