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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 a qualified workforce who can contribute to the improvement of quality, standard, and productivity not only focusing on the oil palm industry also food crops industries. It also aims to forge collaborations and links with industry players through the sharing of expertise, knowledge, and experience.


As an industrial-driven college, i-CATS 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 a greater role in the overall economic growth of the country. The oil palm continues to be a dominant contributor to 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 a position as Supervisor, Cadet and Junior Assistant Manager.

Entry Requirements

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


2.5 Years

Programme Structure

Year 1

Introduction to Plantation Industry
Plantation Crops
Principle of Biology
Plant Science
English for Academic Purposes
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Estate Human Resources Management
Introduction to Information Technology
Pengajian Malaysia / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
Bahasa Kebangsaan / Kemahiran Membuat Keputusan

Year 2
Soil Science
Principles of Crop Management
Introduction to Agricultural Marketing
Estate Mechanization
English for Professional Purposes
Estate Management
Oil Palm
Integrated Weed Management
Introduction to Agricultural Economic
Land Management
Oil Palm Mill and Refineries Technology
Basic Estate Safety and Health
Integrated Pest and Diseases control
Basic Accounting
Ekologi Global dan Pembangunan Lestari
Khidmat Masyarakat

Year 3
Industrial Training