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UEM Group Scholarship Programme

 

UEM Group Scholarship Programme is an annual initiative that supports the nation’s objectives of creating elite scholars and serves as a talent supply chain in developing future leaders for the country.

Scholarship For SPM leavers
Undergo a pre-university programme at Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) in Lembah Beringin, before furthering studies at a reputable university overseas locally, including foreign universities located in Malaysia.

Scholarship For STPM/Matriculation/Foundation leaver
Undergraduate studies at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) – All Branches, University Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) and Multimedia University (MMU). Others will not be considered.

In nurturing our scholars, leadership training and development activities with job attachments within the UEM Group of Companies are provided throughout the programme and within the bonded period.

For more info, please visit HERE

*Application opens in September 2017

TORAY Scholarship Program: Annual Scholarships for USM Undergraduates

Introduction

In furtherance to Toray’s corporate philosophy of “Contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies and products”, TORAY Group (Malaysia) of Companies has embarked on yet another education/HR initiative to enhance human capital development, via a Scholarship program called “TORAY Scholarship Program”.

Knowing “TORAY Scholarship Program” via “5 Ws & IH”.

WHY a Need for TORAY Scholarship Program?

TORAY Scholarship Program serves two purposes:

  1. An added CSR initiatives for the local community in which Toray operates.
  2. To develop highly educated and knowledge-based personnel for Toray and Malaysia.

WHAT is TORAY Scholarship Program?

TORAY Scholarship Program is a Scholarship program initiated by TORAY Group (Malaysia) of Companies to assist eligible Malaysian undergraduates to pursue full-time bachelor degree courses at the selected local university(ies). The graduates will be offered suitable jobs upon completion of their studies, for them to build a long term career with the Toray Group of Companies.

The identified groups/courses are as follow:

  1. Target Students
    Students who have been offered undergraduate courses at the “Universiti Sains Malaysia” (USM).
  2. Target Disciplines
    Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering (including Polymer Engineering), Chemical Sciences and other related fields of study.

WHO are eligible for TORAY Scholarship Program?

  1. New or existing undergraduates enrolled in USM.
  2. Good academic results.
  3. Not bound under government / other private scholarship / financial assistance.
  4. Keen to serve in the Toray Group for a specified period upon completion of studies.

WHEN are the deadlines/timelines for TORAY Scholarship Program?

The timelines students should look out for in this yearly programs are as follows:

Aug * Announcement of TORAY Scholarship Program via University’s and TORAY’s website.
* Application open.
End Sep * Application close.
* Compilation, screening and short-listing of applicants.
Mid Oct * Interview and selection
End Oct * Finalization and confirmation of respective recipients.
* Signing of Scholarship Agreement.
* First installment payment to new scholarship recipients.

WHERE can Application for TORAY Scholarship Program be submitted?

Duly completed and signed Forms (together with necessary documents) may be submitted to TORAY Group (Malaysia) in two ways:

  1. By posting the original Form together with the required documents to the TORAY Scholarship Secretariat; OR
  2. By hand delivery to the TORAY Scholarship Secretariat.

How can recipients benefit from the TORAY Scholarship Program?

  1. An offer of RM9,000 scholarship payment for each year of study, until the completion of the course taken. The scholarship shall be paid directly to the university in two installments, that is RM4,500 at the beginning of each semester.
  2. An opportunity for students to do practical trainings and internship at TORAY Group (Malaysia) during the semester breaks and a chance to attend any social function of the Company, whenever invited.

Toray Scholarship Program for year 2016 is now open for registration.
Interested applicants are encourage to download the Application Form at the link below. All Forms must reach the TORAY Scholarship Secretariat not later than 28th September, 2016. Any late submissions will not be considered.

For more information and requirements on TORAY Scholarship Program, kindly refer to the guideline in the Application Form.
For further enquiries, please email us at recruit.hr@toray.com.my.

