Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Bioinformatics)


Do you want to explore the mystery of biology using the latest software and technology? Bioinformatics combines biology, computer science and information technology by applying computational and information science solutions to biological problems. The programme allows students to gain knowledge on molecular biology and train them to develop algorithms and write computer programs to analyse and interpret big data in solving biological problems. These skills are essential for exploring knowledge in the field of biotechnology, drug development and enzymes design. The focus of data analysis is primarily limited to the scope of molecular biology data, specifically the analysis of sequence and macromolecular structures to gain insights and discoveries in the post genomics era. This is in addition to applied research and development in genetics, vaccinology, enzyme technology and drug discovery that are directed at improving the quality of human health and economic progress. Students will also learn about designing a research project and writing a research proposal through critical analysis of scientific literature. They will finally conduct their own individual research project to solve specific biological issues. The highlight of the programme is a one-year internship training at related industries or research institutes.

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
  • Fundamental Microbiology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Computer Programming
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Biochemistry
  • Gene Expression
  • DNA Recombinant Technology I
  • DNA Recombinant Technology II
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Database System and Application
  • Introduction to Numerical Computation
  • Software Development Methodology
  • Web Application Development
  • Immunology
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics Tools
  • Structure, Function and Evolution of Macromolecules
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biosignaling
  • Plant Microbe Interactions
  • Human Genetics and Medicine
  • Scientific Communication
  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II
  • Bioinformatics Practices in the Work Place
  • Bioinformatics in Industry
  • Industrial Training I
  • Industrial Training II
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 (Bioinformatics)
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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