The School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) comprises a family of highly motivated academicians, supporting staff and students who are ardent towards the advancement of knowledge in the field of aquatic, fisheries and aquaculture science. Established in 30th September 2011, our school upholds the vision to be a center of academic excellence in aquaculture, conservation ecology, and fisheries and wildlife by providing quality programs in teaching, research, and outreach that will enhance fisheries and wildlife resource management at local, national, and international levels. Currently we are offering six degree programs which comprises of a Diploma in Fisheries Science, a Bachelors degree in Fisheries Science, a Bachelors degree in Aquaculture, a Master of Aquaculture by Coursework, a Master of Science and Ph.D (by research) in either fisheries or aquaculture. Our academic team encompasses 5 professors, 5 associate professors and 25 lecturers with Ph.D, majoring in related fields.
Excellence in academic and teaching have always been our priority. We have spent considerable time evaluating, reviewing and revising the undergraduate curricula whenever necessary and initiate new degree programs with solicitation from national and international academia, scientist and field experts to fulfill market demands. This has been a year of many new developments in our school, especially with regard to teaching facilities and laboratories. Our school currently has 6 new teaching laboratories and two well-equipped hatcheries to disseminate known knowledge in fishing technology, bio-informatics, fish breeding, larval rearing, fish diseases, nutrition, live food culture and many more. Our teaching is supported by modern teaching equipments, with students comfortably placed in fully air-conditioned lecture hall. We have a state of the art Central lab which facilitates high level research in genetics, proteomics, metabolomics and etc.
We strive to provide excellence in research and our school remains a productive and vibrant center for fisheries and aquaculture studies in Malaysia. To date, our school had secured RM2.2mil in terms of research grants, 3 patents and accumulated 30 publications in well-cited journals in 2014. The school faces a number of challenges in the foreseeable future. Our success during the past year was a result of hard work from our dedicated staff and students. We have every reason to be confident that the coming year will bring a renewed commitment to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We look forward to work with relevant parties to bring the School of Fisheries & Aquaculture of UMT to greater heights.
Prof. Dr. Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar, PhD
School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu