Fakulti Biokejuruteraan dan Teknologi (FBKT) or in English, the Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology (FBET) was officially approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) on 2nd September 2016. The establishment of this faculty is in line with the plans outlined in the UMK Directions and Strategic Plan book projected from 2010 to 2020.
The establishment of this faculty is in line with the challenges of the Malaysian Education Development Plan 2015 to 2025 (Higher Education) or PPPM (PT) which is to deliver 21st century academic programmes that emphasise the balance between morals and knowledge and entrepreneurial attributes while supporting and upholding the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN) and the 10th Malaysia Plan to produce high quality technical and vocational (TVET) graduates to enhance the skills and marketability of graduates in Malaysia and ASEAN.
FBKT has three (3) existing programmes, Bachelor of Applied Science (Bioindustrial Technology) which was offered at the 2008/2009 academic session, Bachelor of Applied Science (Material Technology) at the 2013/2014 academic session, and Bachelor of Applied Science (Forest Resources Technology) that was offered at the 2014/2015 academic session.
The planned curriculum emphasises skills and technical training as well as the emphasis on basic science theory to strengthen the programme, besides elective courses that support the courses in specialisation. FBKT students are also exposed to an entrepreneurial elective course programme to enable graduates to apply the knowledge they have learned to translate into wealth creation through economic activity in small and medium sized enterprises.