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Universities

Government of  Malaysia

Out of the 20 Malaysian public universities the following 4 are research universities :
| UPM |USM  | UKM | UM |


Consortium of 11 Public Universities
 that set up OUM UNIVERSITI TERBUKA MALAYSIA on 10 August 2000
OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

UM USM UTM IIUM UUM UKM UMAS UMS UPSI UPM UiTM

The four research universities in Malaysia are:
University of Malaya (UM)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Universiti Putro Malaysia (UPM)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


The closing date for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) holders to apply for entry into Universiti Sains Malaysia is April 7, 2014.

STPM candidates who had completed and submitted their application via pohon@usm.my, may make modifications and updates to their selected programme after obtaining their examination results (for written exam repeat candidates).


The system will reopen on May 2 to 6, 2014 for the second phase.

Matriculation candidates who had completed and submitted their application via pohon@usm can also do the modification and updating of their selected programme after obtaining their second semester examination result.

The system would reopen on June 3 to 9, 2014 for candidates who had applied during the first phase to do their modifications and updates.

USM expects to take in for the year 2014:
A- 3,800 full time first degree students,
B- 2,300 distance learning programme (first degree)
C- 250 special channel students.


School of Distance Education
Universiti Sains Malaysia

www.usm.my

Malaysia's Premier Distance Learning Institution The USM Distance Learning programmes have brought degree-level study and non-formal education into your homes.

The School of Distance Education will always strive for excellence by providing quality academic and administrative services in line with the University's mission through a high level of commitment both by its staff and the support of the latest in management system technology


For registration details, please login to:  http://registry.usm.my

School of Distance Education Universiti Sains Malaysia   http://www.usm.my

Bachelor's degree programmes  http://www.usm.my


School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.    E-Mail : dir_cde@usm.my
Tel : 04-6577888 ext 3839/3930  Tel : 04 -6587812   Fax : 04 - 6576000


Universiti Sains Malaysia

NO NAME OF QUALIFICATIONS NEC FIELD (National Education Code)
1

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) (New Media Technology and Design)

214 (Design)
2

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) (Product Design)

214 (Design)
3

Bachelor of Accounting (Honors)

344 (Accounting and Taxation)
4

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) - (Geophysics)

443 (Earth Science)
5

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) - Applied Physics

545 (Applied Science)
6

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Agrobiology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
7

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Analysis Chemistry)

442 (Chemistry)
8

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Applied Statistics)

462 (Statistics)
9

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Aquatic Biology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
10

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Biology & Vector & Parasite Management)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
11

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Biotechnology)

545 (Applied Science)
12

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Computer Modeling)

482 (Computer Use)
13

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Entomology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
14

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Environmental Biology)

422 (Environmental Science)
15

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Industrial Chemistry)

545 (Applied Science)
16

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Mathematical Model)

461 (Mathematics)
17

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Mathematics and Economics)

461 (Mathematics)
18

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Medical Physics)

545 (Applied Science)
19

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Operational Research)

461 (Mathematics)
20

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Parasithology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
21

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Physics Engineering)

545 (Applied Science)
22

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) (Plant Pathology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
23

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) Applied Statistics and Operational Research

462 (Statistics)
24

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) (English for Professionals)

222 (Languages)
25

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) English Language and Literature

224 (Other Languages)
26

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) English Language Studies

224 (Other Languages)
27

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Fine Arts

211 (Fine Arts)
28

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Geography

312 (Sociology and Cultural Studies)
29

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) History

225 (History and Archaeology)
30

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Literature

222 (Languages)
31

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Malaysian Language Studies

223 (National Language)
32

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Translation and Interpretation

222 (Languages)
33

Bachelor of Arts With Education (Honors) - Economy

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
34

Bachelor of Arts With Education (Honors) - English Studies

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
35

Bachelor of Arts With Education (Honors) - Geography

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
36

Bachelor of Arts With Education (Honors) - History

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
37

Bachelor of Arts With Education (Honors) - Literature

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
38

Bachelor of Arts With Education (Honors) - Malay Studies

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
39

Bachelor of Arts With Education (Honors) Accounting & Commerce

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
40

Bachelor of Communication (Honors) (Film and Broadcasting)

321 (Journalism and Reporting)
41

Bachelor of Communication (Honors) (Journalism)

321 (Journalism and Reporting)
42

Bachelor of Communication (Honors) (Persuasive Communication)

321 (Journalism and Reporting)
43

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honors)

