After obtaining an HND in Nautical Science in 2000, he sailed briefly and then continued his studies to earn an M.Sc. in Computer Based Information Systems from the University of Sunderland. He then studied for the Post Graduate Certificate in Shipping at the New Zealand Maritime School. During his service at sea, he experienced working on several types of vessels including bulk, container, Ro-Pax and offshore support vessels.

In 2003, Abdul moved to Shetland School of Nautical Studies at the NAFC Marine Centre as an HND Nautical Science course developer. He continued in this position until the Centre started training cadets in 2004 when he became a lecturer in Nautical Studies. While in this position, he passed the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers examination. Continuing on his teaching profession, he also obtained Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Qualification for Further Education (TQFE) from university of Dundee. Later on in 2006, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer and Cadet Programme Leader for HND Nautical Science where he worked till September 2008 and then moved to Warsash to take up the Principal Lecturer, Maritime & Offshore Safety position at Warsash Maritime Academy (Southampton Solent University). Warsash provided him with an opportunity to expand his expertise in the offshore sector covering Oil & Gas as well as renewable industries. In June 2014, he moved to Serco Marine Services where he provides expert training advice to shipboard staff serving on a large variety of vessels.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Abdul Khalique Master Mariner, MICS, PG Cert. (Shipping), PG Cert. (TQFE), M.Sc. (CBIS), HND Nautical Science, B.Sc. (Maritime Studies)