Programme

B.Sc. (Biodiversity Conservation)

Location

Malaysia

Overview

Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity Conservation) with Honours          

This 4-year program is an up-to-date, encompassing multi- and interdisciplinary approach, and provides a balanced theory and application of biodiversity and conservation to teaching and learning. The goal of this program is to produce students who are holistic and well-rounded on issues and concerns pertaining to biodiversity and conservation, equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge that they can apply in their respective careers in the future, and ethically and morally committed to contributing to the development of society.

 This program runs under the Department of Technology and Heritage comprises of 133 credits of courses including one (1) semester of industrial training.

Core Courses:

In overview, students will take courses covering topics like biodiversity, conservation biology, taxonomy (i.e. plants, animals, insects and microorganisms), molecular biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, biostatistics, ethnobiology, nature tourism, GIS, laws, policy and governance, and society and environment, among others. The Final Year Project I and II will be held in Year 3 and 4 while Industrial Training will be held during the final semester.  

Elective Courses:

  • Towards their studies, students are given the option to choose elective courses based on their personal interest. Choices of elective package are (i) ecosystem management, (ii) nature tourism, and (iii) heritage conservation. 

Career Opportunities:

  • Graduates of this programme can advance their professional career as a researcher, lecturer/academician, teacher, forestry officer, wildlife officer, curator for museums and herbaria, tourist manager/tour operator, protected area officer, biologist, taxonomist, botanist, entomologist, zoologist, environmental education officer, consultant, among others. Graduates have the opportunity to work in government agencies, non-government organizations including local and international agencies.

Entry Requirements: 

  1. Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred C (2.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi dalam Mathematics dan Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology, Atau
  2. Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred C (2.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi dalam Mathematics dan Engineering Physics/Engineering Chemistry/ Civil Engineering Studies/ Electrical Engineering Studies/ Mechanical Engineering Studies, Atau
  3. Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred C (2.00) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran Mathematics T/ Further Mathematics T; dan Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology, Atau
  4. Memiliki kelayakan Diploma Sains/ Diploma Sains Gunaan/ Diploma berkaitan atau kelulusan lain dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Purata Matanilai Himpunan (CPA/PNGK) 2.50 dari mana-mana Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi Awam (IPTA) atau Politeknik atau kelulusan yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya oleh Kerajaan Malaysia dan diluluskan oleh Senat IPTA, Atau calon yang tidak memenuhi syarat CPA/PNGK 2.50 tetapi mempunyai pengalaman bekerja sekurang-kurangnya 2 tahun dalam bidang berkaitan boleh dipertimbangkan.

Nota:

* Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred E pada peringkat SPM dalam mata pelajaran Bahasa Inggerís dan calon tidak rabun dan tidak cacat anggota (buta/pekak/lumpuh/bisu) yang menyukarkan kerja amali.

** Lepasan Diploma boleh dipertimbangkan untuk pengecualian kredit mengikut kelulusan mata pelajaran dan bidang yang diikuti.

Duration of Study: 

4 years

Tuition Fees: 

  • Local Student: MYR700 / semester
  • International Student: MYR 3000 / semester

(Terms and Conditions apply, the fees may increase for every intake)

More detail, see Tuition Fees.

Contact Us: 

Dr. Siti Fatimah Binti Sabran / fatimahsb@uthm.edu.my /

Programme Structure: 

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