Dip. Aquaculture With Entrepreneurship

January, May and September
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Approval Code
R/620/4/0001; 10/2024
Accreditation Code


Anchored on the scientific understanding of aquatic management, this programme addresses the exploration, improvement and conservation of all freshwater and marine food resources. In ensuring students have an edge after graduation, this programme integrates the scientific aspects of aquaculture with the business aspects... thus enabling one to venture into commercial activities such as business and entrepreneurship. You will develop the edge needed to thrive in a booming industry and the know-how to balance commercial benefit and sustainability concerns. And with a credential that inspires confidence, you can look forward to make a pertinent contribution in the industry

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* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2022. (Source:

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements


Minimum 3 credits (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 Science subject)


Minimum Grade B in 3 subjects (inclusive of Mathematics and 1 Science subject)

Other qualifications/ Polytechnic certificates authorized by Malaysian government

Admission on a case-by-case basis

English Language Requirements

For Local Students

Band 2
SPM English
Grade B+
UEC English Language
Grade A2
Grade C
Cambridge English Qualification Test / Linguaskill
Pearson Test
B1 (with at least 2 skill at B1)

  • In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take the Basic English and English Foundation for in-sessional academic enhancement concurrently with the programme.

For International Students

Band 3
B1 (High B1)
Band 5.0
35 – 45
Grade C

  • International applicants who do not meet the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirement will need to improve their proficiency by enrolling into the English for Tertiary Education programme (R/KJP/00920-00929) which helps them prepare for attaining a required band score. Placement into the various levels of the English for Tertiary Education programme depends on the English Language qualification students have at the point of admission and/or the outcome of the English Placement Test. Exemptions from the University English Language requirements can be granted if the following corresponding requirements are fulfilled: i. Internal transfer applicants who have already fulfilled the University English Language requirements. ii. Applicants who have an academic qualification from a higher learning institution which uses the English Language as a medium of instruction. The applicants who have met the respective academic programme’s English Language Requirements may be advised by the Faculty to improve their proficiency by undertaking the additional English proficiency courses.

Courses Offered

Year 1
  • Penghayatan Etika & Peradaban (for local students)/ Bahasa Komunikasi 2 (for international students)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Aquatic Microbiology
  • Introduction to Biological Research and Analysis
  • Operational Management for Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Water Systems: Management, Quality and Analysis
  • Current Topics in Aquaculture
  • Basic and Practises of Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience I (MPU4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 1
Year 2
  • Aquaculture Facility Selection and Design
  • Broodstock Management for Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Health and Diseases
  • Aquaculture Species Selection and Development: Project 1
  • Aquaculture Species Selection and Development: Project 2
  • Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology
  • Seafood Industry
  • Selective Breeding and Hybridisation in Aquaculture
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Communication for Diploma
  • Entrepreneurship (MPU2)
  • Logistics Business Strategy and Planning
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience II (MPU4)
  • Co-Operative Placement 2
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
For Malaysian students:
  1. Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations
    (Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban)
For foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2
    (Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2)

Career Opportunities

  • Aquaculture Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Aquarists
  • Aquaculture Farmer/Manager
  • Seafood Scientists/Quality Control Inspectors
  • Science/Research Assistant
  • Water Filtration/Management Consultant
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Aquaculture Feed Production Line


Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 55,777

International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 67,039

Note: This is an estimated fee, as different countries have different visa processing charges and administrative fees. For more information, kindly refer to your region’s counselor for the detailed fee breakdown.

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.


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