Diploma in Science (Chemistry and Biology)

Programme Overview:

This programme aims to produce chemistry and biology graduates at the sub-professional level. It equips students with the necessary basic knowledge of scientifc concepts and theoretical principles to understand chemical and biological phenomena and processes, and trains students to perform standard chemical and biological laboratory procedures. This programme covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of the subjects. The chemistry syllabi provide a detailed coverage of various topics including atomic and molecular structures, properties of matter, properties and reactions of elements and compounds, analytical techniques and industrial products. The biology syllabi cover a broad spectrum of topics which include cells, energetics, homeostasis and excretion, reproduction and development, biodiversity, ecology, and microbiology. This programme largely emphasises the application of chemical principles in control of the living environment.

Academic Progression:

Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of:

Entry Requirements:

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Programme Outline:
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Chemical Structure and Energetics
  • Properties of Matter
  • Chemistry of Elements and Organic Compounds
  • Cells and Their Organisation
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and Excretion
  • Response and Coordination
  • Reproduction and Development
  • Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Chemistry and Biology
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Introductory Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Application
  • Business Organisation and Management
Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

English Language, English for Communication, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Public Speaking, English for IELTS, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular

Career Prospects:
  • Quality controllers, technical assistants and laboratory supervisors in manufacturing industries or medical establishments.