The scientific knowledge the human has nowadays has built the world. Without science being introduced we would not see any great inventions nor could we read any kind of article from your computer or through your phone screen.
Since we were a child we have been learning the importance of science. In Kindergarten school we are taught about things around us like plants, animals, and many other living things.
As you go about reading this we are sure you would like to be a part of the great scientists like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Galileo Galilei who are well known for great inventions.
You should study this course at Malaysian University because it has a broad job opportunity in Malaysia. They have opportunities to work in roles like scientists, researchers, or academicians for the Graduates who have studied Pure Science. However, Applied Science Graduates can use their knowledge in practical jobs.
Applied Science is used to develop a practical application by applying existing scientific knowledge and is more related to engineering and technology. Applied Sciences are often performed outside a laboratory.
Here are some examples of Applied Sciences:
Pure Science focuses on theories and predictions to understand the world of nature and to explain phenomenon in the natural world. It is also known as ‘Basic Science’ or ‘Natural Science’ which includes Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Pure Sciences are often performed in a laboratory and it does not matter how the theories can be applied.
Some specializations in Pure Science include:
The duration to study Applied and Pure Science in Malaysian Universities is 4 Years.
|Foundation/ Pre-U/A-level||SPM /O-level: minimum 5 credits including English, Mathematics or relevant Science subjects (Physics/Biology/Chemistry)|
|Diploma||SPM /O-level: minimum 3- 5 credits including English, Mathematics or relevant Science subjects (Physics/Biology/Chemistry)|
Minimum CGPA of 2.5-3.0 in one of the following:
The duration of the programme offered in Malaysia varies for a different level of studies and institutions. Generally, the average duration of study for each level is:
|Programme||Year of Study|
|Bachelor’s Degree||3-4 years|
The cost of studying Applied and Pure Science in Malaysia can be a huge difference between public and private institutions. The costs of study for different level of studies are:
|Programme||Tuition fee (entire course)|
|Foundation/Pre-U/A-level||RM 10,000 to RM 32,000|
|Diploma||RM 12,000 to RM 33,000|
|Bachelor’s Degree||RM 5,600 to RM 178,000|
Applied and Pure Sciences have a wide career prospect in Malaysia. For a Pure Science graduate, they can work for roles such as scientists, researchers or academicians whereas an Applied Science graduate can apply their knowledge on practical jobs. We have listed out some jobs for Applied and Pure Science graduates and their average pay per year according to PayScale for your reference.
|Software Engineer||RM 51, 224|
|Mechanical Engineer||RM 46, 182|
|Civil Engineer||RM 44,994|
|Environmental Scientist||RM 42,000|
|Occupational Therapist||RM 33,000|
|Veterinary Surgeon||RM 48,000|
Applied Science falls in the category of science that utilizes scientific information to develop practical solutions. It can be compared to technology and engineering. On the other hand pure science focuses on the theories of science and predictions that lets you understand the world in a much better way.
All the students who have the ability to think outside the box and are ready to push their barriers for making new discoveries are ready to study Applied and Pure Science. Testing various theories of the research a student is in can be very frustrating as they have to go through the test time and again for a long period of time , hence having a passion for what you do is all one requires.