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Bachelor of Agriculture (Aquaculture)

Introduction

The Bachelor of Agriculture (Aquaculture) program is formulated to emphasize specifically on the importance of the freshwater and marine aquaculture industry as a new source of economic growth. It takes into account the current trends in agriculture with respect to the emphasis given by the Malaysian Government on agriculture and the application of biotechnology and information technology to provide value-added products. New courses are introduced such as agricultural entrepreneurship, accounting, ICT in aquaculture, agricultural management and marketing, integrated aquaculture and other courses related to the industry. The program is intended to produce students that are knowledgeable, skilled and of leadership quality enabling them to participate in sectors involved in services, research, extension, production and sustainable management in marine and freshwater aquaculture. The curriculum requires students to complete 128 credits to graduate in courses related to agriculture in general, specific courses in aquaculture, project electives and with 16 weeks of mandatory internship in an aquaculture related industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in this program will find effective employment as a manager in a modern and commercial aquacultural farm. They will be competitively positioned to serve in both public and private sectors in the areas of service, research, extension, education, production, management in aquaculture or become an entrepreneur.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum C Grade at GCE Ordinary (O) level in any two (2) subjects chosen form Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics/Additional Mathematics.
  • Credits at GCE Advanced (A) level in:
    • Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
    • One (1) Science subject
    • Two (2) other subjects

Curriculum

University Courses

  • Academic Interaction and Presentation
  • Academic Writing
  • Thinking Skills
  • Public Oration
  • Agriculture and Man
  • Malaysian Nationhood
  • Islamic and Asian Civilizations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Basic Swimming
  • co-curriculum

Core Courses

  • Principles of Agricultural Economics
  • Principles of Agriculture Management and Marketing
  • Agriculture Production System
  • Biology of Aquatic Invertebrates
  • Fish Physiology
  • Aquatic Botany
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ichthyology
  • Principles of Aquaculture
  • Fish Genetics and Breeding
  • Fish Seed Technology and Fry Management
  • Fish Health Management
  • Water and Soil Quality in Aquaculture
  • Industrial Training
  • Final Year Project
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural Biochemistry
  • Statistics for Animal Science
  • Research Methodolgy

Elective Courses

  • Introduction to Planning and Use of Financial Information
  • Fisheries Resource Assessment and Management
  • Limnology
  • Aquaculture Systems
  • Culture of Ornamental Fish and Aquatic Plants
  • Crustacean Culture
  • Aquafeed Technology
  • Live Food Production in Aquaculture
  • Ecology and Management of Wetlands
  • Information and Communications Technology in Aquaculture
  • Recreational Fisheries in Inland Water Ecotourism
  • Aquaculture Product Technology
  • Mollusc Culture
  • Molecular Biology in Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Microbiology
  • Fish Immunology
  • Culture of Aquatic Flora
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Mechanisation
  • Aquaculture Engineering
  • Bahasa Asing
  • Introduction to Corporate Communication
  • Innovation Methodology

Total Credit: 127 Credit Hours
Duration of Study: 8 semesters (4 Years)

Fees

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Bachelor of Agriculture (Aquaculture)

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Contact Details


Deputy Dean (Academic, Student's Affairs and Alumni)
Professor Dr. Che Fauziah Ishak
Email: cfauziah@upm.edu.my

Assistant Registrar (Academic, Student's Affairs and Alumni)
Mrs. Nurainakmal Binti Kamal Bahrin
Email: nurainakmal@upm.edu.my

Address
Administration Office
Faculty of Agriculture
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM, Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
Tel : 03-8947 4803/4968/4983
Fax: 03-8940 8319
Website: http://www.agri.upm.edu.my


Updated:: 18/08/2014

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