Study the Diploma in Biotechnology course in Malaysia

Nilai University Biotechnology Lab
Nilai University Biotechnology Lab

This internationally-recognised diploma in biotechnology at Nilai University prepares you with the skills and know-how on new biological processes of commercial importance in a diverse range of industries such as pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, forensic and healthcare sectors.

The Diploma in Biotechnology at Nilai University is a 2.5-year course where students can apply for the PTPN Loan. Nilai’s Education For All scheme makes them the most affordable university in Malaysia to study the Biotechnology Diploma.

Graduates of the Diploma in Biotechnology programme are recognised to enter into Year 2 of the B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology degree programme at Nilai University or their reputable partner universities

Nilai University’s Biotechnology programmes have strong industry support from the industry advisory panel. They are represented by:

  • Nilai University's 105-acre campus is conducive for tertiary studies.
    Nilai University’s 105-acre campus is conducive for tertiary studies.



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Entry Requirements into the Diploma in Biotechnology at Nilai University

Pass with 3 credits (at least 2 credits in any subjects of Mathematics and Science), also pass in Bahasa Melayu
UEC Pass with grade B in 3 subjects including Mathematics and any Science subject, also pass in English
Foundation / Matriculation Pass
STPM or equivalent Pass with grade C (NGMP 2.0) in 1 subject
AUSMAT / SAM / HSC Pass with minimum of 50% in 5 subjects including Science
CPU / CIMP Pass with minimum 50% in 6 subjects
IB, UK Pass with 24 points in 6 subjects
English Proficiency
SPM Credit in English
GCSE / IGCSE Minimum grade B
IELTS Band 5.0
TOEFL Paper based: 520 / Internet based: 68 / Computer based: 190

 Diploma in Biotechnology Subjects at Nilai University

Nilai University's Biotechnology Green House
Nilai University’s Biotechnology Green House
  • Understanding Biotechnology
  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Basic Biological Sciences
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Biochemistry
  • Basic Business Administration
  • Cell Culture Techniques
  • Introductory Bioinformatics
  • Basic Techniques In Molecular Biology
  • Agricultural And Industrial Biotechnology
  • Marine And Environmental Biotechnology
  • Molecular And Medical Biotechnology
  • Introduction To Information Technology
  • Biotechnology

Biotechnology Laboratories at Nilai University

Biotechnology Petridish experiment at Nilai University's Lab
Biotechnology Petridish experiment at Nilai University’s Lab

The biotechnology laboratory features the essential learning and teaching resources. For students studying science-based courses, the Chemistry and Physics laboratories are furnished with equipments which allow students to put theory-based learning into practice through experiments and research.

Biotechnology Laboratory

  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Class II Biosafety Cabinet
  • Horizontal Laminar Flow with ULPA filter
  • Ultrapure water purification system
  • Autoclave
  • Refrigerated Microcentrifuge
  • Ice Maker
  • Micropipettes
  • Molecular
  • High Performance Liquid
  • Biology Room
  • Chromatography (HPLC-DAD)

    Nilai University's Biotechnology Green House
    Nilai University’s Biotechnology Green House
  • Gradient 96-well Thermal Cycler
  • ELISA Micro plate Reader
  • UV- Transluminator
  • Plant Culture Room
  • Plant culture racks
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Calorimeter cup
  • Distillation apparatus
  • Electronic balance
  • Oven
  • Magnetic stirrer
  • pH meter
  • Vortex shaker
  • Water bath
  • Water distiller
  • Fume hood

    Nilai University biotech lab
    Nilai University biotech lab


  • Ballistic Pendulum Set
  • Rotating Tool
  • Air Track Set
  • Optical demonstration instrument
  • Advance Low Profile Optical Bench

What will you study in Biotechnology?

  • Human Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physiological Science
  • Microbiology
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry and Metabolism

    Study Biotechnology at Nilai University
    Study Biotechnology at Nilai University
  • Microbes & Immunology
  • Statistic and its Applications
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Science
  • Research Methodology, Safety and Ethics
  • Pharmacology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Recombinant Technology
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Environmental Biotechnology and Sustainability
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Biotechnology Research Project
  • Fermentation Technology and Downstream Processing
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Food Microbiology

Study at Nilai University in Malaysia

Nilai University's 105-acre campus is conducive for tertiary studies.
Nilai University’s 105-acre campus is conducive for tertiary studies.

Founded in 1996, Nilai University offers you the total student experience at their 105- acre campus which is ensconced in lush greenery, providing you with a peaceful environment ideal for your studies.

In 1998, with full infrastructure in place, the University opened its doors, offering homegrown diploma programmes in the areas of Business, Information Technology, Engineering and Hospitality. In addition, the University, as one of the first institutions approved to run 3+0 programmes, offered students an opportunity to be awarded internationally recognised degrees, without leaving Malaysian shores.

