Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics

Statistics in Marine Science

Master (by Coursework)

Overview

Statistics plays a major role in most of real life situation. From understanding the characteristics of the systems to the forecasting of the complex phonemena, the integration of statistics into the modelling part of the system is really demanded. The aim of this programme is to foster an advanced statistics knowledge not only in marine science and oceanography, but also in other fields. You will discover the decision making of the complex problems using advanced statistics with the aid of computer programming. 

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) of Science (Applied Mathematics) or Bachelor of Science (Financial Mathematics) with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.75 from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT);

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) of Science with Honors and equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 from higher learning institution recognized by the Senate;

OR

  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) of Science with a minimum 2.50 CGPA are also eligible if they have at least five (5) years of work experience in a related field;

OR

  • Passed the APEL assessment conducted by MQA in related fields to be eligible for admission to master’s level programs (Level 7, Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF)

* Candidate must furnish the APEL Certificate from MQA before the admission process

OR

  • International candidates who have qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree and are recognized by the Senate.

English Language Requirements

  • International applicants must have the following language qualifications:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT with a minimum score of 42; OR
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Essentials with a minimum score of 7.5; OR
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum band score of 6.0.
  • International students who possess academic qualifications from any public university recognized by the UMT’s Senate may be exempted from the language qualification requirements.

Programme Structure

DURATION

 

  • Full-time – minimum 2+1 semesters (12 months)
  • Part-time – minimum 4+2 semesters (24 months)

FLEXIBLE CLASS SESSION

  • Weekdays after working hours/weekend

Credit hours: 44 credits
Programme Educational Objectives

PEO1

Knowledgeable and have a deep understanding of statistics in marine science and eager to explore new and challenging field of knowledge.

PEO2

Proficient in using computer technology to solve statistical problems in marine science critically and innovatively.

PEO3

Able to lead with trust and full ethical and able to work with team members professionally.

PEO4

Ability to organize ideas, information, and data on a regular basis and be able to           deliver it effectively through the effective use of technology.

PEO5

Ability to identify opportunities and the ability to develop a business plan based on knowledge in the field of statistics in marine science.

Program Core modules include 

This course was chosen to expose students to investigation-based interactions on how to handle and interpret oceanographic data which includes physical oceanography, biological oceanography and chemical oceanography. This mastery of knowledge is very important in order to present the results of a comprehensive and efficient analysis

This course discusses the introductory of time series, forecasting using Box-Jenkins, forecasting using exponential smoothing and forecasting using ARCH dan GARCH models. Forecasting using neural networks end this course.

This course allows students to gain knowledge of linear and nonlinear models for marine data with appropriate approaches.

This course discusses the exploratory data analysis (EDA) used in the field of marine. Topics such as assumptions of EDA and techniques of EDA are discussed. Methods and conditions that are appropriate are also discussed. This course also discusses the categorical data analysis used in the field of marine. Topics such as contingency table, generalized linear model and model for multinomial responses are discussed. Methods and conditions that are appropriate are also discussed.

This course discusses the general methods used in conducting research. The style and method of writing a research proposal paper is also discussed. In addition, issues related to the attitude and value of professionalism as researchers and ethics in writing and publishing are also being highlighted in this course.

This course aims to provide a space for students to demonstrate social skills, teamwork and responsibility in organizing postgraduate colloqium ethically, morally and professionally. In addition, effective oral communication is also emphasized through the individual presentation of the organized colloquium.

Programme Elective modules may include

Machine learning is concerned with the question on how to make computers learn from experience. The ability to learn is not only central to most aspects of intelligent behaviour, but machine learning techniques have become key components of many software systems. This course covers both well-established and advanced machine learning techniques such as Neural Network, Support Vector Machines etc.

The course describes the stochastic method for ocean wave analysis which provides a route to predicting the characteristics of random ocean waves which give vital information for the design and safe operation of ships and sea structures. Begin with a discussion on fundamental knowledge on probability theory, stochastic process and transformation, the course is then describes the essential elements of wind-generated random seas from the stochastic point of view. Next, spectral analysis technique for ocean waves is introduced, probabilistic prediction of wave amplitude and height under various condition is done. Consideration on the wave height, period and travel direction of wind-generated random wave completes the course.

This course begins with an introduction to the R software. Next, this course describes the way of analyzing data in the context of statistical inference and regression using the R software. This course ends with computer-assisted data analysis for various advanced topics in statistics.

This course discusses algorithm concepts such as mapping and comparison between algorithms. It focuses on a few Quasi-Newton methods and constrained optimization. Optimization method in maritime is also covered.

Project module include

This course enables students to expand their Mathematical knowledge, understading and skills that are required to solve a problem in related field using scientific methodology. These include planning, implementation and presenting significant research project outcomes.

Fees and funding

Fees

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Home                                 RM    11, 140.00
International full-time      MYR 17, 810.00

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at UMT. 

Funding

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government’s student finance website.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

Semester I Session 2021/2022

Contact

Email : fnoor_hh@umt.edu.my
Phone: +609-668 3341 (office)
             +6014-833 3910 (mobile)

Muhamad Safre Muhamad Sani

Email : safre@umt.edu.my
Phone: +09-668 3367 (office)

Mohd Rahime Fauze Abdul Rahman

Email : mrahime@umt.edu.my
Phone: +609-668 3374 (office)  

Programme Information:

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