Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

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Awarded by Northumbria University


Course introduction

Introduction


Programme Objectives
The programme is intended to:

  • Provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the basic science that underpins biotechnology, including molecular biology and bioinformatics.
  • Advance students’ knowledge of the science that is at the forefront of developments in biotechnology.
  • Develop students’ practical skills including information technology skills, that will enable them to pursue careers in the biotechnology industry.
  • Prepare students for employment, by developing transferable skills, including: self-management and reflective practice, independence, communication, IT, numeracy, data analysis, interpersonal and teamwork skills, alongside an awareness of current issues within the taught programme.
  • Develop an appreciation of the role of scientific research in the advancement of Biotechnology and to encourage an understanding of the potential economic, ethical, and political impacts of modern biotechnology on society.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Year 1
Practical Skills
Cell Biology and Genetics
Introduction to the Microbial World
Biochemistry
Animal and Plant Biology
Anatomy and Physiology

Year 2
Principles of Cellular and Biomolecular Analysis
Biology of Disease
Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology
Human Metabolism
Molecular Biology and Genetics  
Investigative Biotechnology

Year 3
Advanced Analytical Techniques 
The Impact of Science on Society 
Research Project
Molecular Cell Interactions
Applied Bioinformatics and Postgenomics



Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements
For Year 1 Entry

International Foundation Diploma in Biomedical Sciences OR
At least 3 GCE A level subjects with Grade B (including Grade B in Biology) OR
Life-Science related diplomas from local polytechnics (GPA 2.0 to 2.49) OR
Other PEI's foundation qualifications related to science with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal foreign education

For Year 2 Entry
Life-Sciences related diplomas from local polytechnics (GPA 2.5 & above)

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
Pearson Average 54, minimum component 51 OR
Pass MDIS English Placement Test (EPT) OR
Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English OR
Equivalent
 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Full-time
Year 1 Entry: 36 months
Year 2 Entry: 24 months



Fees & Funding


Fees & Structure (Local)

Full-time
 Duration & Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Year 1 (36 months)  S$39,429.50  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Year 2 (24 months)  S$26,857.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00
Application fees: S$160.50

Fees & Structure (International)
Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Year 1 (36 Months)  S$40,660.00  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
 Year 2 (24 Months)  S$28,087.50  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
Application fees: S$481.50

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: 
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

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