Marine Science

Marine Science

Brief History

The Department of Marine Science aims to provide a foundation to the students to the basic understanding of marine sciences, expose them to technology and advancement made in the field and introduce critically thinking to discuss current issues and manage the marine environment. The program has minor in Islamic Revealed Knowledge in addition to the core Marine subjects. This will generate competently and skilled marine scientists who will contribute to nation-building and be the pride of Muslim Ummah.

The Department of Marine Science has her first intake of undergraduate students in September 2014. The program constitutes of 4 years study plan and offers THREE (3) concentrations:

  • integrated coastal and zone management (ICZM)
  • aquaculture and sea farming
  • fisheries and postharvest technology

Graduated Marine Science students will serve the government and non-government agencies such as the Fisheries Department, Maritime Enforcement, Ministry of Science and Technology, researchers in universities, private companies or related agencies, Academia, navy services, Consultancy Companies etc.


  • Produce professionals who are able to optimize the use of technology in assessing, analyzing and utilizing marine resources
  • Nurture continuous education for advancing knowledge and skills in marine science and technology to marine scientists
  • Produce professionals with ability to integrate their technical knowledge and skill with Islamic values and ethics


  • Produce knowledgeable and professional marine scientist to serve the society, public and private sectors, and the whole Muslim ummah.
  • Produce competent and skillful graduates in the field of marine science and technology in accordance with the University mission and vision
  • Increase the number of professionals in marine science and technology sector to fulfill the national and international demands

Contact Us:

Department of Marine Science Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

Phone No: +609 570 5131 Fax No: +609 570 6789


1. Agricultural, agricultural science and technology
2. Aquaculture
3. Aquatic ecology
4. Agro waste and aquatic environment
5. Algae and microalgae
6. Biology and culture of invertebrates as live feeds
7. Chemical oceanography
8. Coastal and marine environmental law, and policy
9. Coastal geomorphology and morphodynamics
10. Coastal management
11. Coastal oceanography
12. Coastal processes and sedimentology
13. Coral diseases
14. Coral reefs
15. Demand feeding system
16. Environmental governance
17. Environmental, marine and aquatic pollution
18. Fish behavior
19. Fish biology
20. Fish breeding and genetic
21. Fish diversity
22. Fish health and diseases
23. Fish immunology and immunohistology
24. Fish nutrition
25. Fish population dynamics
26. Fish taxonomy
27. Fish vaccine development
28. Fish visual sensitivity
29. Fisheries economic and marketing
30. Fisheries management
31. Fisheries technology
32. Flood management
33. Geographic information system (GIS)
34. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) and Toxins
35. Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM)
36. Isotope geochemistry in ocean and atmosphere
37. Live feed culture
38. Mangrove and wetlands management
39. Marine aerosol radiochemistry
40. Marine biodiversity
41. Marine biogeochemistry
42. Marine biotechnology
43. Marine conservation
44. Marine ecology
45. Marine radionuclides
46. Marine toxicology
47. Numerical modeling and flow simulations in hydrodynamics
48. Ocean acidification
49. Oceanography and marine ecosystem (modelling and simulations)
50. Optimum larval rearing conditions
51. Phytochemicals
52. Phytoplankton
53. Post harvest
54. Rare earth element
55. Remote sensing for marine applications
56. Seed production
57. Taxonomy and ecology of marine copepods
58. Tsunami
59. Water quality

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Department of Marine Science,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM


Academic Qualification

Specialization and Research Interest



Head of Department


Asst. Prof. Dr. Nur Nazifah Mansor

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology (UPM)

BSc in Biotechnology (UMS)

Vaccinology (Development of recombinant vaccine, determination of vaccine candidate, bioencapsulated vaccine) Fish Diseases (Bacteriology, Virology, Diagnosis, and Treatment)



Prof. Dr. Shahbudin Bin Saad

Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering (Kagoshima University)

MSc in Oceanography (UPM)

Coastal Oceanography, Coastal Geomorphology, and Processes, ICZM 

Marine Ecology, Coral Reefs, and Mangrove Ecology





Prof. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Haji Yunus

Ph.D. in Marine Geochemistry (University of Hokkaido)

MSc in Oceanography (Chemical)  (UPM)

Marine Geochemistry, Chemical Oceanography, Mangrove and Wetlands Management, Coastal Processes and Sedimentology

Pollution and Toxicology, Radionuclides.