The University’s dedication and commitment was given due recognition when it won the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) Industry Excellence Award (Services) in 2003.

Nilai University, has been given a ranking of 5 or Excellent in the SETARA 2013 &  2011 by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

Since the turn of the century, the University has developed other programmes rooted in traditional academic fields, as well as those innovative and new to the Malaysian academic landscape such as the Aircraft Maintenance and Automotive Engineering programmes. In addition to undergraduate programmes, the university has added a number of Master degree programmes to its offerings.

Top notch facilities at Nilai University

Nilai University Library
Nilai University Library

Lecture Theatres

The university has four air-conditioned auditorium-sized lecture theatres; two 250-seater and two 150-seater halls fully equipped with the latest teaching facilities.


There are two 200-seater auditoriums where students attend conferences, seminars and lectures.


Nilai University has air-conditioned, AV-equipped classrooms and tutorial rooms with an average classroom lecturer to student ratio of 1:25 to ensure personal attention.

Common Study Rooms

These are air-conditioned rooms equipped for you to do your coursework in between classes. You may use your laptop here as it is a Wi-Fi spot and is also equipped with electrical points.


Nilai University Lecture Hall
Nilai University Lecture Hall

Occupying the entire fifth floor of our Resource Centre, the 1,600m2 library is perhaps the perfect place on-campus to get the best view of the lush green surrounding. It is a complete research and study facility with a wide selection of books, periodicals, journal publications and access to the best online resources. Internet access is also available.

Multimedia and Language Laboratories

The multimedia and language labs are equipped with the latest language learning facilities along with other essential audio-visual equipment.

Hospitality Building

The on-campus Hospitality Building is where students studying hospitality acquire hands-on training with state-of-the-

art facilities that rival renowned hotels. We have the finest hospitality training facilities in the industry which includes Western, Asian, Cold, Pastry and Bakery kitchens, a 100-seater training restaurant, a bar and a 5-star mock hotel room and front office reception.

Nilai University Tennis Court
Nilai University Tennis Court

Indoor Sports Complex (Game Courts and Gym)

The President hall is a purpose-built sports complex that houses a fully-equipped gymnasium and indoor courts. The hall is also used for extra-curricular activities such as dance, yoga, aerobic etc classes. Besides this, it serves as a venue for the university graduation ceremony and events such as Talent Nights, Dance and Drama competitions and many more.

Outdoor Game Courts

There are numerous outdoor courts for tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball etc spread over Nilai University’s 105-acre campus. There are also ample lawns for you to enjoy a game of Frisbee or any other sport you fancy. Street soccer and cricket are some of the latest additions to the list of game facilities available on campus.

4-in-1 court at Nilai University's 105-acre campus
4-in-1 court at Nilai University’s 105-acre campus

Lakeside Jogging Track

Nilai U is one of the few universities with a lakeside jogging track. It’s the perfect venue for a barbeque and games.

Golfing and Swimming

Which other campus allows you to enjoy a 27-hole golf game and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. At Nilai U, enjoy these facilities at Nilai University’s sister-company Nilai Springs Golf and Country Club which is just 5-minutes away. (Free shuttle service provided).

Food Court

Food on campus is never a problem. Get your breakfasts, lunches right up to your midnight snacks at our 1,000-seat food court. A wholesome and affordable range of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western food are available here.

Computer lab at Nilai University
Computer lab at Nilai University


A trendy and modern café which serves a variety of pastry, cakes, breads and sandwiches. It’s a popular place to chill out after a long day of classes with a game of pool or foosball whilst enjoying some MTV.

Shuttle Bus Service

Daily service timetable to key student destinations such as Komuter (train) station, Nilai Springs Golf and Country Club and the off-campus accommodation.

Education For All (EFA) Scheme at Nilai University

If your family income is RM4,000 or below, you are eligible for the Education For All Financial with terms and conditions. Please see attached files for the details. You need only pay a non-refundable fee of RM650 and the rest of your fees will be cover under the PTPN Loan. Any extra tuition fees not covered by the PTPN Loan is waived by Nilai University. 

You must only apply for the diploma or degree programmes as the PTPN Loan does not cover Foundation courses so the EFA does not cover Foundation. The EFA is not applicable for the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance as well.

To apply you must fill up the Application Form, the EFA Form, provide 1 certified copy of the SPM/STPM/UEC results and parents’ 3 months salary slips, BE and J Forms.

Scheme On Campus Off Campus
EFA (Parent’s Income between RM2001 to RM4000) FULL Payment 50% OFF
EFA (Parent’s Income below RM2000) FULL Payment FREE
Normal FULL Payment FULL Payment

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