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Agrotechnology Study Program

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Agrotechnology study program can work in agriculture, education, mining, banking as well as the private business sector. Agro technology graduates can work in various plantation companies including sugar mills, palm oil plantations, tea plantations, horticulture plantations and ornamental gardens in the agricultural sector. They may also work as researchers in an array of state and private research institutions within various pesticide and seed companies or agricultural equipment companies. Many of the alumni of the Faculty of Agriculture have positions as local and state officials and many have become lecturers at a variety of state and private higher education institutes.

Some of the institutions that require agro technology graduates are:

  1. Ministries (Agriculture, Forestry and Plantation, Industry, Trade, Small Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives, Tourism and Creative Economics, BAPPENAS- Ministry of National Development Planning, Disadvantaged Regions)
  2. Financial Institutions (Banks, Pawn Brokers, Insurance, Leasing, Pension funds)
  3. Educational Institutions (Academies, Colleges, Institutes, Universities)
  4. Local Government Agencies (Office of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Office of Marine and Fisheries,  Office of Forestry and Plantations, Office of  Cooperatives, Industry and Trade, Office of Food Security, Office of Community Development, Office of Agricultural Extension, Seed Center)
  5. NGOs that are focused on empowering farming communities.
  6. International Agricultural Institutions (FAO, IRRI, IFAD)

FIELD OF CONCENTRATION

Competency

Agricultural graduates in the field of agrotechnology are of excellence, disciplined, creative with a high level of dedication and a global perspective. It is expected that they will work as agents, managers, entrepreneurs, researchers or educators in their field.

a. Key Competencies

Agents in agriculture

  • Ability to apply science and technology in the development of agricultural resources based on principles of sustainable agriculture that incorporates modern methods and local knowledge.
  • Ability to apply scientific principles to formulate and analyze as well as resolve issues in the field of agriculture.

Managers

  • Ability to plan and design agricultural resource developments effectively and productively.
  • Ability to implement and evaluate the implementation of agricultural resource developments appropriately in accordance to sustainable agriculture principles.
  • Ability to achieve your own potential in working together with a multidisciplinary team.

Entrepreneurs

  • Tenacity to start, implement and develop innovative enterprises in the area of sustainable agricultural resources.
  • Ability to establish cooperation (negotiating and communicating) effectively.
  • Ability to be innovative in applying science and technology in the area of sustainable agricultural resources and the tenacity to deal with entrepreneurial risks.
  • Ability to apply a business ethic that is environmentally sound.

Researchers

  • Capacity to accurately identify and analyze problems within the area of sustainable agricultural resources.
  • Ability to design and conduct research and interpret data professionally as well as communicate in a manner that upholds the principles of scientific ethics.
  • Ability to recommend appropriate resolutions to problems in the area of sustainable agricultural resources.

Educators

  • Capacity for lifelong learning in order to continue to improve one’s capacity to transfer knowledge on science and technology.
  • Ability to think in a critical and analytical manner and synthesize in developing agricultural resources by postulating the impact of resolving issues on a global scale for public welfare.
  • Capacity as a facilitator, motivator and mediator in identifying and resolving problems systematically and effectively in the area of sustainable agricultural resources.

b. Supporting Competencies

Profile of Agents in Agriculture

  • Ethical and a sense of responsibility to their profession
  • Local culture and wisdom is highly regarded
  • Flexibility and high credibility
  • Disciplined, creative and highly dedicated as development pioneers in accordance to the motto, Widya Mwat Yasa.

Profile of Managers

  • Ability to interact in different cultural environments
  • Respectful of different views and opinions
  • High credibility and capacity
  • Disciplined, creative and highly dedicated as development pioneers in accordance to the motto, Widya Mwat Yasa.  

Profile of Entrepreneurs

  • Capable of initiating entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Able to work independently and in collaboration
  • High credibility and accountability
  • Disciplined, creative and highly dedicated as development pioneers in accordance to the motto, Widya Mwat Yasa.  

Profile of Researchers

  • Motivated to continuously learn throughout life and sensitive to environmental conditions
  • Foresight (Visionary)  
  • High credibility
  • Disciplined, creative and highly dedicated as development pioneers in accordance to the motto, Widya Mwat Yasa.

Profile of Educators

  • Able to be role models, stimulate enthusiasm and motivation
  • Skilled in information and communications technology
  • Able to dedicate their knowledge to the community
  • Disciplined, creative and highly dedicated as development pioneers in accordance to the motto, Widya Mwat Yasa.  

c. Other Competencies

  • Skilled in the field of horticultural cultivation and post-harvest technology
  • Skilled in the field of energy-producing crop cultivation technology  
  • Skilled in the field of information technology and land reclamation
  • Skilled in the field of coastal land management

LABORATORY FACILITIES

  • Plant Protection Lab.
  • Agricultural Biotechnology Lab.
  • Plant Breeding and Seed Technology Lab.
  • Crop Science Lab.
  • Plant Cultivation Technology Lab.
  • Land Information Systems Lab.
  • Land Resources Lab.
  • Soil Conservation and Land Reclamation Lab.
  • Soil and Environmental Biology Lab.
  • Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Technology Lab.