Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Bioinformatics

Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)

(R/481/6/0708) 02/21 (A6684)

Bioinformatics is dynamic and evolving, representing one of the most rapidly growing and challenging areas in science and technology today.

The MMU Bioinformatics programme is a balance of IT and Life Sciences plus training in specific applications. A significant component of our programme is practical laboratory experience and problem-based learning, alongside student presentations and lectures in small classes. Projects and Industry experience add another dimension to the knowledge gained in lectures.

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  • Entry Requirements
    • • Pass Foundation / Matriculation studies in related field from a recognised institution, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
    • • Pass STPM or its equivalent with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 2 subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics in SPM or Grade C in STPM or its equivalent; OR
    • • Pass A-Level with a minimum of Grade D in any 2 Subjects AND a Credit in Mathematics in SPM or Grade D in A Level or its equivalent; OR
    • • Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English; OR
    • Diploma in Computer Science OR Software Engineering OR Information Technology OR Information Systems or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent;* OR
    • *Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
    • • Any other Diploma in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 may be admitted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment process and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent.
    • Note: Candidates without a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent may be admitted if the qualification contains subjects in Mathematics and the achievement is higher or equivalent to the requirement of the subject at SPM Level or its equivalent.
  • Programme Structure
    • Core
      • Year 1
        • Mathematical Techniques
          Computer Programming
          Database Systems
          Cell Biology
          Biochemistry I
          Discrete Mathematics and Probability
          Computer Architecture and Organisation
          Data Communications and Networking
          Bioinformatics Programming I
          Biochemistry II
      • Year 2
        • Data Structures and Algorithms
          Operating Systems
          System Analysis and Design
          Bioinformatics Programming II
          Human Anatomy and Physiology
          Bioinformatics Algorithms I
          Parallel Computing
          Basic Human Genetics
          Basic Microbiology
          Database Design and Management
      • Year 3
        • Project
          Data Mining and Machine Learning Systems
          Bioinformatics Algorithms II
          Introduction to Molecular Biology
          Introductory course in Pharmacology
          Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues in Life
          Sciences
          Industrial Training
    • Elective Subjects (Choose any 4 subjects)
      • Computer Security
        Introduction to Human Pathology
        Computational Intelligence
        Web Techniques and Application
        Human Computer Interaction
        Cloud Computing
        Computer Graphics
        Information Systems Development
        Pattern Recognition
        Organisational Behaviour
    • University Subjects
      • Year 1
        Co-Curriculum
        Business and Entrepreneurship in Malaysia
        Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Foreign Language
      • Year 3
        Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 / Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
        Pengajian Malaysia 3 / Hubungan Etnik
  • Career Prospects
    • Bioinformatician, Biology Researcher in the health care industry, biomedical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, agricultural industry, environmental management industry, forensics centre, research institutions and universities.