The Department of Marine Science and Technology (the Department) is one working unit under the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science Bogor Agricultural University (FPIK-IPB). The Department offers Bachelor degree with Honour (BSc.Hons) in Marine Science and Technology. The department consists of four academic divisions, which includes: Marine Hydrobiology/BIO, Oceanography/OSI, Ocean Acoustics and Instrumentation/AIK, and Marine Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System/ISK.
The history of the formation of the Department of Marine Science and Technology (ITK) began with the initial establishment of the Study Program (PS) of Marine Sciences in the academic year 1986/1987. This is in response to the Circular of the Director General of Higher Education No.1023 / D / Q / 1985 concerning the pioneering formation of a new marine science study program (new S1 marine science). Then the IPB Marine Science Study Program was officially confirmed by the Director General of Higher Education Decree No.22 / DIKTI / Kep / 1988 with the principal of developing education and research in the field of marine biological resources exploration. Through the Directorate General of Marine Education Education Project (ADB loan No.894-INO / 895-INO (SF), the main facilities and infrastructure for academic and research activities have been built, namely the Marine Center Building at Darmaga Bogor IPB Campus and the Marine Field Station at Pelabuhan Ratu Sukabumi, West Java.
Based on the Rector’s Decree No.073 / K13.12.1 / OT / 2000 dated May 27, 2000 the status of the Study Program of Marine Sciences IPB was upgraded to the Department of Marine Science and Technology with the mandate to develop marine science and technology to understand the characters, phenomena and processes of physics, chemistry, biology and marine geology by utilizing marine acoustic and remote sensing methods and technology to explore biological resources and the marine environment.The Department of ITK IPB is the first Marine Science and Technology Department in Indonesia and has always been a trendsetter in that field. Accredited A by BAN-PT and internationally accredited by the Institute of Marine Science in Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) since 2013, ITK has the best quality lecturers with innovative research.