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Studying Biotechnology and Food Sciences at UCSI Malaysia

Studying Biotechnology and Food Sciences at UCSI Malaysia

Studying Biotechnology and Food Sciences at UCSI Malaysia

Studying Biotechnology and Food Sciences at UCSI Malaysia. As neighboring country, Malaysia is one of the most favorite place to study for Indonesian students. The fact is, it has several world top universities that provide best quality of education. UCSI University, as one of Malaysia’s first private universities, has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.  Established in 1986, UCSI University currently has three campuses located in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu, and Sarawak.

UCSI campus. Source: UCSI website

UCSI has two prominent programs that received and won many international awards, Biotechnology and Food Sciences with Nutrition. These programs are located in Kuala Lumpur campus, which situated on a 20-acres piece of land that may accommodate more than 15,000 students.

Biotechnology, the fastest growing science-based industry in the world, is widely regarded as the new engine of growth for the global economy. Covering the medical and health care industries, the agricultural and industrial sectors, the environment, and forensics, it encompasses also the applications of technologies like biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, and others for the development of new products and processes.

Biotechnology students are doing research. Source: UCSI website

Designed with the aid of leading members in the biotechnology field, the 3-year program helps to bridge the gap between industry and academia. The course content is aimed at providing students with a good foundation of knowledge and hands-on practical experience of the different fields of biotechnology for their future careers which include Pharmacology, Physiological Sciences, Metabolic Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Human Molecular Genetics, Animal and Plant Cell Culture, Microbial Biotechnology, Enzyme Technology, Fermentation Technology and Downstream processing, Bioprocess Engineering and Environmental Biotechnology.

The course aims to produce competent, confident and consummate graduates in the field of Biotechnology who are internationally employable and who are equipped with various valuable transferable skills like presentation techniques, communication skills, exposure to problem solving, teamwork and the use of information technology. In addition, students will be made to realize the ethical issues and the impact of biotechnology on society, as well as trained to be bioentrepreneurs / technopreneurs that would enable them to translate research outcomes into business opportunities.

Food science lab in UCSI. Source: UCSI website

Meanwhile, study in Food Science with Nutrition involves various science disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and engineering to teach students how diet and nutrition affects the health of individuals, and also the technologies for creating new food products, and designing new processes to improve the safety and quality of foods.

A challenging program, the study begins with an understanding of the biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of food with nutrition, as well as the relationship between nutrition and health. Students possessing an analytical, inquisitive mind who are interested in applying food science principles to further enhance the health and welfare of mankind, will benefit greatly from this program.

Improving the quality of ingredients. Source: UCSI website

Designed to provide students with practical “hands-on” experience through a comprehensive and practical curriculum of cutting edge research and studies in food science and nutrition, the curriculum will not only enable students to gain pertinent knowledge and skills to work in the food manufacturing industry, government agencies, colleges and universities, as well as research laboratories, but will also equip them with good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in teams to solve multi-disciplinary problems.

For the outcome, Allan Wang and Carol Lee, students from UCSI’s Biotechnology won the International Postgraduate Research Symposium (InPRAS) 2016 MSc Biotechnology category. Another achievement came from Pong See Leng, a BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition graduate who got the Oxford University Press Achievement Prize in Biology, Food and Nutritional Sciences Program 2015. These two programs undoubtedly boost UCSI Malaysia as one of the world top universities with outstanding achievement as the result of great curriculums.

Visit UCSI Malaysia website for more information about Biotechnology and Food Sciences with Nutrition Programs. For assistance in registering and management of study overseas, please contact the nearest office of SUN Education. (RRS)


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