Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology Honors

University Putra Malaysia (UPM)


Course Information


Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences


4 Year

Tuition Fees

Per Semester
MYR 8,125.00
USD 1,935.00
Per Program
MYR 65,000.00
USD 15,480.00

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    More About the Course

    This full time programme is offered by the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang. The duration of study for a B. Sc. (Hons) in Cell and Molecular Biology is eight semesters (four years), with a total of 128 credit hours.

    Cell and molecular biology programme emphasizes the understanding of the organization and regulation of cell function at the molecular level. This includes knowledge of the structure and function of biomolecules as well as their involvement in various cellular activities, reproduction and growth of the organism. Understanding of the mechanisms of cell and molecular biology techniques can help resolve questions related to the functions of life systems. Knowledge and skills in this area will also lead to the rapid development of the biotechnology industry based on the manipulation of life-stage system cells to produce new products such as high-quality crop genes, drugs for the treatment of various human and animal diseases, as well as quality health products.

    Methods for implementation of the programme, include lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical sessions, student-centered learning (SCL), computer-aided learning, industry training, study tours, seminars, case studies and research projects.

    Students are required to take foundation / core, main and preparative courses offered by the university. For this programme, students are required to choose at least 32 credits of elective courses. Elective courses are divided into three groups.

    About University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

    University Putra Malaysia

    43400 UPM Serdang
    Selangor Darul Ehsan

    University Putra Malaysia Founded in 1931 as the School of Agriculture, UPM's main campus is in Serdang, Selangor. It was formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia or the Agricultural University of Malaysia.