What will I learn?

About Faculty

Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) was established from the merger of the Institute of Bio composites and the Rain Forest Academy, following the Research University status awarded to UPM in January 2007. INTROP consists of three laboratories, Laboratory of Sustainable Bio resource Management (BIOREM), Laboratory of Bio composites Technology (BIOCOMPOSITE), and Laboratory of Biopolymers and Derivatives (BADs).

This field is a subject of managing sustainable ecosystem processes of natural and planted forests. The essential elements are related to ecosystem issues such as forest carbon sequestrations, sustainable productions of bio-resources, forest bio-diversities and stand dynamics, the roles of indigenous plants in urban landscapes, ecotourism services and resources, bio resource valuations, economics of bio based products, and economics of sustainable businesses and corporate activities. These are to ensure that the use of natural resources is balanced with people's quality of Life.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of one year and a maximum of three years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 6,600; 2nd - 3rd semesters: RM 4,350; 4th semester: RM 3,850; 5th and subsequent semesters: RM 4,100; study cost for max 2 years: RM 19,150; study cost for max 3 years: RM 27,350
Start date

Expected February, September 2021


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000, or the applicant without sufficient academic qualification can be admitted into the programme subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

Students must have a

Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with CGPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent; or

CGPA of less than 3.00 with at least 3 years working experience will be considered.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)