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Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Agriculture
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyAgriculture, Forestry, Fishery & Veterinary
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

The Bachelor of Horticultural Science is a full time program of study, which emphasizes on the fundamental understanding of scientific, technical and management aspects in the field of horticulture. Students will be equipped with both scholarships and skills which will enable them to translate knowledge gained into modern technology application in the horticultural industry for the benefit of mankind. Courses in this program include basic sciences, applied biology, soil science, economics and management, and communication. Aspects of resource management, planning and evaluation of horticultural business are integral components of the program. In addition to on campus training, students will be exposed to commercial practices in horticulture when undertaking compulsory practical training in horticultural and related industries. 


University Courses

  • Oral Interaction Skills
  • General Writing Skills
  • Principles of Economics
  • Public Oration
  • Agriculture and Man
  • Malaysian Nationhood
  • Islamic and Asian Civilizations
  • Ethnic Relations

Core Courses

  • Principles of Weed Science
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Propagation and Nursery Management
  • Botany and Physiology of Horticultural Crops
  • Farm Practice:  Fruit Production
  • Farm Practice:  Vegetable Production
  • Farm Practice:  Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture
  • Farm Practice:  Turf
  • Agricultural Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • Vegetable Production
  • Pomology
  • Ornamental and Flower Production
  • Postharvest Physiology
  • Introduction to Landscape Design
  • Turf Science
  • Fundamentals of Entomology
  • Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
  • Principles of Agricultural Management and Marketing
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Elementary Statistics for Agricultural Science
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Agricultural Mechanisation
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Final Year Academic Project
  • Industrial Training

Elective Courses

  • Food Crops
  • Advanced Agricultral Botany
  • Seed Technology
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Advanced Crop Physiology
  • Crop Nutrition
  • Fisheries Science
  • Agricultural Production Economics
  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Decision Analysis
  • Agriculture Project Planning and Management
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Economics of Agricultural Development and Policy
  • Soilless Culture
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Commercial Fruit Production
  • Orchid Culture
  • Exotic Ornamental Plants
  • Plant Growth Regulators
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Plant Micropropagation
  • Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
  • Pest Control
  • Pesticide Application Technique
  • Biological Control of Crops Pests
  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Pesticide Science
  • Agribusiness Accounting
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Organic Production Systems
  • Principles of Animal Production
  • Sustainable Soil Management
  • Soil Fertility Management
  • Agricultural Waste Management
  • Soil Formation and Classification
  • Soil Physics
  • Soil Conservation
  • Climatic Change and Agriculture
  • Soil Fertility II
  • Soil Mineralogy
  • Environmental Soil Science
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agriculture Recreational Park
  • Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture
  • Transfer of Agricultural Technology
  • Agricultural Communication
  • Program Planning in Agricultural Extension


Total Credit: 136 Credit Hours

Entry Requirements
  • A minimum C Grade at GCE Ordinary (O) level in any two (2) subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/Additional Mathematics.
  • Credits at GCE Advanced (A) level in:
    • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
    • One (1) Science subject
    • Two (2) other subjects

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

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