More info – http://www.toray.com.my/career/scholarship.html


Application Download

 

Step by Step: PTPTN Application Guide 2017/2018 (USM version)

 >>> Official PTPTN Application Guide <<<

 

For more info, please refer PTPTN Official Forms Web

BANK PANELS

Bank Islam – USM, UUM, UKM, UMP, USIM, UPSI, UTem, UiTM, UM, UNISZA, UNIMAS & UMK

Bank Muamalat – IIUM, UTHM, UniMAP

CIMB Bank – UMS, UTM, UPM, UMT, UPNM

Public Bank – TAR College, UiTM

 

PTPTN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for USMers

1. How much can I get from PTPTN?
Depends on your course. Kindly refer HERE

2. How much is the interest?
The interest is 1%.
Click HERE for  loan repayment calculator from

3. How is the repayment process?
You can repay it via PTPTN counters, wage deduction, online transfer, PTPTN web FPX, or deduction from EPF account. Please refer HERE

4. What is WPP?
The WPP is part of the total loan and is given earlier to enable students to do preparation before register at the university. The WPP will be deducted from the total loan given to the student. Click HERE

5. How much is WPP?
RM1500. This amount will be deducted from the loan you about to receive for the 1st three semesters. Each semester will deducted RM 500.

6. Can we get WPP if we unsuccessfully to get an application from PTPTN?
Yes, you may get it. Of course you need to pay it back with interest rate.

7. Should we choose to accept or reject WPP?
Depends on personal needed, however if you accept it, you may need to repay it back.

8. Do we need to certify all supporting documents for PTPTN?
USM encourages everyone to certify all your documents.

9. What is SSPN?
Please refer HERE

10. When the officer will come and collect the documents & agreement?
The date for the session to check and submit PTPTN offer documents and loan agreements will be determined based on the agreement between USM and PTPTN. USM will be inform the date very soon.

11. When will we receive the money?
If all necessary offer documents and agreements have been completed, the first disbursement will be made within 21 working days of the date of receipt of the document. The approved disbursement will be credited directly into the student’s bank account.

For the rest of semesters, the education loan will be disbursed to students within 2 weeks of their registration subject to confirmation from USM.

12. I was offered the PTPTN Education Financing and Sponsorship from another sponsor at the same time. Can I accept both sponsorships to continue my studies?
No. You must choose only one of the sponsors.
PTPTN has the right to terminate your education financing immediately and make a claim from the students or other sponsor.

13. Who is eligible for exemption from loan repayment?
Eligible to those who complete their bachelor’s degree studies with first class honors.

For more details, you may refer to the link http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/insentif-bajet-2017

 

10 things you need to know about PTPTN (BM)

[PTPTN] Nama Kursus / Program (USM Kampus Induk)

PTPTN-Kursus

Butiran Kursus PTPTN (Kampus Induk)

Jenis IPT :  IPTA
Nama Institusi : UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA (KAMPUS INDUK, PULAU PINANG)

**Kampus Induk – Main Campus (Penang)
**Kampus Kejuruteraan – Engineering Campus (Nibong Tebal)
**Kampus Kesihatan – Health Campus (Kubang Kerian, Kelantan)


Mod Pengajian : SEPENUH MASA

**Sepenuh Masa – Full Time Students
**Separuh Masa – Part Time Students
**Pendidikan Jarak Jauh – Distance Studies

Tahap Pengajian : IJAZAH PERTAMA SEPENUH MASA

**DOKTOR FALSAFAH SEPENUH MASA
**DOKTOR FALSAFAH SEPARUH MASA
**IJAZAH PERTAMA PJJ
**IJAZAH PERTAMA SEPENUH MASA
**MASTER SEPENUH MASA
**MASTER SEPARUH MASA
**PROFESIONAL SEPENUH MASA

