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Diploma in Agricultural Science (Plantation Management)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
Kajang, Selangor
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.

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Course Summary


Mar, Jun, Jul, Sept, Oct

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 27,700

Course Duration

2.5 years

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SPM - Minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics and a Science Subject) and a Pass in English

O-Level - Minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics and a Science Subject) and a Pass in English

UEC - Minimum 3Cs (including Mathematics and a Science Subject) and a Pass in English

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

  • IELTS - 5
  • TOEFL (PBT) - 410
  • TOEFL (IBT) - 42
  • PTE - 47
  • MUET BAND - 3
  • Cambridge English - 154
  • Tuition Fees - RM 25,760.00
  • Deposit (Refundable) - RM 250.00
  • Insurance - RM 70.00/year

Other Fees - 
  • Library - RM 160.00
  • Student Club - RM 80.00
  • Library - RM 80.00
  • Student Club - RM 40.00

Total Fees (Approximate) - RM 27,700.00

  • Tuition Fees - RM 25,760.00
  • Caution Fee (Refundable) - RM 1,500.00
  • International Student Administrative Fee - RM 4,800.00
  • Medical Insurance - RM 600.00/year
  • Visa Processing  - RM 360.00/year
  • Medical Examination - RM 250.00/year

Other Fees - 
  • Library - RM 160.00
  • Student Club - RM 80.00
  • Library - RM 80.00
  • Student Club - RM 40.00

Total Fees (Approximate) - RM 36,000.00
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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