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Diploma in Plantation Science

Offered by: i-CATS University College (i-CATS)

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Course Duration2.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyAgriculture, Forestry, Fishery & Veterinary
Course Description

The Diploma in Plantation Science program responds to the market demand for trained and skilled manpower in the plantation industry. This course aims to provide a qualified workforce who can contribute to the improvement of quality, standard, and productivity not only focusing on the oil palm industry also food crops industries. It also aims to forge collaborations and links with industry players through the sharing of expertise, knowledge, and experience.

Entry Requirements
  • Pass SPM/SPMV with minimum 3 credits including Science subject; OR
  • Pass UEC with Grade B in 3 subjects including Science subject; OR
  • Pass O-Level or its equivalent with Grade C in 3 subjects including Science subject; OR
  • Pass Certificate in related field with CGPA of 2.00; OR
  • Completed/ Passed Skill Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 – Senior Estate Conductor or in a related field AND passed SPM with 1 credit or its equivalent; (for this entry, bridging programme will be offered together with the ongoing curriculum within their studies for 2 semesters; OR
  • SMU3/SMA/SMK/MA with an average mark of 55 AND English Language Proficiency Requirement: IELTS with a score of Band 5.0; OR
  • Any other equivalent qualification(s) recognized by the Malaysian Government.
Intake Months

January, March, and August

Career Prospects

The nation has reemphasized the need for the agriculture sector to be strengthened as the sector is expected to play a greater role in the overall economic growth of the country. The oil palm continues to be a dominant contributor to the growth of the agriculture sector. In Sarawak, the rapid growth in the oil palm plantation has created many job opportunities to be filled by local people. Those with Diploma in Plantation Science can seek a position as Supervisor, Cadet and Junior Assistant Manager.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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