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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.

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.

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.

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

Last Updated: 01/09/2021