The Master of Science programme is a graduate programme by research. Candidates are required to register for several courses and conduct an independent research project. A student pursuing a Master of Science may complete the programme in a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of three years.
Applicants should have obtained a Bachelor’s degree recognised by UPM in forestry or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent.
Applicants with a CGPA below 2.50 and have at least three (3) years of work experience in related fields may also apply for admission into the programme.
Students are required to register for a minimum of nine (9) credits and up to a maximum of eighteen (18) credits of coursework relevant to his field of study. The courses a student should register for must be on the advice of his Advisor/Thesis Supervisory Committee.
A Master of Science candidate is required to register for SPS 5999 Master Research. This is a research project whereby at the end of the study period the candidate will submit a thesis. The thesis will be examined and a viva voce conducted to determine the student’s competency in the field of study.
Students are required to register for SPS 5903 Seminar. This 1-credit seminar course is meant for students to prepare and orally present their research proposal, and should be taken, at the latest, by the third semester of their study programme. The course will be graded on a Satisfactory/Non-satisfactory basis.
a) Basic Fee
Second and subsequent semesters
International students are required to pay an International Student Fee at RM1,000 per semester