Nama Program / Kursus PTPTN

Tarikh Mula Pengajian: 3 September 2017

1. A0332 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (PERUMAHAN, BANGUNAN DAN PERANCANGAN) (KEPUJIAN) (PENGURUSAN BINAAN)
2. A0335 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (PERUMAHAN, BANGUNAN DAN PERANCANGAN) (KEPUJIAN) (REKABENTUK DALAMAN)
3. A0346 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (PERUMAHAN, BANGUNAN DAN PERANCANGAN) (KEPUJIAN) (PERANCANGAN BANDAR DAN WILAYAH)
4. A0350 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (PERUMAHAN, BANGUNAN DAN PERANCANGAN) (KEPUJIAN) (SENI BINA)
5. A0388 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA TEKNOLOGI (KEPUJIAN) (MAKANAN)
6. A0401 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SASTERA DENGAN PENDIDIKAN (KEPUJIAN)
7. A0404 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (PERUMAHAN, BANGUNAN DAN PERANCANGAN) (KEPUJIAN) (UKUR BAHAN)
8. A0415 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (PERUMAHAN, BANGUNAN DAN PERANCANGAN) (KEPUJIAN) (TEKNOLOGI BANGUNAN)
9. A0459 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA FARMASI (KEPUJIAN)
10. A0490 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA PENDIDIKAN (KEPUJIAN)(PENDIDIKAN PRASEKOLAH)
11. A0493 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS KOMPUTER (KEPUJIAN)
12. A0494 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS DENGAN PENDIDIKAN (KEPUJIAN)
13. A0538 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA PENDIDIKAN (KEPUJIAN) (TESOL)
14. A0544 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA PENDIDIKAN (KEPUJIAN) (MULTIMEDIA INTERAKTIF)
15. A0551 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA PERAKAUNAN (KEPUJIAN)
16. A0595 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (PEMODELAN KOMPUTER)
17. A0684 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA TEKNOLOGI (KEPUJIAN) (BIOPROSES)
18. A0692 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA PENDIDIKAN (KEPUJIAN) (PENDIDIKAN KHAS)
19. A0697 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SASTERA (KEPUJIAN) BAHASA INGGERIS UNTUK PROFESIONAL
20. B9886 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA EKONOMI (KEPUJIAN)
21. B9887 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA KERJA SOSIAL (KEPUJIAN)
22. C2146 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (PERUMAHAN, BANGUNAN DAN PERANCANGAN)(KEPUJIAN)(UKUR BANGUNAN)
23. C2147 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA KOMUNIKASI (KEPUJIAN)
24. C4432 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS KEMASYARAKATAN (KEPUJIAN)
25. C7165 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA TEKNOLOGI (KEPUJIAN) (BIO-SUMBER, KERTAS DAN PENGLITUP)
26. C7166 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA TEKNOLOGI (KEPUJIAN) (PERSEKITARAN)
27. C7180 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SASTERA (KEPUJIAN)
28. C7181 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SASTERA (KEPUJIAN) (BAHASA INGGERIS DAN KESUSASTERAAN)
29. C7182 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SASTERA (KEPUJIAN) (TERJEMAHAN DENGAN INTERPRETASI)
30. C7184 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA PENGURUSAN (KEPUJIAN
31. C8937 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (KIMIA ANALISIS)
32. C8938 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (STATISTIK GUNAAN)
33. C8939 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (MATEMATIK DAN EKONOMI)
34. C8940 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (KIMIA INDUSTRI)
35. C8941 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (KEPUJIAN) (KIMIA)
36. C8942 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (PENYELIDIKAN OPERASI)
37. C8943 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (PEMODELAN MATEMATIK)
38. C8958 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (KEPUJIAN) (FIZIK)
39. C8959 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (FIZIK GUNAAN)
40. C8960 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (FIZIK KEJURUTERAAN)
41. C8961 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (FIZIK PERUBATAN)
42. C8962 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (GEOFIZIK)
43. C8963 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (KEPUJIAN) (BIOLOGI)
44. C8964 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS GUNAAN (KEPUJIAN) (BIOLOGI GUNAAN)
45. C8965 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS (KEPUJIAN) (MATEMATIK)
46. C9014 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SENI MUZIK (KEPUJIAN) (SENI PERSEMBAHAN DAN PEDAGOGI)
47. C9015 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SENI HALUS (KEPUJIAN) (REKABENTUK DAN TEKNOLOGI MEDIA BARU)
48. C9016 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SENI HALUS (KEPUJIAN) (GRAFIK KOMUNIKASI)
49. C9017 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SENI HALUS (KEPUJIAN) (REKABENTUK PRODUK)
50. C9018 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SASTERA (KEPUJIAN) (SENI HALUS)
51. C9019 SEPENUH MASA-IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SENI HALUS (KEPUJIAN) (LAKONAN DAN PENGARAHAN)

Medical Check Up Notice

:: Medical Check Up Notice ::

 

Kepada semua pelajar Kampus Induk, anda diwajibkan untuk menjalani pemeriksaan perubatan (Medical Check Up) termasuk pemeriksaan X-Ray Dada, di Pusat Sejahtera / Pusat Kesihatan Kampus Induk USM. Anda dan juga semua rakan – rakan seperjuangan, akan diberi temujanji apabila anda melapor diri nanti.

