Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Bioinformatics new-icon

Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)

(R2/481/6/0708) 02/26 (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
      1. Pass Foundation / Matriculation studies from a recognised institution, and a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent; OR
      2. 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
      3. 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
      4. Pass UEC with a minimum of Grade B in at least five (5) subjects inclusive of Mathematics and English; OR
      5. V. 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
      6. 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; OR
      7. Pass DKM /DLKM/DVM with a minimum CGPA of 2.50. Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 MUST have at least two (2) years of work experience in the related field.**
    • Note
    • Candidates without a Credit in Mathematics at SPM Level or its equivalent may be admitted if the qualification contains subject Mathematics and the achievement is higher or equivalent to the requirement of the subject at SPM Level or its equivalent
    • *Candidates with CGPA below 2.50 may be admitted subject to a rigorous internal assessment process.
    • **DKM /DLKM/DVM candidates may be required to undergo Bridging Programme as an additional requirement.
  • 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
          Elective 1
          Elective 2
      • Year 3
        • Project
          Bioinformatics Algorithms II
          Introduction to Molecular Biology
          Introductory course in Pharmacology
          Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues in Life
          Industrial Training
          Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
          Pattern Recognition
          Elective 3
          Elective 4
    • Elective Subjects (Choose any 4 subjects)
      • Computer Security
        Machine Learning
        Introduction to Human Pathology
        Web Techniques and Application
        Cloud Computing
        Expert Systems
        Data Mining and Machine Learning
        Internet of Things Fundamental
        Management of Information Security
        Data Wrangling and Visualization
        Data Analytics Fundamentals
    • University Subjects
      • U1 – MPU3113 Hubungan Etnik AND MPU3123 Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Local) – MPU3143 Bahasa Komunikasi 2 AND MPU3173 Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International)
        U2 – Subject code starts with MPU32XX (for local student who got exemption in SPM Bahasa Melayu & for International Students). MPU3210 Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for local student without credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)
        U3 – Subject code starts with MPU33XX
        U4 – Subject code starts with MPU34XX
  • 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.