Agriculture and Environmental Technology

The Agriculture and Environmental Technology (AET) Focus Area is one of the three focus areas offered under the Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honors Degree Program in the Department of Biosystems Technology. The AET program is geared towards producing highly skilled Agricultural and Environmental Technology graduates to move the Sri Lankan economy forward and revitalize the current agricultural sector through advanced technology. Accordingly, the AET curriculum mainly focuses on soilless cultivation technologies, farm machinery and automation, plantation crop management technologies, organic agricultural product processing technologies, composting technologies, crop production technologies, waste management technologies, biotechnology, animal feed processing technologies, animal product technologies that are rich in many fascinating topics in emerging technologies and have been meticulously tailored to produce multi-talented technologists to meet the growing demand in the country.

Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honours Degree (Agriculture and Environmental Technology)
  • Master of Science in Advanced Agriculture and Environmental Technology (Proposed to be offered in 2023)

Subject Areas

  • Principles of Biotechnology
  • Soilless Cultivation Technology
  • Sustainable Soil and Irrigation Systems
  • Agricultural Development and Policy
  • Composting Technology
  • Farm Machinery, Structures, and Automation
  • Plantation Crop Management
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Surveying and Landscaping
  • Post-Harvest Technology
  • Phytotechnology and Applications
  • Urban Agricultural Technology
  • Environment Ecology
  • Agrochemicals and Environment Pollution
  • Meteorology and Applied Hydrology
  • Organic Agricultural Product Processing Technology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Green Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Agriculture
  • Precision Agriculture Technology
  • Water Resource and Water Quality Management
  • Waste Management Technology
  • Animal Feed Technology
  • Plant Propagation Technologies
  • Hybrid Seed Technology
  • Animal Product Technology
  • Innovation Advancements
  • Industrial Internship Program (Six-month duration)
  • Research and Design Project (One-year duration)

Higher Studies

Upon successful completion of the BBST Honors Degree, students can continue their studies towards MSc, MPhil, and Ph.D. programs locally and internationally.Upon successful completion of the BBST Honors Degree, students can continue their studies towards MSc, MPhil, and Ph.D. programs locally and internationally.

Career Paths

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Agriculture / Environmental Technologists
  • Managers and Executives of private sector industries related to product development/quality assurance/marketing/research and development
  • Research Officers in the leading research institutes
  • University Academics
  • Agro-Product Developers
  • Consultants
  • Opportunities in the government sector (teachers, executives, assistant director, research officers, etc.)