Namun bagi pelajar – pelajar baru Kampus Kejuruteraan Nibong Tebal, mereka dikehendaki melakukan pemeriksaan perubatan di Unit Kesihatan, Kampus Kejuruteraan. Pelajar tidak perlu membuat pemeriksaan X-Ray di luar sebelum memasuki. Pelajar akan menjalani pemeriksaan kesihatan di Unit Kesihatan, Kampus Kejuruteraan. Pegawai Perubatan akan memberi penasihatan kepada pelajar sekiranya ada keperluan untuk buat X-ray.

Semua pelajar Kampus Kesihatan WAJIB  membuat Pemeriksaan Perubatan  dan x-ray dada  di mana-mana Klinik/Hospital Kerajaan, Hospital swasta atau HUSM dan bawa laporan lengkap berserta filem x-ray dada untuk disemak pada hari pendaftaran.

Siswa yang mendapat tawaran program pengajian Ijazah Doktor Perubatan, Ijazah Doktor Pergigian, Ijazah Sarjana Muda Sains Kesihatan (Kepujian) (Kejururawatan) dan Diploma Kejururawatan WAJIB menjalani ujian saringan HIV, Hepatitis Bs Antigen, Hepatitis Bs Antibodi dan Hepatitis C. Sila gunakan borang di LAMPIRAN A untuk kebenaran pengambilan sampel darah bagi ujian berkenaan. Sila bawa salinan asal keputusan ujian darah untuk disemak pada hari pendaftaran.

Untuk siswa Politeknik Port Dickson (PPD) perlulah melakukan Pemeriksaan Perubatan di mana-mana Klinik /Hospital Kerajaan dan bawa Laporan Pemeriksaan Perubatan lengkap untuk di semak pada hari pendaftaran.

PERINGATAN! SISWA DIKEHENDAKI MEMBAWA SLIP TEMUJANJI KESIHATAN, BORANG LAPORAN PEMERIKSAAN PERUBATAN, GAMBAR UKURAN PASPORT DAN SALINAN LAPORAN PENYAKIT/MASALAH KESIHATAN JIKA ADA SEMASA HARI TEMUJANJI PEMERIKSAAN PERUBATAN DI PUSAT SEJAHTERA.

Sumber: Pusat Sejahtera USM

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Sports & Recreation Facilities

Azman Hashim USM Sports Arena

  • 3 Futsal Courts
  • 14 badminton courts
  • Other Sports Facilities available as well
Sports Complex (A12)
  • Badminton Court (6 courts)
  • Gymnasium (1 male court & 1 female court)
  •  Squash Court (3 courts)
Badminton Court
Renting Rate
RM0.50 per hour, per court
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
ii.Make your booking at Pejabat Pusat Sukan & Rekreasi
Gymnasium
Renting Rate
FOC
Operation Hour
Monday to Saturday
Operating Hours: (9.00am – 8.00pm)
Rest Hours: (12.30pm – 3.00pm) / Friday (12.00pm – 3.00pm)
*Tuesday & Thursday for LADIES ONLY.
*Sunday CLOSED
Squash Court
Renting Rate
RM0.50 per hour, per court
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
ii.Make your booking at Pejabat Pusat Sukan & Rekreasi
Swimming Complex (A10)
Renting Rate
RM1.00 per person per entry
Operation Hour
Monday to Friday
(5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Saturday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 12:00 noon & 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
Basketball Field
Renting Rate
FOC
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
Location
Desasiswa Bakti Permai (Around H11)
Desasiswa Cahaya Gemilang (Around H33)
Tennis Field
Renting Rate
Morning: RM0.50 per court
Night: RM1.00 per court
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(8:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
i.Get your coupon at Jabatan Keselamatan
ii.Make your booking at Pejabat Pusat Sukan & Rekreasi
Stadium Olahraga
Renting Rate
FOC
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Hockey Stadium
Renting Rate
FOC
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Football Field
Renting Rate
FOC
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Takraw Court
Renting Rate
FOC
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Futsal Court
Renting Rate
FOC
Operation Hour
Monday to Sunday
(9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
How to Apply?
Book at Sport Office
How to Apply?
Book at Sport Office

