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.


  • Entry Requirements
    • • Pass Foundation / Matriculation in the related field from a recognised institution; OR
    • • Pass STPM / A level or its equivalent with 3 Principals inclusive of Mathematics, and one of the Science subjects, and a credit in English at SPM level; OR
    • • Pass UEC with minimum of grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics, English, and one Science subject; OR
    • • Pass Diploma in the related field from a recognised institution.
    • English Entry Requirement for International Students:
      All programmes offered by Faculty of Information Science & Technology require a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS 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
          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
        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.