The Bachelor of Computer Science (Bioinformatics) is offered either on a full-time basis. The full-time programme is offered only at the UTM Main Campus in Johor Bahru. The duration of study for the full-time programme is subjected to the student’s entry qualifications and lasts between four (4) years to a maximum of six (6) years.

The programme is offered on full-time basis and is based on a 2-Semester per academic session. Generally, students are expected to undertake courses equivalent to between fourteen (14) to eighteen (18) credit hours per semester. Assessment is based on courseworks and final examinations given throughout the semester.

General Information

1.   Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2.   Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
3.   Programme Name Bachelor of Computer Science (Bioinformatics)
4.   Final Award Bachelor of Computer Science (Bioinformatics)
5.   Programme Code TC24 (SESB)
6.   Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education
7.    Language(s) of Instruction English
8.   Mode of Study (Conventional, distance learning, etc) Conventional
9.   Mode of operation (Franchise, self-govern, etc) Self-governing
10. Study Scheme (Full Time/Part Time) Full Time
11. Study Duration

Minimum :   4 yrs (8 semesters)

Maximum  : 6 yrs (12 Semesters)

Type of Semester No. of Semesters No of Weeks/Semester
Full Time Part Time Full Time Part Time
Normal 8 20 8 14

Course Classification

No. Classification Credit Hours Credit Hours
University Courses
a. General
b. Language
c. Co-Curriculum
d. IT Entrepreneurship
Core Courses
74 56.4%
Elective Courses
34 26%
131 100%
University Courses
(a) Lecture/Project/Laboratory
(b) Workshop/Field/Design Studio
(c) Industrial Training
(d) Final Year Project
Nil Nil
Total Credit Hours for Part A    
Related Courses
(a) Applied Science/ Mathematic/Computer
(b) Management/Law/Humanities/Ethics/Economy
(c) Language
(d) Co-Curriculum
Nil Nil
Total Credit Hours for Part B  
Total Credit Hours for Part A and B Nil  
Total Hours To Graduate 131 Credit Hours

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualifications for candidates who intend to do a Bachelor of Computer Science (Bioinformatics) are as follows:

  1. Minimum results based on the Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) (results would be based on the general requirements as well as other conditions as the pre-requisites for the programme set by the university).
    • University General Requirements:
    1. Passed and obtained good results in the Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) or its equivalent.
    2. Passed Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia with credit in the SPM/equivalent.
    3. Passed the Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) or its equivalent and obtained the following:
      1. Grade C (NGMP 2.00) General paper, and
      2. Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in TWO (2) other subjects
    4. Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 1.
    • Special Requirements for the Programme
    1. Passed with a minimum Grade B- (NGMP 2.67) in TWO (2) of the following subjects:
      1. Mathematics T / Further Mathematics / Computing AND
      2. Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology
    2. Passed Mathematics with credits in the SPM / equivalent examination.
  2. Minimum requirements for Matriculation Certificates (KPM) / Asasi Sains UM (fulfil the general requirements set by the university as well as other conditions of the programme).
    • General University Requirements:
    1. Passed the Malaysian Certificate Examination (SPM) with good results.
    2. Obtained passes in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia with credits in the SPM/equivalent examination.
    3. Passed the Matriculation Certificate Examination KPM/Asasi Sains UM with a minimum CGPA of 2.80 and passed all the core subjects.
    4. Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 1.
    • Special Requirements for the Programme
    1. Passed with a Grade B- (2.67) in two of the following subjects:
      1. Mathematics AND
      2. Physics/ Engineering Physics / Biology/ Chemistry / Engineering Chemistry / Computer Science / Computer Engineering
    2. Passed with credits in Mathematics in the SPM/ equivalent examination.
  3. Minimum qualifications for students with Certificates/Diplomas (fulfill the general requirements set by the university as well as specific requirements of the programme).
    • General University Requirements:
    1. Obtained a Diploma in Computer Science from UTM/equivalent with a minimum CPA of 3.00; or for candidates with a CPA below 3.00 but have a minimum of two or more years of working experience in the related area of study will be eligible to apply for a place to study at the university.
    2. Obtained a credit pass in Mathematics in their SPM/equivalent examination or a minimum grade B- in any of the Mathematics Courses taken at the diploma level.
    3. Candidates are required to submit the results transcript of all their examinations taken during their Diploma study (semester one until the final semester) to UTM. A copy of the diploma or a letter of completion of study will also have to be submitted together with their applications.
    4. Passed the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum result of Band 1.
Note :-
Year of entry and duration of study will be based on the credit exemptions and credit transfer awarded by the university.



Students are required to enrol and pass all certificate programmes offered by the Centres of Excellence in the University and the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) during semester breaks


  1. How to Get Yourself Employed (HTGYE)
    2. ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System Requirement (ISO)
    3. Occupational Safety and Health Awareness (OSHA)
    4. How to Manage Your Personal Finance (HTMYPF)
    5. Test of English Communication Skills for Graduating Students (TECS):
    i.  TECS 1001 (Paper I – Oral Interaction)
    ii. TECS 1002 (Paper II – Writing)

Award Requirements

To graduate, students must:

  • Achieve a total minimum of 131 credits hours with a minimum CPA of 2.0.
  • Pass industrial training (equivalent to 12 credit hours), which 4 credits will be graded and 8 credits as HW status.
  • Complete Bioinformatics Project I and II.
  • Pass 5 Professional Skills Certificate (PSC).

Further Information

Associate Chair
(Academic & Student Development)
School of Computing
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel : 607-553 2009
Fax : 607-553 8829


Program Coordinator
Tel : 07-5532409