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The Diploma in Plantation Management program responds to the market demand for trained and skilled manpower in the plantation industry. This course aims to provide qualified workforce who can contribute to the improvement of quality, standard and productivity in the oil palm industry. It also aims to forge collaborations and links with industry players through sharing of expertise, knowledge and experience.


As an industrial-driven college, ICATS responded to the demand for qualified and skilled professional in the plantation industry.

Career Opportunities

The nation has reemphasized the need for the agriculture sector to be strengthened as the sector is expected to play greater role in the overall economic growth of the country. The oil palm continues to be a dominant contributor the growth of the agriculture sector. In Sarawak, the rapid growth in the oil palm plantation has created many job opportunities to be filled by local people. Those with Diploma in Plantation Management can seek for position as Supervisor, Cadet and Junior Assistant Manager.

Entry Requirements

i. SPM/SPMV with minimum 3 credits including Science subject;
ii. UEC with Grade B in 3 subjects including Science subject;
iii. O-Level or its equivalent with Grade C in 3 subjects including Science subject;
iv. Passed Certificate in related field with CGPA of 2.00;
v. Completed/ Passed Skill Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 - Senior Estate Conductor or in related field AND passed SPM with 1 credit or its equivalent;
vi. SMU3/SMA/SMK/MA with average mark of 55 AND English Language Proficiency Requirement: IELTS with score of Band 5.0;
vii. Any other equivalent qualification(s) recognized by the Malaysian Government.


The minimum time for Full-time study to complete a module shall be 2.5 years (4 months OJT).

Programme Structure

Year 1, Semester 1

Introduction to Plantation Industry
Plantation Crops
Principle of Biology
Principles in Communication in Agriculture
Plant Science
English for Academic Purposes

Year 1, Semester 2
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Estate Human Resources Management
Introduction Information Technology
Presentation Skill

Year 2, Semester 3
Soil Science
Principles of Crop Management
Introduction to Agriculture Economic
Introduction to Agriculture Marketing
Estate Mechanization
Pengajian Islam / Pendidikan Moral

Year 2, Semester 4
Estate Management
Oil Palm
Integrated Weed Management
Land Management
Bahasa Kebangsaan
Pengajian Malaysia

Year 3, Semester 5
Oil Palm Mill and Refineries Technology
Basic Estate Safety and Health
Integrated Pest and Diseases Control
Basic Accounting

Year 3, Semester 6
Industrial Training