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Graduate School Of Natural And Applied Sciences Fisheries Engineering (PhD)

Qualification Awarded

Ph.D. program consists of at least 240 ECTS credits including at least seven courses, a seminar, a proficiency exam, a thesis proposal and a thesis. Students who successfully complete the thesis work are entitled to take the title of Fisheries Doctor.

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates applying with a master's degree to PhD programs have a master's degree in a science approved by EABDK and approved by the EYK; and at least 55 standard points from ALES, or one of the exams accepted by the Interuniversary Board. They must have at least 55 points from YDS or YÖKDİL, and have obtained at least equivalent scores from national and international foreign language examinations which are accepted as validity by the Interuniversity Board. Success score; 50% of the ALES score is calculated by adding 20% ??of the undergraduate / graduate grade point average and 30% of the written exam grade.The conversion table of YÖK is used to determine the equivalents of GNOs in the system. The achievement score is determined by the Senate not to be less than 65 for doctoral candidates.

Qualification Requirements

Ph.D. program consists of at least 240 ECTS credits including at least seven courses, a seminar, a proficiency exam, a thesis proposal and a thesis. It occurs. For students who are admitted with a bachelor's degree, a total of 42 credits, 14 courses, a seminar, a proficiency exam, a dissertation proposal and a thesis study, a total of at least 300 ECTS credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.

History

Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Fisheries Faculty was established by Law No. 3837 in July 3, 1992. First student intake began in the academic year 2004-2005 with the enrollment of 41 students and then, first graduation ceremony was in 2008. Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Fisheries Faculty, consists of three main departments including Marine and Inland Water Sciences, Aquaculture, Fishing and Fish Processing Technology; however, students only got “Fisheries Engineering” diploma after graduation. Today, our faculty goes on its missions with 7 proffessor, 10 associate professors, 4 assistant professors, 12 research assistants and 8 administrative staff in newly established building

Profile of the Programme

To provide training in aquaculture in accordance with universal standards; conducting scientific research and publications at international level; The aim of this course is to educate high engineers who have sufficient level of laboratory and theoretical knowledge to contribute to technology and knowledge production, which are competent in research and development required by national research centers, national industry, agricultural research institutes and universities.

Program Outcomes

1- To describe sea-lagoon, wetland and inland waters, to recognize and classify the organisms live in those environments, to know biology, behavior and population structures of aquatic organisms, to have a sufficient knowledge and defense for sustainable management of the resources, to have awareness of conservation.
2- To have scientific awareness for investigating of geographical distribution of aquatic organisms and their relationships with other organisms and with environmental elements; for investigating of the effects of industrial and domestic negations upon aquatic organisms, and to define ecological problems and to find solutions with describe of ecotoxicologic, microbiologic and chemical norms.
3- To have sufficient projection knowledge for establishment of an aquaculture facility and to have ability to make projects of aquaculture facilities, and to take role for implementation of the projects.
4- To know the position and the importance of aquatic products in human diet, and to have ability to explain it basically to the consumers. To have ability to take task in procedures of processing, packing, transportation under the requirements of cold chain, storage and marketing of aquatic organisms. To know and apply the quality standards to serve the aquatic products to consumers.
5- To have basic knowledge about national and international legislations applied to aquaculture and fishery area, to know legislation authorities and stakeholders, to distinguish whom to apply in official correspondences and to use legislations correctly in correspondences. To have ability to follow changes in legislations and to know how to apply it in different conditions.
6- To know economy, robustness and sustainability which are the basics of aquaculture and fisheries, to follow improvements in the area and to contribute them to implement. To do market research, to interpret economical and socio-economical indicators in aquaculture and fisheries.
7- To know basic stages of aquaculture (i.e. hatchery, grow, biotechnological applications, transportation of live fish, new species), to distinguish the stages when differentiate in aspect of species, to prepare appropriate fish feed rations and to know its technology. To monitor and interpret growth performance of the cultured species, to have knowledge about environmental effects of aquaculture facilities. To know the subjects of diagnosis and treatment on the diseases of aquatic organisms.
8- To know and implement the organization, production planning, human resources management and control strategies. To analyze the problems on management and to decide rapidly and correctly.
9- To know project cycle management and logical frame approach. To analyze actual situation of the region in respect of aquaculture and fisheries. To make projection for the future by define opportunities and threats.
10- To have knowledge on fishing techniques and technology. To have basic knowledge on maps and geographical information system.
11- To use computer and internet basically, and to follow professional publications, to use the terminology of aquaculture and fisheries area, and to apply basic statistics, to make researches and experiments on the subject. To have ability to give a seminar on a subject, to write and discuss reports and articles.
12- To have basic knowledge on diving and sailing theoretically.
13- To know humanity and ethos, to have awareness of professional ethics. To know and defend the rights of employers, and to take initiative, to have self confidence.

