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:
This programme aims to produce graduates:
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