Bachelor of Science in Marine Biotechnology (N/545/6/0072● MQA/PA5672)

2017-12-22

Medium of Instruction:English

Intakes:February, April, September

Duration:4 years

Overview

Xiamen University (XMU) started marine studies almost 100 years ago and is recognized as the cradle of China’s marine studies. Its Department of Oceanography, established in 1946, is the first of its kind in China, while its College of Ocean and Earth Sciences has developed into one of China’s best marine research institutions with a state key discipline – marine science, and has a faculty that includes an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a number of experts involved in “Thousand Talents Plan”, China’s Recruitment Programme of Global Experts. The College boasts excellent research platforms, such as the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, outstanding educational centers, such as National Experimental Center for Education, as well as an advanced general-purpose research vessel equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments, which was put into use in 2017 and would serve the interdisciplinary oceanographic cruises conducted in international waters.

In addition to the strong support from XMU, the Marine Biotechnology programme at Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) will also benefit from the intensive research activities to be conducted at the China-ASEAN Institute of Marine Science and Technology, a research institute based at XMUM and supported by the China-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation Fund.

Our programme at XMUM equips graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the capitalization of aquatic resources through ecologically-friendly methods of aquaculture production, as well as to conduct research on marine biological resources, fisheries, and aquaculture techniques. Graduates are also trained to be conscious of current environmental issues and broadly-defined marine biotechnology problems. Those who would like to pursue further study in this area can apply for postgraduate programmes at XMU.


Programme Highlights
  • Excellent educational resources from one of the most highly-respected and longest-established institutions in China for marine studies

  • Opportunities to join the intensive research activities conducted by the campus-based China-ASEAN Institute of Marine Science and Technology

  • An exciting environment with outstanding teaching and research facilities, integrating practical training with theoretical learning


Main Courses Offered
Main Courses
  • Introduction to Ocean Science

  • Marine Ecology

  • Marine Ecology Laboratory

  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

  • Senior Capstone Seminar

  • Marine Animal Physiology

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory

  • Genetics

  • Marine Microbiology

  • Marine Microbiology Laboratory

  • Field Experience in Marine Sciences (MBB)

Core Courses

  • Marine Biological Resources and Utilization

  • Mariculture

  • Mariculture Laboratory

  • Aquatic Animal Nutrition

  • Basic Immunology of Aquatic Animals

  • Comprehensive Disease Prevention


Careers
  • Universities and other educational institutions

  • Government agencies and NGOs at local, national, or international levels

  • Companies in the areas of

        -Natural resources management

        -Environmental consulting

        -Marine biology science

        -Aquaculture

        -Bio-farming, etc.


Entry Requirement
STPMA pass in STPM with at least a Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 subjects AND a pass in SPM with credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject, or its equivalent
A levelA pass in A-Level with at least a Grade C in any 2 subjects AND a pass in SPM with credits in  Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject, or its equivalent
UECA pass in UEC with at least a Grade B in 5 subjects AND a pass in SPM with credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject, or its equivalent
Foundation/Matriculation (Science/in a relevant field)A pass in Foundation /Matriculation with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0 AND a pass in SPM with credits in Mathematics, one science subject and one other subject, or its equivalent
Diploma (in a relevant field)A pass in Diploma with at least CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0
Note: The requirement at SPM level can be waived should the grades obtained at STPM/STAM/Diploma/Matriculation/Foundation level are equivalent or higher. 


Academics

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