Prof. Dr. Ahmed Jalal Khan Chowdhury

Ph.D. in Aquaculture Biotechnology (UPM)

MSc in Fish Biology (UPM)

Agricultural, Agricultural Science And Technology, Aquaculture, Agro Waste, Aquatic Environment

Marine Biotechnology, Fish Nutrition



   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yukinori Mukai

Ph.D. in Aquaculture (Kinki University)

MSc in Fisheries Science (Kagoshima University)


Fish biology, Fish behavior, Fish visual sensitivity, Demand feeding system

Aquaculture, Seed production, Optimum larval rearing conditions, Live feed culture




Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman 

Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Fisheries (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

MSc in Fisheries Management (Bangladesh Agricultural University)

Aquaculture, Fish Nutrition, Aquatic Ecology

Fish population Dynamics, Fisheries Management



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaleha Kassim

Ph.D. in Aquatic Biology (UPM)

BSc in Biology (UPM)
Biodiversity and Marine Ecosystem, Taxonomy and Ecology of Marine Copepods 

Biology and Culture of Invertebrates as Live Feeds



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Normawaty Mohammad Noor

Ph.D. in Biology Marine (University of Copenhagen)

MSc in Marine Biology (UPM)

Algae, Microalgae,  Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), and Toxins

Phytochemicals, Phytoplankton, Water Quality



Asst. Prof. Dr. Ar. Asnor Azrin Sabutirizal

Ph.D. in Marine Science (UKM)

MSc in Marine Science (UKM)

Marine and Aerosol Radiochemistry

Environmental Pollution, Isotope Geochemistry in Ocean and Atmosphere



Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Azfar Mohamed

Ph.D. in Aquaculture (UMT)

MSc in Biotechnology (IIUM)

Fish Breeding and Genetic

Fish Diversity


Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Fuad Miskon

Ph.D. in Bioscience (IIUM)

MSc in Marine Pollution (UMT)

Marine Biogeochemistry

Rare Earth Element

Aquatic Pollution



Asst. Prof. Dr. Siti Waznah Abdurahman

Ph.D. in Fisheries (UMT)

MSc in Biotechnology (IIUM)

Fish Taxonomy (Morphological and Molecular Approach)

Fish Diversity


Asst. Prof. Dr. Zuhairi Ahmad

Ph.D. in Remote Sensing (UMT)

MSc in Biotechnology (IIUM)

Remote Sensing for Marine Applications

Oceanography and Marine Ecosystem (Modelling and Simulations)


Asst. Prof. Dr. Aimimuliani Adam

Ph.D. in Biology (Marine Ecology) (Universiti Brunei Darussalam)

MSc in Marine Science (Harmful Algal Blooms) (UMS)

Harmful Algal Blooms, Ocean Acidification

Marine Ecology


Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaini Bin Mustapa

Ph.D. in Coastal
Geomorphology and Processes (IIUM)

MSc in Oceanography (Coastal Process) (UMT)

Coastal Processes - Coastal Geomorphology and Morphodynamics, Coastal Erosion and Development, GIS 

Physical Oceanography - Coastal Hydrodynamic and Modelling



Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Fitri Bin Yusof

Ph.D. in Fish Breeding and Genetics (Tohoku University)

MSc in Genetic and Animal Breeding (UPM)

Population genetics, chromosome manipulation technique, conservation

Molecular and fish breeding




Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zahir Ramli

Ph.D. in Marine Science and Technology (Fluid Structure Interactions) (University of Southampton)

MSc in Ocean Engineering (Yokohama National University)

Numerical modeling - flow simulations in hydrodynamics, flood management, tsunami, coastal management

Physical Oceanography 




Asst. Prof. Dr. Juliana Mohamed

Ph.D. in Environment and Development (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

MSc in Marine Science (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Coastal and marine environmental law, and policy

Environmental governance

Coastal management 




Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Firdaus Nawi

Ph.D. in Immunology (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

MSc in
Immunology (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Fish immunology, immunohistology and vaccine development 

Fisheries technology and post harvest

Fish health






Name and Designation

Place of study

Field of study

Sr. Fikriah Faudzi

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Ph.D in Marine Pollution

Br. Muhammad Faiz Mohd Hanapiah

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Ph.D in Biosciences

Sr. Najatul Su Ad Abdullah

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Ph.D in Marine Natural Product

Sr. Rashidah Abdul Razak

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Ph.D in Marine Science