Intakes: March, June, September / October
Mode of Study : Full Time
Duration : 2 Years 6 Months
Credit Hour : 92

Diploma in Agricultural Science is designed to produce specialised human resource that are capable of using technical and practical skills in managing plantation crops using sustainable technology for the plantation industry that is rapidly expanding in South East Asia, Africa and South America. This programme produces graduates who are proactive and disciplined. They would be nurtured to be team players with an entrepreneurial spirit to progress in a competitive society. They would also be well-versed in using ICT and acquire current information on plantation technology. Students are exposed to modern technology in farming, plant protection techniques and weed science to increase yields of plantation crops. Subjects such as Soil Management for Plantation Crops and Introduction to Weed Science increase students’ knowledge in managing plantation operations and plantation crops using sustainable technology.

Year 1

General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, English for Science and Technology I & II, Sustainable Farming , Plant Biology, Introduction to Soil Science, Principles of Crop Science, Oil Palm Plantation Management, Coconut, Coffee and Cocoa Plantation Management, Rubber Plantation Management , Agricultural Marketing, Introduction to Economics, U1 Subject, U2 Subject

Year 2

Soil Management for Plantation Crops, Crop Protection, Introduction to Weed Science, Human Resource in Plantation Management, Farm Planning & Management, Mechanization & Automation in Plantation Crop Management, Basic Entrepreneurship, ICT in Farm Management, Environmental Biotechnology, U3 Subject, U4 Subject

Year 3

Industrial Training

SPM Minimum 3Cs (including a Science Subject and a Pass in English)
O-Level Minimum 3Cs (including a Science Subject and a Pass in English)
UEC Minimum 3Bs (including a Science Subject and a Pass in English)
Certificate/SKM III Minimum CGPA of 2.00 with a C in SPM
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: average of 50% or higher in 5 subjects (including Mathematics)
CPU/CIMP Average of 60% or higher in 6 subjects (including Mathematics)
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
UEC: United Examination Certificate
HND: Higher National Diploma
SAM: South Australian Matriculation
HSC: Higher School Certificate
AUSMAT: Australian Matriculation
CPU: Canadian Pre-University
CIMP: Canadian International Matriculation Programme
IB: International Baccalaureate Diploma
STPM: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
SPM: Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia
MALAYSIAN STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM25,760.00
Deposit (Refundable) RM250.00
Insurance RM70.00 per year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Tuition Fees RM25,760.00
Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00
International Student Administrative Fee RM4,800.00
Medical Insurance RM530.00/year
Medical Examination RM265.00/year
Visa Processing RM381.60/year
Other Fees Sem S/Sem
Library
Student Club
RM160.00
RM80.00
RM80.00
RM40.00
  • Agriculturist
  • Sales Executives
  • Farm Manager
  • Jobs in areas of agribusiness, allied agricultural and horticultural industries, etc.

OVERVIEW

Agricultural science is the study of science and management of biological systems for the sustainable production of food. Agriculture has been a practice and key to sustaining human development on earth.

Agriculture is actually part of Biotechnology as it uses biological know-how to attain better crop yields and better quality in food production.

This programme is designed to produce specialised human resources that are capable of using technical and practical skills in managing plantation crops using sustainable technology.

Why should I take this programme?

If you love gardening or have a deep interest in plants, crop cultivation, farming, soil and other agricultural practices, this programme is definitely for you.

And, since there are more job openings than qualified people to fill them, there is a wide selection of jobs and opportunities that lie ahead.

What will I learn?

The main focus would be Organic Chemistry, Soil Science, Plant Biology, Plantation Crop, Farm Planning & Management to name a few.

What should I expect?

You will be exposed to modern farming technology, plant protection techniques such as pest and weed control, how to conserve soil and water, how to turn crops into food and so on. You will also learn how to preserve, process, package, store and deliver food.

There are opportunities to gain relevant experience through activities such as field trips to plantation estates, agri-businesses and farms throughout Malaysia.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates of this programme can apply for jobs in plantation companies. We have various well-known and listed plantation companies such as IOI Plantation, United Plantations, Sime Darby Plantation and Tradewinds Plantation.

In addition, graduates in this programme can also build their careers in teaching, consulting, communications, production, marketing, and research.

How much will I make?

For diploma holders, you can expect to earn around RM 2,000 as a start but note that with dedication and experience, you will earn more in years to come. But of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for.

Is this programme accredited?

Yes, this programme is fully accredited and our graduates are accepted by local universities to pursue their degree.

Did you know?

100% of our graduating students are recruited in their final year for careers that start immediately upon completing their studies.

Only a few universities offer this course in Malaysia and IUKL is one of the few private universities that has this programme.

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