 

Others:-

  • Hockey
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Ragbhi
  • Archery
  • Cycling
  • Petanque
  • etc

All sports facilities will be closed on the following holidays:-

  • Hari Raya Puasa
  • Hari Raya Haji
  • Chinese New Year
  • Deepavali
  • Others Public Holidays

Sports USM 

For more information about USM Sports & Recreations, kindly visit Pusat Sukan official website: http://pusatsukan.usm.my/

 

Uploading of IC to Pohon@USM

Dear freshies, be reminded that you’re required to upload a photocopy of your IC (coloured or B/W as long it’s clearly legible, in PDF format) to the Pohon@USM portal by 13th August 2017.
If you do not have a scanner at home, you can use a document scanning app with your smartphone. Here’s how it works (using one such app, CamScanner, available for Android and iOS):

1. Open CamScanner app.
2. Tap on the camera icon.
3. Select ‘Docs’ and carefully take a full-sized photo of the IC (front side).
4. Confirm crop and save the scanned image.
5. Open the image in the app and save (share) as PDF file.
6. Upload the PDF file to pohon@USM.

(If you prefer to use other scanning apps, the procedures may differ slightly but the basics are the same)

Please check that the resulting PDF file is less than 1MB in size before uploading, as the system supports upload of max. 1MB. in a single file.

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School of Biological Sciences FAQ

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School of Biological Sciences FAQ

  1. Where is the school situated?

The school of Biological Sciences is located in between the lecture halls’ complex STUVW and the School of Chemical Sciences. If you are coming from the grand hall Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra (We call it DTSP), you can reach the school from the second library along the pathway by your left, before you reach the Dewan Kuliah foyer. Key item to remind you to turn to the pathway, the vendor machines and atm machines! It is generally situated in the center of the university’s compound, we can easily reach to other facilities and places!

  1. Can our buses reach the school?

There is no bus stand outside the school, but there is a bus stand at our Chemical Store and another bus will stop at lecture halls’ complex STUVW. Our school situated just walking distance from the two spots. Laboratory? No worries, there is another bus stand nearby it and the school of Housing, Building and Planning.

  1. Breakfast? Lunch hour? Where to go to have meal nearby the school? Any nice food nearby?

Live a healthy lifestyle, we advise you to take meals on time. There are a few cafeteria nearby, for instance the Bakti Permai hostel’s cafeteria, Pi’qapen nearby Lecture Hall U, Fajar Harapan hostel’s cafeteria, Kafe Siswa (or we called it the Bird Nest), wide variety of food…. And DESSERTS! *ps: different cafe have different ‘famous’ cousine, so do go explore and leave your comment!

  1. Job prospect? What can i do with my degree?

Besides lecturer, actually there are a lot more job opportunities related to our studies, could be in the laboratories as researcher, in the field such as agricultural pest supervisor, consultant, or in medical field as medical assistant, or work with the government as project consultant, forestry officer, department of Environment officer, or in tourism field as tourism officer or tour guide. There are a few USM graduates now working in World Wildlife Fund too! There are a lot more job opportunities for us to be exposed, be open and do some research!

  1. Can I use my biology degree to reenter University after I graduate for another course?

That’s for sure. The degree is recognised in local public and private institutions, as well as institutions overseas.

  1. What is the difference between pure bio students and applied bio students?

The difference between the pure and applied bio courses is that pure courses is more towards theory while applied science is more to application of the theory. For instance, Botany and Agrobiology. Both courses study plants, but Agrobiology is study on crops, while Botany course focuses physiology, morphology, anatomy and taxonomy in theoretical view. Pure sciences requires in-depth study, thus students tend to further studies, while applied sciences more on practical part, hence more job opportunities for the graduates. Pure bio during third year of study will have their major in either Botany, Zoology or Microbiology, while applied bio students will choose among Biotechnology, Agrobiology, Aquatic Biology, Environmental Biology, and Vector and Parasites.

