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Bachelor of Counselling

BACKGROUND

The Bachelor of Counseling program aims to produce trained and competent counselors. This programme offers a comprehensive coverage of knowledge in counseling with strict emphasis on producing highly trained professional counselors. The comprehensive curriculum was developed to suit the demands for counsellors and helping professionals based on established curriculum requirements and standards. Students who enrol in this program are expected to follow the curriculum as stipulated by the programme. The curriculum requires students to fulfill a total of 25 credit hours of of University Core Courses, 78 credit hours of Programme Core Courses, 18 credit hours of Elective Courses and 15 credit hours of practicum, internship and academic exercise.

The University Core Courses are compulsory courses mandated by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. They cover basic yet essential knowledge base such as nationhood studies, civilizational studies, language, writing and co-curricular activities.

The Programme Core Courses consist of compulsory courses which incorporate all the basic skills considered crucial for students to learn and master. The areas covered by these courses include basic counseling practice in various settings, counseling techniques and skills, psychological courses, theories in counseling and psychology, current and specific issues in counseling and related services, research methods, academic exercise and field practicum. This program also offers a host of elective courses for students to choose from. Each elective course is tailored to specific practice areas relevant to counseling services and the helping profession in general. They offer in-depth coverage of practice, applied knowledge, skills development and other issues considered relevant and essential to the profession.

BACHELOR OF COUNSELLING COURSE STRUCTURE

To be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Counselling with Honours [B. Couns. (Hons.)], a student is required to enrol and pass a minimum of 136 credit hours which cover five (5) components, namely University Core Courses, Programme Core Courses,Programme Electives, Free Electives and Practicum, Internship and Academic Exercise. Students are also required to achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 for every semester in order to avoid conditional pass. The programme structure is as follows: 

Components Credit Hours
A University Core Courses 25
B Program Core Courses 78
C Minor Courses 15
D General Elective Course 3
E Practicum, Internship & Academic Exercise 15
Total 136

A more detailed breakdown of each of these components is provided in the following.

A. University Core Courses (25 credit hours)

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
SADE1013 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
SADN1013 Islamic and Asian Civilizations 3
SADN1033 Malaysian Nationhood Studies 3
SADN1043 Ethnic Relations 3
SBLEXXXX English Core Courses 9
VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum Courses 4
Note:
  • International Student MUST REPLACE SADN 1013 and SADN 1043 with :
    1. SBLF1093 Malay as Foreign Language I and
    2. SBLF2093 Malay as Foreign Language II
  • Choose ONE (1) co-curriculum course of interest and students are subjected to the conditions specified under the related field.

B. Programme Core Courses (93 Credit Hours)

PROGRAMME CORE COURSES
Course Code Course Name Credit Pre-requisite
BPMN1013 Introduction to Management 3 None
SSYA1013 Introduction to Psychology 3 None
SSYM1023 Human Growth and Development 3 SSYA1013
SSKC1013 Basic Principles of Counselling and Guidance 3 SSYA1013
SSQL1113 Statistics for Social Science 3 None
SSZK2003 Research in Social Science 3 SSKC1013
SSYS2023 Social Psychology 3 None
SSYP2013 Personality 3 None
SSYP2133 Psychological Testing 3 SSQL1113
SSYM2213 Human Learning 3 SSYM1023
SSKC2213 Theory and Practice of Counselling 3 SSKC1013
SSKC2223 Multi-cultural Counselling 3 SSKC2213
SSKC2233 Theory and Practice of Group Counselling 3 SSYA1013
SSKC2343 Ethics and Acts of Counsellor 3 SSKC1013
SSYP3133 Testing and Assessment in Counselling 3 SSYP2133
SSYP2313 Abnormal Psychology 3 SSKC1013
SSKC2313 Helping Skills 3 SSKC2223
SSKC2323 Individual Counselling Skills 3 SSKC2213
SSKC2333 Group Counselling Skills 3 SSKC1013
SSYD3033 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3 SSYA1013
SSKC3233 Counselling in Islamic Perspective 3 SSKC2233
SSKC3433 Career Development and Choices 3 SSKC1013
SSKC4813 Counselling at Higher Learning Institution 3 SSKC1013
SSKC3733 Community Counselling 3 SSKC3813
SSYP4543 Personnel Recruitment and Placement 3 SSYM1023
SSCX4983 Counselling Practicum 3 Obtain pass for all courses
SSCX4996 Internship 6 SSZK2003
SSCZ4996 Academic Exercise 6 SSYM1023

