B.Sc in Marine Science

The philosophy

The Study Programme of Marine Science offers a diverse range of ocean science courses at undergraduate level. Marine Science at Padjadjaran University is an extensive study of the physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the ocean. The goals of this curriculum is to analyze the conservation system based on the four based of oceanography. The Foundation courses include: Marine Sciences curriculum provides a solid foundation to prepare you for a rewarding career or further graduate studies. The following mandatory classes and optional courses and programs will allow you plenty of opportunities for hands-on field and lab work, as well as chances to actively explore your individual interests and career goals.

With four year degree, the students will explore all ocean study and will gain advance knowledge and practical skills to solve ocean challenges. The students spend time in class, laboratory, community, and field work to have better understanding about ocean. The facilities are exceptional at Padjadjaran University to create a good knowledge. Padjadjaran University has experimental laboratory, marine station, and field station.

Programme Specifications

Institution

:

Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science Universitas Padjadjaran

Location

:

Universitas Padjadjaran Campus, Jatinangor

Program Title

:

Marine Science

Final Award

:

Bachelor of Marine Science (S.Kel)

National Accreditation

:

A

Mode of Delivery

:

Full Time

Benchmarks

:

Marine Science Study Programme (IKL-Unpad) organize one higher education course: undergraduate course. IKL-Unpad is systematically designed so that graduates from IKL-Unpad have capability in understanding about ocean such as, 1) physical, chemical, and biological of ocean include sediment and coastal area, 2) Marine biota, 3) Tropical ecology, 4) Marine Biotechnology. Students also learn about several methods in oceanography, analysis and sampling in real activities using laboratory and field instruments and remote sensing. Furthermore, to gain these knowledge, students are required to undertake a minimum of 144 credits.

Entry Requirements

:

Able to swim, Essential ICT skills, such as word-processing email and internet.

English Language Requirements

:

As of registering, students are not required to have any proficiency of English language skills but is required to pass a minimum of 500 marks on TOEFL test and is required to give proof of certificate to acquire transcription scores after graduating.

1.  Programme Outline

The bachelors in Marine Science programme has been designed blending elements of Marine Science programme whilst dedicated to promote understanding and advanced skills relating to marine and coastal conservation. The programme provides insights into ‘real-world’ applications as well as maximising the skills of students to produce skilled graduates with marine biotechnology, hydro-oceanography, and conservation as their specialities for the utilization of marine biological potential resources by applying understanding and principles of conservation of resources and the marine environment.

2.  Programme Aims

    Carry out quality marine science learning to produce graduates who have competence in the field of conservation and utilization of marine resources, so they are able to take part in the world of work.

    Producing graduates who have independence, integrity and leadership, so that they are able to contribute to the development of marine science and technology and are beneficial for the life of society, nation and state.

    Improve the quality and quantity of research that focuses on issues in the scope of conservation and utilization of marine biological resources, both as scientific development and in contributing to solving problems in coastal and marine areas.

    Improve the quality and quantity of community service activities that involve lecturers and students as a form of scientific contribution in community empowerment.

    The implementation of an education management system that applies the principles of higher education quality assurance, both to inputs, processes and outputs based on legislation, vision, mission and basic values of Universitas Padjadjaran.

    The realization of partnerships with various domestic and foreign organizations for the implementation and development of higher education.

 

 

3.  Programme Learning Outcome

Knowledge and understanding

On successful completion of this programme, you will have knowledge and understanding of:

    The need for both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach in knowledge advancement and marine science understanding

    The terminology, nomenclature and classification systems that are used and developed within the disciplines of marine science

    The contribution of marine science expertise to debate on environmental issues and how these knowledge form the basis for concerns about the ocean.

    The contribution of your subject to knowledge development about the world we live in

    The relevance of knowledge and skills acquired on your study programme towards professional activities, environmental impacts and the world of employment.

 

Intellectual abilities

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

    Apply the fundamentals of each major discipline (chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics) to the marine sciences especially in marine conservation. The students are able to figure out and analyse the relationship between the basic science related to marine conservation especially in cases in Indonesia.

    Operate the core concepts in biological, chemical and physical processes in marine environments and their interactions.

    Understand the biology and ecology of marine species, along with their relationships with their habitats throughout all marine ecosystems. These systems include coastal, shallow water, water column and deep ocean.

    Understand the organisation of biological organisms from a whole individual to cellular and genetic levels.

    Collect quantitative data from the biological and physical marine environment

    Understand the global issue implications such as climate change on marine environment, and the role of marine systems in climate change

    Be aware of human impacts and exploitations towards the biological and physical environment, natural resources, and the resulting feedback on human societies especially in coastal areas

    Be a specialist topic selection in research frontiers in marine biology and other required techniques used to investigate the system.

    Apply the range of mathematical and statistical methods to biological and physical marine sciences.

Practical skills

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

    Plan, design, conduct and report both verbally and in writing on investigations, including the use of primary and secondary data.

    Collect, record and analyse primary data using appropriate techniques in the field and laboratory

    Undertake field and laboratory investigations in a responsible and safe manner, paying due attention to risk assessments, rights of access, relevant health and safety regulations, and sensitivity towards the impact of investigations on the environment and stakeholders.

    Locate, retrieve, read, use and reference the marine science work of others in an appropriate manner.

    Able to use relevant software that are commonly used in marine science topics.

 

General transferable skills

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

    Recognise and use marine science specific theories, paradigms, concepts and principles.

