Agricultural production has concerns in food quality and safety and the environmental impact of production methods in the short, medium and long term. Agricultural industry faces challenges and is undergoing an unprecedented period of change. Smart scientific and technological solutions are required to overcome the challenges and adopt the change for achieving sustainable and high yield agriculture production to meet the consumer demand of rapidly growing global population.
Our Agrotechnology (Minor in Business) programme provides necessary theoretical and practical skill and knowledge in crop and animal production systems as well as in agribusiness and marketing. The underpinning scientific, technical, and business principles and their applicability in recent local and global developments are incorporated in our curriculum. The curriculum also incorporates halal food production, and quality and safety requirement for local and global food market.
Our students gain understanding of the impact of global, regional and local policy on the agricultural industry and economy. They are able to assess agriculture environment interactions and devise environmental management strategies to manage agriculture as a business.
The programme prepares its graduates to:
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agrotechnology (Minor in Business)
Programme length: 3 years
The aims of the programme are:
Graduates have the applied and technical knowledge together with communications and business skills to fill various high demand positions in the agricultural industry. Some of the potential local job opportunities are: halal food processing and quality assurance; legal, business scientific and technical consultancy to the agriculture and agrifood sectors; teaching and research in areas related to business, agriculture and agrifood; agricultural consultant; estates manager; farm manager; fish farm manager; plant breeder/geneticist; agro-soil scientist; agro economist; farm worker; farm Assistant; farm supervisor.
Applicants for admission to first degree programmes must satisfy the following minimum entry requirements:
Programme Entry Requirements
The minimum admission requirements for this programme are:
In addition to the above entry requirements, a minimum of Credit Six in Mathematics at GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent is required for admission to this programme.
The programme has been designed in order to obtain accreditation from the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) and American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).