“Applied science is a discipline that serves to apply existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, for example: technology or inventions. “
In natural sciences, basic science (or pure science) is used to develop information to explain the phenomena of the natural world. This information is then put to use for practical efforts through applied science. Applied science is usually engineering, which develops technology.
Medical sciences such as medical microbiology are examples of applied sciences. These sciences apply biology to medical knowledge and inventions, but not necessarily to medical technology, which is developed more specifically by biomedicine or biomedical engineering.
A student of applied science may specialize in any of the following areas; –
Engineering computer Science
Applied physics &
Engineering and mechanical sciences
Science of engineering
If any of these fields are of particular interest to you, then studying Applied Sciences might be the right path for you.
What is epidemiology?
We are now facing a deadly virus called Covid -19. Applied scientists also study epidemiology. Epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes and effects of health conditions and diseases in defined populations.
It is an application of the formal sciences of statistics and the theory of probability. Genetic epidemiology is an applied science applying both biological and statistical methods. After this Covid-19 epidemic, there will be a good demand for epidemiologists. Students of applied sciences have the opportunity to specialize in this area.
Where to study applied
science in Malaysia
There are many universities, polytechnics and colleges where you can study applied science in Malaysia. . It is not a highly competitive course. Students who have completed SPM can enroll in a core program or a degree program. Those who are eligible can earn an applied science degree. Some of the institutions offering applied sciences include:
University Malaya, University Science Malaysia, UITM, University Tun Hussein Onn, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, UNIMAS and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. Students can also study at private institutions such as UCSI, Inti, Quest, Nilai, and Curtin University.