481 (Computer Science)
44

Bachelor of Education (Honors) - Economy

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
45

Bachelor of Education (Honors) - English Studies

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
46

Bachelor of Education (Honors) - Geography

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
47

Bachelor of Education (Honors) - History

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
48

Bachelor of Education (Honors) - Literature

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
49

Bachelor of Education (Honors) - Malay Studies

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
50

Bachelor of Education (Honors) (Interactive Multimedia)

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
51

Bachelor of Education (Honors) (PreSchool Education)

143 (Training for Pre-school Teachers)
52

Bachelor of Education (Honors) (Special Education)

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
53

Bachelor of Education (Honors) (TESOL)

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
54

Bachelor of Education (Honors) Biology

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
55

Bachelor of Education (Honors) Chemistry

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
56

Bachelor of Education (Honors) Mathematics

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
57

Bachelor of Education (Honors) Physics

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
58

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) (Mechatronic Engineering)

523 (Electronics and Automation)
59

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) (Polymer Engineering)

524 (Chemical and Process)
60

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Aerospace Engineering

525 (Motor Vehicles, Ships and Aircraft)
61

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Chemical Engineering

524 (Chemical and Process)
62

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Chemical Engineering

524 (Chemical and Process)
63

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Civil Engineering

526 (Civil Engineering)
64

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Civil Engineering

526 (Civil Engineering)
65

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

523 (Electronics and Automation)
66

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

523 (Electronics and Automation)
67

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electrical Engineering

522 (Electricity and Energy)
68

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electronics Engineering

523 (Electronics and Automation)
69

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Manufacturing Engineering with Management

540 (Manufacturing and Processing (Broad Programmes))
70

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Material Engineering

527 (Material Engineering)
71

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Material Engineering

527 (Material Engineering)
72

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering

521 (Mechanics and Metal Work)
73

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering

521 (Mechanics and Metal Work)
74

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Mineral Resources Engineering

524 (Chemical and Process)
75

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Mineral Resources Engineering

524 (Chemical and Process)
76

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) (Acting and Directing)

212 (Music and Performing Arts)
77

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) (Graphic Communication)

213 (Audio-Visual Techniques and Media Production)
78

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Audiology)

721 (Medicine)
79

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Biomedicine)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
80

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Dietetics)

726 (Therapy and Rehabilitation)
81

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Exercise and Sports Science)

813 (Sports)
82

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Medical Radiation)

725 (Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology)
83

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Nursing)

723 (Nursing and Caring)
84

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Speech Pathology)

721 (Medicine)
85

Bachelor of Management (Honors)

345 (Management and Administration)
86

Bachelor of Management (Honors) - Accounting

344 (Accounting and Taxation)
87

Bachelor of Management (Honors) - Finance

343 (Finance, Banking, Insurance)
88

Bachelor of Management (Honors) - Marketing

342 (Marketing and Advertising)
89

Bachelor of Management (Honors) - Operation

345 (Management and Administration)
90

Bachelor of Management (Honors) - Organization

345 (Management and Administration)
91

Bachelor of Music (Honors) Performing Arts and Pedagogy

212 (Music and Performing Arts)
92

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors)

727 (Pharmacy)
93

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors)

727 (Pharmacy)
94

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Animal Biology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
95

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Biology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
96

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Chemistry)

442 (Chemistry)
97

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Forensic Science)

545 (Applied Science)
98

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Mathematic)

461 (Mathematics)
99

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Microbiology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
100

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Physics)

441 (Physics)
101

Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Plant Biology)

421 (Biology and Biochemistry)
102

Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) (Honors) (Architecture)

581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
103

Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) (Honors) (Building Technology)

582 (Building)
104

Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) (Honors) (Interior Design)

214 (Design)
105

Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) (Honors) (Quantity Surveying)

526 (Civil Engineering)
106

Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) (Honors) (Urban Planning and Regional Planning)

581 (Architecture and Town Planning)
107

Bachelor of Science (Housing, Building and Planning) (Honors) Built Management

582 (Building)
108

Bachelor of Science With Education (Honors) - Biology

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
109

Bachelor of Science With Education (Honors) - Chemistry

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
110

Bachelor of Science With Education (Honors) - Mathematics

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
111

Bachelor of Science With Education (Honors) - Physics

145 (Training for Teachers with Subject Specialization)
112

Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) (Social Work)

762 (Social Work and Counseling)
113

Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) Anthropology and Sociology

312 (Sociology and Cultural Studies)
114

Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) Economy

314 (Economics)
115

Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) Planning and Developmental Management

345 (Management and Administration)
116

Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) Political Science

313 (Political Science and Civics)
117

Bachelor of Social Science (Honors) Social Research and Analysis

312 (Sociology and Cultural Studies)
118

Bachelor of Technology (Honors) (Bioprocess)

