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University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

The vision of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) is to be an institution that generates, disseminates and applies innovative knowledge and catalyst for the development of progressive individuals and a sustainable environment. UMT contributes towards HRD and the socio-economy of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) specifically, and the nation in general. It is the platform for the production of k-workers and the key regional centre for higher education. UMT emphasises on teaching, research and professional services in the fields of science, technology and management of natural resource via the generation of excellent academic and research programmes towards the development of individuals who will ensure the sustainability of the environment, community and the nation.

Since its establishment in 2002, UMT has undergone a significant transformation from a new and little-known university college to a successful public institution of higher learning offering numerous undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as making waves in research and innovation.

EXCELLENT TEACHING AND LEARNING

UMT encourages innovative teaching practices to meet the academic and professional needs of its students. UMT has more than 300 academic staff dedicated to research and teaching, and many are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields. They are qualified with advanced degrees from some of the top ranking universities around the world.

UMT offers its students a safe, beautiful learning environment and encourages cultural learning diversity and provides an unparalleled cultural learning experience that is different from other universities.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

UMT is very serious in improving its research and development. The university is aiming towards becoming a renowned university in research as a core business. UMT’s excellent research profile attracts quality graduate students. To undertake research studies at UMT means joining an institution with up-to-date research facilities, publishing research activities nationally and internationally and having numerous adequate skilled researchers in the respective niche areas.

UMT’s campus is strategically located on the shores of the South China Sea. The Malaysian government has approved five major areas as UMT’s niche areas, namely, Marine Biotechnology, Mangrove Research and Rehabilitation, Turtle Research and Rehabilitation, Management and Biodiversity Rehabilitation, and Aquaculture, which enable UMT to continuously focus on the areas of Science, Technology and Natural Resource Management. In addition, UMT is continuously upgrading its research capacity and capabilities in other areas such as maritime studies, economics, management, basic sciences, physical sciences, engineering, computer sciences and mathematics.

FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS

The university has the following faculties, departments and schools:

Faculties

  • Science and Technology
  • Management and Economics
  • Agrotechnology and Food Science
  • Maritime Studies and Marine Science

Departments

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Mathematical Science
  • Physical Sciences
  • Economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management and Marketing
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Languages and Communication
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Science
  • Agrotechnology
  • Maritime Management
  • Marine Science
  • Maritime Technology
  • Nautical Science and Maritime Transportation

GRADUATE SCHOOL

Graduate Studies

The Graduate School of UMT was officially established in 2002 and has produced 95 graduates. The prime responsibility of the Graduate School is to provide services and assistance in expanding the graduate studies capability of the University; and. ensuring that approved university policies and procedures in graduate studies are in place. A diverse range of MSc and PhD graduate programmes are offered by research as well as by coursework modes. Currently, there are more than 38 fields of research carried out by academics from seven research clusters and two coursework programmes.

Programmes by Research

The master’s and doctoral programmes under this structure emphasise 100% on research and is the major requirement for attaining the degrees. While there is no specific number of credits required for graduation, a student may be required to enroll in some courses to strengthen their knowledge base. They are also advised to participate in academic discussions and seminar presentations. At the end of the programme, they are required to produce a thesis as a significant contribution to knowledge that demonstrates mastery in the chosen field of research.

Fields of Study
This structure offers 38 fields of study under seven clusters which include the following:

Life Sciences

  • Aquatic Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Zoology

Physical Sciences

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Chemical Technology
  • Environmental Technology and Management
  • Physics
  • Remote Sensing

Oceanography and Maritime Sciences

  • Marine Science
  • Maritime Studies
  • Maritime Technology
  • Oceanography

Computer and Mathematical Sciences

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Sciences

Agriculture and Food Sciences

  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Crop Science
  • Fisheries
  • Food Science
  • Post Harvest Technology

Management and Economics

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Social Science

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Counselling
  • Philosophy and Civilization
  • Social Studies

Programmes by Coursework (degree without thesis)

A student who is enrolled under this structure is required to fulfill a specific number of credits comprising coursework. Thesis is not a requirement. However, the student may be expected to submit a project report or case study equivalent to 4-6 credits. In some programmes, a comprehensive examination is required in lieu of the project report/case study. The minimum requirement is 30 credits. Two programmes are offered under this structure – Master of Science (Aquaculture) and Master of Management (Integrated Coastal Zone).

Master of Science (Aquaculture)
This programme is designed for the candidates who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in aquaculture. This programme also prepares them to become experts in the aquaculture industry.

Master of Management (Integrated Coastal Zone)
This is a special programme designed for science and social science degree holders. This programme will equip students with knowledge on the sciences as well as the environment, management, economics and accounting.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE WITH THESIS

Master’s Programmes

  • Bachelor’s degree with good achievement from UMT or any other institution of higher learning recognised by the UMT Senate; or
  • Any other qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and possess evidence of adequate research or work experience recognised by the UMT Senate. A faculty that offers a specific programme will determine the level of experience required.

