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Step UP with an Education in STEM

by StudyMalaysia.com on December 7, 2015 | Top Stories

If you're thinking about going for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, this is the perfect time. STEM is a fast growing area that offers many opportunities. STEM is everywhere – it's part of our everyday lives and will continue to shape our future.

Also, if you're considering an engineering career in particular, Malaysia needs more engineers in the construction and infrastructure sectors. According to Datuk Lim Chow Hock, president of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), there is a shortage of qualified engineers to oversee construction projects and infrastructure development works.

Highest-paying STEM Occupations
Source: 7 Things to Know if You're Thinking About a STEM Career
Why you should consider a career in STEM
Job availability – over the last 10 years, STEM jobs grew three times faster than non-STEM jobs
Malaysia needs more engineers in the construction and infrastructure sectors
On average, new STEM graduates earn more than graduates from other fields
Challenge yourself to make a difference by creating or improving products, treatments, or applications
A STEM education provides you with analytical and problem-solving skills that are transferable across various industries, and are highly sought after by employers
Whether you like working outdoors, in a lab, with computers, with machinery and tools, or with people, there's something for everyone in a STEM career.

So what is STEM education?

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STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – but what courses come under this field of study? STEM is a very vast field that continually sees new changes and additions; to understand STEM better, let's break it down into its sub-fields.

Science

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  • Life science (biology, biochemistry, environmental science)
  • Physical science (physics, chemistry, earth science, space science)

Life sciences is the study of living organisms. There are many specialisations you can choose from, such as biochemistry cell biology, botany, ecology and evolution, marine science, genetics, microbiology, human biology and zoology.

Physical sciences is the studies phenomena related to the material and physical world. Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and the chemical transformations of matter; earth sciences is the study of the nature, composition and structure of the earth including its atmosphere and hydrosphere; and physics is the study of the laws governing the states and properties of matter and energy.

Examples of courses in this sub-field:
Bachelor Science (Hons) Management Information Systems
By: AIMST University
Bac. of Biotechnology
By: Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
B.Sc. (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry
By: International Medical University (IMU)
B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Biotechnology
By: International Medical University (IMU)
B.Sc.(Hons) in Biotechnology
By: International University Of Malaya Wales (IUMW)
Bac. in Biomedical Science (Hons)
By: Management & Science University (MSU)
Bac. in Forensic Science (Hons)
By: Management & Science University (MSU)
B.Sc.(Hons) Biotechnology
By: Manipal International University (MIU), Malaysia
B.Sc.(Hons) Biotechnology
By: Nilai University
B.Sc.(Hons) Biomedical Science
By: Nilai University
B.Sc.(Hons) Biology with Psychology
By: Sunway University
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
By: Taylor's University
Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons)
By: Taylor's University
American Degree Transfer Program (Applied Science)
By: Taylor's University
B.Sc.(Hons) Biotechnology
By: UCSI University
B.Sc.(Hons) Biochemistry
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
B.Sc.(Hons) Biomedical Science
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
B.Sc.(Hons) Physics
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
B.Sc.(Hons) Biotechnology
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
B.Sc.(Hons) Chemistry
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
B.Sc.(Hons) Microbiology
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
B.Sc. (Applied Geology)
By: Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia
B.Sc.(Biotechnology)
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
B.Sc.(Biotechnology/Medical Bioscience) (Double Degree)
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
Honours degree in Bachelor of Science
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
B.Sc.(major in Applied Microbiology)
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
B.Sc.(major in Applied Biochemistry)
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
B.Sc.(major in Chemistry)
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
B.Sc.(major in Genetics)
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
B.Sc.(major in Tropical Biology)
By: Monash University Malaysia (MUSM)
B.Sc.(Hons) Biotechnology
By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
B.Sc.(Hons) Biomedical Sciences
By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
B.Sc.(Hons) Environmental Science
By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)

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