Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Marine Science)


The field of marine science relates to living and non-living resources and physical aspects of the ocean. As a maritime nation, Malaysia emphasises on education and research in marine science. UKM is among the earliest institution that offers marine science study at the undergraduate level. Initially, the programme and research on marine science in UKM only focused on ecology aspects, diversity and marine resources. Now, the programme and research in marine science in UKM have developed and covered almost the entire sub-fields of marine science. Faculty members involved in teaching and research are also experts in biology, ecology and taxonomy of marine invertebrates, biology and ecology of coral reef, physiology, bacterioplankton ecology and diversity, phytoplankton and sea weed, marine biotechnology, marine chemistry, marine geology, marine remote sensing and GIS, physical oceanography as well as marine meteorology and ocean climate. Students will get the opportunity to learn and understand the wide scope and multiple aspects of oceanography such as biological oceanography, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, geological oceanography and atmospheric oceanography. Students will get to work closely with the faculty members who supervise independent research, participate in lab-based and field research at various sites such as ocean scientific cruise, coral reef and sea-grass monitoring, and participate in research and consultation projects ranging from quantifying biodiversity in sediments and water column to the modelling.

Programme Requirements

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) APEL.A Certification Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF);


Obtained at least a Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for exams beginning in session 1 of 2021 OR a Band 2 for exams up to the year of 2020, depending on the validity period at the time of application;


Pass the exam or interview that the faculty has set up.

MUET Band 3.0

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I Want to Apply

Applications for full time study programmes (STPM, Matriculation, STAM and Diploma/ Equivalent) must be submitted via Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education online application. Applications for studies in all the programmes offered are published in local newspapers between the month of January to April every year.

Application form for Malaysian students: http://upu.mohe.gov.my

Non-citizen and international student candidates who are interested in enrolling for the full time study programmes must submit their applications via UKM online application opened in February to May every year.

Application form for non-citizen and international students: Click here

How Much It Will Cost Me

















Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center at:

Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMSHAPE)
Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215331/ 5642/ 5329/ 5898/ 3995/ 4661/ 5642/ 5791
Fax: +603 89251391
Email: marketingpkp@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/ukmshape

What You Will Learn
  • Introduction to Marine Fauna
  • Diversity
  • Ichthyology
  • Introduction to Marine Flora Diversity
  • Basic Skills in Marine Sciences
  • Marine Ecology
  • Descriptive Physical Oceanography
  • Marine Microbiology
  • Benthic Ecology
  • Statistical Methods for Ocean and Atmospheric Science
  • Marine Chemistry
  • Introduction to Marine Acoustics
  • Law and Marine Policy
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Coral Reef Biology
  • Marine Fouling and Corrosion
  • Marine Ecosystem Survey Method
  • Industrial Training
  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II
Life at Faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology (FST) is one of the largest faculty in UKM and is renowned for its quality education and research, and lecturers who are well-known figures in their respective fields at both national and international levels. The faculty is committed to be a centre of education and a generator of science and technology towards forming a knowledgeable, dynamic, innovative and righteous society. Members of FST are acknowledged as renowned experts and researchers in their fields and are highly dedicated educators. You will have many opportunities to interact with students from other programmes in the faculty and enjoy various exciting activities within as well as outside UKM through various clubs and societies.

Faculty Information

Campus: Bangi, Selangor
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor of Science with Honours (Marine Science)
Duration: 4 Years 

Faculty of Science & Technology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215421/ 5418
Fax: +603 89256086
Email: masaliza@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/fst

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89118173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/akademik

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