Towards a successful career
UNIVERSITI Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET) is a higher educational institution specialising in chemical and bioengineering technology education.
One of the programmes offered for undergraduates is Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons) in Biosystem by the Section of Bioengineering Technology.
UniKL MICET located in Taboh Naning, Vendor City, Alor Gajah, Melaka, is approximately 35km away from Melaka town. This branch campus of UniKL is set up with complete and up-to-date equipment in the field of Chemical Engineering Technology.
It has 43 laboratories, which include Chemical Analysis Lab, Basic Chemical Lab, Chemical Technology Lab, Preparation Lab, Bioprocess technology labs, Biomolecular lab, Polymer Test and Assessment Lab, Latex Processing Lab, Food Analysis and Processing Lab, Computer Labs, Pilot Plant and Water Treatment Lab. With the advancement of facilities available in the laboratories, students will experience up-to-date technologies similar to the real working industry.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons) in Biosystem is a science-based engineering programme that integrates science and engineering knowledge, from the molecular to the ecosystem.
Its graduates will be able to solve problems involving living things and the natural environment by applying biological system knowledge, engineering analysis and design.
The advancement in quality of life and health made possible by biosystem engineering is potentially enormous.
The bedrock of advancement will be a radical increase in interdisciplinary working and mutual understanding, helping promote new bioprocess technology and innovative manufacturing applications.
Involving biosystem engineering technologies earlier in the development cycle will enable companies and institutions to increase the speed and efficiency of their process development and product manufacture.
Among the specific applications of this programme are the areas of bioprocessing (food and pharmaceutical), commodity processing, bioenergy engineering, environmental engineering and agriculture industries.
New technologies and techniques are emerging, made possible by enhanced computational power, new scientific discoveries and advances in fundamental like sciences.
Biosystem engineering technologists, with the ability to understand and bring all these together can help accelerate the development and use of new biotechnologies through better education of the public, government and opinion formers.
Students will have the opportunity to choose either one of the specialisation clusters offered during the final year in the programme – industrial biotechnology, pharmaceutical products and primary commodity.
Graduates can use their expertise in many areas. They may be part of a team that pioneers a scientific breakthrough in biotechnology or work to preserve and protect the earth and its resources.
The systems they design for the life support of plants and animals may include structures, machines, processes, management models, energy systems or controlled environments.
Specific applications include environmental quality and monitoring; bioreactor for bacterial/pharmaceutical applications; plant tissue culture and micro propagation; irrigation, drainage and environmental control for agricultural production; biological waste processing and management for minimal environmental impact; environmental regulatory activities; remediation of environmental damages and production, storage and handling of agricultural products.
The biosystem education programme UniKL MICET offers will provide qualified graduates for various bioengineering areas. They will meet job market demands and have potential to become professionals, greatly contributing in those areas.
The Section of Bioengineering Technology in UniKL MICET also offers two more education programmes structured towards bioprocess engineering – Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Technology (Hons) in Bioprocess and Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology in Bioprocess.
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The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons) in Biosystem programme is a science-based engineering programme that integrates science and engineering knowledge.
With the advancement of facilities available in the laboratories, students will experience up-to-date technologies similar to the real working industry.