FACULTY OF RESOURCE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

FRST Undergraduate Programmes


Overview

Faculty of Resource Science and Technology offers Bachelor of Science programmes specializing in natural resource science and management and resource technology. These programmes are designed to meet the need for graduates who have the appropriate knowledge and skills to become research scientists, managers, policy makers and entrepreneurs in various fields related to sustainable utilization, prudent management and conservation of the country's rich resources. In line with the status of UNIMAS as a comprehensive university, the faculty is working towards becoming a prime centre for learning and research and the preferred choice for students and researchers in natural resource science and technology. Accordingly, the faculty introduces an integrated curriculum and academic programmes, capable of meeting the demands, challenges, and changes of the 21st century. The faculty emphasizes innovative, multidisciplinary and practical-based curriculum, relevant to the socio-economic development of the country. The formal class instructions are complemented with and strengthened by relevant research activities.

The faculty endeavours to play a major role in the advancement of science and technology in the country through active participation in technology transfer and promotion of co-operation between universities, government agencies, and industries. The faculty intends to provide the required knowledge, skills and manpower for the development of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). In this way, the faculty contributes to achieving the goals of accelerating the economic growth and development of Sarawak, as well as improving the quality of life for its people.

Educational Goals

The faculty aims to fulfill the following educational goals:

  • Providing knowledge and skills based on scientific principles.
  • Nurturing attitudes, ethics, sense of professionalism and leadership skills as responsible citizenry for societal advancement within the framework of the national vision
  • Fostering skills to critically evaluate and make creative decisions based on evidence and experience, thereby accomplishing a given task or solving problems at hand
  • Developing interest in the quest for knowledge, and life-long learning skills that will make it possible to keep pace with the rapid growth in global knowledge.
  • Giving exposure to general and specific issues that are of institutional, national, regional and global relevance compatible to the contemporary and forward looking aspiration of UNIMAS

Expected Educational Outcomes

At the completion of a degree programme, FRST graduates are expected to be competent in:

  • Continuously upgrading themselves in seeking, sharing, and using knowledge and skills in the fields of resource science, in a scientific, professional, and ethical manner for national development
  • Employing their intellectual imagination to analyse issues and problems in resource science and to propose alternative solutions and decisions creatively
  • Fostering skills to critically evaluate and make creative decisions based on evidence and experience, thereby accomplishing a given task or solving problems at hand
  • Utilizing and adapting scientific knowledge in fulfilling the demands of employment, industry and society.
  • Communicating effectively, and demonstrating attitudes and moral behaviour of responsible citizens.

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

Currently, the faculty offers five academic programmes, which are managed by the respective academic departments. All of the five undergraduate programmes lead to the Bachelor of Science with Honours:

  • WS 47 - Resource Biotechnology
  • WS 48 - Resource Chemistry
  • WS 49 - Aquatic Resource Science and Management
  • WS 50 - Plant Resource Science and Management
  • WS 51 - Animal Resource Science and Management

Programme Structure

Every academic programme in UNIMAS has been designed based on a curriculum that suits the existing as well as the changing needs of the society. The curriculum is based on the total development of individuals as autonomous citizens who are able to mutually function in society. The academic programme structure consists of courses with a minimum total of 120 credits. These courses are classified under three categories; core, generic and elective.

  • Core courses emphasize knowledge and skills towards specialization in fields that are related with the programme. The courses do not only focus on theory and specialization practice, but also on technology and management aspects.
  • Generic courses aim to foster positive nature while strengthening personal management skills inclusive of mastering Bahasa Malaysia and English languages. Both cognitive development aspects (motivation, creativity, aesthetics, etc) and affective aspects (value, ethic, social and other) are covered. Students are required to master both Bahasa Malaysia and English Language.
  • Elective courses give opportunity to students to broaden their knowledge in other fields (other than their own fields) to a satisfactory level.

Degree awarded

Programme : Aquatic Resource Science and Management

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Aquatic Resource Science and Management)

Sarjana Muda Sains dengan Kepujian (Sains dan Pengurusan Sumber Akuatik)

Programme : Resource Chemistry

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Resource Chemistry)

Sarjana Muda Sains dengan Kepujian (Kimia Sumber)

Programme : Resource Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Resource Biotechnology)

Sarjana Muda Sains dengan Kepujian (Bioteknologi Sumber)

Programme : Plant Resource Science and Management

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Plant Resource Science and Management)

Sarjana Muda Sains dengan Kepujian (Sains dan Pengurusan Sumber Tumbuhan)

Programme : Animal Resource Science and Management

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Animal Resource Science and Management)

Sarjana Muda Sains dengan Kepujian (Sains dan Pengurusan Sumber Haiwan)