Professional Qualifying Examination in Plantation Industry Management (PQE)

Professional Qualifying Examination in Plantation Industry Management (PQE)
Starts from:Thu, December 8, 2022
Campus Location

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.,Shah Alam,Selangor,Malaysia

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Class Description

The Professional Qualifying Examination in Plantation Industry Management (PQE) is a program specially designed for those who are already in the industry. The program is aimed for upgrading the academic qualification and professional of the hands-on experienced planters who doesn’t have an opportunity to further their study. The program content more focus on the applied management concepts and principles in organization management, organizational behaviors, further understanding on management accountant, communications as well as other knowledge and skills that necessary to be high performance planters. The graduates of PQE are expected to be able to manage a commercial estate more effective and efficient manner. The PQE program also leads to the Certified Planters (CP) which is the highest professional membership Grade of the International Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM).


  • PQE program is specially designed to meet the manpower demand from the plantation industry.
  • To provide students the opportunity to study core disciplines of management in preparations to become an effective and          efficient  estate manager.
  • To train students with the ability to become a high performance leader with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • To teach students how to use the management tools in the making an effective decision and to solve complex problems.
  • To teach students on the research methodology and report writing.


  • An integrated understanding of the core disciplines of managements.
  • Core competencies that will support their development as effective and efficient estate managers.
  • Overall understanding of management tools and ability to apply in decision making and problem solving.
  • Leadership, communication and interpersonal skills through group discussions and assignment presentations.
  • An ability to manage project and to meet strict deadlines through Final project on spread issues.
  • Greater management awareness and personal confidences. The motivation to implement changes and to improve existing management practices.


  • Taught course programme and class will be on alternate weekends or weekdays.


  • The Duration of the programme > 36months.


  • Estate Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager and above


  • Continuous Assessment : 60%
  • Written Final Exam          : 40%


  • The course fees are -includes notes, learning resources, assessment and membership fee, The course fee for the program is RM21,850.00 (Course fee subject to change)


  • Degree in any related field recognized by MQA, or ;
  • Diploma in Plantation Industry Management or any diploma recognised by MQA, or;
  • Pass CPIM or other certificates of agriculture recognized by the government of Malaysia with a minimum of 5 years or work experience in plantation industry, or;
  • Pass STPM/ A Levels with at least 2 related field and 5 years or working experience in plantation industry, or;
  • SPM with minimum 10 years working experience in plantation industry.


PMI001Pembangunan Minda Insan & Kecemerlangan Pendidikan
MF1Corporate Communication
MF2Fundamentals of Management
MF3Introduction of Soil Science
MF4Crop Production Technology
MF5Plantation Economic
MPP6Plantation Information Management
MPP7Management Accounting
MPP8Human Resources Management
MPP9Plantation Crop Protection
MPP10Soil Management
PS11International Marketing
PS12Organizational Behavior
PS13Industrial Relations
PS14Post Harvest and Milling
PS15Integration of Agricultural System
PS16Agricultural Biotechnology
PS17Farm Machinery Management
PS18Project Paper (Special Issue)
PS19Research Methodology