Prasiswazah FST




Biology offers two specialized modules; 1) Plants 2) Animals. Teaching and research of biology in the faculty includes aspects of taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, ecology, biodiversity, plant and animal genetics, of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Exposure to all aspects of basic and applied research aimed to achieve balance between socio-economic development and conservation of biodiversity and the environment.

Major courses

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th year


Career Prospects

Core lecturers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng Yong Foo

Insect biodiversity, Insect taxonomy, systematics and ecology

Prof. Dr. Badrul Munir Mohd. Zain

Molecular Systematics and Primatology (

Prof. Dr. Kalaivani Nadarajah

Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Microbe Interaction, Biological Control (

Prof. Dr. Mohd. Nizam Mohd. Said

Plant Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation of Tropical Forest (

Prof. Dr. Norhayati Ahmad

Herpetology, Cervation Biology (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen

Plant Genetics and Systematics, Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Odonata

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haja Maideen Kader Maideen

Pteridology, Plant Molecular Systematic

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Salmah Yaakop

Molecular Systematics, Insects Taxonomy and Diversity (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noraini Talip

Plant Anatomy, Palynology, Plant Micromorphology, Plant Biodiversity and Conservation, Systematic Anatomy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wee Suk Ling

Insect behaviour, Insect chemical ecology, Insect electrophysiology

Dr. Azman Sulaiman

Insect Biosystematic

Dr. Nurul Wahida Othman

Insect Physiology, Insect Toxicology, Histology, Insect Conservation

Dr. Izfa Riza Hazmi

Insect Taxonomy and Systematics, Insect Biodiversity (

Dr. Nadiatur Akmar Zulkifli

Animal Genetics and Breeding (

Dr. Juliana Senawi

Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecomorphology, Biomechanic, Bioacoustics (

Dr. Johari Jalinas

Biological control, Bioacoustic, Pest management

Dr. Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib

Ecology of birds and small mammals, Molecular parasitology, Wildlife pathogens and diseases

Dr. Noraziyah Abd. Aziz Shamsudin

Plant breeding

Dr. Nik Norhazrina Nik Mohd Kamil

Bryology, Floristic, Taxonomy, Systematics

Dr. Mohammad Saiful Mansor

Vertebrate Ecology and Evolution

Dr. Nur 'Aqilah Binti Mustafa Bakray

Mycology, Ecology

Dr. Shamsul Khamis

Botany, Plant diversity and Taxonomy (

Dr. Norlinda Mohd. Daut

Ethology, Behavioral ecology, Animal histology and physiology (

Dr. Ahmad Fitri Bin Zohari

Plant Ecology and Taxonomy (

Dr. Mohd Ikmal Asmuni

Molecular Markers, Agronomy, Genetics, Plant physiology, Plant breeding (

Dr. Nur Farah Ain Zainee

Taxonomy, Ecology and Biology of Algae

Entry requirements

General requirement:

  1. Complete 12 years of Primary and High School education; and
  2. Obtain High School (e.g. Higher Secondary Certificate, Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate, Tawjihiyah, Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas, High School Diploma); and
  3. Meet minimum English requirement set by faculty; and
  4. Pass UKM interview (if required) ; and
  5. Meet faculty specific requirement;

Specific programme requirement:

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