ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
This course covers the use of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) method in planning of developmental projects. EIA methods that are commonly used are discussed as well.
Student able to:

1) relate the procedures and requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report that are practiced in Malaysia (C3)

2) practice ethical attitudes during the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Report (A3, EM)

3) analyze the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for certain types of activities (CTPS)

Duration: 4 weeks

Target Participant: Academic staff of higher education institutions, education students

Course Fee: Free

References/ Additional Reading:

1) Eccleston, C. H. (2011). Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide to Best Professional Practices. Boca Raton: CRC Press

2) Glasson, J., Therivel, R. & Chadwick, A. (2012). Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment (4th Edition). Abingdon: Routledge.

3) Maughan, J.T. (2013). Environmental Impact Analysis: Process and Methods. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

4) Harvey, N. & Clarke, B. (2012). Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures and Practices. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

5) Momtaz, S. & Zobaidul Kabir, S. M. (2013). Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries. Waltham, MA: Elsevier. 

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Agriculture & Man
This course encompasses the evolution of agriculture from the beginning to the present as a planned activity for food security and wealth creation driven by economic development and technology in a sustainable manner. Modern agriculture is presented as a science, an art and a business encompassing its role and impact on resource utilization and human development.
(Kursus ini merangkumi evolusi pertanian daripada permulaan kepada masa kini sebagai aktiviti terancang untuk sekuriti makanan dan penjanaan kekayaan, didorong oleh kemajuan ekonomi serta teknologi secara lestari. Pertanian moden dipaparkan sebagai sains, seni dan bisnes yang meliputi peranan dan impaknya terhadap penggunaan sumber dan pembangunan manusia.)

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to: 

1. Explain the role of agriculture in the development of civilization and human well-being

2. Describe the importance of agriculture sector in ensuring food security and as basic resources for industry

3. Discuss and evaluate the importance of agriculture resources and its management for the development of sustainable agriculture

Duration: 14 Weeks

Target Participant:  Academician, Students

Course Fee: Free

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Halal Food
This course will give you the basic foundation of halal food in Islam based on practices in Malaysia. It will cover the concept of halal food, halal food sources, related Islamic law and sanctity of halal food in Islam and sanctity of halal food from the perspectives of Malaysian regulations and legislation.

By the end of the course you should be able to:  

  1. Understand the concept of halal food and the importance of halal food.
  2. Identify the sources of halal food.
  3. Briefly describe requirements related to the integrity of halal food.

Duration: 2 Weeks

Target Participant: Public
Course Fee: Free

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Exploring Biotechnology Fields
This course encompasses the introduction on various biotechnology fields. Recent advances

and issues in biotechnology will also be discussed.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

1. differentiate different types of biotechnology and its importance (C4)

2. explain the role of biotechnology in various industrial applications (A4, CS)

3. describe the latest advances and issues related to biotechnology (C3, EM)

Duration: 1 semester (Sem I 2019/2020)

Target Participant: First year students (biotechnology-related courses)

Course Fee: Free

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Data Analytics
The Data Analytics course emphasizes the essentials and practical techniques for working with data. Topics include data pre-processing, exploratory data analysis, statistical modeling and machine learning and visualization. Participants will navigate the entire data science pipeline from data acquisition to publishing dashboard using data science tools. Please contact nurfadhlina@upm.edu.my for any enquiries. 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to :

1. elaborate data analytics techniques to support decision making 

2.  utilize data analytic tools to explore, visualize, analyze and develop prediction models

3.   develop data analytics application

Duration: _____________

Target Participant: _________

Course Fee: ______________

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