Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Plant Biotechnology)


Are you interested to find solutions for major issues and challenges of the 21st century such as world hunger, food production and sustainable agriculture? The field of plant biotechnology highlights the development of new techniques towards improving plant productions that supply global needs for food, raw materials and fuel. In addition to being a source of food, plants also provide us with many pharmaceuticals and industrial compounds. As our population grows, our daily needs also increase. Through plant biotechnology, we will be able to increase crop quality, crop yields and the production of specific characteristics in plants. In the Plant Biotechnology Programme, students will discover a variety of approaches applied in plant biotechnology, learn how to address challenges from certain aspects of the area and gain extensive training from leading experts in UKM. Students will be exposed to knowledge and techniques related to plant biotechnology with particular emphasis on aspects of tissue culture and plant molecular biology, theory and practice of recombinant DNA and protein production, practical bioinformatics and theories behind ‘omics technologies. Students will also learn how to design and write a research proposal, read and critically analyse scientific papers in plant biotechnology and present their findings. A highlight of the course would be an individual practical research project and visits to related 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

How Much It Will Cost Me

















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
  • General Chemistry II
  • Biochemistry
  • Gene Expression
  • DNA Recombinant Technology I
  • DNA Recombinant Technology II
  • Plant Anatomy & Morphology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Computational Molecular Biology
  • Plant Development
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Molecular Approaches in Conservation
  • Biology Statistical Analysis
  • Genomics
  • Plant Microbe Interactions
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Plant Science Biosafety and Bioethics
  • Scientific Communication
  • Research Project I
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Plant Biotechnology Industry
  • Biochemistry and Industry
  • 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 (Plant Biotechnology)
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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