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The department was first established as Department of Agricultural Engineering at College of Agriculture Malaya in 1970. Since then, the department has evolved tremendously and become a leader in providing engineering solutions to agricultural problems in Malaysia. Currently, the department comprises of 49 family members of 35 academic staffs and 14 administrative staffs

The department is offering a four years study of Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural and Biosystems) with four specialization options namely Mechanization and Automation; Bioprocess and Environment; Soil and Water Resources; and Bioinformation Systems.

We expect that our students are:

  1. Knowledgable in the field of agricultural and biosystems engineering with the appropriate skills and attitude to work in the industry.

  2. Creative and innovative, as well as, sensitive and responsible towards the society, cultures and environment.

  3. Capable to solve in advanced design and development problems at national and international levels.

The program offered is fully accredited by the Public Service Department Malaysia, Board of Engineers Malaysia, and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. Information on curriculum scheme for 2016-2020 can be found here.

We also provides research-based learning opportunities through the postgraduate degrees in Masters and PhD levels to continue extend the frontier knowledge in the area of agricultural and biosystems engineering. Join our internationally-renowned postgraduate studies focus on fundamental and applied research in thrust areas namely Agricultural Mechanization and Automation, Post Harvest Engineering, Infrastructure and Resources Conservation; Safety, Health & Environment; Precision Farming and GIS and Remote Sensing. Information on the department’s research groups can be found, here

We also offer Masters without thesis program in the department. Currently we offer 2 programs which is Master of Emergency Response & Planning and Master of Water Management. The brochure for these programs can be downloaded in the link below:
1) Master of Emergency Response & Planning

We are certified by ISO 9001: 2008 for all operations including matters pertaining to teaching and learning processes. Outcome Based Education (OBE) has been adopted as the main approach of teaching and learning at the department towards good quality and world-class education. We welcome you to work with us whether to further your education, to do collaborative research, to utilize our expertise as consultants or in any other manner that will benefit the quality of life.

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Do not hesitate to contact us for further inquiries.

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Thank you.

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Nazmi Mat Nawi
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. 



Updated:: 18/04/2024 [puteriamirah]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan