Master of Science (Food Biotechnology)

PROGRAM DETAILS

Programme Code: S302
Medium of instructions: English
Programme Option: Mixed Mode

<p><strong>Background of the Programme</strong></p><ol><li>Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) offers a Master of Science (Food Biotechnology) Program through mixed mode.</li><li>The main objective of the Master of Science in Food Biotechnology Program is to produce graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled and capable of integrating scientific knowledge in Biology Science and Food Technology.</li><li>This programme aims to provide students with sound knowledge in order to pursue careers in the food related industry.</li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Objectives of the Programme</strong></p><p>The main objective of the Master of Science (Food Biotechnology) Program is to produce graduates who are knowledgeable, skillful and able to integrate knowledge of Biology Science and food technology which take into account ethical and social responsibility.</p><p>Therefore, the Master of Science (Food Biotechnology) Program strives to achieve the goals or objectives as follows:</p><ol><li>To produce graduates who are able to combine and use knowledge and skills in the field of food biotechnology to provide the best services to the food industry, government agencies, corporate sector and research organizations, locally or globally.</li><li>To produce graduates who are able to lead and engage in teamwork to solve problems and to contribute new knowledge within or outside the scope of knowledge through the ability to communicate effectively.</li><li>To produce graduates who continually strive to improve self knowledge and ability to maximize on ICT in order to produce financial products, business opportunities and investments for local or global stage.</li><li>To produce graduates who practice ethical values and are professional in providing services to the food industry, government agencies, research organizations as well as to have the awareness of hazard and biosafety issues.</li></ol>

Admission to Master’s Degree by Mixed Mode

  1. A relevant bachelor’s degree with honours with a minimum CGPA of 2.75/4.00 or equivalent from the University or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
  2. Other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with honours AND relevant professional work experience; or
  3. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75/4.00, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  4. In case the CGPA does not meet the requirement of 2.50/4.00, the selection will subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
  5. The number of credit hours for the relevant bachelor’s degree and advanced diploma shall be as follows: (a) bachelor’s degree ≥ 120 credit hours (b) advanced diploma ≥ 90 credit hours

Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA

(1)  An applicant shall show evidence of proficiency in the English language based on the following criteria: 

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 180 (computer-based) or 64 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 5; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 3; or
  4. graduated from institutions that use English as the main medium of instruction, AND will be required to seat for University English Proficiency Test (UEPT) with minimum score of Band 3; or
  5. graduated in the field of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English Language Studies (ELS) and equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate; or
  6. a native speaker of English.

(2)  Research-mode applicant who intends to write his/her thesis in Arabic will be required to fulfil the criteria as follows:

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 150 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 4; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 2; or
  4. UEPT minimum score of Band 2.

(3)  An applicant who does not fulfil any of the criteria under (1) & (2) will be allowed to register conditionally and is required to fulfil any of the criteria under (1) or (2), within 12 months (for Master’s students) and 24 months (for Ph.D. students).

ProgrammeModeTotal Fees

Local Full Time

Local Part Time

International

Master of Science (Food Biotechnology)

Mixed Mode

8,901.00 MYR

8,948.00 MYR

15,165.00 MYR

The fees that stated are subject to change from time to time without any prior notice by the University. Student are advised to check the CGS Website for any changes before the of each semester registration. All fees must be paid upon registration.

The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1) Communicable Disease

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

2

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis

3

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)

4

  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu


(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease 

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.

  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

  • Epilepsy

  • Schizophrenia

2

  • Expected to be prolonged.

  • Obvious and serious symptoms.

  • Prolong treatment schedule.

  • Dialysis

  • Cancer

3

  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.

  • Drugs.

  • Drugs

4

  • Continuous medication.

  • No serious symptoms.

  • Treatment does not affect study

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes Melitus

 

Applicants can apply via online at https://ipps2.usim.edu.my/ and fill the prescribed forms. Forms and supporting authenticated documents must then be submitted through online or mailed to the office.

For information related to visa and student pass, please refer to http://alamiyyah.usim.edu.my

Contact Us

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