Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Biochemistry)


Have you ever wondered what causes diseases such as cancer and diabetes? Are you interested in developing new therapeutic drugs? Biochemistry allows comprehensive knowledge of all the molecules, cells and systems that constitute human life thus provides the key for understanding diseases and how they can be treated. Biochemistry is one of the most influential areas of science which plays a huge role in major scientific breakthroughs in medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture and biotechnology. In our Biochemistry programme, you will learn about the basic structure of the molecules of life and the biochemical processes involved. You will be exposed to the molecular concepts that are applied in understanding the complex biological systems. You will also learn core laboratory skills needed in this field, as well as study actual biochemistry applications in medicine, industry, agriculture and food production through visits to industries. The theoretical and practical courses will prepare you for exploring scientific literature and analysis of scientific data which ultimately lead to your own individual research project. As a preparation for future career prospects, you will also have the opportunity for internship at related agencies, institutes or industries.

Programme Requirements

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) APEL.A Certification Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF);


Obtained at least a Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for exams beginning in session 1 of 2021 OR a Band 2 for exams up to the year of 2020, depending on the validity period at the time of application;


Pass the exam or interview that the faculty has set up.

MUET Band 3.0

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I Want to Apply

Applications for full time study programmes (STPM, Matriculation, STAM and Diploma/ Equivalent) must be submitted via Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education online application. Applications for studies in all the programmes offered are published in local newspapers between the month of January to April every year.

Application form for Malaysian students: http://upu.mohe.gov.my

Non-citizen and international student candidates who are interested in enrolling for the full time study programmes must submit their applications via UKM online application opened in February to May every year.

Application form for non-citizen and international students: Click here

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Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center at:

Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMSHAPE)
Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215331/ 5642/ 5329/ 5898/ 3995/ 4661/ 5642/ 5791
Fax: +603 89251391
Email: marketingpkp@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/ukmshape

What You Will Learn
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • General Genetics
  • Fundamental Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Biochemistry
  • Gene Expression
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • DNA Recombinant Technology I
  • DNA Recombinant Technology II
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Practical Biochemistry I
  • Advanced Practical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Computational Molecular Biology
  • Analysis of Biological Statistics
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biosignaling
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Genomics
  • Diagnosis and Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Scientific Communication
  • Research Project I
  • Biochemistry and Industry
  • Applications of Genetics in Industry
  • Industrial Fermentation
  • Research Project II
  • Industrial Training
Life at Faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology (FST) is one of the largest faculty in UKM and is renowned for its quality education and research, and lecturers who are well-known figures in their respective fields at both national and international levels. The faculty is committed to be a centre of education and a generator of science and technology towards forming a knowledgeable, dynamic, innovative and righteous society. Members of FST are acknowledged as renowned experts and researchers in their fields and are highly dedicated educators. You will have many opportunities to interact with students from other programmes in the faculty and enjoy various exciting activities within as well as outside UKM through various clubs and societies.

Faculty Information

Campus: Bangi, Selangor
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor of Science with Honours (Biochemistry)
Duration: 4 Years 

Faculty of Science & Technology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215421/ 5418
Fax: +603 89256086
Email: masaliza@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/fst

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89118173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/akademik

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