C. Minor Courses (18 Credit Hours)

Students must choose ONE (1) minor from the following FOUR (4) minor areas:

i. Human Resource Management offered by the School of Business Management (SBM), UUM COB. Student MUST choose SIX (6) courses from the list below:

 

MINOR COURSES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Course Code Course Name Credit Pre-requisite
BSMH2013 Human Resource Management 3 BPMN1013
BSMH3033 Training and Development 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3053 Performance Appraisal 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3153 Career Planning and Development 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3023 Staffing 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3043 Remuneration and Rewards 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3063 Change Management 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3083 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health Management 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3103 Industrial Relations 3 BSMH2013
BSMH3113 International Human Resource Management 3 BSMH2013

 

ii. Creative Media offered by the School of Multimedia Technology & Communication (SMMTC), UUM CAS. Student MUST choose SIX (6) courses from the list below:

 

MINOR COURSES IN CREATIVE MEDIA
Course Code Course Name Credit Pre-requisite
SCCT1033 Introduction to Media Technology 3 None
SCCT1093 Visual Media 3 None
SCCT2033 Media Writing 3 None
SCCT2043 Photography 3 None
SCCT2063 Media Law and Ethics 3 None
SCCT2073 Media Creativity and Esthetics 3 None
SCCT3033 Media Psychology 3 None
SCCT3233 Integrative Media Marketing 3 None
SCCT2323 Investigative News Reporting 3 None
SCCT2413 Electronic Script Writing 3 None

 

iii. Event Management offered by the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management (STHEM), UUM COLGIS. Student MUST choose SIX (6) courses from the list below:

 

MINOR COURSES IN CREATIVE MEDIA
Course Code Course Name Credit Pre-requisite
GHZA1113 Introduction to Event 3 None
GHZL3143 Event Sponsorship and Fundraising 3 GHZM2113
GHZM2113 Event Marketing 3 GHZM1113
GHZN3053 Event Risk Management 3 GHZM1113
GHZP4313 Sport Tourism Event Management 3 GHZM1113
GHZS2113 Sport and Society 3 None
GHZS2123 Sociological Aspects of Event Management 3 GHZM1113
GHZT3113 Event Design and Production 3 GHZM1113
GHZT3133 Event Administration and Coordination 3 GHZM1113
GHZT3213 Event Operation and Logistics 3 GHZM1113

 

iv. Commercial Law offered by the School of Law (SOL), UUM COLGIS. Student MUST choose SIX (6) courses from the list below:

 

MINOR COURSES IN COMMERCIAL LAW
Course Code Course Name Credit Pre-requisite
GLUE2113 Law of Business Transaction 3 None
GLUE2033 Employment and Industrial Relations Law 3 None
GLUE3163 Administrative Law 3 None
GLUE3173 Banking Law 3 None
GLUE3013 Insurance Law 3 None
GLUE3023 Revenue Law 3 None
GLUE3143 Copyright Law 3 None
GLUE3133 Industrial Property Law 3 None
GLUE3043 Law of Information Technology 3 None
GLUE3053 Cyber Law 3 None

 

D. General Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Student has to CHOOSE ANY COURSE offered by other programmes in the same or different school with a consideration as follows:

  • Fulfill the course pre-requisite if necessary
  • Equivalent courses cannot be an Elective Course.

PROPOSED COURSES TO BE TAKEN BY SEMESTER

Students are advised to enroll in courses based on the suggested schedule presented below. The schedule has been planned in such a way that the courses and their credit hours are evenly distributed and in accordance with the level of study deemed suitable for majority of students. By following the schedule, students will be able to ensure that they do not left out any courses that are required for them to complete the programme.

