Postgraduate Studies Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science and Fisheries


Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science and Fisheries



Agricultural & Marine Sciences

Program Type

Course Work

Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time


1 year for full time and 2 years for part-time.

Instruction Language


Program Coordinator


Name: Dr. Wenresti Gallardo


Tel: 968 2414 3750


College Website

Program Overview


The student should complete the course work requirements specified in the degree plan (24 credits of postgraduate courses that include 5 required courses (15 credits) and 3 elective courses (9 credits) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Students must pass all the courses and obtain a GPA > 3.0. To be eligible to register later for a Master’s degree.


Admission Requirements

  •   Applicant should have a Bachelor's degree in Marine Science and Fisheries or in a related subject from Sultan Qaboos University or from any other recognized university, with Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.00 on a 4 point scale.  
  • Candidates from other disciplines may be asked to attend additional bridging courses before starting the program.
  •  Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer for full time study or no objection letter for part-time study, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. Unemployed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Ministry of Labour documenting the unemployment status of the applicant. 

English Proficiency

Before starting the program the admitted candidates should submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate band (6) or higher in academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic or a score of (79) or higher in the International TOEFL - IBT

Selection Criteria

There is a mandatory interview of all applicants to evaluate their motivation, basic knowledge, experience and communication skills.