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Your guide to studying Animal Sciences in Malaysia

Course Duration:

2.5 - 3 Years

Average Salary:

MYR 37,000 - 240,000

Average Fees:

MYR 25,000 - 45,000

Job Demand:

What is Animal Science?

Animal science is a scientific study of the growth, breeding, genetics, and reproductive biology of livestock.

Do you love trekking in the jungle and admiring the vast flora and fauna that surrounds Malaysia? Have you always been fascinated by animals, from the common chicken, cattle and cat, to the much rarer Rhinoceros Hornbill? Then the course of Animal Science might just be for you. Read on as we dig deeper into what it entails.

Animal Science (also Animal Bioscience) is described as "studying the biology of animals that are under the control of humankind". It also deals with a

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What are the subjects you will study in a Animal Science?

Biology

Chemistry

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Animal Systematic

Invertebrate Biology

Vertebrate Biology

Entomology

Animal Nutrition

What are the entry requirements for an Animal Science course?

Diploma in Animal Science

SPM : Minimum of 5 credits, including English, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

O-Levels : Minimum of 5 credits, including English, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : Please check with institution

Degree in Animal Science

STPM : A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of: Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects

A-Levels : Please check with the relevant university

SAM : Please check with the relevant university

UEC : Please check with the relevant university

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Please check with the relevant university

Matriculation : A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a course in Animal Science?

Versatile

Perhaps you’ll have to deal with a horse. Maybe you’ll have to deal with a bird. Sometimes, you’ll deal with both on the same day! Either way, you have to be prepared for anything

Patient

Animals are living beings, and as such will react randomly and won’t easily follow instructions. You’ll have to be patient in ensuring that they follow the plan outlined for them.

Visionary

You’ll need to be able to look ahead and plan out different changes in ecosystem for different animals. More often than not, you’ll look 5 sometimes 10 years ahead when you decide what the best step to take is when trying to conserve a certain species.