Bachelor of Science Honours in Agriculture [BSc Hons (Agriculture)]
Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management
This 4-year special degree which is equivalent to SLQF level 6 is meticulously designed to develop graduates equipped with multi-disciplinary knowledge on the fundamental concepts, principles, practices and technologies relevant to agriculture. The degree is offered in English medium and the comprehensive curriculum of 125 credits developed by experts in the field is composed of core courses and specialization courses. The core curriculum offered in the first 2 years is deliberated to cover the areas of agronomy, field crops, forest and environment management, agricultural chemistry, soil science and nutrient management, agricultural microbiology, economics and marketing, crop physiology, crop protection and crop improvement, animal husbandry, crop experimentation and statistical methodology. From the third year, students can select a discipline of his/her own desire from among seven specialization modules namely, Agricultural Economics and Business, Plantation Resource Management, Plantation Product Development Technology, Horticulture and Landscape Gardening, Postharvest Horticulture, and Biotechnology. In their final year, students undertake a 6-month research project followed by 3-month industrial training in private sector to obtain real world working experience. The English Department and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre with their state-of-the-art facilities and courses incorporated into the core programme, improve students’ language and ICT skills. Developing entrepreneurial skills of students is one of the priorities which is achieved by tailor-made programmes supported by the Career Guidance Unit. The multi-disciplinary nature of the courses has made the graduates capable of securing professional level employment nationally and internationally.
For more details of courses and their structure please download the student handbook from the link below.