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Thank you for your interest in the University Technology MARA Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology. At the faculty we run a wide range of quality academic programmes and our plantation programmes are well established and recognized worldwide because of the superior training and extensive education provided by the faculty. Currently we have six campuses running the academic programmes while the main campus at Shah Alam concentrates on the postgraduate and a few undergraduate programmes. These campuses offer excellent teaching and research facilities including well-equipped classroom, laboratories and vast tracts of agricultural land for the field work. Our programmes are industry driven and we have been successful in producing outstanding graduates to meet the manpower needs of the plantation and the agricultural sectors since 1965. Most of our programmes are strongly connected and engaged in partnership with the expertise from other faculties and industry. We are very responsive towards the needs of the students and the profession and we welcome positive contributions and suggestions from our alumni and employers for continuous improvement and exciting development. Please feel free to contact us at the faculty. We look forward to see you in our faculty soon.
ASSOC. PROF. DR. ADZMI YAACOB, Dean
This course is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and understanding of establishing and managing a plantation. Students following this three year programme will learn the latest techniques of Plantation Management, Agricultural Science, Farm Mechanization, Accounting, Plant Science, Agricultural Economics, Soil Science, Industrial Relations, Personnel Management, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Extension and Agricultural Marketing.
This three-year programme emphasises on the various aspects of Production Technology, Management and Information Technology needed by the agricultural and plantation sectors. The courses in the programme include Crop Production Technology, Precision Agriculture, Agricultural Biotechnology, Financial Management, Organisational Behaviour, Agricultural Economics, Computer Applications, and Soil Conservation and Management.
Master in Plantation Industry Management is a professional postgraduate degree set out to fulfil the vision of transforming the agricultural sector. This programme consists of 30% technology courses and 70% management courses mostly specific to plantation and agricultural sectors. The technology component emphasizes advanced crop production technology in accordance with the present and future development in the plantation sector.
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