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Diploma in Aquaculture

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees17600 / Course
CampusJohor Branch Campus
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

This programme provides students with the scientific knowledge and skills in aquaculture and forms a link for those who wish to embark on a career in aquaculture industries. The programme covers a wide range of topics in aquaculture setup, water quality, system preparation, feed and nutrition, seed production and nursery, harvesting, aquaponics etc.

This programme also offers hands-on practices, fieldwork, industrial visit and prepares graduates with aquaculture skills and techniques, as well as analytical skills in laboratories, leading to the professionalism in the area of aquaculture. Students will also be taught the fundamental of business and entrepreneurship to help the graduates to venture in aquaculture industries.

Curriculum
  • Introduction to Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture System and Practices
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Commercial Aquaculture Species and Farming
  • Site Selection, Design and Setup
  • Aquaculture Environment and Water Quality
  • Entrepreneurial Practices
  • System Preparation, Stocking and Management
  • Small Business Venture
  • Aquaculture Engineering, Equipment and Tools
  • Feed and Nutrition
  • Live Food Species and Production
  • Introduction to Seed Production and Nursery
  • Grow-out Technologies and Practices
  • Harvest, Processing and Post-Harvest
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Good Aquaculture Practices
  • Industrial Training
Elective:
  • Introduction to Aquaponics
  • Economics and Farm Management
  • Computer Skills
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

English for Tertiary Studies, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, Academic English, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Professional English, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Public Speaking, Co-curricular

Entry Requirements

(1) SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects

(2) O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects

(3) UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects

(4) Certificate - Relevant Certificate accreditated by MQA Compulsory subjects:

SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in one relevant science subject AND English Language* *Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.

Note:

a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.

b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.

c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.

Intake Months

January, June, November

Career Prospects
  • Sales and Technical
  • Hatchery Technician
  • Farm Technician
  • Laboratory Technician

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


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