What will I learn?

This field of study will enrich students’ research skills through the application of scientific knowledge and engineering technology related to the efficient management of agricultural waste. Research will focus on the aspect of engineering knowledge to minimise the adverse impact of agricultural wastes on the environment, groundwater and public health, and to make use of the agricultural waste as by-products, as raw materials for new products, or as bio-sources of energy production. The main aim is to achieve integrated local recycling and reuse of agricultural waste, i.e. for environmental protection, energy development, fertiliser production, and water saving. It is hoped that the outcome of this research will bring about economic and social benefits as well as environmentally friendly technology and systems. This area of research also covers waste water treatment and disposal, water pollution control, water recycling technology, water quality, air quality control, and solid waste management.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 2 years (4 semesters) and maximum of 5 years (10 semesters ))

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 7,212.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,262.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 4,700; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,200; Cost for max 4 years: RM 42,800; Cost for max 5 years: RM 53,200
Start date

Expected February, September 2020


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess: a Master Degree (with coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or a Master Degree with thesis in a relevant field, or an outstanding Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.750 (such an applicant may apply direct admission even without a Master Degree). Admission into the programme is 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

The applicant should possess:

A Master Degree (by coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or

A Master Degree by research in a relevant field.

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)