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Bachelor of Science in Ecology Biodiversity

1. Have strong knowledge of ecology and biodiversity, and able to sustainably manage the natural resources.

2. Possess the skills to develop and implement various projects in the biological industries, such as agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, ecotourism and biopharmaceuticals, as well as to provide consultation, to manage and to conserve the environment.

3. Possess effective soft skills with the ability to solve problems efficiently

4. Have the competitive edge and ability to pursue postgraduate study and research in any institution of higher learning, as well as to satisfy the local and international job markets.


Benefits

At the end of the BSc in Ecology Biodiversity programme, graduates are able to:

1. Attain good knowledge of ecology and biodiversity, enabling them to evaluate issues concerning global climate change, biodiversity loss, ecological community stability, food security, resource use management and the environment.

2. Devise and implement projects systematically using suitable technical and practical skills.

3. Discharge their responsibility to resolve environmental problems related to ecology and biodiversity for the interest of the industry and public.

4. Consider the use and management of natural resources, in terms of sustainability, professionalism and ethical responsibility.

5. Communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively, as well as take responsibility as a team member and group leader.

6. Use scientific procedures to solve problems.

7. Identify requirements for self-improvement and information technology in one’s profession.

8. Use their entrepreneurial and managerial skills for project implementation or vocation, with efficient use of resources and time.

Career Opportunity

Graduates from this programme can work as a researcher or science officer at various institutions such as MARDI, FRIM, PERHILITAN, IMR, JabatanPertanian, MNS, etc. Besides that, graduates also can work as a scientist, ecologist, wildlife expert, curator, journalist, ecotourism expert, consultant, entrepreneur (herbal products, farmer etc), landscape expert, manager, administrator and others. Further, graduatescan pursue their studies to Masters or PhD level, exploring various challenging aspects of ecology and biodiversity. They also have the opportunity to engage in the education line as a high school educator or university lecturer.

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ECOLOGY BIODIVERSITY

2017/2018 SESSION (125 CREDITS)

1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (20 CREDITS)

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

CREDITS

GIG 1001

Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS)

2

GIG 1002 or

*GIG 1006

 

Ethnic Relations / Introduction to Malaysia (*only for international students)

 

2

GIG 1003

Basic Entrepreneurship Culture

2

GIG 1004

Information Literacy

2

GIG 1005

Social Engagement

2

GLT xxxx

English Courses (subject to MUET bands)

6

GKN/GKR/GKV

Co-Curriculum

2

GIA – GIX xxxx

External-Faculty Elective Courses (KELF)

2

2. CORE COURSES (68 CREDITS)

(I) FACULTY CORE COURSES (8 CREDITS) [TF]

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

CREDITS

SIX 1001

Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

3

SIX 1002

Ethics and Safety

2

SIX 1003

Biostatistics

3

(II) PROGRAMME CORE COURSES (60 CREDITS) [TP]

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

LEVEL 1 (10 Credits)

SIJ 1001

Life Processes

 

2

SIL 1001

Cell Biology

 

2

SIE 1001

Biology of Organisms

 

2

SIH 1001

Population Biology

 

2

SIK 1001

Biology Practical

 

2

LEVEL 2 ( 26 Credits)

SIE 2001

Principles of Systematics

SIE1001 and SIK1001

4

SIE 2002

Plant Diversity

SIE1001

4

SIE 2003

Invertebrate Biology

SIE1001

4

SIE 2004

Mycology

SIE1001

3

SIE 2005

Vertebrate Biology

SIE1001

4

SIE 2006

Phycology

SIE1001

3

SIE 2007

Population and Community Ecology

SIE1001 and SIH1001

4

LEVEL 3 (24 Credits)

SIE 3001

Research Project in Ecology and Biodiversity

SIE2001 and SIE2007

10

SIE 3002

Industrial Training in Ecology and Biodiversity

SIE3003 or SIE3004

5

 

SIE 3003

 

Biodiversity Governance and Conservation

SIE2002/2003/2004/2005 or

SIE2006

 

3

SIE 3004

Quantitative Ecology

SIX1003 and SIE2007

3

SIE 3005

Behavioural Ecology and Ethology

SIE1001

3

3. ELECTIVE COURSES (37 CREDITS)

(I) PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES (30 CREDITS) [EP]

(Choose any of the offered elective courses accordingly)

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITES

CREDITS

SIE 2008

Plant Structure, Function and Physiology

SIJ1001

3

SIE 2009

Animal Structure, Function and Physiology

SIJ1001

3

SIE 2010

Urban Zoology

SIE1001

3

SIE 2011

Terrestrial Ecology

SIH1001

3

SIE 2012

Aquatic Ecology

SIH1001

3

SIE 2013

Molecular Ecology

SIL1001

3

SIE 3006

Economic Botany

SIE2002

3

SIE 3007

Ecology and Management of Weeds

SIE2002 or SIE2007

3

SIE 3008

Wetland Ecology and Management

SIE2007

3

SIE 3009

Plant Pathology

SIE2002

3

SIE 3010

Horticulture and Landscaping

SIE2002

3

SIE 3011

Fisheries and Aquaculture

SIE2003 or SIE2005

3

SIE 3012

Parasitology

SIE2003

3

SIE 3013

Economic Entomology

SIE2003

3

SIE 3014

Integrated Pest Management

SIE2002/2003 or SIE2005

3

SIE 3015

Ecotoxicology

SIJ1001 or SIE2007

3

SIE 3016

Soil Ecology and Management

SIE2002/2003/2004 or SIE2007

3

(II) FACULTY ELECTIVE COURSES (7 CREDITS ) [EF]

Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialisation

(Please refer to the list of suitable courses offered by other institutes or departments (not ISB) within the Faculty of Science)


Entry Requirement

 

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

MG31

Sarjana Muda Sains Ekologi Biodiversiti

(7 Semester)


 

Aliran: Sains

  • Passed STPM with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

       

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics T

       

      and

       

 





Aliran : Sains

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation with at least a CGPA of 3.00; and

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation in the following subjects:
  • Biology; and

     

     

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

 

and

 

A54 minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET

 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Aliran : Sains

  • A Diploma of Higher Learning Institute or other recognized institution in the field of the program being applied with at least a CGPA of 3.00

     

    or

     

  • Passed STPM not in the current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirements as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in STPM level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • Passed Matriculation/Foundation not in the current year with at least a CGPA of 3.00 and fulfilled the specific program requirements as follows:

     

  • Obtained at least Grade B (CGPA 3.00) in Matriculation/Foundation in the following subjects:
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics T

      or

       

  • Biology; and

     

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

 

and

 

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET




 

Aliran : Sains

  • Obtained a GCE A-Level qualification with at least Grade B in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with at least 30 points of score and obtained Grade 5 Higher Level in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • An Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) qualification with at least Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  total of 80% and obtained at least 16 point of score (High Achievement) in the following subjects:
    • Biology; and

       

  • A American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) qualification in science stream with at least CGPA of 3.00  and at least grade B in the following subjects
  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

      or

       

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Further Mathematics
    • Mathematics

      or

       

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

      or

  • Biology; and

 

  • One (1) of the following subjects:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

      and

       

  • A minimum of Level 2 (Band 2) in MUET

 

or

  • A minimum Band 4 IELTS

or

Obtained score at least 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL


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Intake Schedule

Semester I : September

Semester II : February

Deadline for Malaysian applicants : April for Semester I intake

Deadline for International applicants : June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

Fees

RM8,120.00 (Local student)

Click here (International student)

Last Update: November 07, 2017

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