What will I learn?

Introduction

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is a pioneer in agricultural engineering education in Malaysia, offering the Bachelor of Agricultural and Bio system Engineering program (ABE) in 4-year study duration with a total of 128 credits required for graduation. Being in line with the national objective of strengthening the agricultural sector in order to ensure the sustainability of food supply and income generation, the ABE program meets the needs of trained and skilled manpower to solve problems associated with the design of agricultural equipment and off-road vehicles; robots and automation; control systems and agricultural waste treatments; quality and management of surface and groundwater; crop and livestock facilities; and plantation and natural resources management through using information technology.

The program has four options of emphasis i.e. Postharvest and Environment, Soil and Water Resources, Agricultural Informatics and, Mechanisation and Automation. The objectives of this program are; i) to produce engineers that are knowledgeable in the field of agricultural and bio system engineering with appropriate skills and attitude for employment in industries; ii) to produce engineers who are creative and innovative, as well as being concerned and responsible towards the society, cultures and environment; iii) to produce engineers who are capable of solving advanced design and development problems at national and international levels. Students are also exposed to competitions related to agricultural and bio system engineering at national and international level as well as have opportunities to undergo practical training and join student exchange programs abroad.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities for ABE graduates are wide and diverse, covering aspects of management, consultancy and construction, research and development, monitoring and control, technical services, sales and marketing, production and processing, business and entrepreneurship, as well as education and training. These wide-ranging opportunities are the result of the versatility of the ABE program and this versatility has resulted in the high demand for ABE graduates at all times. The ABE program is recognized by the Public Service Department (JPA), the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). ABE graduates can also seek employment outside the country since the ABE program is also recognized by the Washington Accord at the international level.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years (8 semesters))

Tuition fees
RM17,500.00 (US$ 4,226) per year
RM 70,000 for the entire course; RM 8,750 for per semester
Start date

Expected February, September 2020

Venue

Universiti Putra Malaysia

SERDANG,

Selangor,

43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant who is interested in pursuing his/ her studied at UPM must fulfil the following: To have received a National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above. or a Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00. English Language Requirements: IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.0 for TESL/English or 5.5 for other programmes; or TOEFL - Minimum overall score of 550 for TESL/English or 500 for other programmes; or Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) - Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) - enrolled at ELS-UPM - Level 109 English or Level 107 for other programmes.

For international students

Applicant who is interested in pursuing his/ her studied at UPM must fulfill the following:

To have received a National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level or the equivalent of 12 years of basic education) with the grade 80% and above or

A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.

Specific program requirements also required.

The English language qualifications accepted by the University for Entry and the required scores are listed below:

IELTS: 5.5

TOEFL: PBT - 500, IBT - 60, CBT - 176

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