Prasiswazah FST



Microbiology Programme

Have you ever wondered how microbes are used in the production of antibiotics or probiotics? What is the role of microorganisms in nutrient recycling? Or do you want to understand how microbes cause disease in humans, animals and plants? The Microbiology Program equips you with an understanding of the diversity of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi), microbial activity at the cellular and molecular level, and the use of microbes in the biotechnology and medical industries.

Major courses

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year


Career Prospects

Core lecturers

Prof. Dr. Aidil Abdul Hamid

Microbial Physiology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Munir Abdul Murad

Fungal Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Microbial Genomics & Applied Microbiology (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazlina Ibrahim

Molecular virology, Antimicrobial Discovery

Dr. Norefrina Shafinaz Md. Nor

Environmental Virology; Antiviral Bioprospecting; Phage Therapy.

Ketua Program

Dr. Wan Syaidatul Aqma Wan Mohd. Noor

Environmental microbiology (

Dr. Mohd. Fareed Mohd. Sairi

Biotechnology, Microbiology (

Dr. Nazlina Haiza Mohd. Yasin

Bioprocess Technology, Environmental Biotechnology (

Dr. Nor Hazlin Hazrin Chong

Environmental microbiology, Microbial ecology

Dr. Mohd Asif Mohd Sukri

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, pathogenesis of bacteria, virus genomics, and emerging infectious disease (

Dr. Jasper E. James

Mycology, Mechanisms of antifungal resistance, fungal-host interactions

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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