Beginning with the 2008/2009 Academic Session, the School of Industrial Technology offers four bachelor degree programmes in technology specialization which cover a study period of three years (six semesters) or four years (eight semesters), i.e.: -
- Bachelor of Technology (Hons) (Bioresource, Paper & Coatings)
- Bachelor of Technology (Hons) (Food)
- Bachelor of Technology (Hons) (Bioprocess)
- Bachelor of Technology (Hons) (Environmental)
One of the objectives of the undergraduate programmes is to train and produce highly qualified and competent technologists in their respective specialization to serve the industry and public sector in the country. The comprehensive three- or four-year programme is designed to cover fundamental science courses and engineering and technological aspects of processing/production, preservation, analysis, quality control, maintenance, etc. The technological component is progressively increased as the student move into higher level of study.
Acceptance to any of the above programmes is subject to selection and entry qualification. Most of the first year courses consist of basic science courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer. From level 200, all students are required to enroll for courses relevant to their respective programmes up to level 300 (or 400 for Food Technology Programme) whereby they are required to conduct a final year research project.
Students are also required to undergo industrial training in various industries relevant to their study programme for at least eight weeks (for three-year programme) or one semester (for four-year programme). The training is designed to expose students to the industrial environment which should benefit them in their later careers. Bachelor of Technology Programme have successfully produced highly qualified graduates/technologists who have been widely accepted by both the public and private sectors. An important contributing factor to this success is its strong curriculum which always strives to achieve a balance between the teaching of theories and exposure to practical aspects. The curriculum has been continually updated in accordance with current development in technology.
During the undergraduate study, students have an opportunity to study abroad through The Student Exchange Programme under the Skim Belajar Luar Negara (SBLN). Any enquiries about The Student Exchange Programme may be directed to the USM International Office.