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Diploma in Biotechnology

Diploma in Biotechnology offered by Horizon Campus, in affiliation with Nilai University, Malaysia(rated  Tier 5, excellent by the Malaysian Qualification Agency in the SETARA 2011; recognized by the UGC, Sri Lanka and the Association of Commonwealth Universities)facilitates students to seek gainful career opportunities. They will be qualified to get registered for B.Sc. in Biotechnology with appropriate exceptions. This is an intensive programme, covering 90 credits during 2 1/2years duration focusing on profound subjects inclusive of tissue culture, molecular biology, microbiology and bioinformatics. This paves the pathway towards professional qualifications, knowledge, interpersonal skills and confidence leading to brilliant career opportunities in the field of biotechnology.  Exposure to the industry together internship creates innovative professionals who can face the global challenges.

Diplomats of this programme are recognized to enter into a relevant degree programme at Nilai University of reputable partner universities (including reputed universities in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand) in areas of genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular microbiology, biotechnology and biomedical science.

Duration 2.5 Years
Credits 75
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of award Diploma

The minimum entry requirements for the above program are as follows 

Overall three credits for G.C.E. O/L examination

“A’ or “B” for English in G.C.E. O/L Examination or band score 5 in IELTS

The multi-disciplinary character of biotechnology provides students with employment opportunities in a wide range including  research and development, quality control, clinical research, manufacturing and production, regulatory affairs marketing and sales , information systems, education and administration. Biotechnology has produced dramatic economic gains for many countries. Thus, biotechnology industry is constantly growing during the past decade  increasing the number of employees  by more than 90 percent.  If you are innovative and creative, enjoy science and technology, investigating and solving problems, and making useful products, a promising career in biotechnology will be always available for you as indicated below.
Laboratory assistants
QA / QC assistants
Biological technicians
Research assistants
Biochemistry technicians
Bioprocessing assistants
Manufacturing assistants
Bioproduction operators
Tissue culture assistants
Chemical technicians
Medical and clinical lab technologists
Assistant pharmacologists



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