Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture


Hasanuddin University

Plant Protection



The economic and monetary crisis that occurred since mid-1997 has shown that agriculture is an important sector in Indonesia's national development. Therefore, progress in the field of agricultural science and technology should get priority in achieving national development goals.

Actors in the agricultural sector face enormous challenges because on the one hand they must still be able to increase the productivity of agricultural resources but on the other hand are required to be able to maintain environmental sustainability. To achieve this goal, sustainable agriculture (sustainable agriculture) is the best solution that has been proven to be applicable in the field of Agricultural Science and Technology. Sustainable agriculture in the field of plant pests and diseases is now a very popular term for Integrated Pest Management. Plant Protection emphasizes the management decisions of pests and plant diseases that are based on aspects namely ecology and economy. One thing that is very proud, it turns out that the founder of the concept of integrated pest management (IPM) in the country is Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fachrudin from the Department of Plant Pest and Disease, Faculty of Agriculture, Hasanuddi University. At that time it was known as the "trio" of IPM actors, namely Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Fachrudin (UNHAS), Prof. Dr. Ir. Sumartono Sosromarsono (IPB) and Prof. Dr. Ir. Kasumbogo Untung (UGM). The concept of IPM has been time tested and can be applied to support sustainable agriculture.

Based on the foregoing to apply the concept of integrated plant management of pests and diseases at this time and its development in the future, reliable and resilient human resources (HR) are needed and explore Plant Protection Science and Technology which continues to grow along with the progress of agricultural science and technology. For this reason, Hasanuddin University (UNHAS) as a respected higher education institution in Eastern Indonesia and as one of the pioneering institutions of integrated plant pest and disease management technology (plant protection) in the country felt called to open a Master Program in Pest Sciences and Plant diseases that will support plant protection activities. Another fact shows that no more than 10% of graduates of agriculture (S1) in Indonesia can get a higher level of education (S2), while currently UNHAS graduated from agriculture (S1) every year around 500 alumni per year.

The effort to open a Masters Study Program in Plant Pest and Disease Science is also in line with the foundation and background of the Tri Dharma of Hasanuddin University, and is expected to produce reliable human resources and be able to implement plant protection and environmentally friendly science and technology to improve people's welfare to a more adequate level. Another consideration that underlies the opening of the Masters Program in Pest and Plant Disease, is that UNHAS has a Department of Pest and Plant Disease at the S1 level based on BAN Decree No. 010 / BAN-PT / Ak-X / S1 / V / 2007 dated May 19, 2007 had received an "A" accreditation, even though it has now been affiliated with the Agrotechnology Study Program.

The opening of the Masters Study Program in the Sciences of Pest and Plant Disease began with the formation of a work team by the Chair of the Department of Plant Pest and Disease, Faculty of Agriculture based on Decree No. 2211 / H4.12.PP.24 / 2008, September 16, 2008. Thanks to the hard work of the work team and the collaboration of all teaching staff the Department of Pest and Plant Disease can complete all documents preparing the establishment of the Master's Study Program. Then, based on Decree No. 73 / D / O / 2010, dated June 9, 2010 issued by the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture ratifying the establishment and operational permits of the Master of Plant Sciences and Pest Study Program and the implementation of this study program beginning in August 2010.

The learning method in the Masters Study Program in Pest and Plant Disease is done by SCL (Student Centered Learning) which requires students to be more active in the learning process. Assessment of learning outcomes is based on the activeness of students in the learning process in the classroom, completion of individual and group assignments, middle evaluation and end of semester.

The preparation of the curriculum is based on Kepmendeknas No. 232 / U / 2000 concerning Guidelines for Preparation of Higher Education Curriculum and Kepmendiknas No. 045 / U / 2002 concerning the core curriculum of higher education by involving staff from the Department of Pest and Plant Disease and obtaining information from other "stakeholders". The curriculum for the Master of Pest and Plant Disease Study Program is divided into main competencies, supporting competencies and other competencies. In addition, curriculum development for the Master Program in Pest and Plant Protection still refers to the achievement of the vision of the Department of Pests and Plant Diseases, and the vision of the University of Hasanuddin and refers to the IQF.


The Vision of the Master Study Program in Pest and Plant Disease is the leading Master Study Program in Indonesia in the development of environmentally friendly science and plant diseases based on biological resources to support sustainable agriculture and be able to compete globally.



a. Develop quality education programs that are capable of competing in the fields of Pests and Plant Diseases.

b. Developing research in the study of science and technology on pest and environmental friendly plants based on biological resources.

c. Organizing community service through the application of environmentally friendly science and technology science and plant science to improve community welfare



To achieve this mission, the objectives of the Masters Program in Pest and Plant Disease Program are:

Produce high quality and competitive graduates and are able to develop and implement science and technology science and plant based on biological resources.

Produce studies that can be a solution to the problems of Pests and Plant Diseases through the innovation of environmentally friendly science and technology to support national agricultural development.

Produce community service programs that can be a reference in solving problems and in facing the demands of society towards global change.




Since the implementation of the Masters in Plant Pest and Plant Disease education in August 2010, the Study Program has graduated 31 Masters in Plant Pest and Disease Sciences until the graduation period of December 2014. Currently, the graduates of the Master of Pest and Plant Disease are spread in several higher education institutions, institutions research and institutions related to agriculture in government or private sector. It is expected that in the future graduates of this study program will take part in more work and contribute ideas in agricultural development in Indonesia, both in educational and research institutions, government or other agricultural sectors.