Fulfil your dreams of protecting one of the world’s most precious ecosystems with a Diploma in Marine Science and Aquaculture (DMAC) from RP.
With the only marine science–related course in Singapore, we can prepare you for a career in marine conservation and oceanography. You will learn about a range of topics, such as aquatic species, production systems, farm operations, and managing marine and aquatic health.
The programme’s hands-on approach will give you the practical skills to understand, protect, and manage diverse marine ecosystems as you get up close with all sorts of aquatic life. You will also have opportunities to learn from teachers who are experts in their fields and experience real-world challenges at work attachments through a wide range of marine and aquaculture–related industries and research institutes.
Exciting careers await DMAC graduates in fisheries, oceanariums, marine parks and reserves, research institutes, and government agencies. You will be able to pursue opportunities in roles such as:
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
G905 Life Skills
A202 Chemistry II
A222 Molecular and Cell Biology
A301 Laboratory Management
A209 Marine Ecology and Conservation
A236 Marine and Freshwater Biology
A237 Chemical Oceanography & Water Chemistry
A238 Aquaculture Technology
A239 Applied Genetics and Fish Breeding
A240 Health Management of Marine and Freshwater Organisms
A338 Fisheries and Farm Operations
A339 Aquaculture Production
A340 Feed Formulation and Nutrition
A350 Seafood Handling, Processing and Food Safety
Select 1 module from the list below:
A206 Environmental Science
A208 Ecology and Earth Science
A308 Environment, Health and Safety
A309 Environmental Management and Assessment
A931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the schools in RP.
For a full listing of entry requirements, please click here.
To graduate with a Diploma in Marine Science and Aquaculture, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.
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