524 (Chemical and Process)
119

Bachelor of Technology (Honors) (Food)

541 (Food Processing)
120

Bachelor of Technology (Honors) (Polymer)

545 (Applied Science)
121

Bachelor of Technology (Honors) Environmental

422 (Environmental Science)
122

Bachelor of Technology (Honors) Quality Control and Tools

520 (Engineering and Engineering Trades (Broad Programmes))
123

Doctor of Business Administration

345 (Management and Administration)
124

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

724 (Dental Studies)
125

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

721 (Medicine)
126

Master of Business Administration

345 (Management and Administration)
127

Master of Business Administration (International Business)

345 (Management and Administration)
128

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Environmental and Occupational Health)

862 (Occupational Health and Safety)
129

Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) (Nutrition)

722 (Medical Services)
130

Doctor of Dental Surgery

724 (Dental Studies)
131

Doctor Of Medicine

721 (Medicine)

As in 2013, Malaysia has the following higher education opportunities for secondary students:

1) 414 Private colleges
2) 37 Private universities
3) 20 Private University-colleges
4) 1 Public University-college
4) 7 Foreign branch campus
5) 20 Public universities
6) 24 Polytechnics
7) 37 Public Community Colleges


Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia)Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science USM).

A public university in Malaysia with three campuses:
1) Island of Penang (Main Campus),
2) Kelantan (Health Campus),
3) Nibong Tebal (Engineering Campus).

There is offshore collaboration with KLE University, India offering the Doctor of Medicine (USM) undergraduate degree. USM plans to open a Global Campus (Kuala Lumpur Campus) located at Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLCE).

With around 28,287 (postgraduates and undergraduates) students in 2009, USM is one of the biggest universities in terms of enrollment in Malaysia. The number of lecturers is about 1,479, which leads to a student-lecturer ratio of around 1:19.

Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as the University of Penang, before the University's Act came into effect on the 4th October 1971. Teaching commenced in 1969 in the area of Natural Sciences via the School of Physics and Mathematics, the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Chemical Sciences,

Currently governed by constitution which was revised in March 1998, the main campus of USM with an area of 239.47 hectares is situated at Minden, which is about 9.7 kilometers from the city of Georgetown, housing student population of 25,000 all of whom are studying full-time,

Further expansion saw the setting-up of two branch campuses, namely the Health Campus at Kubang Kerian, Kelantan with an area of 72,84 hectares, within which is located the University's Teaching Hospital for the Medical, Dental and Health Sciences programmes; and the Engineering Campus, located at Sen Ampangan. Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang with an area of 129.5 hectares which houses the 6 engineering Schools.

USM has expanded rapidly to its present structure of 24 schools, 13 research centers, 6 units, 2 institutes, 1 teaching hospital and its holding company USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd.


What Makes USM Special?

Right from the time of its establishment, USM has adopted an innovative approach to higher education and of significance is its departure from the traditional faculty system of academic organization. In its place. USM implements the broad-based School system where related subjects are grouped into schools of study and within each school, the policy combines subjects and organize courses in such a manner that a degree of specialization in a chosen subject was possible.

From the outset, USM was given the mandate to provide, promote, and develop higher education in the fields of Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Building Science & Technology. Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education, as well as to provide for research and advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of such knowledge in these fields of study

As one of the three Higher Institutions of Learning recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education as a Research Intensive University, USM offers educational and research opportunities to both students and staff. One of the key elements in the development of academic excellence at

USM is the establishment of its research Centres and Units. This is due to the tact that the University has always been aware at the needs tor both research and teaching to remain as receptive as possible to the demands of society, and that the Centres and Units would provide better opportunities tor integration and networking.

Besides contributing to the national research effort and to advancement of knowledge in general, the University has also taken steps to identify and periodically assess areas of research which are deserving of special support in order to compete more effectively for external funds. In USM's bid to provide better incentives for the development of new products and processes by its staff, it has recently drawn up specific rules governing the patenting and commercialization of research results,  

In addition, USM also provides consultancy testing, and advisory services to industry. These services come under the ambit of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University's commercial arm.  