1st. SEMESTER 2nd. SEMESTER
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SADE1013 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 SADN1013 Islamic and Asian Civilization 3
SADN1043 Ethnic Relations 3 SBLEXXXX English Core 3
SADN1033 Nationhood Studies 3 SSYM1023 Human Growth and Development 3
SSYA1013 Introduction to Psychology 3 SSYP2013 Personality 3
SSKC1013 Basic Principles of Counselling and Guidance 3 SSQL1113 Statistics for Social Science 3
BPMN1013 Introduction to Management 3 XXXXXXX3 Minor 1 3
VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum 1 VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum 1
Total 19 Total 19
3rd. SEMESTER 4th. SEMESTER
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SBLEXXXX English Core 3 SBLEXXXX English Core 3
SSYM2213 Human Learning 3 SSKC2323 Individual Counselling Skills 3
SSKC2213 Theory and Practice of Counselling 3 SSKC2333 Group Counselling Skills 3
SSKC2233 Theory and Practice of Group Counselling 3 SSKC2313 Helping Skills 3
SSYS2023 Social Psychology 3 SSZK2003 Research in Social Science 3
XXXXXXX3 Minor 2 3 XXXXXXX3 Minor 3 3
VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum 1 VXXXXXXX Co-Curriculum 1
Total 19 Total 19
5th. SEMESTER 6th. SEMESTER
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SSYP2133 Psychological Testing 3 SSKC2343 Ethics and Acts of Counsellor 3
SSYP2313 Abnormal Psychology 3 SSKC3233 Counselling in Islamic Perspective 3
SSKC2223 Health Psychology Multi-cultural Counselling 3 SSYD3033 Psychology Industrial and Organizational 3
SSKC3433 Career Development and Choices 3 SSYP3133 Testing and Assessment in Counseling 3
XXXXXXX3 Minor 4 3 XXXXXXX3 Minor 5 3
XXXXXXX3 General Elective 3 XXXXXXX3 Minor 6 3
Total 18 Total 18
7th. SEMESTER 8th. SEMESTER
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SSKC3733 Community Counselling 3 SSCX4996 Internship 6
SSKC4813 Counselling at the Higher Learning Institution        
SSYP4543 Personnel Recruitment and Placement 3      
SSCX4983 Counselling Practicum 3      
SSCZ4996 Academic Exercise 6      
Total 18 Total 6

COURSE OFFERING BY SEMESTER

The table below contains a list of courses offered by the programme according to the semester in which they are offered. Some of these courses are offered intermittently while some are available every semester. The table will serve as a guide for students to plan their study accordingly. However, students are also advised to constantly refer to the department for the latest information with regard to these course offerings.

Course Code Course Name Semester
I II
SSKC1013 Basic Principles of Counselling and Guidance X  
SSYA1013 Introduction to Psychology X X
SSYM1023 Human Growth and Development   X
SSQL1113 Statistics for Social Science X X
SSZK2003 Research in Social Science X X
SSYP2013 Personality X  
SSYS2023 Social Psychology   X
SSYP2133 Psychological Testing X  
SSKC2213 Theory and Practice of Counselling X  
SSYM2213 Human Learning X  
SSKC2223 Multi-cultural Counselling   X
SSKC2233 Theory and Practice of Group Counselling X  
SSKC2313 Helping Skills   X
SSYP2313 Abnormal Psychology X  
SSKC2323 Individual Counselling Skills   X
SSKC2333 Group Counselling Skills   X
SSKC2343 Ethics and Acts of Counsellor   X
SSYP2433 Health Psychology X  
SSYD3033 Industrial and Organizational Psychology   X
SSKC3233 Counselling in Islamic Perspective X  
SSKC3353 Behaviour Modification   X
SSKC3133 Testing and Assessment in Counseling X  
SSYP3413 Deviant Behaviour*   X
SSKC3433 Career Development and Choices X  
SSKC3463 Counselling and Current Issues   X
SSKC3623 Therapeutic Consultation* X  
SSKC3733 Community Counselling X  
SSKC3813 School Counselling and Guidance   X
SSKC4323 Self-identity Crisis   X
SSYP4543 Personnel Recruitment and Placement X  
SSKC4613 Counselling Technique in the Substance Abuse* X  
SSKC4813 Counselling at Higher Learning Institution X  
SSCX4983 Counselling Practicum X  
SSCX4996 Internship   X

* Courses offered to B.Ed.(Guidance and Counselling)(Hons) students.