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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU), Bangladesh

(The only Public Maritime University in Bangladesh)

BSc in Oceanography

The minimum requirements for admission in Bachelor of Science in Oceanography programme are as follows:

  1. Applicants who have passed HSC or equivalent examination in the current or previous year are eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants must have passed HSC/equivalent examination and SSC/equivalent examination from science group with minimum GPA 4.00. Applicants of Oceanography must have Biology in HSC.
  3. In HSC/equivalent examination, applicants must have obtained minimum ‘A’ grade in any two subjects from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Biology with minimum ‘B’ grade in rest of the subjects.
  4. Applicants with GCE must have passed minimum five subjects in O-Level including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and minimum two subjects in A-Level including Mathematics and Physics. Applicants of Oceanography must also have Biology in A-Level. However, an applicant having more than two ‘C’ grades in O-Level and/or more than one ‘C’ grade in A-Level shall be ineligible for admission.

Bachelor of Science in Oceanography programme is conducted by the Department of Oceanography and Hydrography under the Faculty of Earth and Ocean Science (FEOS). The programme is a 4 year full time regular undergraduate programme. The programme is divided into 8 semesters of six months each (2 semesters in each year). Total credit hours of this programme is 160 including 6 credit hours for thesis. Besides regular courses, workshop, seminar, guest lecture and certificate courses on contemporary issues are arranged frequently for the students. The duration of each semester is 26 weeks. Each semester is distributed as follows:


a. Classes 15 weeks
b. Mid Term Examination 02 weeks
c. Preparatory Leave 02 weeks
d. Term Final Examination 03 weeks
e. Recess 04 weeks

Oceanography is the study of the physical and the biological aspects of the ocean. It is an Earth science covering a wide range of topics, including ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics and the geology of the sea floor; and fluxes of various chemical substances and physical properties within the ocean and across its boundaries. With laboratories, offices and the sea being the place of work, the tasks of an oceanographer will be varied and research intensive. Oceanography is a wide-ranging scientific field, and oceanographers usually specialize in one of the following subcategories: Biological Oceanography, Geological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography and Physical Oceanography.


A degree on Oceanography not only provides sound scientific knowledge of the marine environment, but places strong emphasis on the key skills which are highly regarded by employers. Depending on the degree and specialized module choices, graduates from the Department of Oceanography and Hydrography can apply for jobs in the following areas, both at home and abroad:

  • Coastal and Water Resource Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Pollution Monitoring/Treatment and Waste Disposal Management
  • Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hydrography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sea bed Exploration and Surveying
  • Research Institutes
  • Universities
  • Water Companies
  • Government Laboratories (including Environmental Agency and CEFAS)
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Oil and Gas Industries
  • Aquaculture Industries
  • Marine Conservation
  • Fisheries
  • Ecotourism
  • Fish and Shellfish Culture
  • Oceanographic Institutes
  • Marine Environmental Impact Studies
  • Hydrocarbon Companies
  • Marine Environmental Consultancy
  • Environment Agency
  • Policy Making
  • Regulatory Authorities