Programme Outline

USM offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are conducted by the following Schools:

Main Campus

Schools of Arts Schools of Biological Sciences Schools of Chemical Sciences Schools of Communication Schools of Computer Sciences Schools of Distance Education Schools of Educational Studies Schools of Housing, Building and Planning Schools of Humanities Schools of Industrial Technology Schools of Management Schools of Mathematical Sciences Schools of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Schools of Physics

Schools of Social Sciences

Health Campus

Schools of Dental Sciences Schools of Health Sciences Schools of Medical Sciences

Engineering Campus

Schools of Aerospace Engineering Schools of Chemical Engineering Schools of Civil Engineering Schools of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Schools of Mechanical Engineering Schools of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering


The study programmes offered at USM are therefore in the areas of Applied Science, Technology, Arts, Healthy Sciences, and Engineering.

As for the fields of research, the emphasis is placed on function-oriented or interdisciplinary research, Attention is focused on areas that integrate academic interest and practical relevance, thus directing the scientific thrust towards breakthroughs in areas deemed crucial to the quality of life and national development.  

The list of Research Centres, Services Centres and Units at USM are listed as follows:  

Research Centres

Advanced Medical and Dental Institute Centre for Archaeological Research Malaysia Centre for Drug Research Centre for Education, Training and Research in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre for International Studies Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies Centre for Policy Research Doping Control Centre Human Genome Centre Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine Malaysia Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals National Higher Education Research Institute National poison Centre River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre Women's Development Research Centre

Service Centres  

Centre for Language and Translation Centre for Instructional technology and Multimedia Centre for knowledge. Communication & Technology Cultural Centre Islamic Centre  

Units

Astronomy and Atmospheric Science Research Unit Basic Education Research Unit Computer-Aided Translation Unit Engineering Innovation and Technology Development Unit Research and Education for Peace Unit Student Development and Advisory Unit Vector Control Research Unit


Academic Facilities and Resources

The facilities that USM provides tor its students are delineated in the below:

Warm and cozy cafeterias, as well as a well-designed pavilions. An impressive Museum filled with world- class displays & a state-of-the-art Art Gallery with fine art pieces, Lecture theatres and halls to facilitate classroom learning and teaching. Banks, bookshop, pharmacy, a post office and retail outlets to facilitate needs of students. An outstanding research library of over one million items and an extensive network of electronic databases and internet access. Students' residences that accommodate their stay in the campus. Sports Centre that is equipped with indoor and outdoor facilities that caters to students' sporting events and games.  

Student Support Services and Student Development Activities

USM provides various services for its students such as hostel accommodation, counseling/ motivational guidance, sports and recreational amenities like soccer fields, 8-lane synthetic running track, an Astroturf hockey stadium an^J an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Cultural events/activities are organized at the Cultural Hall to foster closer bonds between students. There are also various clubs & societies that cater to a wide array of interests. These include the Political Science Society, Computer Science Club, Indian Cultural Club, Navigator Society, Astronomy Club, Debating & Public Speaking Club, and Mass Communication Club, to name a few.  

The Counseling Unit at USM offers support services to help develop students' potentials and capabilities,

International Recognition and Achievements  

All 14 participating research entries by researchers of USM bagged medals for all its products which competed in the 34th International Exhibition of Invention, New Techniques and Products in Geneva, Switzerland which was held from 5-9 April 2006. USM captured 5 gold. 7 silver and 2 bronze medals at the exhibition which served as a primary avenue for researchers and inventors from all over the world to display and promote their inventions and research work on global and commercial scale. The success garnered by the USM researchers marks a continuation of previous research triumphs that focused upon a Tran-disciplinary research approach. This forms the basis of research efforts conducted thus far.  

USM also bagged 10 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals at the 17th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technological Exhibition (ITEX 2006) which was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur 19-21 May 2006, At the same event USM also received the KASS Award for Best Invention, the WIPO Award for Best Booth Design,  

In 2005, researchers from USM bagged 3 gold and 3 silver medals at the International Trade Fair (Ideas-Inventions-New Products) held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany, at which 600 products were showcased.



A Centre of Research Excellence Offering Multidiscipline Programmes of International Standards  

Founded in 1 969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is one of the most established public university in Malaysia. USM main campus is located in Penang Island, Malaysia. There are two branch campuses, one at Seberang Perai Selatan known as Engineering Campus (houses six Engineering Schools), and Health Campus (houses School of Medical Sciences, Dental Sciences and Health Sciences) located at Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

USM's Broad based School System offers a comprehensive range of programmes, from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences to Arts at both graduate and postgraduate levels. As a world class university offering highly relevant study programmes, USM welcomes the best brains not only from the locals, but also intellectuals from the foreign shores. USM's current enrolment stood at 23,123 students.  

As a recognized 'Research University', USM provides research facilities of international standards, set amidst a conducive learning environment with guidance from the highly qualified academicians.


Public Universities of Malaysian Government  March 29, 2016 12:24:13 AM

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