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Master in Tropical Soil Science

 

INTRODUCTION

Master in Plantation Management is a professional postgraduate degree. The programme was first started in May 1998. This programme is the result of collaboration between UPM (Faculty of Economics and Management) and the Incorporated Society of Planters (ISP). Each party is recognized for its expertise in its field: the farmer for agricultural education and research, and the latter for grooming individuals for the plantation industry. The combined talents of the two organizations ensure the high quality of the programme. Students who have been admitted to the programme included senior plantation managers, researchers, lecturers, lawyers, and accountants. The programme is structured such that the students enrolled in the programme can continue working. The degree in earned through course work (as opposed to a research thesis).

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Application must have:

  • Applicants with a minimum of 3 years working experience, must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant/related area with a minimum CGPA of 2.25.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant/related area amongst fresh graduates with a minimum CGPA of 2.75.
  • Applicants from foreign students graduated from universities whereby the medium of instruction is not in English must pass a minimum English qualification level as specified by the School of Graduate Office, UPM.
  • Fulfills all general requirements as specified the Senate of UPM.

**Candidates without qualifications in the relevant field or work experience in the relevant field must undergo the appropriate pre-requisite course (SST4304 Climate Change and Agriculture)

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

The Programme will consist of two primary components, technology, and management. These components will comprise the following courses:

Economics of Agricultural Development And Policy (EPT5501, 3 Credits)  This course covers various economic theories and development policies in agriculture and the experiences of developing countries like Malaysia. Agricultural development in developed countries and current issues related to the development and the formulations of agricultural policies are discussed.

Research Methodology and Statistics in Soil Science (SST5100, 3 Credits)  This course covers the research methodology and the use of statistics in the field of soil science. Also included are the preparation of research proposals, sampling methods, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of statistical data, and the use of statistical software.

Soil Survey and Land Evaluation(SST5203, 3 Credits)  This course covers basic soil properties for profile description, soil survey methods and use of GIS, preparation of soil maps, classification of soils, principles and procedures of land evaluation for agriculture, forestry, engineering and recreational development

Tropical Pedology (SST5202, 3 Credits)  This course covers the properties, factors and processes of soil formation, classification systems, management and conservation of soils in the tropics.

Soil and Water Conservation (SST5301, Credits)  This course encompasses aspects of management, laws and economics of land conservation. Preservation of biodiversity, natural hazards and climatic changes are discussed.

Soil Testing and Plant Analyses (SST5403, 3 Credits)  This course covers methods of soil and plants analyses, the use of standard solutions, sampling techniques, analyses and interpretation of data for fertilization of annual and plantation crops.

Soil Plant Microbe Interactions (SST5501, 3 Credits)  This course covers the biological features and biochemical processes involved in soil-plant-microbe interactions, symbiotic and non-symbiotic relationships, biological N2-fixation, mycorrhizal symbiosis, plant pathogens and biological control and the influence of these interactions on soil fertility, bioremediation and environmental management.

Tropical Soils Project (SST5902, 3 Credits)  This course covers critical literature review, data collection and analysis, interpretation of results, discussion and conclusion of project in the field of soil classification, fertility, chemistry, physics, biology, contamination and pollution of tropical soils.

Tropical Land Project (SST5902, 3 Credits)  This course covers critical literature review, data collection and analysis, interpretation of results, discussion and conclusion of projects in the field of soil classification, fertility, chemistry, physics, biology, contamination and pollution of tropical soils.

 

YURAN PENGAJIAN

 

Pelajar Tempatan

Pelajar Antarabangsa

 

SENARAI KURSUS

 

 

HUBUNGI KAMI

 

Dr. Muhammad Firdaus Sulaiman

Programme Coordinator of Master Tropical Soil Science
Faculty of Agriculture
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603-9769 4121
Email: muhdfirdaus@upm.edu.my 

 

Updated:: 27/03/2024 [syaza]

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