FACULTY OF AGRO BASED INDUSTRY
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Food Security) with Honours


Background

Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Security) with Honours programme at UMK is a new programme offered by a public university (UMK) in Malaysia. The creation of the programme is in line with Malaysia's Food Security Policy to ensure sufficient and sustainable food supply for the country. Graduates in this programme will be exposed to relevant aspects of plant and animal based product development, leading to the awareness of nation's food security aspiration. Their ability to design better food products' quality for the community will be enhanced through latest technology applications. These can be achieved by allowing them to endure research and development which will improve food products' commercial values.

Objectives

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 program 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

Aims

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

Related Courses

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

Entry Requirements
Local Students
International Students
Duration
4 years

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