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Your guide to studying Marine Biology in Malaysia

Course Duration

2 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 20,000 - 25,000

Average Salary

MYR 30,000 - 120,000

Job Demand

What is Marine Biology?

Marine Biology is the study of marine organisms, their behaviours, their interaction with the environment and their habitats.

Do you love the ocean? Not just frolicking in it, but all the creatures that inhabit the salty blue waters? Do you know the issues that currently plague the aforementioned marine wildlife? Do you see yourself possibly working with these majestic creatures? Then read on as we debunk any myths that you may have read about marine biology and spell out the course for you.

Simply put, marine biology is the study of life in the oceans and other saltwater environments such as estuaries...

Do you love the ocean? Not just frolicking in it, but all the creatures that inhabit the salty blue waters? Do you know the issues that currently plague the aforementioned marine wildlife? Do you see yourself possibly working with these majestic creatures? Then read on as we debunk any myths that you may have read about marine biology and spell out the course for you.

Simply put, marine biology is the study of life in the oceans and other saltwater environments such as estuaries and wetlands. All plant and animal life forms are included from the microscopic picoplankton all the way to the majestic blue whale, the largest creature in the sea and for that matter in the world. This study is concerned with managing wildlife preservation, protection of marine organisms, research and in-depth understanding of oceanography and chemical oceanography.

 

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What are the subjects covered under Marine Biology?

Bahasa Melayu

History

English

Biology

Professional Communications

Academic Research Skills

Global Business Trends

Geography and the Environment

What you need to get on a Marine Biology course?

Diploma in Marine Biology

SPM : Minimum 5 credits

O-Levels : Please check with the relevant university

Degree in Marine Biology

STPM : Passed in Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM) with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in General Studies Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two (2) other subjects

A-Levels : 3 Principal Passes

Diploma : Obtained a CGPA of at least 3.00.

AUSMAT/SACE : Please check with the relevant university

CPU : Please check with the relevant university

IB : Please check with the relevant university

Matriculation : A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Marine Biology course?

Adventurous

While not every assignment or task will be a dive into the deep blue see as seen on tv, your job will require you to spend as much time out of the office as you do in it.

Well-Read

Marine Biology may be a career that require a lot of practical work, but prior to even stepping out, you need to ensure you’re up to date and have studied all the latest about the marine life you are potentially going to encounter

Eye for Detail

Analytics is hugely important in this field, and you will need a keen eye for detail to determine when a marine ecosystem is under threat, why it is happening, and how tor rectify the issue.

Where can you study Marine Biology in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Marine Biology schools in Malaysia.

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