Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Security) with Honours


The outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 and climate changes have raised the concern of food security worldwide. We never once thought that countries that are economically stable with no issue in access to food; can experience shortage of food supplies due to unforeseen pandemic issues. Solving food security problems is not an easy task. The four pillars of food security; availability, accessibility, stability and utilization need to be addressed to ensure its strong foundation. Join us at the Faculty of Agro Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan to explore solutions towards issues related to Food Security and be ready to play a role in increasing the level of food security.

Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Food Security) with Honours is the first and only undergraduate programme offered in Malaysia designed to prepare students to manage the problem of food security in a holistic manner. The design of the programme is in-line with Malaysia's Food Security Policy to ensure sufficient and sustainable food supply for the country. This programme aims to educate students with the scientific skills, entrepreneurial mindset and prepare them to become professionals with entry-level competencies in multi- disiplinary fields.

Graduates in this programme will be exposed to both upstream and downstream aspects in agrotechnology. The program integrates agrotechnology, animal sciences, aquaculture and food technology in one programme. It enables students to gain an understanding of crops and animal production systems for the sustainability of food resources in Malaysia. Additionally, students will be exposed to the latest technology in food processing and the ability to turn food sources into value-added food products.


UMK offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Security) with Honours. This programme has duration of eight (8) semesters with a total of 127 minimum credits for graduation credit. Specific goal of this programme are to:

  • Produce food security and technology professionals who are equipped with entrepreneurial skills
  • Produce graduates who fulfill the agro-based industries needs in producing sustainable foods
  • Produce graduates with the ability to develop and produce local agro-based products innovatively and with added-value
  • Create students who understand the challenges of political, social and economic processes leading to food insecurity


This programme aims to produce graduates:

  • Who are able to equip their knowledge in food security and technology, combined with entrepreneurials skills
  • Who are able to fulfill the needs from agro-based industries especially in producing sustainable foods
  • Who have the abilities to develop and produced local agro-based products innovatively and with added-value
  • Who understand the challenges of political, social and economic processes leading to food insecurity


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Career Opportunities

Public Sectors:
Lab Technologist
Agricultural Executive / Officers
Research Officer in Universities / Research Institutes
Quality Assurance Executive Officers
Fishery Department Executive Officers
Science Officer

Private Sectors:
Assistant Project Manager
Executive in Plantations Companies
Animal Farm Executive
Agro-technology Entrepreneur
Food Processing Plant Executive
Setting up own company - self employed

Study Fees
Study Fees Local Students
Study Fees International Students
Curriculum Structure
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Entry Requirements
Local Students
International Students
4 years


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