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Bachelor of Science (Ecology & Biodiversity)

Offered by: University of Malaya (UM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration7 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees1030/sem
FacultyFaculty of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

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.

Curriculum
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ECOLOGY BIODIVERSITY SESSION 2016/2017
(125 CREDITS)
1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (23 CREDITS)
Please refer to programme structure for Bachelor of Science
2. DEPARTMENT CORE COURSES (102 CREDITS)

(I) COMPULSORY COURSES ( 62 CREDITS)[TJ]

Level 1 (10 credits)
Compulsory Courses (10 credits)
Course Code
Course Name
Pre-Requisites
Credits
SHES 1200 Life Processes  
2
SHES 1201 Cell Biology  
2
SHES 1202 Biology of Organisms  
2
SHES 1203 Population Biology  
2
SHES 1270 Biology Practical Only for ISB students
2*
Level 2 (35 credits)
Compulsory Courses (18 credits)
Choose ONE module, A or B
 
(A) BOTANY (18 credit hours)
 
SHEE 2301 Systematic Botany Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2302 Fundamental Mycology Pass SHES 1202
3*
SHEE 2303 Lower Plants Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2304 Higher Plants Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2305 Plant Structure and Function Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2306 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants Pass SHES 1202/1203/1270
3*
(B) ZOOLOGY (18 credit hours)
SHEE 2311 Systematic Zoology Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2312 Protozoa and Invertebrata I Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2313 Invertebrata II Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2314 Vertebrata I Pass SHES 1202
3*
SHEE 2315 Vertebrata II Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2316 Animal Physiology Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
Compulsory Courses (17 credits)
(C) ECOLOGY (17 credit hours)
SHEE 2121 Population and Community Ecology Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270, SXEX 1101
3*
SHEE 2122 Terrestrial Ecology Pass SHES 1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2123 Aquatic Ecology Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2124 Behavioural Ecology and Ethology Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2125 Quantitative Ecology Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 2126 Molecular Genetics and Ecology  
2*
Level 3 (37 credits)
Compulsory course ( 7 credits)
SHEE 3198 Industrial Training in Ecology and Biodiversity Completed 4 normal semesters and 45 credits of core courses
5*
SHEE 3101 Biodiversity Governance Pass SHES 1202
2
(II) ELECTIVE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT (15 CREDITS) [EJ]
Choose ONE module: D or E
 
(D) APPLIED BOTANY (15 credits)
 
SHEE 3301 Economic Botany Pass SHEE 2304
3*
SHEE 3302 Plant Diseases Pass SHES 1202
3*
SHEE 3303 Applied Mycology Pass SHES 1201
3*
SHEE 3304 Applied Phycology Pass SHES 1202
3*
SHEE 3305 Ecology and Management of Weeds Pass SHES 1200, 1202, 1203; SXEX 1101
3*
(E) APPLIED ZOOLOGY (15 credits)
SHEE 3310 Parasitology Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270, SHEE 2311, 2312, 2313
3*
SHEE 3311 Economic Entomology  
3*
SHEE 3312 Integrated Pest Management Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 3313 Ecotoxicology  
3*
SHEE 3314 Urban Zoology  
3*
ELECTIVE COURSES OF DEPARTMENT (15 CREDITS) [EJ]
Choose only ONE module: F or G, and one course from non-selected module
(F) CONSERVATION (12 credits)
SHEE 3321 Conservation Biology Pass SHES 1202
3*
SHEE 3322 Biogeography, Biodiversity and Conservation Pass SHES 1202, 1203, 1270
3*
SHEE 3323 Soil Ecology and Management Pass SHEE 2122
3*
SHEE 3324 Curatorial Techniques in Biology Pass SHEE 2303/2304 and SHEE 2314/2315
3*
(G) AQUATIC ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT (12 credits)
SHEE 3330 Ecology of Coral Reefs Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 3331 Wetlands Ecology and Management Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
SHEE 3332 Fisheries Ecology and Management  
3*
SHEE 3333 Aquaculture Pass SHES 1200/1201/1202/1203/1270
3*
Level 4 (10 credits)
SEMESTER 7
SHEE 3188 Research Project in Ecology and Biodiversity Pass all Level 1 and Level 2 courses
10* +

Students to fulfil their minimum total credit hours for graduating by taking any offered Year 3 courses, compulsory or elective

(I) ELECTIVE COURSES OF FACULTY ( 10 CREDITS) [EF]
*Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialisation

(Please refer to courses offered by other institutes or departments within the Faculty of Science)

Entry Requirement
Intake Schedule
Fees

 

Entry Requirements

 

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

 

MG31
Sarjana Muda Sains Ekologi Biodiversiti
(7 Semester

 

Lulus STPM dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00)pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics T

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET





Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap2 (Band 2) dalam MUET





 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Memiliki Diploma dari Universiti Awam atau institusi lain yang diktiraf oleh kerajaan Malaysia dan Senat Universiti dalam bidang yang sesuai dengan program yang dipohon dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

atau

Lulus STPM bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat

sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics T

atau

Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET


 

Mempunyai kelayakan GCE A-Level dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Further Mathematics
•    Mathematics

         atau

Mempunyai International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma yang diiktiraf dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 30 mata dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya gred 5 Higher Level dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:
•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Further Mathematics
•    Mathematics

         atau

Memiliki kelayakan Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  sebanyak 80 peratus dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 16 mata (High Achievement) dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Mathematics

        atau

Memiliki kelayakan American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) dalam bidang Sains Tulen dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Biology; dan

Satu (1) daripada mana-mana mata pelajaran berikut:

•    Physics
•    Chemistry
•    Mathematics

          dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Band 4 IELTS

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL





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Intake Months

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

Career Prospects

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.

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


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