Bachelor of Science (Hons) BiotechnologyAwarded by: Northumbria University, UK

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.

Methods of Assessment

The modules will be assessed either by coursework, examinations or a combination of both appropriate to the module objectives.

Why Northumbia University 

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.  By putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria works with major global employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

Northumbria University works with prestigious Institutions of Higher Education throughout the world, including MDIS. Together we offer an exciting portfolio of programmes that will develop international citizens who are equipped to work in a global marketplace. Northumbria University and MDIS have a successful working relationship for a number of years, starting initially with just one programme BSc (Honours) Biotechnology but has grown to now offering a number of undergraduate and post graduate programmes across a range of subject areas.

 

 

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

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models:

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial/practical)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 1 (36 Months)  April 2020 March 2023
 October 2020 September 2023
 Year 2 (24 Months)  April 2020 March 2022
 October 2020 September 2022

 

Fees & Structure

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: SGD32.10

Note:

# 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.
 


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least ONE of the following 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 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Year 1 (36 Months) April 2020  March 2023
October 2020  September 2023
 Year 2 (24 Months) April 2020  March 2022
October 2020  September 2022

 

Fees & Structure

Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Year 1 (36 Months)  SGD40,660.00  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
 Year 2 (24 Months)  SGD28,087.50  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00

Application fees: SGD481.50

Note:

# 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.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

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

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 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detailed information.

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Quick Information

36 Months | Full-time (Year 1 Entry)

24 Months | Full-time (Year 2 Entry)

Commencement Dates

April 2020

October 2020

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660