Diploma in Agricultural Science (Plantation Management)

Diploma in Agricultural Science (Plantation Management)

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 2.5 years
Credits: 92
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About This Programme

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.

Is this programme accredited?

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

Check If You Are Eligible

SPM Minimum 3Cs (including a Math & Science subject)
O-Level Minimum 3Cs (including a Math & Science subject)
UEC Minimum 3Bs (including a Math & Science subject)
SKM III Minimum CGPA of 2.00 with a C in SPM
Certificate Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to SPM
PTE 47
Cambridge English 154

What Will You Learn

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, MPU Subjects (U1, U2)

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, MPU Subjects (U3, U4)

Year 3

Industrial Training

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Career Choices

  • Agriculturist
  • Sales Executives
  • Farm Manager
  • Jobs in areas of agribusiness, allied agricultural and horticultural industries, etc

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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.

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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