Since its establishment in 2003, the Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS) has held the distinction of being contemporary and forward looking in its approach to provide the best possible education and training for its students.
In choosing a university to pursue a postgraduate programme, one has toweigh out many options. Will there be adequate facilities, state-of-the-artlaboratories and equipment, modern library, computing facilities etc thatcan contribute and promote the creation of a conducive research cultureand learning experience? Will there be a sufficient pool of academic staffand researchers who are inspirational and committed to the pursuits andadvancement of new knowledge and its applications? Will my experienceas a UNIMAS postgraduate student be challenging, fulfilling andrewarding, socially and intellectually? Indeed in building the foundationfor credibility and excellence of our postgraduate programmes, we havegiven our fullest attention to these critical criteria.
We take pride in our high-calibre staff and skilled researchers, our modernresearch facilities and campus-wide computer networking and services. Our level of commitment to research in a broad coverage of areas canstand up to the keenest scrutiny. CGS offers the rare prospect of focusingon quality and assertively seeking a culture of excellence.
Postgraduate teaching and research have always occupied the highestprofile in all our university’s endeavors and achievements. Our graduateprogrammes and research are constantly reviewed and monitored tomaintain a learning environment of the highest quality.
POSTGRADUATE DEGREES BY COURSEWORK
The Master’s degree by coursework programme is designed to extend the knowledge and skills gained from the first degree and to develop new professional skills in graduates. The programme involves lectures, seminars and project work. A minimum of 42 credit points of study and a final Cumulative Grade Point (CGPA) of at least 3.0 is required for the award of the Master’s degree. The minimum 42-credit points of study consists of a combination of compulsory subjects, electives and a research/dissertation project. Each subject carries a weightage of 2 to 3-credit points, and assessments are through take home assignments, tests and final semester examinations. Student progress and performance in the research/dissertation project is assessed through oral presentations and written reports.