Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) Industrial Biotechnology


FIST’s second program, the Industrial Biotechnology Program, is in its sixth year now. Its first batch of studentshas graduated in 2013 and most of them got jobs in biotechnology related companies. The program went through the MQA exercise in November 2013 and satisfactorily concluded the process. On April 2014 the Accreditation Committee Meeting endorsed the program, back dated to July 2013.


 PEO1 Synthesize and apply the knowledge oftechnology-based sciences and laboratory experiences to providequality products and services to the bio-based industry locally and globally
 PEO2 Communicate effectively in leading andengaging multidisciplinary teams while addressingrelevant issues locally and globally 
 PEO3 Explore business opportunities in the bio-based industry locally and globally and utilize ICT to advance their biotechnological knowledge and skills 
PEO4 Integrate ethical and professional values in managing and providing services to the recipients and providersof the bio-based industry locally and globally


No MQF Program Learning Outcome
PO1   Acquire and apply knowledge relevant to biotechnology
PO2   Operate and maintain a range of biotechnology instruments
PO3   Analyse, synthesize, integrate knowledge and information to provide solutions in addressing challenges and concerns, appropriate to biotechnology
PO4   Conduct basic guided research
PO5   Communicate ideas scientifically, in verbal and written forms, with communitie
PO6   Deliver responsibilities and demonstrate good interpersonal skills in a team
PO7   Manage information and engage in life-long learning
PO8   Manage laboratory and industrial occupational safety and quality

Explore business opportunity pertaining to the field of industrial biotechnology

PO10   Demonstrate understanding and awareness of basic commercial, ethical, legal and social issues related to biotechnology
PO11   Lead and work efficiently in a multidisciplinary projects team
Year 1
  •  Biochemistry
  •  Biochemistry Laboratory
  •  Biophysical Chemistry
  •  Industrial Biotechnology
  •  Organic Chemistry 
  •  Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  •  Microbiology
  •  Microbiology Laboratory

Year 2
  •  Bioanalytical Chemistry
  •  Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory
  •  Cell and Molecular Biology
  •  Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  •  Genetics
  •  Enzyme Technology
  •  Enzyme Technology Laboratory
  •  Industrial Microbiology
  •  Industrial Microbiology Laboratory

Year 3
  •  Bioprocess Technology
  •  Bioprocess Technology Laboratory
  •  Gene Technology
  •  Gene Technology Laboratory
  •  Plant and Mamalian Cell Technology
  •  Plant and Mamalian Cell Technology Laboratory
  •  Elective I
  •  Elective II
  •  Final Year Project I

Year 4
  •  Extraction and Bioseparation
  •  Extraction and Bioseparation Laboratory
  •  Elective III
  •  Final Year Project II
  •  Industrial Training

Career Information

  • Academician
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Diagnostic Executive
  • Marketing and Sales Personnel
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Project Manager
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Research / Science Officer
  • Scientist (Biochemist,Microbiologist,Molecular Biologist etc)
  • Technical Service Personnel
  • Technical Regulatory Affairs Officer
  • Technopreneur
  • Safety Officer
  • Any related positions.