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Aquatic Science

    UCSI University Malaysia  Biology  Bachelor  18

Faculty:

Applied Sciences

 

What will you learn?

Water covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface and is a crucial component for human life. Thus, there are increasing concerns about the sustainability, pollution and future of this valuable natural resource, and a pressing need for scientists who are trained to address these concerns.

The field of aquatic sciences is one which enhances the scientific understanding of the aquatic ecosystem using multi-disciplinary studies. The primary focus is to foster and sustain healthy aquatic environments, which allows us to maintain and manage its unlimited valuable resource besides developing solutions to a broad range of environmental issues.
Key areas of research will focus on ecosystem-based management, natural resources management, sustainable aquaculture as well as modern development’s impact on the natural ecosystems.

A combination of a solid foundation in basic sciences such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and statistics with an intensive training in organismal biology, ecology and evolution is a must for undergraduate students in aquatic sciences.

The bachelor program has two specialisation options in Year 3, Aquatic Health and Management or Seafood Processing and Safety which will be used as the students’ research focus for their honours projects. Emphasis on theory, laboratory and fieldwork will ensure students are prepared for the demands of the working world.

This program also plays an important role in nation building as it aims to support the government in conserving aquatic resources and providing training for industry personnel in the areas of research, development, management, production and conservation.

 

Eligibility:

STPM

Minimum 2 Principals (C) in Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics.
Minimum GPA 2.0

 

A-levels

Minimum 2 Principals (E) in Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics. Minimum GPA 2.0

 

UEC

Minimum Grade B in any 5 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

CPU

Minimum average of 60% in 6 subjects (Inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

National Matriculation

Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

WAEC

Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

WACE

Minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

Other qualifications deemed equivalent to STPM/A-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Minimum average of 60% (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

Diploma/ Advance Diploma/ Degree/ equivalent

Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)
(Admission level: case - to - case basis)

 

UCSI Foundation in Science or equivalent

Minimum CGPA 2.0 (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

International Baccalaureate

Minimum 26/42 from 6 subjects (Minimum scores of 4/7 in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

SAM

Pass with ATAR of 70% including a minimum average of 60% in 5 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics/Physics)

 

English Requirement:

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 3; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.0 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate program, based on the University’s decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate program directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

 

Tuition Fees:

Totally (USD) Yearly (USD)
$ 18850 $ 6283
$ 6283
$ 6283

 

Course Details:

Duration: 3 Years Intakes: January, May, September

 

Core areas of emphasis:

• Biology • Chemistry 1 • Hubungan Etnik (for Local students) / Pengajian Malaysia (for International students) • Tamadun Islam dan Tamudan Asia (for Local students) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 3 (for International students) • University Life

 

Career prospects:

• Researchers – Often called marine biologists, aquatic biologists or aquatic ecologists, researchers study the creatures found in aquatic environments. They usually spend their time teaching, gathering data, and conducting experiments. • Biotechnologists – Use marine organisms to develop human medicines and other health aids. • Environmental Planners – These professionals work with governments, as well as builders and other private companies to ensure that development does not encroach on fragile aquatic and wetland environments. • Aquarists – They maintain exhibits at large public aquariums, while also teaching their colleagues and other interested people about aquariums and aquatic exhibits. • Veterinarians – They help doctors take care of animals, and some of them specialise in the care of fish and other aquatic animals. • Fish and Game Warden – They monitor wilderness areas, manage native species, and ensure that hunters and fishermen comply with state and federal laws (as well as any additional local regulations). • Aquaculture Farmer – They raise fish and shellfish for a variety of uses such as food, bait, or breeding stock. Basic animal care, water quality maintenance, and personnel management duties may be a part of an aquaculture farmer’s responsibilities (both technician and management positions are available in the aquaculture industry). • Food Scientists/Quality Control Inspectors – ensure that products (seafood) meet standards of quality and safety.

 

Scholarships for Post-graduate studies:

Realize your aspirations with UCSI University Trust Scholarship. We have allocated RM30million in scholarships for prodigious students like you. Scholarships and a Sports Bursary are awarded to deserving Malaysians irrespective of race, religion and creed to pursue their higher education at UCSI University. Scholarships are offered to students at Foundation, A-Levels, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. 

 

 

 

Campus (Kuala Lumpur Campus)

No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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