WS24 - Bachelor of Science with Honours (Cognitive Science)

Understanding the human mind has intrigued mankind for centuries. This search has led to the inception of the field of Cognitive Science after World War II. Cognitive Science, being the field in the forefront of brain and mind research, holds great promises in revolutionizing the understanding of ourselves as well in bringing forth technological advancements we could only imagine today. It draws from disciplines such as Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy with the central purpose of investigating the nature of mind and intelligence. UNIMAS or specifically Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development is the pioneer in spearheading the establishment of Cognitive Science in this region. We are also broadening our concentration to psychology, in line with the growing demands for psychologists in the country. Ours is unique because it focuses on the cognitive aspects of psychology tailored to the needs of professionals from a wide-ranging field, e.g. ergonomics and human factor, learning sciences, medical and the industries at large. To date, 220 students had graduated from the Faculty of Cogntive Science, UNIMAS.

Career Prospects

What sort of career would I have?

Knowledge in Cognitive Science could be important in a wide range of careers in contemporary society; such as information and communication technologies (ICT), training and education, business, design, research, as well as the enhancement and designing of new technologies to assist in the improvement of human work performance in different working environments. Graduates from the program could work as software designer and developer; software, systems or web interface designer; systems support professionals; systems analyst; human factors personnel; consumer product designer; industrial psychologist; consumer psychologist; academician/educator/ tutor; and instructional designer, amongst others.

A. University's Minimum Entry Requirements

Memiliki Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/Setaraf dengan mendapat kepujian dalam Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia atau kepujian Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia Kertas Julai dan lulus dalam mata pelajaran Sejarah (SPM 2013 dan ke atas);

DAN

Kelayakan Minimum Diploma / Setaraf

  • Memiliki kelulusan Diploma atau kelulusan lain yang diiktiraf setaraf dengannya oleh Kerajaan Malaysia dan diluluskan oleh Senat Universiti;

    ATAU

    Lulus peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) tahun 2016 atau sebelumnya dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 2.00 dan Gred C (NGMP 2.00) dalam tiga (3) mata pelajaran termasuk Pengajian Am.

    ATAU

    Lulus peperiksaan Matrikulasi / Asasi tahun 2016 atau sebelumnya dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 2.00;
  • Menyertakan dokumen berikut yang telah disahkan kepada pihak Universiti:-
    • Salinan Permohonan Aplikasi Dalam Talian;
    • Salinan Kad Pengenalan/MyKad calon;
    • Salinan Sijil Kelahiran Calon, Ibu dan Bapa/Surat Akuan Sumpah (jika hilang);
    • Salinan Sijil Berhenti Sekolah/Surat Akuan;
    • Akuan Majikan (Jika Berkaitan);
    • Salinan Sijil STPM/Setaraf;
    • Salinan Transkrip Penuh Akademik (Semester 1 hingga akhir);
    • Salinan Diploma/Sijil (Jika ada)
    • Salinan Sijil MUET;
    • Salinan Surat Pengesahan Tamat Pengajian; dan
    • Salinan Keputusan Bahasa Melayu/Matematik Julai (Jika ada)

ATAU

Kelayakan Minimum Matrikulasi KPM / Asasi Sains UM / Asasi UiTM / Asasi Sains UNIMAS

  • Lulus Matrikulasi KPM /Asasi Sains UM /Asasi UiTM / Asasi Sains UNIMAS dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 2.00;

ATAU

Kelayakan Minimum STPM

  • Lulus Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 2.00 dan mendapat sekurangkurangnya:
    • Gred C (NGMP 2.00) dalam mata pelajaran Pengajian Am;
    dan
    • Gred C (NGMP 2.00) dalam dua (2) mata pelajaran lain;
DAN

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

  • Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 1 (Band 1) dalam Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

B. Special Requirements for Enrolment

Science Stream

  • To get at least a C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level in any two (2) of the following subjects:
  • Mathematics M
  • Mathematics T
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • AND
  • 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 C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in STPM Level in any two (2) of the following subjects:
  • Sejarah
  • Geografi
  • Ekonomi
  • Pengajian Perniagaan
  • Perakaunan
  • Mathematics M/Mathematics T
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

