High school level students in Malaysia commonly have to determine whether they want to enter science or social studies from the Form 4 or Year 10. Students must already have an idea of what they want to study after graduation. As we know, the knowledge learned at the high school level will be the basis for the deepening of knowledge at the next level. If you have chosen science stream in your high school studies, below are some recommendations of college programmes in 2020.
If you majored in Natural Sciences, what fields are you interested in?
Most science stream students think of studying engineering or health related subjects at university. Both fields do have clear job prospects and considerable opportunities. However, over time, there are several majors that have greater opportunities to be explored and developed because they offer new job opportunities. Nonetheless, there are also traditional majors that will always be needed in the future.
Engineering and health majors are still very appropriate for you to consider because of their employment opportunities. However, the following 5 majors are new and specific majors that also have great potential as future careers. Read the explanation!
Did you know that data science is a field that is “rising” right now? This field is considered to have great potential with the industry’s increasing dependence on data. Experts in the field of data science are still relatively rare, while the development of industrial technology continues to require data scientists. Data scientists have a higher average income than other employees in the field of information technology.
This course will be suitable for those who want to study information technology, especially if you are a mathematician and are interested in the business world.
Some of you may never have heard about college majors that are suitable for students who are studying science in high school. Students who study cyber security will learn about internet security, protecting data stored on the internet, keeping the data free from the threat of theft and so on. This department is basically a specialization of information technology. Several universities, like Oregon State University, specifically offer this programme. If you previously wanted to major in information technology or computer science, why not make your studies more specific to cyber security?
Mechatronics is a combination of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. This includes the basics of electronics, machinery, computer science, systems, telecommunications, control and others. Mechatronics itself is the basis in making robots, so it has a close connection with robotics. Robotics itself is being intensively developed for various purposes. Many argue that in some cases, robots are expected to replace human work.
Mechatronics is suitable for people who are interested in always developing something and innovating in engineering. Nowadays, mechatronics is one of the majors for science students which is starting to get a lot of attention, as compared to mechanical engineering, electronic engineering or informatics engineering alone.
If science and technology develop, the world of health will also develop. This major teaches the application of engineering principles and design concepts in the field of health and biology for the benefit of health services. Biomedical engineering prepares graduates to be able to develop technology for use in the world of health.
If you like engineering and are interested in applying it in the health field, this is the right course for you!
As previously mentioned, engineering majors in general are still very feasible options. However, nuclear engineering is an unusual expertise and is still quite rare, especially in Malaysia. You will study about the nucleus and the principles of nuclear physics if you choose this as your major. This field will start to get a lot of attention because of its use in various fields.
The nuclear engineering department is suitable for those who like challenges and calculations.
Ready to learn a new specific field?
The 5 recommendations above may sound strange because they are still rarely offered at tertiary institutions in the country. However, the development of science and technology requires specific majors such as the 5 majors. Besides that, for those of you who are challenged to learn new and different things, the 5 majors above must be considered!
Contact SUN ASA Education immediately if you are interested in continuing your studies abroad and exploring the above fields.