Bachelor of Social Work Management

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK MANAGEMENT WITH HONOURS
[B. Soc. Work Mgt. (Hons.)]

The Bachelor of Social Work Management (BSWMgt.) programme aims to produce trained and competent generalist social workers. This programme integrates the knowledge and social work skills in both aspects of theory and practice. The comprehensive curriculum was developed to suit the demands for social work skills locally whilst at the same time fulfill international accreditattion requirements and social work educational standards. Students who enroll in this program are expected to follow the curriculum as stipulated by the programme. The curriculum employs a generalist orientation in which students are required to fulfill a total of 25 credit hours of of University Core Courses, 86 credit hours of Programme Core Courses and 15 credit hours of Elective Courses. The duration of the programme is four (4) years or eight (8) semesters.

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 social work students to learn and master. The areas covered by these courses include basic social work practice, intervention skills and strategies covering the micro, mezzo and macro practice, history of the welfare sevice organizations, social work ethics and legal issues, human behavior and the social environment, psychology, sociology, communication, research methods, dissertation 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 social work and social services. They offer in-depth coverage of practice as well as other issues considered relevant to the social work profession.

Background

Background

The Aim and Expected Outcomes of the BSWMgt Programme

The aim of the Bachelor of Social Work Management (BSWMgt.) Programme is to produce competent social workers who are able to apply the social work knowledge and skills in various areas of the human services.

The objectives of the programme are stated as follows:

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

  • apply social work theories in practice the relevant fields of practice;
  • make use of all the knowledge, skills and methods learned to become skilled and excellent social workers;
  • put in practice the social work ethical and professional values in performing their duties, and
  • confront and tackle challenges effectively.

The programme learning outcomes had been formulated in accordance with the eight (8) MQF learning outcome domains (nine (9) domains under the MoE requirements). Table below shows the programme learning outcomes and their relationship with the learning outcome domains:

Programme Learning Outcomes and MQF Learning Domains
Programme Learning Outcome Domains MQF Domains
LOD1 Acquire the social work knowledge, conceptual understanding, theories and practices as well as related areas in accordance with the need of the profession. Knowledge
LOD2 Apply the skills in planning, executing and evaluating social work practice and policies. Practical skills
LOD3 Apply the scientific and analytical skills using critical and creative strategies of thinking involving clients in different levels and situations. Scientific methods, critical thinking and problem solving skills
LOD4 Communicate effectively in various cultural contexts and with the spirit of teamwork. Communication, leadership and team skills
LOD5 Demonstrate high levels of helping skills, showing conscientiousness, cordiality and empathy as well as being socially responsible in interactions with the clients and society. Social skills and responsibilities
LOD6 Possess effective information management skill and the tendency towards life long learning for self development and the profession. Lifelong learning and information management
LOD7 Demonstrate social work professionalism through positive attitude and integrity. Ethics, professionalism and humanities
LOD8 Integrate social entrepreneurship skills appropriate to the social work profession Entrepreneurship and managerial skills
LOD9 Demonstrate excellent leadership skills and capabilities Leadership

BSWMgt Course Structure

BSWM Course Structure

To be conferred the degree of Bachelor in Social Work Management with Honors, a student is required to enrol and pass a minimum of 136 credit hours which cover four (4) components, namely University Core Courses, Programme Core Courses, Programme Electives and General Elective. Students are also required to achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 for the Programme Core Courses. The programme structure is as follows:

Components Credit Hours
A University Core Courses 25
B Program Core Courses 78
C Program Electives 30
D General Elective 3
Total 136

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

A. University Core Courses (25 credit hours)
Code Course Credit
SADE1013 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
SADN1013 Islamic and Asian Civilizations 3
SADN1043 Ethnic Relations 3
SADN1033 Malaysian Nationhood Studies 3
SBLE1033 English for Communication I 3
SBLE1043 English for Communication II 3
SBLE2013 Process Writing 3
VXXX4 Co-curriculum 3
B. Programme Core Courses (78 credit hours)
Code Course Credit
BPMN1013 Introduction to Management 3
SCCA2033 Media and Society 3
SSSP1013 Introduction to Sociology 3
SSQL1113 Statistics for Social Sciences 3
SSWA1053 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
SSWA2103 Intervention Strategies with Individuals 3
SSWA2203 Intervention Strategies with Groups and Families 3
SSWA2303 Intervention Strategies with Organizations and Communities 3
SSWA2313 Communication in Social Work 3
SSWP1013 Introduction to Social Work 3
SSWP1023 History and Development of Social Welfare 3
SSWS2113 Cultural Diversity and Human Needs 3
SSWT1033 Social Issues and Policy 3
SSWT2043 Ethics and the Law in the Helping Profession 3
SSWT3023 Administration and Management of Social Service Organizations 3
SSWY1043 Human Behaviour in the Social Environment 3
SSWZ3996 Academic Exercise 6
SSWX3912 Practicum 12
SSYA1013 Introduction to Psychology 3
SSYM1023 Human Growth and Development 3
SSYS2023 Social Psychology 3
SSZK2003 Research in Social Sciences 3
C. Programme Electives (30 credit hours)
Code Course Credit
Concentration Courses
Students are to choose any SIX (6) of the courses listed below.
SSWA3113 Social Work with Children and Adolescents 3
SSWA3123 Social Work with Families 3
SSWA3133 Social Work with the Aged 3
SSWA3213 Social Work with the Disabled 3
SSWA3313 Social Work in Rehabilitation Centers 3
SSWA3413 Social Work in Health Services 3
SSWA3513 Mental Health and Social Work Practice 3
SSWA3713 Social Work in Substance Abuse 3
SSWA3813 Social Work in Industry 3
Supporting Courses
Students are to choose any FOUR (4) of the courses listed below.
SSWS2213 Family Dynamics 3
SSWS2153 Community Planning and Development 3
SSWS2143 Society, Poverty and Welfare Programmes 3
SSWS2133 Deviance and Social Work 3
SSWS2123 Human Ecology and Social Problems 3
SSWR2063 Religion and Social Welfare 3
SSWP1033 Volunteerism 3
SSWA2413 Crisis and Disaster Intervention 3
SSSD3623 Criminology 3
SSSD2013 Sociology of Deviance 3
SSYD3033 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
D. Free Electives (3 credit hours)
Students are to choose any ONE (1) course from outside of their programme.

