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Your guide to studying Aquaculture in Malaysia

Course Duration:

2 - 3 Years

Average Salary:

MYR 12,000 - 190,000

Average Fees:

MYR 30,000 - 80,000

Job Demand:

What is Aquaculture?

Aquaculture is cultivating aquatic plants and animals for food consumption.

Did you know that as the demand for seafood has increased, technology has made it possible to grow food in coastal marine waters and the ocean? Do you know the numerous ways that exist to farm marine shellfish? Do you know that the two main types of aquaculture are marine and freshwater? If you do, then you may want to consider studying aquaculture. Wondering what the course will entail? Join us as we dive into explaining the course to you.

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What are the subjects you will study in a Aquaculture?




Fisheries Ecology

Marine Invertebrate Ecology and Biology

Earth and Ocean Science

Ecology and Conservation of Diversity

What are the entry requirements for an Aquaculture course?

Diploma in Aquaculture

SPM : 3 Credits inclusive one Science subject

O-Levels : Please check with the relevant university

UEC : Please check with the relevant university

Degree in Aquaculture

STPM : Passed with at least a Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in General Studies; and Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two (2) other subjects.

A-Levels : Please check with the relevant university

Diploma : Please check with relevant university

AUSMAT/SACE : Please check with the relevant university

CPU : Please check with the relevant university

IB : Please check with the relevant university

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a course in Aquaculture?


As the name suggests, you will need to be prepared to get your feet wet! Studying aquaculture will involve constant exploring and you’ll need to be able to keep up.


As the constant and steady stream of new discoveries and evolvement of the flora and fauna underwater rises at a rapid pace, it is crucial to keep up with the latest developments. You’ll be like a doctor, except under the sea!

Critical Thinker

You need to know how the different species in a certain ecosystem co-exists, and hos one may be dependent on the other. As such, critical thinking is hugely important to come up with logical solutions to problems

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