Doctoral Programmes

  • Master’s degree from UMT or any other institution of higher learning recognised by the UMT Senate; or
  • Any other qualification equivalent to a master’s degree and evidence of adequate research or work experience recognised by the UMT Senate; or
  • Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from UMT or any institution of higher learning recognised by the UMT Senate; or
  • Currently enrolled as a master’s student at UMT, and – has completed at least two semesters of study;
    – has shown outstanding progress; and
    – received recommendation from the Graduate Studies Committee of the Faculty to transfer to a PhD programme with the Senate’s approval.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications are to be made on prescribed forms which may obtain from Graduate School or downloaded from the internet http://gs.umt.edu.my. A complete application should consist of:

  • A complete, signed application form
  • Certified copy of IC (for Malaysians and Permanent Residents)
  • Certified copy of degree certificate
  • Certified copy of transcript
  • A report of project proposal (for Research structure only)
  • Reports of two academic referees (must be sealed)
  • Documentary evidence of the applicant’s ability to cover all related expenses during programme period such as bank guarantee or sponsorship letter (international students only)
  • Application fee of RM25 (local application) or USD25 (international application) which should be in the form of a bank draft/postal order / money order form, payable to Bendahari Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Evidence of English proficiency (if any)
  • Other relevant documents (if any)

All enclosed academic records and other supporting documents must be certified true copies. The application should be sent to:
Dean of Graduate School
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
21030 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu, Malaysia

DURATION OF STUDY

ProgrammeStatus Minimum Maximum
MasterFull-time and part-time2 semesters 10 semesters
PhD 4 semesters 16 semesters

FEE STRUCTURE

Basic Fees for Programmes by Research

 First Semester Second and Subsequent Semesters
Student Local International Local International
Programme M.Sc. & PhD M.Sc. & PhD M.Sc. & PhD M.Sc. & PhD
Science RM1,380.00 RM2,430.00 RM1,130.00 RM2,180.00
Social ScienceRM1,180.00 RM2,230.00 RM 930.00RM1,980.00
Final Semester
Student Local International
Programme M.Sc. PhD M.Sc. PhD
Science RM1,630.00 RM2,130.00 RM2,680.00 RM3,180.00
Social ScienceRM1,430.00 RM1,930.00 RM2,480.00 RM2,980.00

Breakdown of Basic Fees

 Local Students International Students
Non-Recurring Fees
Registration RM150.00 RM150.00
Examination (Thesis)
• Master’s
• PhD

RM500.00
RM1,000.00

RM500.00
RM1,000.00
Re-examination (Thesis)
• Master’s
• PhD

RM500.00
RM1,000.00

RM500.00
RM1,000.00
Graduation RM120.00 RM120.00
Alumni RM100.00 RM100.00
Recurring Fees (per semester)
Services RM200.00 RM200.00
Health Service RM50.00 RM100.00
Welfare / Insurance RM50.00 RM50.00
Co-curriculum RM20.00 RM20.00
Students Club RM10.00 RM10.00
Tuition
• Science
• Social Science

RM700.00
RM500.00

RM700.00
RM500.00
Library RM100.00 RM100.00
Special Fee for International StudentRM1,000.00

Science

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Oceanography and Maritime Sciences
  • Computer and Mathematical Sciences
  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Economics and Management
  • Social Sciences

Basic Fees for Programmes by Coursework

Master of Science (Aquaculture) Coursework

 First SemesterSecond and Subsequent SemestersFinal Semester
Local Students RM3,580.00 RM3,430.00 RM3,430.00
International Students RM4,630.00 RM4,480.00 RM4,480.00

Breakdown of Basic Fees
 Local Students International Students
Non-Recurring Fees
Registration RM150.00 RM150.00
Graduation RM120.00 RM120.00
Alumni RM100.00 RM100.00
Recurring Fees (per semester)
Services RM200.00 RM200.00
Health Service RM50.00 RM100.00
Welfare / Insurance RM50.00 RM50.00
Co-curriculum RM20.00 RM20.00
Students Club RM10.00 RM10.00
Tuition (RM 250.00 X 12 Credit hours)RM3,000.00 RM3,000.00
Library RM100.00 RM100.00
Special Fee for International StudentRM1,000.00

Master of Management (Integrated Coastal Zone Management)

 First SemesterSecond and Subsequent SemestersFinal Semester
Local Students RM2,740.00RM2,590.00 RM2,590.00
International Students RM3,790.00 RM3,640.00 RM3,640.00

Breakdown of Basic Fees

 Local Students International Students
Non-Recurring Fees
Registration RM150.00 RM150.00
Graduation RM120.00 RM120.00
Alumni RM100.00 RM100.00
Recurring Fees (per semester)
Services RM200.00 RM200.00
Health Service RM50.00 RM100.00
Welfare / Insurance RM50.00 RM50.00
Co-curriculum RM20.00 RM20.00
Students Club RM10.00 RM10.00
Tuition (RM 250.00 X 12 Credit hours)RM2,160.00RM2,160.00
Library RM100.00 RM100.00
Special Fee for International StudentRM1,000.00

Address :
University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
Mengabang Telipot
21030 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu
Tel : 09-668 4206/4501
Fax : 09-668 4148
Email : Click here to email
Website : http://www.umt.edu.my
Contact Person :
En.Mohd Safre bin Mohd Sani
(Assistant Registrar)

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Courses Available

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  • Science & Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Social Science (Communication)
  • Agriculture
  • Business Administration & Management
  • Computer & Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering & Technical Skill
  • Health & Welfare
  • Humanities