Prasiswazah FST



Marine Science Programme

The field of marine science relates to living and non-living resources and physical aspects of the ocean. As a maritime nation, Malaysia gives emphasis on education and research in marine science. UKM is among the earliest to offer marine science study at the undergraduate level. At the early stage the academic programme and research on marine science in UKM concentrated on ecology aspects, diversity and marine resources. Now the academic programme and research in marine science in UKM has developed and covers almost the entire sub-field of marine science. The academic staff involved in teaching and research has expertise covering areas such as 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; marine meteorology and ocean climate and others. Students from the Marine Science Programme are given the opportunity to learn and understand both the biological (marine biology) and physical (oceanography) aspects of marine sciences. Numerous marine science courses are offered based on current demands and development.

Major courses

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

Career Prospects


Prof. Dr. Fredolin Tangang@Tajudin Mahmud

Climatology and Physical Oceanography

Prof. Dr. Che Abd Rahim Mohamed

Marine Geo-Radiochemistry, Marine Chemistry, Marine Pollution

Prof. Dr. Zaidi Che Cob

Marine Biology & Ecology, Aquaculture, Malacology

Prof. Madya. Dr. Ramlan Omar

Marine Geology

Prof. Madya Dr. Masni Mohd. Ali

Marine Biogeochemistry

Prof. Madya Dr. Muzzneena Ahmad Mustapha

Marine Remote Sensing & GIS, Ocean Color, Marine Policy & Management

Prof. Madya Dr. Azman Abdul Rahim

Taxonomy of Gammaridean Amphipods, Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography

Prof. Madya Dr. Liew Ju Neng

Marine Meteorology, Physical Oceanography, Climatology

Prof. Madya Dr. Simon Kumar Das

Fisheries and Aquaculture population growth

Dr. Abdullah Samat

Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology, Fish Systematics

Dr. Shahriman Mohd Ghazali@Fauzi

Marine bioacoustics

Dr. Mohammad Rozaimi Jamaludin

Biology and Ecology of Seaweeds (

Dr. Muhammad Syafiq Musa

Nutritional biology and reproduction of fish, ichthyology

Dr. Ester Salimun

Climatology, climate variability between years and climate modeling

Dr. Khoo Mei Ling

Breeding and feeding biology of marine ornamental fish

Dr. Suriyanti Su Nyun Pau

Systematics and physiology of harmful microalgae

Entry requirements

General requirement:

  1. Complete 12 years of Primary and High School education; and
  2. Obtain High School (e.g. Higher Secondary Certificate, Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate, Tawjihiyah, Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas, High School Diploma); and
  3. Meet minimum English requirement set by faculty; and
  4. Pass UKM interview (if required) ; and
  5. Meet faculty specific requirement;

Specific programme requirement:

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