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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Development Planning & Management) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration6 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees550/Sem
Fees (International Student)1650/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): PH11
Course Description

Malaysia is currently experiencing rapid socio-economic transformation, particularly focusing its development towards achieving the industrialized nation status by 2020. In this context, the development of human capital with the right skills and disciplines are needed in order to realize this vision. Hence, this programme adopts a multi disciplinary approach and scope which exposes the students to the studies of economy, anthropology, sociology and the physical environment. All these dimensions will be used as a basis to prepare a framework, which will be used as a guide in analyzing current issues in development. This framework can also acts as a guideline in planning and managing a project.

The Development Planning and Management Programme is designed to equip the students with the latest technical skills and knowledge in the field of planning and management. The significant aspects in the curriculum include exposing the students to the use of computers in planning and management activities. This includes introducing the students to the geographic information system application and using other computer applications in planning, implementing and evaluating a project.

The students in the programme will be equipped, not only with the knowledge in the field of planning and social sciences, but will also acquire soft skills during the course of their studies. These soft skills are acquired through a number of generic and elective courses that the students need to take on top of their core courses. Therefore, at the end of their study, the students from this programme are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge in the field of development planning.
  • Demonstrate technical competency including using technology applications in planning.
  • Knowledgeable and able to solve problem effectively, as well as being aware of the current social issues.
  • Exhibit high professionalism, ethical and moral values in sharing and disseminating knowledge.
  • Play a pro-active role in the community, involve in the discussions of current issues in the society, and able to work as a team.
  • Think in a rational, analytical, creative and critical manner, and able to conduct research, analyze and interpret the research findings.
  • Apply the skills obtained in this course in the context of everyday lives.
  • Demonstrate the skills in planning, managing and evaluating a project, as well as exploring entrepreneurial opportunities.
Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND
 
A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

 OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

 
AND
 
Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • At least Band 1
 
Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
 
Notes:

1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.

2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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