WA02 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Communication Studies

UG Programme 4

Communication is the foundation of human existence. We communicate as individuals, members of societies and organizations. In this era of information driven society, we are exposed to numerous sophisticated, and yet complex, channels of communication. This is parallel with the rapid increase in the world of communication particularly in the use of ICT on a global scale.

Communication Studies offers students both theory and practice in the field of communication which is very much grounded in social sciences. This specialization study offers courses which equip the students with the knowledge and competency in the fields of journalism, public relations, advertising and broadcasting. Hence, we aim to produce graduates who are “critical thinkers”, knowledgeable and have the right skills to meet the demands of the job market.

Programme Educational Objectives

The graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • Have the expertise in the field of communication, or other related areas of profession.
  • Able to apply the knowledge and skills to plan and execute effective, innovative, practical, professional and ethical communication programmes and strategies.
  • Able to pursue life-long learning, including pursuing higher education or other professional or entrepreneurial endeavours.
  • Able to demonstrate the credibility to lead in their chosen profession.
Programme Learning Outcomes

It is hoped that by the end of their studies, the students from this specialization programme are able to meet these learning outcomes:

  • Acquire the theoretical amd knowledge in the field of media and communication.
  • Acquire skills in writing, layout, planning and event management.
  • Acquire effective writing, listening, speaking, interaction skills and able to execute them responsibly.
  • Demonstrate critical and scientific thinking through observation and awareness regarding current issues.
  • Display the ability to plan, execute and demonstrate leadership skills and teamwork in all endeavors.
  • Seek and manage information skillfully with interest and ability for lifelong learning.
  • Explore and implement entrepreneurial opportunities ceratively and innovatively, and
  • Inculcate professionalism and ethics when communicating.
Career Prospect

A. University's Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND

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,

OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum

  • CGPA of 2.00

OR

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

AND

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

  • At least Band 1

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

Notes:

  1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.
  2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

B. Special Requirements for Enrolment

Science Stream

  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Arts Stream

  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Science Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Year till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least a credit with C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level in any two(2) subjects (excluding Pengajian Am)
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) subjects
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Arts Stream

  • Possessing a Diploma in the relevant field or any other qualifications endorsed by the UNIMAS Senate with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • AND
  • To provide Academic Transcript from First Year till Final Semester.
  • OR
  • To get at least a credit with C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level in any two(2) subjects (excluding Pengajian Am)
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) subjects
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Science / Accounting / Law / TESL Stream

  • To get at least a C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two (2) subjects
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Interested applicants should have successfully completed a minimum of 12 years of primary and secondary schools with a Higher School Certificate (HSC) qualification or its equivalents. In addition, students who have obtained a high school/college diploma or its equivalent may also apply

International students who wish to enroll in undergraduate programmes at UNIMAS are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements as listed below:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Scheme) score of 5.5 or
  • TOEFL (test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or
  • CBT (computer-based TOEFL) score of 230 or
  • IBT (internet-based TOEFL) minimum score of 80 or
  • English Language requirement may be satisfied for applicants who have successfully completed full time secondary or tertiary studies or equivalent qualification where the language of instruction and assessment was in English. Academic transcript and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the medium of instruction and assessment must be provided.

Students without the required level of English but meet the requirement for undergraduate studies will be given a conditional offer of undergraduate study and are required to enroll in the Intensive English Language Programme offered by the Faculty of Language Studies and Communication Studies, UNIMAS. Students who pass the Intensive English Language Programme can pursue their full-time undergraduate study at UNIMAS. For information about the Intensive English Language Programme, please email Dr Collin Jerome at jcollin@unimas.my or Ms Ivy at info@iad.unimas.my

To be updated soon.
For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Dr. Mus Chairil bin Samani
Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Student Development),
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 584180
Fax : +(60-82)
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