  1. Can I do credit transfer to another university to study later on ?

Yes. However, we need to check with our school’s officers and academic advisor as different terms are used in the course naming. Hence, some credit transfer can be made if the scope and topic is the same and agreed by the dean.

  1. Is there a Twinning programme ?

Yes there is. You have to go to the International Office to ask for the proper procedures, then get the permission from the dean. Do some research, as some foreign universities require some basics in foreign language and check is that possible to do credit transfer. If credit transfer is allowed then you can proceed, or extend for another semester to graduate, and please do check with the scholarship contract if there’s any to avoid contract being breached.

  1. What is the minimum point to get 1st class? What if I get 1st class honoured?

In order to get honoured as first class degree holder, you have to maintain your cumulative grade point average, or CGPA at or above 3.67 over 4.00 by graduation. Well, being honoured first class you can fully waive your ptptn loan and might get higher chances to be employed and better salary (of course, your extra-curricular activities’ involvement and your performance play important role too!) .

  1. When can we start to take our minor papers?

For certain minor courses such as Management, we can take starting first semester. Some papers only taught in either semester one or two of the academic year, so please be cautious!

  1. What are T,E,M, and U papers?

They stands for the basic or core courses “Teras”, “Elective” courses, “Minor” courses, and “University” courses. It can be found in the programme guidebook, so no worries as you will be briefed on the distinct courses during the orientation week or the Program Siswa Lestari USM.

  1. What is unit? What to do with it?

Units, is just another term as credit hours in other institutions. You need to accumulate certain amount of units in order to graduate.

  1. By taking biology course, can I be a doctor?

Absolutely no. You should take Medical or Health Sciences instead of Biological Sciences. However, by majoring in Microbiology you can still be vaccine researcher or medical assistants that works in the hospital.

  1. Where to get the reference books? Campbell? Pearson Longman?

During first few lectures, your lecturer will show you the reference books to be used for the semester. By that time, you can go to the bookshop in the school, which we call “ko-op”. Most of the books are available there as lecturers will order for you. There is another bookstore at Sungai Dua shoplots, Pustaka Union. Campbell and Pearson can be your reference, wide range reading enhances understanding and helps in memorising the concepts!

  1. What minor courses we can take?

In the programme guidebook that will be given during the orientation week, there is a list of papers you can take and minor courses that fits well with our school’s timetable for our core courses. Hence, you can take any minor programme as long as the lectures’ time does not clash. You can get the timetable for the minor course papers and the packages from the office of the school that offers the course.

  1. Do we need to bring original certificates? Need to be certified?

If you’re applying ptptn, you don’t need to bring the original copy of certificates. Photostated copies will do, and can be certified by USM officers. If you plan to apply for scholarships, you will have to bring along your original copies.

  1. What is BIOSOC?

BioSociety. A school’s society that have activities and bio-related events. Aimed to bring exposure and experience to bio school students.

  1. Do we need to take co-curricular activities? What are the options we have?

We have to accumulate at least 6 units for Co-curricular activities to graduate, however we can replace it with language as option course, or skills courses.

  1. Is that easy for us to buy stuffs? Or we need to buy them beforehand?

There are market and shops nearby and at a few hostels’ cafeteria. Just bring the essential stuffs you think you’ll need.

  1. Is there any scholarship offered to us?

Yes there is. You have to check out and do some researches online to look for scholarships that you’re eligible. Sometimes posters might be pasted on school’s notice boards

  1. What is a fieldtrip?

A paper compulsory for bio students. We will go to our school’s Center for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) to have our fieldtrip to study on 4 different habitat and the ecosystems. It is really fun! And it provides you an opportunity to really know which field you’re really into and interested.

  1. Academic advisor? Who are they and what are they for?

Academic advisor is lecturer that will be your mentor throughout your study life in USM. If you having doubt in course and major choosing, you can always seek advice from them! They are nice, to the ground and very willing to share their experiences.

  1. Lectures will be conducted in which language?

In English for most of the courses, except in few university courses such as Bahasa Melaysia, Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS), Hubungan Etnik and so on.

  1. Biology papers easy to score?

It depends. Investment of time and effort is crucial in order to get good result and deepen understanding.

 

For more information, you may further visit:

-School of Biological Sciences’ Official Webpage: http://bio.usm.my/

-School of Biological Sciences’ Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bio.USM