Academic System – Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries)



Semester System


The 2015/2016 academic session at UMT starts from September 1, 2015 to September 3, 2016 for Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture Program.

Every academic year consists of two (2) semesters, Semester I and II where each of them consists of 17 weeks (14 weeks of lectures and 3 weeks of examinations).

Credit Hours


Every academic year consists of two semesters, Semester I and Semester II where each of them consists 17 weeks (14 weeks of lectures and 3 weeks of examinations).

3 hours of lecture per week (3+0) or
2 hours of lecture + 3 hours of practical per week (2+1) or
1 hours of lecture + 6 hours of practical per week (1+2) or
9 hours of practical per week (0+3)

To obtain a full-time status, students must register at least 12 credit hours per semester, except for the students in their final semester. The maximum credit hours per semester is 24 and Dean’s approval is required for registration that exceeds the maximum credit hours.

Credit hour requirements for graduation for Bachelor of Science in Fisheries


The minimum credit hours required for graduation for Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture is 120 credit hours

Curriculum


The curriculum acts as the core for a learning program which is designed to take into account the university’s goals and philosophy that is to produce competent graduates who are able to adapt to various conditions, knowledgeable and useful to the society as well as skillful with leadership qualities and wisdom.

Students who have failed in any particular course and have insufficient time to repeat the course during the study period but have completed the minimum total amount of credit hours required for graduation, will have to repeat the course in the additional semester by just taking the course alone. The students are not required to meet the minimum number of credits per semester.

Course Selection


It is advisable that course selection by students should be planned together with the Academic Advisor.

Each program in UMT has 3 course components:

i. University’s Core Courses (TU) (Status: YW)
The University Core Courses are compulsory courses offered solely by Centre for Fundamental and Liberal Education (PPAL). The total credit hours for University’s Core Courses required for Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture program is 15 credit hours.

All University Core Courses use the Pass/Fail grading system to apply learning through appreciation, experience and inspiration with the goal of increasing the soft skill of students holistically.

The evaluation method must take into account the student’s individual aspects such as commitment and ethics in learning, teamwork, communication, leadership, involvement in activity and assignment that can measured the student’s potential and achievement.

Learning and teaching principles for the University Core Courses are Student Centered Learning (SCL) or Program/Project Based Learning (PBL).

ii. Program’s Core Courses (TP) (Status: YW)

The Program Core Courses are compulsory courses offered by the School with a total of 93 credit hours.

The Program Core Courses offered may come from other Schools based on mutual agreement and the importance of strengthening the knowledge learned by students.

The components for Program Core Courses are as follow.
1) Learning and Teaching Course
2) Industrial Training
3) Field Survey
4) Final Year Project (PITA)

All Program Core Courses use the PNGK grading system with the goal of focusing the achievement of students in the field of knowledge that is studied.
This method states that the learning and teaching principles are evaluation and exam orientated.
These courses focus on building students’ expertise in the field of study. It is compulsory for the students to take this course and they must pass these courses with a minimum grade of D, otherwise they have to repeat the course if they fail these courses.

iii. Elective (EU) (Status : ELF)

Elective courses (ELF) are optional courses managed entirely by Centre for Fundamental and Liberal Education (PPAL).

Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture requires 12 credit hours to meet the program’s requirement.

All Elective courses use the Pass/Fail grading system to apply learning through appreciation, experience and inspiration with the goal of increasing the soft skill of students holistically.

The evaluation method must take into account the student’s individual aspects such as commitment and ethics in learning, teamwork, communication, leadership, involvement in activity and assignment that can measured the student’s potential and achievement.

Learning and teaching principles for the University Core Courses are Student Centered Learning (SCL) or Program/Project Based Learning (PBL).

Course Exemption


Course exemption can be given to students who had taken and passed an equivalent course together with the approval of the School which offered the course.

Course exemption given is not be more than 1/3 of the total credit for each program. It is also on a passing course by course basis and not the program as a whole.

The minumum grade for course that is considered equivalent is B grade. The School has the right to set specific requirements for students in the form of an interview or special examination, if necessary.Courses applied for exemption should be taken not more than 5 years from the application date. Application exceeding 5 years will require the approval of the University Senate.

Below are the list of courses can be considered for exemption:

Equivalent Courses – Diploma in Fisheries

Equivalent Courses – Bachelor of  Applied Science (Fisheries)

Code Course Credit HoursCode Course Credit Hours
NCC2000Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia2 (2+0)NCC 2000Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia2 (2+0)
NCC2002Kenegaraan Malaysia3 (3+0)NCC2002Kenegaraan Malaysia3 (3+0)
NCC2001Hubungan Etnik2 (2+0)NCC2001Hubungan Etnik2 (2+0)
FIS2001Sains Perikanan I4 (3+1)FIS3001Sains Perikanan II4 (3+1)
FIS2102Biologi Invertebrat Akuatik I3(2+1)FIS3104Biologi Invertebrat Akuatik3 (2+1)
BIO2501Ekologi Akuatik I3(2+1)FIS3204Ekologi Akuatik4 (3+1)
FIS2002Teknologi Instrumentasi Perikanan3 (2+1)FIS4501Teknologi Peralatan Perikanan3 (2+1)
FIS2003Statistik Gunaan Perikanan3 (3+0)FIS3002Biostatistik Perikanan3 (2+1)
FIS2101Biologi Ikan4 (3+1)FIS 3105Iktiologi4 (3+1)
FIS2501 (or) FIS2602Teknik Eksploitasi Sumber Akuatik (or) Pengurusan Sumber Perikanan3 (2+1) 3 (3+0)FIS3501Teknik Eksploitasi Sumber Akuatik3 (2+1)
FIS2801Keusahawanan Perikanan3 (2 + 1)MGM3103Asas Keusahawanan3 (3+0)
FIS2701Pemprosesan dan Pemasaran Produk Perikanan4 (3+1)FIS4703Pemprosesan Produk Akuatik4 (3+1)
FIS2601Dinamik Populasi Ikan I3 (2 + 1)FIS3601Dinamik Populasi Ikan II3 (2+1)
MNS2201Prinsip Kepelautan dan Navigasi3 (2 + 1)MNS2201Prinsip Kepelautan dan Navigasi3 (2+1)
AQU2301Kesihatan Ikan4 (3 + 1)AQU3301*Kesihatan Organisma Akuatik4 (3+1)
FIS2104 (or) BIO2401Mikrobiologi Perikanan (or) Mikrobiologi Akuatik I3 (2 + 1) 3 (2 + 1)FIS3106Mikrobiologi Persekitaran Akuatik3 (2+1)
FIS2992Latihan Industri12 (0+12)FIS4992ALatihan Industri6 (0+6)

The purpose of the course exemption is to recognize student previous performance without compromising the quality of education. Some courses can be exempted if the student transcripts prove that the student has taken similar or equivalent course.

For similar course, student must obtain a minimum grade B to get the exemption. Equivalent courses are courses offered by other school. Student may apply for exemption by completing AD-2 form and obtain approval from school.

Others


i. Fees/Debt
Students who still owe or do not have a financial guarantor are not allowed to register.

ii. Information Update
Students are responsible to update their personal information from time to time and inform the School for record purposes.