Prasiswazah FST




Bioinformatics is a discipline that integrates the computational sciences and information technology to solve problems in biosciences and biotechnology requiring computational and information science solutions. Bioinformatics enables the development of algorithms or software that allow the analysis and interpretation of big data in molecular biology. The focus of such 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 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.

Major courses

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year (Industrial Placement/Attachment)


Career Prospects

Core lecturers

Prof. Mohd Firdaus Mohd Raih

Structural Bioinformatics (

Prof. Dr. Wan Kiew Lian


Prof. Dr. Zeti Azura Mohamed Hussein

Computational Systems Biology (

Dr. Doris Quay Huai Xia

Structural Biology; Computational Molecular Biology

Dr. Lam Su Datt

Structural Bioinformatics (

Entry requirements

General requirement:

  1. Complete 12 years of Primary and High School education; and
  2. Obtain High School (e.g. Higher Secondary Certificate, Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate, Tawjihiyah, Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas, High School Diploma); and
  3. Meet minimum English requirement set by faculty; and
  4. Pass UKM interview (if required) ; and
  5. Meet faculty specific requirement;

Specific programme requirement:

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