    Critically analyse, synthesise and summarise information, including prior research

    Collect and integrate several lines of evidence to formulate and test hypotheses

    Apply knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems, including collection and documentation of marine science information in fields, experimental design of field surveys and sampling programmes

    Recognise the moral and ethical issues of investigations and appreciating the need for professional codes of conduct

    Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences in written, verbal and graphical forms

    Select and use the appropriate method and means of communication for various situations

    Absorb and respond to a variety of information sources (e.g., textual, numerical, verbal, graphical)

    Appreciate issues of sample selection, accuracy, precision and uncertainty during collection, recording and data analysis in the field and laboratory

    Prepare, process, interpret and present data using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques, univariate and multivariate statistical analyses and computer software packages, including geographic information systems

    Develop computing and data analysis skills in a wide range of techniques

    Solve numerical problems

    Critically use the Internet as a means of communication and as a source of information

    Identify individual and collective goals and responsibilities and perform in an appropriate manner

    Recognise and respect the views and opinions of other team members

    Appreciate the concepts of experimental learning in groups and team performances

    Evaluate performance as an individual and as a team member

    Develop the skills necessary for self-managed and life-long learning (e.g. working independently, time management and organisation skills)

    Identify and work towards targets for personal, academic and career development

    Develop an adaptable and flexible approach to study and work

 

4.         Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy

Higher education in Indonesia is undergoing a period of rapid and significant change, and it is being asked to equip students to play an effective role in Indonesia and global society. The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy is one of the important strategies referred to Indonesia Higher Degree Education system and Universitas Padjadjaran rules. The lectures in Universitas Padjadjaran have to pass two formal courses (PEKERTI and AA), in order to enhance knowledge about teaching strategy, learn Outcome Based Education, and communication skills.

Award:
Sarjana Ilmu Kelautan (S.Kel) or B.Sc

Length of Course:
3-4 years, start August every year

Course type:
Full-time

Main Campus:
FPIK Building, Jatinangor

Syllabus

Semester

No

Course

Credit

Theory

Field/lab work

I

1

Religious Studies

2

2

0

 

2

Pancasila and Citizenship Education

2

2

0

 

3

Indonesian Language

2

2

0

 

4

English

2

2

0

 

5

Sports, Arts and Creativity

3

0

3

 

7

Ethics in Scientific Writing

3

2

1

 

8

Introduction to Fisheries and Marine Science

3

3

0

 

 

TOTAL

17

13

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

1

Taxonomy of Marine Organisms

3

3

0

 

2

Chemistry

3

2

1

 

3

Mathematics and Calculus

3

3

0

 

4

Physics

3

2

1

 

5

Computer and Big data

3

1

2

 

6

Marine Microbiology

3

2

1

 

7

Marine Sedimentology

3

3

0

 

 

TOTAL

21

16

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

1

Chemical Oceanography

3

3

0

 

2

Physical Oceanography

3

2

1

 

3

Marine Biology

3

3

0

 

4

Ecophysiology of Sea Animals

3

2

1

 

5

Organic Chemistry Of Natural Products

3

2

1

 

6

Biochemistry

3

2

1

 

7

Numerical Analysis

3

2

1

 

8

Expertise Elective Course 1

3

3

0

 

 

TOTAL

24

19

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV

1

Ocean Remote Sensing

3

2

1

 

2

Molecular Biology

3

3

0

 

3

Marine Ecotoxicology

3

2

1

 

4

Diving

3

2

1

 

5

Tropical Marine Ecology

3

3

0

 

6

Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction

3

2

1

 

7

Ecosystem and Marine Biota Surveys

3

1

2

 

8

Expertise Elective Course 2

3

3

0

 

 

TOTAL

24

18

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

1

Marine Geoinformatics

3

2

1

 

2

Marine Survey

5

1

4

 

3

Ecosystem and Ocean modelling

3

1

2

 

4

Research Proposal Seminar

2

0

2

 

5

Statistics

3

1

2

 

6

Expertise Elective Course 3

3

3

0

 

 

TOTAL

19

8

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI

1

Law and Policy of Marine Territories Management

3

3

0

 

2

Bioremediation

3

1

2

 

3

Conservation and Marine Biodiversity

3

2

1

 

4

Scientific Writing

3

1

2

 

5

Conservation Genetics

3

2

1

 

6

Expertise Elective Course 4

3

3

0

 

7

Supporting Elective Course

2

2

0

 

 

TOTAL

20

14

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII

1

Undergraduate Research And Publication

6

0

6

 

2

Community Service Program

3

0

3

 

3

Entrepreneurship

3

2

1

 

4

Marine Strategic Issues

3

3

0

 

5

Internship

4

0

4

 

 

TOTAL

19

5

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL I-VII

144

94

50

 

 

 

Percentage

65.28

34.72

Elective course: all 3 credits

Semester 3

No Expertise Elective Course 1

1          Marine Pollution

2          Marine Geology

           

            Semester 4

No Expertise Elective Course 2

3          Fisheries Oceanography

4          Coastal Geomorphology

5          Bioinformatics

6          Micro Control instrument

           

            Semester 5

Expertise Elective Course 3

7          Scientific diving

8          Management of Marine Biological Resources

9          Purification of Bioproducts

10        Marine Ecotourism

11        Natural Products Technology

12        Marine Transgenesis Technology

13        Quantitative Bio-ecology

14        Maritime

           

            Semester 6

Expertise Elective Course 4

15        Stock Assessment of Marine Biological Resources

16        Valuation of Marine Ecosystems

17        Marine Mitigation and Disaster

18        Navigation and Seamanship

 19       Environmental Impact Assessment

20        Marine Botany Pharmacology

21        Bioprocess Technology

22        Coralogy

23        Mariculture

24        Conservation Biology