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BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology (Nilai)

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.

Program Highlights

– Solid theory and practical knowledge
– Course Modules covering Industry demands
– Thorough understanding of Computer Systems
– Demonstrate a substantive knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of Networking and Mobile Computing
– Communicate information, ideas, issues and solutions efficiently and effectively
– Engage in independent learning using latest technologies and with minimum supervision

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KEY INFORMATION

DURATION

3 Years

AWARDING BODY

Nilai University, Malaysia

NO OF CREDITS

120

STUDY LOCATION/S

Malabe

MODE OF STUDY

Full Time

TYPE OF AWARD

B.Sc. (Hons)

Entry Requirements

Two S passes preferably in Chemistry & 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.

Or,

Two E passes preferably in Chemistry & 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.

Or,

Two S passes in Technology stream in Bio-system Technology & 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.

Career Opportunities

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:

  • – Agricultural, environmental, chemical, food processing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and waste management industries
  • – Beverage and food production
  • – Biotechnology, medical and agricultural industries
  • – Government and research establishments
  • – In a range of public and private diagnostic, therapeutic and research laboratories covering microbiology, hematology, bioremediation, immunology, forensic science, crop development, pest control, animal production, veterinary services, molecular biology and protein engineering
  • – Medical and veterinary science service industries

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

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.

Foundation
  • Understanding Biotechnology | Introductory Biology | General Chemistry | Statistics
Basic Biological Sciences
  • Microbiology | Genetics | General Biochemistry | Organic Chemistry
Research
  • Research Project I | Research Project II
Major
  • 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)

Learning Outcomes

What we aim to address in the field of Biotechnology are solutions to some of the world’s problems. This may be in the form of accelerated industrial processes, production of safer food and ameliorate the quality of our environment.

Professional Recognition

Horizon Campus encourage and assist the undergraduatestudents to participate in high-quality internships to gain valuable professional experience in their chosen area.Collaborating with companies and organizations in a variety of sectors builds students’ professional connections and gives them a competitive advantage in terms of their future employment. The type of internships that students participate in vary; from working in companies and organizations, to doing research projects and working with a professor. The internship will be conducted at the final semester of the programme for a duration of 4-6 months.

Internships

Horizon Campus encourage and assist the undergraduatestudents to participate in high-quality internships to gain valuable professional experience in their chosen area.Collaborating with companies and organizations in a variety of sectors builds students’ professional connections and gives them a competitive advantage in terms of their future employment.

The type of internships that students participate in vary; from working in companies and organizations, to doing research projects and working with a professor. The internship will be conducted at the final semester of the programme for a duration of 4-6 months.

Contact us on 0713 159 159for further unit enrolment advice.

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Panel of Lecturers

The concept of Business Management was alien to the world of business a few decades ago. Need to manage a business enterprise scientifically evolved due to many globe sweeping trends. Globalization based on deregulated trade across national borders, travel, fast and efficient passage of information, growing competition, change of consumer needs, infusion of technology into business and household lives, and regional and global trade agreements created massive strides in the business world. All such growing trends generated a world-wide demand for young graduates who are knowledgeable, and have the proper mix of competence and attitudes. These requirements cannot be met by a conventional degree program focusing on class room teaching and passing examinations.

Prof. Shamala Tirimanna

Dean - Faculty of Science

B.Sc. Special Degree in Botany, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
PhD. in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, USA

Dr. Eranga Karunarathne

Head - Faculty of Science / Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) Specialised in Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
PhD. in Molecular microbiology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Arosha Buddhapriya

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Special) in Plant Biotechnology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Graduate Chemist, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Ph.D. in Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Mr. Sadin De Silva

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Graduate Chemist, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
M.Phil. in Organic Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reading for Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ms. Shanika Gamage

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. in Bio Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Food Science & Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Mr.Medisha Gunawardena

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) Special in Environment Conservation and Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resources Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Ms.R.R.P. Yasara Kithmini Rathnayaka

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Mr. Eranda Nipunika Mandawala

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Diploma in Bioinformatics, Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Manipal University, India
M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Masters in Business Administration, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Ms.M Tharangi Nadeesha Ellawela

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology, Northumbria University, New Castle, UK

 

Ms. Danushika Nayomi

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Diploma in Laboratory Technology, Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology, Nilai University, Malaysia
Reading for M.Sc. in Food & Nutrition, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Ms.Sonali Abeysiriwardana

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Diploma in Information Technology & E-commerce, Esoft Metro Campus, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture, Biotechnology (Special), Wayamba University, Sri Lanka
Reading for M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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Publications

Research is a compulsory module for every academic program of the Horizon Campus. As we are well aware of the importance of carrying out researches, we have created a learning culture that promotes researches within various disciplines. Every student....

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