WS51 Bachelor of Science with Honours (Animal Resource Science and Management)
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The native fauna of Malaysia, well known for its uniqueness and diversity, is an important component of the nation’s natural heritage. Knowledge of their composition, distribution and population dynamics as well as in-depth understanding of their habitats and ecology are important prerequisites to develop sustainable management and effective conservation strategies.
Animal Resource Science and Management programme focuses on various important fields of research and knowledge application within zoological studies such as biodiversity and ecology, as well as in the aspect of animal biology, systematics, evolution and nutrition. Students will be trained in the field (to conduct samplings and data collection) and laboratory (via sample processing and analysis) involving various animal classes. In addition, environmental and management related courses are also included in the study plan to enhance future graduates with capability to propose conservation strategies in relation to animal protection and effective biodiversity’s management plan.
Graduates from this programme will have the opportunity to work in government agencies (e.g: Sarawak Forest Department, Department of Wildlife and National Park, Sabah Parks, Ministry of Education), non-governmental organisations (Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia, Malaysian Nature Society), and private sectors (zoo, eco-tourism park, agricultural related companies, etc.).
Programme Educational Objective (PEO):
The programme shall produce graduates who are
· Academically equipped with the fundamental knowledge and current issues related to animal resource science and management,
· Competent in practical and problem-solving skills related to animal resource science and management,
· Skilful in communication, leadership and entrepreneurship, as well as pursues lifelong learning in their chosen profession, and
· Equipped with professionalism, good values and ethics, and demonstrate social skills in fulfilling professional duties or personal goals.
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FEES AND FUNDING
2. Undergraduate Funding
Student can apply for a loan/scholarship/sponsorship from various organizations namely Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (JPA), Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional Malaysia (PTPTN), state government, statutory bodies and the private sectors. Details can be obtained directly from the respective establishment mentioned. Advertisements for the offer of loan/scholarship/sponsorship will usually be advertised in local newspaper.
Student who has obtained a loan/scholarship/sponsorship for their studies at the University, they need to submit a copy of the loan’s/scholarship’s/sponsorship’s letter of offer on the registration day.
To assist students, the Student Affairs, Alumni Division (Undergraduate Student) and the Centre of Graduate Studies (Postgraduate Student) will contact the loan/scholarship/sponsorship representative from time to time for sources of aid.
STUDENT AFFAIRS: LOAN/SCHOLARSHIP/SPONSORSHIP UNIT
This unit is responsible for assisting students during orientation week in matters pertaining to loans, scholarship or sponsorship. It acts as an intermediary that disseminates information on loans and sponsorships to new students, and supports students in obtaining them during their study period in UNIMAS by way of :-
Giving information concerning applicable loan/scholarship/sponsorship
Assisting students with documentations to ensure smooth application progress
Organising meeting sessions for both sponsors and sponsored students from time to time
Coordinating activities organised by sponsors for sponsored students
Providing sponsors with student progress reports of each semester for payment purposes
HOW TO APPLY
For local students, you are required to fill the online UPU application. Intake is once a year - September. For International Students, you are required to fill the online form at CGSWeb. Please complete the form before the due date stated in the UNIMAS Intake Calendar. For any questions regarding admissions, please contact Undergraduate Studies Division (Undergraduate Programme) or UNIMAS Graduate School (Postgraduate Programme).