ACICIS’ ASP program is composed of three key components, as outlined below. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all components in order to achieve an overall grade of ‘Satisfactory’ for the program:

# Component Weighting Notes
1 Classes and coursework at IPB 60% Classes held at various departments at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
2 ASP Professional Placement 30% Host Organisation mentors and ACICIS staff will monitor and supervise student progress and performance.
3 Final Presentation 10% A brief (20 minute) presentation contextualising a student’s Professional Placement experience within the Indonesian agriculture sector.

  1. Classes and coursework at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

All students undertake full-time study at IPB in various faculties and departments. Students are required to complete a total of 12-15 SKS  credit points) per semester on this program, approximately 4-5 subjects.

Here is a list of subjects taught in English, available to ACICIS students undertaking the ASP in 2019.

January – June Semester SKS August – January Semester SKS
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Principles of Plant Breeding (AGH211) 3 Principles of Plant Biotechnology (AGH330) 3
Principles of Horticulture (AGH240) 3 Principal of Seed Technology (AGH250) 3
Plant Propagation (AGH331) 3
Ornamental Plant and Floriculture (AGH343) 3
Department of Plant Protection
Principles of Crop Protection (PTN200) 3 Introduction to Agroecology (PTN201) 2
Biological Control and Habitat Management (PTN305) 3
Pests and Diseases of Food and Horticultural Crops (PTN307) 4
Integrated Pest And Disease Management (PTN401) 3
Departement of Landscape Architecture
Landscape Agrotourism (ARL315) 2 Fundamental of Landscape Architecture (ARL200) 3
Landscape Planting (ARL322) 3 Plant in The Landscape (ARL320) 3
Landscape Management (ARL332) 3 Green Open Space (ARL323) 3
    Agricultural Landscape (ARL330) 2
Department of Food Science and Technology
Food Microbiology (ITP220) 2 Basic Food Biochemistry (ITP240) 3
Unit Operations in Food Industry (ITP230) 3 Food Safety and Sanitation (ITP322) 2
Principles of Food Processing (ITP231) 3 Principles of Food Engineering (ITP330) 3
Food Analysis (ITP300) 3 Sensory Evaluation of Food (ITP335) 3
Food Fermentation Technology (ITP321) 2 Halal Assurance System (ITP336) 2
Characteristics of Food Materials (ITP332) 3 Food Additives (ITP410) 2
Food Processing Technology (ITP333) 4 Food Quality Assurance (ITP430) 3
Halal Assurance System (ITP336) 2 Food Packaging and Storage Technology (ITP431) 2
Functional Food (ITP441) 3 Biological Evaluation of Foods Components (ITP440) 3
Department of Agro-Industrial Technology
Optimization Technique (TIN317) 3 Agroindustrial Material Science (TIN250) 2
    Quality Control (TIN350) 3
Department of Biology
Tropical Microbiology: Basic and Application (BIO371) 3 Tropical Microbiology: Basic and Application (BIO371) 3
Indonesian Archipelago: Animal Biodiversity (BIO372) 3 Indonesian Archipelago: Animal Biodiversity (BIO372) 3
Indonesian Ethnobotany (BIO373) 3 Indonesian Ethnobotany (BIO373) 3
Indonesian Bioresources for Health (BIO374) 3 Indonesian Bioresources for Health (BIO374) 3
Rural and Urban Biodiversity (BIO375) 3 Rural and Urban Biodiversity (BIO375) 3
Department of Agribusiness
Dynamics of Agribusiness Market (AGB213) 3 International Business (AGB313) 3
Agribusiness Economics (AGB338) 3 Entrepreneurial Experience (AGB421) 3
Department of Animal Production and Technology
Milk Processing Technology (PTP351) 3 Basic Animal Production Technology (THT211) 3
Meat Processing Techniques (PTP352) 3 Innovation of Meat Technology (THT314) 3
Animal Genetics (PTP341) 3 Small Ruminant Production Technology (PTP322) 3
Animal Breeding (PTP342) 3
Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism
Tropical Biodiversity Conservation 3 Tropical Biodiversity Conservation 3
Independent Study: Primate Ecology and Conservation 2 Independent Study: Primate Ecology and Conservation 2
Independent Study: Bird Ecology and Conservation 2 Independent Study: Bird Ecology and Conservation 2
Independent Study: Herpetofauna Ecology and Conservation 2 Independent Study: Herpetofauna Ecology and Conservation 2
General Competency Education Program
Bahasa Indonesia Language Class – Beginner 2 Bahasa Indonesia Language Class – Beginner 2

Indonesian Language Classes

Indonesian Language classes are also available to students undertaking the Agriculture Semester Program. These are offered at BIPA (Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing/Bahasa Indonesia for Foreign Speakers) Laboratory under General Competency Education Program unit, which is an independent language provider at the university. Indonesian Language class for Beginner level attracts 2 SKS and will appear on a student’s academic transcript. For Intermediate and Advanced levels, however, will not attract any SKS and require additional fee. Student who is taking one of these levels will therefore receive a certificate from BIPA outlining the number of hours of language study undertaken and an overall result.

Students must enrol in language classes through IPB International Collaboration Office to have their fees covered under their ACICIS tuition fee (for Beginner level only). This can be done at the orientation with the assistance of ACICIS staff. Please note that if student enrols in language classes directly at BIPA, they will be asked to pay for the classes themselves.

2. ASP Professional Placement

The ASP Professional Placement provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience working in an Indonesian or international organisations and companies operating within the Indonesian agriculture sector. The professional placement offers students the chance to apply theoretical knowledge to a real-life professional context while fostering important practical skills in administration, research, and monitoring and evaluation.

Students may undertake the ASP Professional Placement either alongside their IPB classes (e.g. one to one-and-a-half day(s) per week around classes), or as a ‘block’ at the end of their semester.

Throughout the professional placement, students undertake a supervised period of unpaid work at a participating Host Organisation. Host Organisations for the ASP professional placement include international research institutes, tech start-ups, development agencies, consultancy companies, and agriculture production companies. Required tasks will vary depending on each Host Organisation, but generally may include: research and report writing, content editing, website editing, translation, data entry, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks as required by individual Host Organisations.

Without good reason and the permission of their workplace mentor AND the ACICIS Resident Director, students must attend their placement during all contracted working hours. Students must satisfy both their Host Organisation and ACICIS staff that they have performed all assigned tasks to a satisfactory standard. On completion of the placement, the workplace mentor will be asked to evaluate the student’s performance. The mentor will be asked to comment on criteria related to both generic skills (e.g. interpersonal, communication, professionalism, initiative) and discipline-specific knowledge. This feedback will inform each student’s end-of-semester Student Outcome Evaluation report prepared by ACICIS’ Resident Director.

Applicants should be aware that, in applying for the ASP, they are applying for the program, not a specific placement. Participants are advised that it may not be possible for ACICIS to accommodate a student’s stated preferences with respect to their placement Host Organisation, however all efforts will be made to find a placement relevant to a student’s degree. Additionally, all ACICIS placements within ASP Host Organisations depend entirely on the goodwill and preparedness of such organisations to host participants. As such, Host Organisations retain the right to withdraw from the program or vary the number of participants they host at any stage. Therefore, while acting in good faith in preparing students for placements, ACICIS cannot guarantee any specific professional placement site and participants must accept this need for flexibility as a condition of participation in the ASP.

3. Final Presentation

At the end of the program, students will give a brief (20 minute) presentation regarding their professional placement experience to their fellow ASP students and supervising ACICIS staff, followed by a brief question and answer session. Students are to prepare PowerPoint slides to accompany their presentation.