Course Details

Dip. Aquaculture With Entrepreneurship

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms – fish, crusta-ceans, mollusks, and even plants. It has been touted as a good alternative to commercial fishing for providing food and livelihood.

In many developing countries fish and other aquaculture products serve as the main source of cheap protein to combat malnutrition and under nutrition; fish having essential amino acids which are often lacking in cereal protein substitutes.

The Diploma in Aquaculture with Entrepreneurship enhances the scientific understanding of various aquatic farming activities ranging from fish, shellfish, ornamental fish and corals to seaweed cultivation. In ensuring students have an edge after graduation; this programme integrates the scientific aspects of aquaculture with the business aspects thus enabling students to venture into commercial activities such as business and entrepreneurship.

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Course Summary


Jan, May, Sept

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 41,680

Course Duration

2 years

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SPM / O-Level
Minimum 3 credits, inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subject
Minimum grades of B in 3 subjects, inclusive of Mathematics and 1 science subject
Polytechnic/Certificate Equivalents
Minimum CGPA 2.0

English Language Requirements
  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 3; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 4.0 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.
International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

Note / Legend:
Discretion is given to the Head of School to deal with applicants who have results borderline to the Academic Requirements.
  • SPM – Credit (A+ – C)
  • UEC – Credit (A1 – B6)
  • O-Level – min. Credit (A1 – C6)
  • WAEC – min. Credit (A1 – C6)
  • STPM – min. Principal – ‘C’ grade (GPA 2.00)
  • A-levels – min. Principal – ‘E’ grade (GPA 2.00)
  • SAM/CPU – min. Pass – 50%
Year 1: RM 20,030
Year 2: RM 21,650

Total: RM 41,680

  •  ICT -  RM 200
  •  Library -  RM 200
  •  Student Activities RM 200

 (Minimum 12 semesters for BSc (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness)
 (Minimum 9 semesters for all other Bachelor’s Degree programmes of the faculty)
 (Minimum 6 semesters for Diploma)

1. Biotechnology - total Science Lab Fees: 
Year 1: RM 2,400 
Year 2: RM 2,400 
Year 3: RM 2,400 

2. Food Science with Nutrition - total Science Lab Fees: 
Year 1: RM 2,400 
Year 2: RM 1,600 
Year 3: RM 2,400 

3. BSc (Hons) Nutrition with Wellness - total Science Lab Fees: 
Year 1: RM 1,600 
Year 2: RM 800 
Year 3: RM 400 
Year 4: RM 800 

4. BSc (Hons) Aquatic Science - total Science Lab Fees: 
Year 1: RM 2,400 
Year 2: RM 2,000 
Year 3: RM 2,000 

5. Dip. Aquaculture with Entrepreneurship - total Science Lab Fees: 
Year 1: RM 2800 
Year 2: RM 3,200 
Year 1
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Introduction to Internet Technology
  • Business Communication for Diploma
  • Malaysian Studies (for Local students) (MPU1) / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for International students) (MPU1)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience I (MPU4)
  • Aquatic Ecosystems and Environmental Management
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Business Essentials
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Co-Operative Placement 1

Year 2
  • Entrepreneurship (MPU2)
  • Basic and Practices of Marketing
  • Aquaculture Facility Selection and Design
  • Water Quality and Analysis
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience II (MPU4)
  • Malaysian Eco-Tourism / Malaysian Traditional Food (MPU3)
  • Introduction to Biological Research and Analysis
  • Operational Management for Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Health and Diseases
  • Management of Water Systems
  • Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Logistics Business Strategy & Planning
  • Brood-stock Management for Aquaculture
  • Co-Operative Placement 2

General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.
– For Malaysian students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
– For foreign students:
  1. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 2

All information is correct at the time of upload and UCSI University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.
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