About the Course

Bioinformatics is an area of study which intersects biotechnology and computing science. It applies computer science and information technology to processing of biological data. This is a field with enormous possibilities in advancing medicine, agriculture and other biology-related areas. With the support of our lecturers, your analytical and problem-solving skills will be enhanced through collaborative, group-based assessments and projects. Expand your learning horizon by participating in the MSU Global Mobility Programme, which lets you study for one semester or more overseas at MSU’s international partner universities. In your final year, you will undertake an industrial placement to gain real working experience.

Entry Requirements
Passed STPM/equivalent, with Grade C (2.00 CGPA) in two (2) subjects and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or grade C (2.00 CGPA) at STPM level; OR
Passed STAM with Jayyid and Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level; OR
Passed Matriculation / Foundation, with 2.00 CGPA and credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level; OR
Passed UEC with Grade B in five (5) subjects including Mathematics; OR
Obtained a Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information Systems / equivalent, with 2.50 CGPA and Credit in Mathematics at SPM level; candidates with CGPA below 2.50 but above 2.00 Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level may be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR
Candidates presenting a Diploma in Science and Technology with CGPA 2.50 may be admitted subject to rigorous evaluation and a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level; OR
GCE A-Level with minimum graduation in three (3) subjects; OR
South Australia Matriculation (SAM) with 65-70% minimum score; OR
Canadian Pre-University Program (CPU) with 80% minimum score of 80%; OR
Certificate/Diploma/other qualifications accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), obtained from MSU College / Polytechnic / other institutions accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia; OR
Any other qualifications recognized as equivalent.
Note: Candidates without a Credit in Additional Mathematics at SPM level or equivalent may present a Diploma qualification that includes subjects in Mathematics that are equivalent to SPM-level Additional Mathematics.
[Updated 27 July 2018]

(R3/0613/6/0039) (08/24) (MQA/A9359)


RM40,000 - RM45,000

*The stated fees are estimation on overall completion of the program. In any cases where there are credit exemptions, offered rebates or approval of scholarship applications, there will be considerable reduction in the fees



The fees stated here are for Malaysians or local students only. Kindly refer to MSU regarding the fees for international students



Among the Courses Offered
Year One
  • E-Health and Ethics in Bioinformatics
  • Cell and Tissue Biology
  • General Genetics
  • Biochemistry
Year Two
  • Molecular Biology
  • Data Structure and Algorithm
  • JAVA Programming
  • Informatics Ecology and Environment
Year Three
  • Sequence and Structure Analysis
  • Biodiversity
  • Industrial Training
Career Prospects
  • Bioinformatics Research Scientist
  • Biology Informatics Software Engineer
  • Biostatistician
  • Pharmacogenetics Scientist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Genome and Protein Analysis Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Drug Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Information Technology Engineer/Programme
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