FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Our Undergraduate Programmes


WA02
Communication Studies
WA12
Industrial Relations and Labour Studies
WA14
Anthropology and Sociology
WA15
International Studies
WA21
Politics and Government Studies
WA22
Development Planning and Management
WA23
Social Work Studies

WA02 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Communication Studies

UG Programme 4

Communication is the foundation of human existence. We communicate as individuals, members of societies and organizations. In this era of information driven society, we are exposed to numerous sophisticated, and yet complex, channels of communication. This is parallel with the rapid increase in the world of communication particularly in the use of ICT on a global scale.

Communication Studies offers students both theory and practice in the field of communication which is very much grounded in social sciences. This specialization study offers courses which equip the students with the knowledge and competency in the fields of journalism, public relations, advertising and broadcasting. Hence, we aim to produce graduates who are “critical thinkers”, knowledgeable and have the right skills to meet the demands of the job market.

Programme Educational Objectives

The graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • Have the expertise in the field of communication, or other related areas of profession.
  • Able to apply the knowledge and skills to plan and execute effective, innovative, practical, professional and ethical communication programmes and strategies.
  • Able to pursue life-long learning, including pursuing higher education or other professional or entrepreneurial endeavours.
  • Able to demonstrate the credibility to lead in their chosen profession.
Programme Learning Outcomes

It is hoped that by the end of their studies, the students from this specialization programme are able to meet these learning outcomes:

  • Acquire the theoretical amd knowledge in the field of media and communication.
  • Acquire skills in writing, layout, planning and event management.
  • Acquire effective writing, listening, speaking, interaction skills and able to execute them responsibly.
  • Demonstrate critical and scientific thinking through observation and awareness regarding current issues.
  • Display the ability to plan, execute and demonstrate leadership skills and teamwork in all endeavors.
  • Seek and manage information skillfully with interest and ability for lifelong learning.
  • Explore and implement entrepreneurial opportunities ceratively and innovatively, and
  • Inculcate professionalism and ethics when communicating.
Career Prospect

WA12 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Industrial Relations and Labour Studies

UG Programme 2

Industrial Relations and Labour Studies Programme enables the students to engage in the practice of professionalism in accordance with the ethical and moral values relevant to the industrial world. Demonstrate effective communication, leadership and teamwork skills in the context of industrial and employment relations as well as apply skills and abilities in industrial and employment relations for life-long learning. Practicing the laws related to industrial and employment relations.

The courses offered in this programme are aimed at fulfilling eight learning outcomes:

  • Interpret an understanding from the sources of knowledge and able to synthesize these knowledge for self-development as well as for the society.
  • Utilize their respective intellectual skills to conceptualize the understanding and explanation of the actors in industrial relations and discourse in the form of presentation and the proliferation of knowledge.
  • Communicate with all levels of the organization and put forward their ideas in various forums and environment with a high level of professionalism.
  • Demonstrate the level of professionalism which is relevant to ethical and moral values in knowledge application in the industrial world.
  • Understand the economic, environment and socio-cultural effects in professional practices and demonstrate leadership qualities in knowledge for the society, organizational and national development.
  • Involve in critical academic discussions for the purpose of identifying problems and issues in an organisation and workplace.
  • Profess life-long learning through continuous value added skills in their career, and become an affiliate to related public and private institutions and agencies in order to gain the latest information pertaining to this field.
  • Outsource the resources and business opportunities and able to design business planning.
Career Prospects



WA14 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Anthropology and Sociology

We offer a thorough theoretical foundation for enhancing students’ analytical skills when society and its issues. The programme is at the forefront in the development of Borneo studies incorporated through teaching and research by examining the contribution of the disciplines to our knowledge on Bornean societies and transformation.

Our instructors applied teaching and learning skills emphasized on empirical research and community-based learning. Experiential learning strategies include:

After graduating from this program, the students are able to:

  • Describe, define and differentiate the principles and concepts of Anthropology and Sociology.
  • Prepare, interpret and analyze Anthropological and Sociological data during fieldwork.
  • Communicate efficiently with stakeholders.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in problem solving and decision making in any fields engaged in.
  • Act professionally in the field they are engaged in and be responsible in helping with development in accordance to the social, community and global needs.
  • Apply knowledge gained and plan for continuous knowledge enhancement in facing global challenges.
  • Portray specific skills and plan for the future especially in matters related to entrepreneurship.
  • Show consistency in attitude and aspiration, with high ethical value.
  • Display awareness towards the diversity of culture and be responsible socially, in leadership practices and also in daily conversations and at national level.
UG Programme 3
Career Prospects


WA15 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) International Studies

UG Programme 4

International Studies introduces students to the formation of international system and relations between modern states since the Westphalia Agreement in 1648 through historical and theoretical frameworks. At the same time, this program examines the international system in the contemporary context that is increasingly complex with the emerging of actors and new challenges. As such, this program gives focuses on issues related to international laws, global economy, modern diplomacy, negotiation and conflict resolution, foreign policy, security and defence, and other contemporary issues. As a whole, this program, prepares students with theoretical and practical knowledge that need to be mastered by international relations’ practitioners like diplomats and international trade delegates.

