Prasiswazah FST



Plant Biotechnology Programme

Plants are an important resource in ensuring food safety, a source of fuel for new energy in addition to being used in pharmaceutical products. This program’s courses enhance your understanding of plant development and physiology while exposing you to biotechnological advances in plant genetic modification. These skills will lead to careers in the government sector, multinational companies or in science communication.

Major courses

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

Career Prospects

Core lecturers

Prof. Dr. Ismanizan Ismail

Plant molecular biology and biotechnology(

Prof. Dr. Zamri Zainal

Plant molecular biology and biotechnology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Che Radziah Che Mohd. Zain

Plant biotechnology (

Dr. Nurulhikma Md. Isa

Cell signaling and plant hormones/ abiotic stress (

Head of Programme

Dr. Noor Liyana Sukiran

Plant molecular biology (

Dr. Muhamad Hafiz Che Othman

Plant secondary metabolites, Plant carbon metabolism, Plant proteomics

Dr. Amirah Mohammad Sidik

Plant ion and molecular signalling, abiotic stress responses (

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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