Dip. Aquaculture With Entrepreneurship

Intakes
January, May and September
Course Duration
2 Years
Course Location
Kuala Lumpur
Course Mode
Full-time
Approval Code
R/620/4/0001; 10/2024
Accreditation Code
MQA/FA4100


Overview

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 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

​SPM/O-level/equivalent

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

UEC

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

Note / Legend:

Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.

SPM – Credit (A+ – C)
UEC – Credit (A1 – B6)
O-Level – min. Credit (A1 – C6)
WACE – min. Credit (A1 – C6)
STPM – min. Principal – ‘C’ grade (GPA 2.00)
A-Level – min. Principal – ‘E’ grade (GPA 2.00)
SAM/CPU – min. Pass – 50%<

English Language Requirements

For Local Students

SPM English
Grade E
MUET
Band 3
UEC English
Grade C

  • 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

IELTS
Band 5.0
TOEFL IBT
35 – 45

  • 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
  • Malaysian Studies (for Local students) (MPU1) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for International students) (MPU1)
  • 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
  • Malaysian Ecotourism /Traditional Food
  • 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.
U1
For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
For foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 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

Tuition Fees

Local Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 52,140

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International Students

Approximate Total Fees:

RM 63,010

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