STAM 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 in STPM Level in any two(2) of the subjects below:
  • Mathematics M
  • Mathematics T
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) of the subjects below:
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Physic/Engineering Physic
  • Computer Sciene/Engineering Computing
  • Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry/Civil Engineering Studies/Mechanical Engineering Studies/Electrical and Electronic Engineering Studies
  • 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 in STPM Level in any two(2) of the subjects below:
  • Sejarah
  • Geografi
  • Ekonomi
  • Pengajian Perniagaan
  • Perakaunan
  • Mathematics M/Mathematics T/Further Mathematic
  • OR
  • To get at least C Grade (2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in any two(2) of the subjects below:
  • Mathematics
  • Perakaunan
  • Ekonomi
  • Pengurusan Perniagaan
  • OR
  • To get pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) year 2013 or before with at least Pangkat Jayyid;
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subjects:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Science/Engineering/Technical Stream

  • To get at least a C Grade (NGMP 2.00) in Matriculation/Asasi Level in two(2) of the following subjects:
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry
  • Physic/Engineering Physics
  • Computer Sciene/Engineering Computing
  • Civil Engineering Studies/Mechanical Engineering Studies/Electrical and Electronic Engineering Studies
  • AND
  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subject:
  • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
  • Bahasa Inggeris

Accounting Stream

  • To get at least a pass with E Grade in SPM Level for below subject:
  • 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.
Year 1
  • Semester 1
    • KMK1093 Basic Programming
    • KMK1103 Discrete Structure
    • KMK1133 Introduction to Linguistics Analysis
    • KMF1014 Introduction to Cognitive Science
    • KMF1023 Cognitive Psychology
    • MPU3122 Islamic and Asian Civilizations
    • PBI1112 Preparatory English I / PBI1XXX Pilihan Bahasa Inggeris I
    • PPD1041 Softskills & Basic Volunteerism
  • Semester 2
    • KMK1143 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
    • KMK1123 Calculus and Linear Algebra
    • KMK1313 Cognition and Design
    • KMF1043 Human Development Psychology
    • KMF1053 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • MPU3412 ICT Competency
    • MPU3222 Foundation of Enterpreneurship Enculturation
    • PBI1122 Persediaan Bahasa Inggeris II
    • PPD1032 Credited Cocurricular
Year 2
  • Semester 1
    • KMK2133 Philosophy of Mind
    • KMK2313Human Factors and Ergonomics
    • KMK2333 Expert Systems Analysis and Design / KMK1493 Cognition Tools for Learning
    • KMK2363 Instructional Technology Design and Development / KMK2533 Fundamentals of Data Mining
    • KMF2014 Statistics
    • PBI1XXX Pilihan Bahasa Inggeris I
  • Semester 2
    • KMK2273 Cognition and Learning
    • KMF2024 Research Methodology
    • KMK2233 Artificial Neural Networks / KMK2383 Narrative and Discourse Analysis
    • KMK2213 Object Oriented Programming / KMK3503 Computational Thinking
    • KMK2263 Database Management Systems / KMK2473 Computer Graphics
    • MPU3112 Ethnic Relationship in Malaysia
    • MPU3312 Malay Language
    • PBI1XXX Pilihan Bahasa Inggeris II
  • Semester 2 Antarsesi
    • KMK2305Industrial Training
Year 3
  • Semester 1
    • KMK3323Human Computer Interaction
    • KMK3103 Final Year Project 1
    • KMF3013 Human and Organisational Behavior
    • KMK3393 Web Programming / KMK3113 Virtual Reality
    • KMK3483 Computer Vision / KMK3163 Project Management
    • Kursus Elektif Univeristi I
  • Semester 2
    • KMK3104 Final Year Project II
    • KMK3093 Computational Intelligence / KMK3513 Applied Neurosains for Special Needs
    • KMK3053 Computational Linguistics / KMK3523 Learning Disabilities in An Inclusive Society
    • KMK3433 Mobile Computing / KMK3013 Knowledge-Based System
    • Kursus Elektif Univeristi II
    • Kursus Elektif Univeristi III
For further information, please contact:
Dr Surena bt Sabil
Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Student Development),
Faculty of Cognitive Science & Human Development (FCSHD),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 582817
Fax : +(60-82)
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