Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Marine Science & Technology)
|Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and Technology (Honours)
|Marine Science is one of
the core areas of focus and priority within the National Oceanography
Directorate (NOD). The Directorate serves as the national focal point
for all oceanographic and marine science activities, and provides
leadership and policies in marine scientific research and development
(R&D) undertaken within Malaysian waters. Under the 10th
Malaysia Plan (2011-2015) NOD had proposed to the government for the
establishment of the National Institute of Oceanography. This
emphasized the government recognition on increasing human capitals in
In addition to that, issues such as global warming, overfishing, coastal erosions indicate that human continue to harvest the marine ecosystem to sustain the growing human population. Advances in technology, combined with demand, has improved human ability to derive food and energy sources from the ocean. Thus it is imperative to take imminent measures to build knowledge and human experts to facilitate earth sustenance and its potential to help meet the needs of the world and its inhabitants.
Marine science graduates will be very much involved in tackling problems, mitigating impacts and managing resources of the marine ecosystem. The degree will provide foundation to the students to basic understanding of marine sciences, expose them to technology and advancement made in the field, and also introduce critical thinking to discuss current issues and manage the marine environment. Graduates will be able to pursue employment in the fisheries department, maritime enforcement, navy services, deep-fishing and aquaculture industries, as researchers, professors, consultants and marine resources managers among other professions.
The proposed Bachelor Degree programme has a minor component in Islamic Revealed Knowledge in addition to the core Marine Science subjects. The goal of the programme is to generate competent and skill marine scientist who would contribute to nation-building and be the pride of Muslim Ummah. Besides that, the versatile undergraduates, imbued with the ideals of IIUM’s III-CE are expected to think critically and creatively in order to analyse objectively the situation, organise information and devise solutions to complex problems at the workplace. The most important of the proposed programme is to groom wholesome responsible mariner who possess attributes of deep conviction of God, as well as being competent in the subject matter.
Currently, there is an emphasis to promote more science-based programmes particularly current critical sciences, which can serve as the platform for knowledge-based development. The Department of Marine Science and Technology will certainly provide the needed platform to complement the other two existing departments.
|To produce graduates with the following outcomes:
|Lecturers / teachers / instructors in related fields of
Marine Science and Technology
Researcher in high-end companies (GLC & Privates)
Involve in fisheries, aquaculture, natural resource management and other related industries
Experts in Navy, Maritime, Police and other law enforcement agencies
|136 Credit Hour (Local
Mode of study: Full time
Mode of delivery: Lecturers, tutorials, laboratory works, seminars, industrial attachment, final year project. Four (4) years
Courses & Study Plan: Download Here
Duration of Study
|The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.