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


Xiamen University Malaysia

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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.


STPM 1)A pass in STPM with a minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any 2 Science subjects
UEC 1)A pass in UEC with at least Grade B in 5 subjects including 2 Science subjects
Foundation/Matriculation/Diploma(Science/in relevant fields) 1)A pass in Foundation /Matriculation with min CGPA 2.0 AND passes 2 Science subjects 2)A pass in Diploma from related field with at least CGPA 2.5 AND passes 2 Science subjects
A Level 1)A pass in A-Level with a minimum Grade C in any 2 Science subjects