Bachelor of Plant Breeding Technology
NEW PROGRAM (2021/2022 SESSION INTAKE)
BACHELOR OF PLANT BREEDING TECHNOLOGY WITH HONOURS
Plant Breeding Technology is an important field to increase the diversity, yield and quality of plants through the manipulation of plant genetic resources. The production of new varieties through breeding programs will have a significant impact on the nation economy and social development. New varieties should meet current demand in terms of yield, quality, disease resistance, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable crop production systems. Therefore, this program is a transdisciplinary program that applies the use of the latest technology in agricultural development from the molecular to the population level and requires knowledge in genetics, agronomy, pest and disease management, physiology, biotechnology, modern farming and agripreneurship of crops produced. In the final year, students will undergo an industrial training and final year project as preparation of embarking real-world scientific research and working experience at the same time.
WHY CHOOSE US
This program has a combination of technological elements (70%) and core elements (30%) that will be implemented for 3.5 years or 7 semesters. Graduates from this program will obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Technology (BTech) which is recognized by the Malaysian Board of Technology (MBOT) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The program offers an industrial mode (2u2i) where students will be exposed to hands-on research and working experience and groom them to the job market with soft skills.
The graduate will have exciting career prospect in agriculture or biotechnology fields. Among the careers including plant breeders, farm managers, agronomists, agropreneurs, agricultural consultants, biotechnologists, agricultural officers, research officer and science officers at research institutes, universities, and government sector.
The candidate will complete this program in three and half (3.5) years with a total credit of 123.