Exam Regulations & Assesment & Grading

Students are obliged to attend all theory and practice courses, laboratory studies and exams in education programs.Attendance status is monitored and recorded by the instructor. Each semester, at least one midterm and final exam are given. Students who do not take the exam for a valid reason have the right to take the make-up exam if they are accepted by the Graduate School Administrative Board. Year-end exams are held at the places and dates announced by the department. Student assessment methods can take different forms for each course. Evaluation is generally based on open or closed exams, reports, homework, small written exams, seminar presentations or oral examinations, laboratory or workshop performance. The instructor may also take into account the attendance status of the student in addition to his / her performance and exams.Courses which do not require mid-term and final exams are determined by the department. In such cases, the semester grade is given according to the student's semester performance. Exams; mid-term, final exam and make-up exams. In order for the student to take the final exam; at least 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of laboratories and applications.In order for the student to take the final exam; at least 70% of theoretical courses and at least 80% of laboratory and applications.Exams; written, oral, written-applied and oral-applied. For each course, at least one midterm exam is held in the related semester. The mid-term and final grade grades are decided by EYK at the beginning of each semester with the recommendation of the instructors who have the doctoral degree determined by the Senate. Students can take the proficiency exam twice a year in the fall and spring semesters. The student who is accepted with a master's degree is required to take the proficiency exam until the end of the seventh semester. The proficiency exams are organized and conducted by the doctoral qualification committee of the EABDB proposal and assigned by the Board of Higher Education (EYK) for the duration of the assignment. Doctorate proficiency exam is conducted in two sections, written and oral. Questions and questions asked in oral and written exams are taken into account. Written exam success can be evaluated with grade.

Graduation Requirements

Ph.D. program consists of at least 240 ECTS credits including at least seven courses, a seminar, a proficiency exam, a thesis proposal and a thesis. Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.50 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme .

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Fisheries Faculties of Universities Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Undersecretariat for Maritime Affairs, Municipalities Fishing vessels, Fishing cooperatives, Seafood processing plants, Fish marketing and sales companies, Fish feed industry, Fisheries consulting firms, Provincial Control Laboratories, Drinking water production plants, Manufacturers of machinery and equipment for fishery products and equipment, Swimming water analysis laboratories Environmental Impact Assessment coordinator of the companies, Public aquariums.

Access to Further Studies

The students complete succesfuly this program have Fisheries Ph. D. degree.

Mode of Study

Fisheries Engineering (PhD)

Programme Director

Prof.Dr. Celal ATEŞ

ECTS Coordinator

Prof.Dr. Celal ATEŞ

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

1. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6099 Scientific Research Techniques and Publishing Ethics Required 3 0 6
SÜM6501 ALGAL TOXINS AND PROPERTIES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6503 BIVALVE BIOECOLOGY Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6505 WATER QUALITY CRITERION, STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGIES IN AQUACULTURE Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6507 FISHERIES CATERING TECHNOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6509 SPOILAGE FACTORS AND SHELF-LIFE EFFECT IN FISHERIES Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6511 OFFSHORE NET CAGE AQUACULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6513 AQUARIUM PLANTS BREEDING Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6515 BOTANICAL FISHERIES PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6517 AQUACULTURE STUDIES IN EXIT WATER OF PURIFICATION PLANTS Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6519 ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF CAGE FISHING Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6521 DESIGNATION OF FISH STOCKS BY SPAWN OR LARVA Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6523 FISH HEALTH IN AQUACULTURE Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6525 TREATMENT METHODS IN FISH DISEASES Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6527 REPRODUCTION BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE FISH Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6529 FEED ADDITIVESIN FISH FEEDING Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6531 MIXED FEEDS AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6533 AQUAPONIC SYSTEM DESIGN Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6535 HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN THE FISHERIES Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6537 POPULATION TECHNIQUES OF INLAND WATER FISH Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6539 LIMNECOLOGY Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6541 GLOBAL WARMING AND FISHERIES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6543 FISHERIES BIOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6545 HARD WATER AND TIDE ZONE FISHES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6547 MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY OF CEPHALOPODES Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6549 STRESS MANAGEMENT IN THE FISH Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6551 VIRAL FISH DISEASES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6553 SEAGRASS BIOECOLOGY AND PROTECTION STRATEGIES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6555 PROTECTION STATUTES OF TURKEY'S Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6557 ARTIFICIAL REEF DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS FOR FISHING PURPOSES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6559 OPEN OCEAN AND INDUSTRIAL FISHING Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6561 SPERM CONSERVATION IN THE FISH Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6563 FISH BEHAVIOUR Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6565 SUSTAINABİLİTY IN AQUACULTURE Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6567 BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF TROUT HATCHERY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6569 FISH SILAGE PRODUCTION AND USAGE IN FEED PRODUCTION Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6571 Protein Metabolism and Nexcretion in Fish Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6701 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
       
1. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6090 SEMINAR *(POSTGRADUATE) Required 0 2 6
SÜM6502 ADVANCED OCEANOGRAPHY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6504 SUPPLCHAIN MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE USAGE IN FISHERIES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6506 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN FISHERY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6508 CALCULATIONS USED IN AQUACULTURE AND KEEPING FISH Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6510 SEA ECOLOGICAL PROCESS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6512 WATER QUALITY AND ANALYSIS METHODS Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6514 FISHERIES COOPERATIVE SYSTEM Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6516 IMMUNOSTIMULANTS IN AQUACULTURE Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6518 HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES IN AQUATIC SPECIES Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6520 HATCHERY TECHNIQUES IN ALTERNATIVE FISH SPECIES…. Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6522 EUROPEAN UNION COMMON FISHERY POLICY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6524 SHRIMP BIOTECHNOLOGY Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6526 SHRIMP HATCHERY MANAGEMENT Elective 2 2 6
SÜM6528 INLAND BENTHOS INFORMATION Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6530 SHARKS OF TURKEY SEAS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6532 CRUSTACEAN AND MOLLUSC PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6534 WASTE PRODUCT ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGY IN FISHERIES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6536 REPRODUCTION BIOLOGY OF CEPHALOPODES Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6538 FISHERIES PROCESSING MECHANIZATION Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6540 MOLECULAR METHODS IN FISH DISEASES RECOGNITION Elective 2 0 6
SÜM6542 ORGANIC AQUACULTURE Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6544 FRESH WATER MUSSEL BREEDING Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6546 MARINE ECOSYSTEMS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6548 POISONOUS AND DANGEROUS FISHES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6550 OTOLITH MORPHOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS IN THE BONY FISH Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6702 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
       
2. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6703 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
SÜM6800 Preparation for the qualification examination Required 0 0 24
       
2. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6704 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
SÜM6900 Thesis Proposal Required 0 0 24
       
3. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6705 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
SÜM6901 Thesis Work (1.TİK) Required 0 0 24
       
3. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6706 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
SÜM6902 Thesis Work (2.TİK) Required 0 0 24
       
4. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6707 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
SÜM6903 Thesis Work (3.TİK) Required 0 0 24
       
4. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6000 Thesis Work (Thesis Defense) Required 0 0 24
SÜM6708 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
       
 

Evaluation Questionnaires

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix

1. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Scientific Research Techniques and Publishing Ethics             
ALGAL TOXINS AND PROPERTIES55          5
BIVALVE BIOECOLOGY55    4  3  5
WATER QUALITY CRITERION, STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGIES IN AQUACULTURE555 4 533   5
FISHERIES CATERING TECHNOLOGY33 555   2  5
SPOILAGE FACTORS AND SHELF-LIFE EFFECT IN FISHERIES44 554   5  5
OFFSHORE NET CAGE AQUACULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY553 545  4545
AQUARIUM PLANTS BREEDING55    544   5
BOTANICAL FISHERIES PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY5 45552  5  5
AQUACULTURE STUDIES IN EXIT WATER OF PURIFICATION PLANTS555 4 545 3 5
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF CAGE FISHING55  545455555
DESIGNATION OF FISH STOCKS BY SPAWN OR LARVA55    3  4  5
FISH HEALTH IN AQUACULTURE    2254  1 2
TREATMENT METHODS IN FISH DISEASES55    5     5
REPRODUCTION BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE FISH555   533 3 5
FEED ADDITIVESIN FISH FEEDING44 33453    5
MIXED FEEDS AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES44  345     5
AQUAPONIC SYSTEM DESIGN455  4545 2 5
HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN THE FISHERIES55 55 3     5
POPULATION TECHNIQUES OF INLAND WATER FISH55    4  5555
LIMNECOLOGY 55       5  5
GLOBAL WARMING AND FISHERIES55  33   5555
FISHERIES BIOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING55       5 55
HARD WATER AND TIDE ZONE FISHES55    4    25
MORPHOLOGY AND ANATOMY OF CEPHALOPODES55       5 55
STRESS MANAGEMENT IN THE FISH55    4333 35
VIRAL FISH DISEASES45    5     5
SEAGRASS BIOECOLOGY AND PROTECTION STRATEGIES55  533  3  5
PROTECTION STATUTES OF TURKEY'S55  53  45355
ARTIFICIAL REEF DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS FOR FISHING PURPOSES55  4    5 55
OPEN OCEAN AND INDUSTRIAL FISHING55  54   5555
SPERM CONSERVATION IN THE FISH5     5   4 5
FISH BEHAVIOUR55    4  5555
SUSTAINABİLİTY IN AQUACULTURE55  5554434 5
BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF TROUT HATCHERY555  4555 3 5
FISH SILAGE PRODUCTION AND USAGE IN FEED PRODUCTION5   2354    5
Protein Metabolism and Nexcretion in Fish             
Specialization Field Course             
              
1. Year - 2. Term
2. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
Preparation for the qualification examination             
              
2. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
Thesis Proposal             
              
3. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
Thesis Work (1.TİK)             
              
3. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
Thesis Work (2.TİK)             
              
4. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
Thesis Work (3.TİK)             
              
4. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Thesis Work (Thesis Defense)             
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
              
 

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