Palm Oil Processing

POPSIG Best Final Year Design Project Award

Update: The application for the 2023 award has been opened. (Rev: 14 August 2023)


Each year, POPSIG awards Best Final Year Design Project Award to a group of final year students, whose final year project design revolves around palm oil processing. The main objective of this award is to encourage the universities to introduce palm oil processing design for their final year students. The selection of Best Final Year Design Project Award is based upon a palm oil processing design which reflects on efficiency, values inherent safety and mitigates environmental impacts, and demonstrates project viability to the palm oil industry.

View poster here (2023-version-1)

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Download the Design Award Application form (rev 13 March 2023).

Please email the form (MS Word or PDF) to Please put the subject of email as "POPSIG Best Final Year Design Project Award".

The application is due by 23:59 MYT (BST+7) on 31 August every year.


  1. POPSIG welcomes the applications from all universities, provided the final year design is associated with palm oil processing.
  2. The design may involve either up-stream or/and down-stream palm oil processing, including improvement of current technologies or introduction of new technologies.
  3. The submission must include the following:

    • In one email, the candidates must send (a) Application Form – PDF or MS Word; and, (b) Design Project.
    • In a separate email, the lecturer or supervisor must send a 'Design Project Lecturer's Report' to confirm the status of the students who have taken the final year design project from a university.
  4. The design submitted shall be original and have not been previously submitted or published. POPSIG only considers one application per university.
  5. Award is awarded up to RM2,000 per group and two groups will be awarded under POPSIG-Desmet Best Final Year Design Project Award and KLK OLEO-POPSIG Best Final Year Design Project Award. Each student in the winning group will be given a Design Award Winning Congratulation Certificate by POPSIG. The decision from the POPSIG is final.
  6. Applications for submission are available the whole year long and closed on 15 August every year. The winning team will be announced within two months from the closing date of application.
  7. In general, the design will be evaluated based upon the structure and technical content of the proposed palm oil processing. Key criteria for the evaluation could be ranged from the comprehensiveness of the analysis until the applicability of the design to be applied in a real palm oil industry.
  8. If no winning team for a particular year, the award money will be channelled and used as student bursaries.


2023: Desmet Malaysia Sdn Bhd; KLK OLEO

2022: Desmet Ballestra (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

2021: Desmet Ballestra (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd


View the list of past winners >>