Diploma in Herbal Production is a two and half (2 1/2) year semi-professional program which focus on herbal production and technology. The students will be able to gain their theoretical knowledge during lecture session. The program is designed to equip the students with essential knowledge and understanding of herbal production and technology. The critical knowledge in herbal production is taught in courses such as Botany and Taxonomy of Plants, Introduction to Plant Biochemistry, Propagation Techniques, Micropropagation Methods, Ethno Herbal Plants, Plant Pathology, Perennial Herbal Plant Production, Annual Herbal Plant Production, Phytochemistry of Herbal Plants, Entomology, Soil Science, Processing and Packaging of Herbal Products, Safety and Quality Control of Herbal Products and Agriculture Product Marketing. The students will be able to enhance their skills set through practical works at laboratory. Besides, the students are required to attend industrial trainings in related disciplines at government and private sectors to gain valuable experience and knowledge in real working environment.
Graduates of Diploma in Herbal Production have the ever-needed career prospects in herbal-based production due to the significance of tremendous herbal-based industry awareness in Malaysia as well as international. The graduates will always be among the highly sought-after in government agencies, namely the Department of Agriculture, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia Agriculture Research Development Institute (MARDI), Biodiversity Centre and private sectors, particularly to assist in research works, operational management and quality improvement, as far as herbal production is concerned. In addition, the graduates will be able to become entrepreneurs in the growing herbal industry to meet the needs of domestic and export herbal-based healthy food and cosmetic products.
Graduate in this program will be able to further their studies in the related fields offered by higher learning institution, either locally or abroad.
MUHAMAD SYUKRIE BIN HJ. ABU TALIP Head Center of Sciences, Plantation and Agrotechnology Studies UiTM Sarawak, Kampus Mukah Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel Number (O) : 084-876041 H/P : 013-8229773