GG31–Bachelor of Science Agrotechnology (Postharvest Technology)


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Introduction

The Bachelor Science in Agrotechnology (Postharvest Technology) is a three-year programme. It is offered by the Faculty of Fisheries and Food Science, UMT since 2005. This programe is developed to produce graduates with theoretical knowledge and substantial skills in the postharvest technology mainly on commercial agricultural products. Graduates of this programme are also exposed to other subjects such as crop production, animal husbandry, fisheries and aquaculture that in line with modern agricultural development as well as the demands of our society. Additionally, this programme highlights the relationship of plant morphology and physiology in preventing the postharvest losses which is of major importance for global food and nutritional security. Therefore, this programme provides an update on the latest technologies to maximize quality and shelf life of fresh agricultural products.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements for Diploma Holders/ Equivalent
University’s General Requirement
Pass SPM or its equivalent with credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credits Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July Paper;
and
Possess a Diploma or other qualifications as recognised by the Malaysian Government and University’s Senate;
or
Pass STPM in 2012 or before with at least:
Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in General Studies
and
Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two (2) other subjects
or
Pass Matriculation in 2012 or before with at least CGPA 2.00;
and
Pass MUET with a minimum score of Band 1.
Program’s Special Requirement
Pass in STPM/Matriculation in 2012 or before with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in Biology.

Minimum qualifications Matriculation / Foundation

Pass SPM or its equivalent with credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July Paper;
Pass the Ministry of Education Matriculation/UM Science Foundation/ UiTM Science Foundation with at least a CGPA 2.00.;
and
Pass MUET with a minimum score of Band 1.
Program’s Special Requirement
Pass in STPM/Matriculation in 2012 or before with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in Biology.

Minimum Qualifications for STPM

Minimum Entry Requirement for STPM Holders

University’s General Requirement

Pass SPM or its equivalent with credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or credits Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia, July Paper;

and

Pass STPM in 2012 or before with at least:

Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in General Studies

and

Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two (2) other subjects

and

Pass MUET with a minimum score of Band 1.

Program’s Special Requirement

Pass STPM/Matriculation in 2012 or before with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in Biology.

Duration of Study, Fees and Total Credits
Duration of Study, Fees and Total Credits
Duration: 3 years
Total credit hours: 120
Fees (per semester):
Local student: RM 980.00
International student: RM2,300.00
** All the above cost fees exclude accommodation and non-recurrent fees.
Non Recurrent Fees: One-time payment for studying the whole course of study at UMT. Student only needs to pay once for this Non Recurrent Fee total RM 450.00 during the whole study at UMT. These fees MUST be paid before or during registration day. These fees includes registration (RM100.00), orientation (RM200.00) and extra-curricular activities (RM 150.00).

Career Opportunities
Bachelor Science in Agrotechnology (Postharvest Technology) graduates will have the opportunity to explore the careers as below:
Postharvest Technology Officer
Research Officer
Agriculture Officer
Quality Control Officer
Agricultural Entrepreneurs
Executives in Agricultural Supplier Companies
College/School Instructors/Lecturer