Course Selection

Course Selection

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SADE1013 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 SADN1043 Ethnic Relations 3
SADN1013 Islamic and Asian Civilizations 3 SBLE1043 English for Communication II 3
SADN1033 Malaysian Nationhood Studies 3 BPMN1013 Introduction to Management 3
SBLE1033 English for Communication I 3 SSYM1023 Human Growth and Development 3
SSWP1013 Introduction to Social Work 3 SSWA1053 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3
SSYA1013 Introduction to Psychology 3 SSWP1023 History and Social Welfare Developmentv 3
VXXX1 Co-curriculum 1 VXXX1 Co-curriculum 1
Total 19 Total 19
SEMESTER 3 SEMESTER 4
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SBLE2103 Process Writing 3 SSYS2023 Social Psychology 3
SSWA2103 Intervention Strategy with Individuals 3 SSWA2203 Intervention Strategy with Groups and Families 3
SSWT1033 Social Issues and Policy 3 SSWA2303 Intervention Strategy with Organizations and Communities 3
SSWY1043 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 SSWS2113 Cultural Diversity and Human Needs 3
SCCA20 Media and Society 3 SSWT2043 Ethics and the Laws in the Helping Profession 3
SSSP1013 Introduction to Sociology 3 SSWXXXX3 Programme Elective 3
VXXX1 Co-curriculum 1 VXXX1 Co-curriculum 1
Total 19 Total 19
SEMESTER 5 SEMESTER 6
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SSQL1113 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 SSWT3023 Administration and Management of Social Service Organizations 3
SSWA2313 Communication in Social Work 3 SSZK2003 Social Science Research 3
SSWXXXX3 Programme Elective 3 SSXXXXX3 Program Elective 3
SSWXXXX3 Programme Elective 3 SSXXXXX3 Program Elective 3
SSXXXXX3 Programme Elective 3 SSXXXXX3 Program Elective 3
XXXXXXX3 Free Elective 3 SSXXXXX3 Program Elective 3
Total 18 Total 18
SEMESTER 7 SEMESTER 8
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
SSWZ3996 Academic Exercise 6 SSWX3912 Practicum 12
SSWXXXX3 Programme Elective 3      
SSWXXXX3 Programme Elective 3      
Total 12 Total 12

Course Offering

Course Offering by Semester

Code Course Semester
I II
SSSD2013 Sociology of Deviance  
SSSD3623 Criminology  
SSSP1013 Introduction to Sociology
SSWA1053 Foundations of Social Work Practice  
SSWA2103 Intervention Strategies with Individuals  
SSWA2203 Intervention Strategies with Groups and Families  
SSWA2303 Intervention Strategies with Organizations and Communities  
SSWA2313 Communication in Social Work  
SSWA2413 Crisis and Disaster Intervention  
SSWA3113 Social Work with Children and Adolescents
SSWA3123 Social Work with Families
SSWA3133 Social Work with the Elderly
SSWA3213 Social Work with the Disabled  
SSWA3313 Social Work in Rehabilitation Centres  
SSWA3413 Social Work in Health Services
SSWA3513 Social Work in Mental Health  
SSWA3713 Social Work in Substance Abuse  
SSWA3813 Social Work in the Industry  
SSWP1013 Introduction to Social Work  
SSWP1023 History and Social Welfare Development  
SSWP1033 Volunteerism
SSWR2063 Religion and Social Welfare
SSWS2113 Cultural Diversity and Human Needs  
SSWS2123 Human Ecology and Social Problems  
SSWS2133 Social Work and Deviance  
SSWS2143 Society, Poverty and Welfare Programme  
SSWS2153 Community Planning and Development  
SSWS2213 Family Dynamics
SSWT1033 Social Issues and Policy  
SSWT2043 Ethics and the Laws in the Helping Profession  
SSWT3023 Administration and Management of Social Service Organizations  
SSWX3912 Practicum
SSWY1043 Human Behavior and the Social Environment  
SSWZ3996 Academic Exercise
SSZK2003 Research in Social Sciences

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