Programme Educational Objectives

The graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • Able to apply the knowledge in the field of international relations and show flexibility, coherence and be critical in discussing international issues.
  • Able to conduct research to advance their academic career relating to the discipline of international relations.
  • Able to critically analyse issues related to international relations and community.
  • Able to participate in international dealing through their knowledge of international systems and global processes, cross-cultural negotiation and management as well as strategic and ethical leadership.
Programme Learning Outcomes

It is hoped that by the end of their studies, the students from this specialization programme are able to meet these learning outcomes:

  • Explain theories, concepts and issues in International Studies.
  • Apply research knowledge and subsequently produce academic writings related to the discipline of International Studies.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and being ethical in carrying out task
  • Demonstrate caring attitude and sensitivity towards issues and problem faced by the community.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, leadership, forbearance and credibility as well as the ability to work in a team.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse issues related to international relations and community.
  • Possess the desire to pursue a higher level of knowledge in their chosen fields through lifelong learning and possesses the ability to manage and use information effectively and responsibly.
  • Explore and execute entrepreneurial opportunities creatively and productively.
Career Prospect


WA21 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Politics and Government Studies

UG Programme 5

Politics and Government Programme offers a holistic and practical approach to the study of political science. As political science is very broad in nature, this programme offers courses which expose students to a variety of sub-fields in political science. These sub-fields include political economy, public policies, Malaysian politics, comparative politics and governance.

Programme Educational Objectives

The graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • Engage in the practice of professionalism and possess leadership skills by applying theories and concepts of political science.
  • Apply administrative instruments and skills as practitioners.
  • Demonstrate good values such as discipline and integrity in workplace.
  • Explore opportunities and adapt themselves to the global working environment.
Programme Learning Outcomes

It is hoped that by the end of their studies, the students from this specialization programme are able to meet these learning outcomes:

  • Explain theories and concepts in Political Science.
  • Apply research knowledge and subsequently produce academic writings related to the discipline of Political Science.
  • Demonstrate caring attitude and sensitivity towards issues and problem faced by the community.
  • Practice good value such as integrity, discipline as well as responsibility in daily life and in the work environment.
  • Present ideas coherently and convincingly either individually or in a team based environment.
  • Analyze current political issues critically.
  • Demonstrate the desire to continuously enrich one's knowledge.
  • Explore and seize entrepreneurial opportunities creatively and productively.
Career Prospects


WA22 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Development Planning and Management

UG Programme 6

The Development Planning and Management Program is designed to equip students with the principles, practices and techniques towards achieving the goals of sustainable development. This program adopts a multidisciplinary approach which exposes students to the studies of economy, sociology and physical environment. The significant aspects in the curriculum include exposing students through various tools and technologies in development planning and management activities. These are fundamental dimensions to develop students to be critical in analyzing and offering solutions for the betterment of the society.

Programme Educational Objectives

The graduates of the programme are expected to:

  • To produce capable professionals who are equipped with knowledge about the implications of development on stakeholders and environment.
  • To demonstrate the ability to critically analyze issues related to development, environment and society.
  • Equip with latest knowledge and technical skills in the field of development planning and management for lifelong learning.
  • To produce effective individuals who can lead their organizations and practice ethical value in dealing with project management.
Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of their study, students from this programme are expected to be able to:

  • Master the skills and knowledge in the field of development planning and management.
  • Master the technical skills including usage of technology in planning.
  • Acquire social skills and responsibility in presenting clear ideas especially in the field of physical and social development.
  • Acquire skills in critical and logical thinking as well as using scientific method in solving problem.
  • Proactive in exploring issues in society and able to work in group.
  • Illustrate the ability to manage information and to engage in continuous knowledge delivery.
  • Master the skills in planning, project management and evaluation, and exploring opportunity in entrepreneurship and
  • Show professionalism and being ethical in carrying out tasks.
Career Prospect


WA23 - Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Social Work Studies

UG Programme 6

Professional social work practice in Malaysia is becoming much more relevant in the last few decades because of rapid urbanization, changes in family structures, diminishing traditional support network and the increasing number of social problems. The main purpose of social work is about the enhancement of human well being and the promotion of social justice and social development. The courses offered by this programme are intended to prepare and equip the students with knowledge on the interaction between human and society, Students learn theories and skills in social work to enable them to play their roles effectively in helping or working with individuals, groups and communities as well as formulating social policies. This programme is broad-based, drawing on knowledge from other social science disciplines and behavioural sciences, such as planning, management, and both communication and interpersonal skills.

At the end of the study, social work graduates are expected to:

  • Have acquired knowledge and skills that enable them to engage appropriately in any social, economic and cultural context they may be.
  • Integrate knowledge, values and skills in social work practice.
  • Critically analyze the social issues and problems resulting from social dynamics particularly in the context of developing countries.
  • Exhibit good communication skills needed at different levels of intervention in social work including multi-disciplinary practices.
  • Demonstrate empathy and awareness on cultural and personal levels.
  • Instill the core values of social work by emphasizing on the practices of anti-discrimination, social justice, diversity, equality and human rights.
  • Participate critically in issues relating to the development of professional competency in social work.
  • Develop competency and skills in evaluation and problem solving at both micro and macro levels.
  • Plan and coordinate services, programmes and policies related to the needs and care of families, community and society.
Career Prospects