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.

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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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