Diploma in Marine Bio Innovation

Marine Bio Innovation is a one-year diploma course focusing on business, fisheries science and innovation. Students get the opportunity to work on actual industry projects as well as develop and execute their own ideas. The course centre is in the Westman Islands, home to a thriving fisheries sector and abundance of marine based resources.



84 ECTS.

Icelandic fisheries sector: a success story

The Icelandic fisheries sector is among the most successful and sustainable in the world - a high-tech sector with emphasis on quality, fully utilizing resources and innovation. Education is a vital link in that chain of improvement.

University collaboration

The course is taught in collaboration with the University of Akureyri, which specialises in fisheries science. Students can enrol in the course in the Westman Islands, at Reykjavik University or through distance learning. The program is three semesters and graduates can use credits earned for continued studies at Reykjavik University and University of Akureyri.

Information for current students


Autumn Semester - 30 ECTS

  • Marketing 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Icelandic fisheries 
  • Information Technology 
  • Fishing Technology 

Spring Semester - 30 ECTS

  • Operations Management 
  • Managerial Accounting – RU
  • Entrepreneurship and Starting New Ventures 
  • Processing Technology 
  • Fisheries biology 

Summer Semester - 24 ECTS

  • International Business 
  • Marine Food Innovation 
  • Specialized Technical Solutions (Marel) 
  • Internship 



In order to apply for full-time programme, students need to speak Icelandic.

Contact us

Ásgeir Jónsson

Ásgeir Jónsson
Programme Administrator
Phone:+354 691 8858
E-mail: haftengdnyskopun@ru.is




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