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: +609 571 6754 Fax No: +609 571 6789



Department of Marine Science,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM

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Email @iium.edu.my

Extension  +609 570****

Head of Department


Asst. Prof. Dr. Nur Nazifah Binti Mansor

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology 
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 

MSc. in Agrobiology 
Hokkaido Universiti,  Japan 

PhD. in Agrobiology 
Hokkaido University, Japan

Agrobiology Plant Biotechnology Plant Molecular



Dr. Mohd Shukor Nordin

(Distinguished Academic Fellow)

BSc. in Plant Science 

University of California, Davis

MSc. in Vegetable Crops Breeding 

University of California, Davis

PhD. in Plant Breeding and Genetics 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Plant Breeding and Genetics




Asst. Prof. Dr. Zarina Zainuddin

BSc. (Hons) in Botany 

University of Malaya (UM)

MSc. in Plant Biotechnology University of Malaya (UM)

PhD. in Plant Metabolism 

University of Cambridge

Plant and Algal Biotechnology

Plant and Algal Metabolism







Asst. Prof. Dr. Maizatul Akma Ibrahim

BSc. (Hons) in Industrial Biology 

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

PhD. in Biotechnology 

University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Plant Biochemistry




Asst. Prof. Dr. Sahena Ferdosh

BSc. (Hons) in Fisheries 

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

Master of Science Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

PhD. in Environmental Technology 

University Science Malaysia (USM)


Super Critical Fluid extraction


Fats and Oils

Natural Products




Asst. Prof. Dr. Nur Shuhada Muhamad Tajudin

BSc. in (Hons) Science (Marine Science)

University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

MSc. in Biotechnology 

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

PhD. in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Soil Science



Asst. Prof. Dr. Che Nurul Aini Che Amri

BSc.(Hons) in Biology 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

MSc. in Botany 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

PhD. in Botany 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Plant Anatomy

Plant Systematic

Plant Taxonomy



Asst. Dr. Rozilawati Shahari

BSc. (Hons) in Biology 
University Putra Malaysia

Master of Science 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

PhD. in Agritechnology 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Plant Biodiversity Plant Taxonomy Agronomy



Asst. Prof. Dr Nurul Hidayah Samsulrizal

BSc. (Hons) in Bioinformatics 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

MSc. in Molecular Biology 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

PhD. in Plant Science 

University of Nottingham

Plant Biotechnology




Asst. Prof. Dr Nurul Huda Abdul

BSc. (Hons) in Animal Biology 

University Science Malaysia (USM)

MSc. in Applied Entomology 

University Science Malaysia (USM)

PhD. in Applied Entomology 

University Science Malaysia (USM)


Plant Protection



Asst. Prof. Dr Mohd Fauzihan Karim

BSc. in Agricultural Science 

University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

MSc. in Environmental Plant Physiology 

University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

PhD. in Plant Physiology

University of Manchester


Plant Stress Physiology

Photosynthetic acclimation



Asst. Prof. Dr  Halimaton Saadiah Othman

BSc. in Biology 

University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

MSc. in Food Biotechnology 

University Science Islam Malaysia (USIM)

PhD. in Plant Breeding 

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Plant Breeding halimatonsaadiah5149

Asst. Prof. Dr  Tamil Chelvan A/L Meenakshi Sundram

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology 

University Malaya (UM)

MSc. in Plant Biotechnology 

University Malaya (UM)  

PhD. in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Plant Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

Plant Metabolomics 



Dr. Md Hairol Azri Ponari
BSc (Hons) in Biohealth Science
University of Malaya
MSc. in Pharmacology
 University of Malaya
Ph.D. in Biotechnology
 University of Malaya
Plant and Soil Science



Br. Nor Zaihan bin Mohd Noar

Diploma in Actuarial Science 
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Bachelor Degree in Actuarial Science  

Temple University

Bachelor Degree in Mathematical Science 

Pennsylvania State University

Master in Business Administration 

University of New Haven

Natural Science

Mathematic Science



Dr. Nur Sabrina Ahmad Azmi

BSc (Hons) in Biology
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) 
MSc. in Plant Pathology
 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)  
Ph.D. in Agriculture Science 
Kyoto University
 Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Interactionsabrinaazmi2643

Dr. Mohd Razik Bin Midin
BSc (Hons) in Biology
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
MSc. in Plant & Animal
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Ph.D in Biotechnology 
International Islamic University Malaysia
Plant Genetics and Cytogenetics

Sr. Nor Azahana Abdullah
BSc (Hons) in Plant Science (Management)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas)
MSc. in Plant anatomy
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza)
Ph.D in Plant Biology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 
Plant Biodiversity Plant Ecology 
(waiting for viva)




Department of Plant Science,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM (Study leave)


Name and Designation

Place of study

Field of study

Sr. Noor Haslinda Noor Hashim

University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Ph.D in Chemistry

Br. Muhammad Fahmi Yunus

University of Nottingham,

 United Kingdom

Ph.D in Molecular Biology

Br. Mohd Syahmi Bin Salleh

International Islamic University Malaysia 


Ph.D in Biosciences

Sr. Noor Syaheera Mohd Yunus

International Islamic University Malaysia 


Ph.D in Biosciences


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