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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

Asist Prof.Dr. Esin BABA

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

1. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM5503 MARINE ZOOPLANKTON Elective 2 0 6
SÜM5505 HARMFUL MARINE PLANKTONIC ORGANISMS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5509 TURKEY'S WETLANDS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5515 STREAM ECOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5519 MARINE PROTECTED AREA Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5521 EXTENSION NETS FISHING Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5527 LAGOONAL AREAS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT OF FISHGARTHS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5537 MEASURING SELECTIVITY METHODS IN PASSIVE FISHING GEARS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5541 FRESHWATER FISHES ECOLOGY Elective 2 0 6
SÜM5545 ECOSYSTEM FACTORS IN THE FISH THAT AFFECT ONTOGENESIS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5549 ENVIRONMENT AND FISHERY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5553 DEEP SEA FISHES BIO-ECOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5555 THE PLACE AND IMPORTANCE OF FISHERIES IN HUMAN NUTRITION Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5561 BIOLOGY OF BENTHIC ORGANISMS Elective 2 0 6
SÜM5569 CATCH-CATCHER INTERACTIONS IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5571 ZOOLOGY OF AQUATIC MOLLUSK Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5573 EARLY LIFE ECOLOGY IN FRESHWATER FISHES Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5579 ADVANCED FISH ECOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5581 BIOECOLOGY OF FOREIGN Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5583 ZOOPLANKTON ECOLOGY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5585 WATER QUALITY MONITORING METHODS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5587 WATER POLLUTION RISK ASSESSMENT Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5589 GEL ELETROFORESIS OF PROTEINS Elective 3 0 6
SÜM5591 NON-THERMAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES IN SEAFOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Elective 3 0 6
SÜM6001 ADVANCED FISHERY ENGINEERING I Required 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
SÜM6002 ADVANCED FISHERY ENGINEERING II Required 0 0 6
SÜM6090 SEMINAR *(POSTGRADUATE) Required 0 2 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
SÜM6810 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
SÜM6811 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
SÜM6812 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
SÜM6813 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
SÜM6814 Thesis Work (3.TİK) Required 0 0 24
SÜM6815 Doctoral Thesis (Thesis Defense) Required 0 0 24
       
4. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SÜM6708 Specialization Field Course Required 4 0 6
       
 

Evaluation Questionnaires

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix

0 - Etkisi Yok, 1 - En Düşük, 2 - Düşük, 3 - Orta, 4 - Yüksek, 5 - En Yüksek

1. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
MARINE ZOOPLANKTON             
HARMFUL MARINE PLANKTONIC ORGANISMS             
TURKEY'S WETLANDS             
STREAM ECOLOGY             
MARINE PROTECTED AREA             
EXTENSION NETS FISHING             
LAGOONAL AREAS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT OF FISHGARTHS             
MEASURING SELECTIVITY METHODS IN PASSIVE FISHING GEARS             
FRESHWATER FISHES ECOLOGY             
ECOSYSTEM FACTORS IN THE FISH THAT AFFECT ONTOGENESIS             
ENVIRONMENT AND FISHERY             
DEEP SEA FISHES BIO-ECOLOGY             
THE PLACE AND IMPORTANCE OF FISHERIES IN HUMAN NUTRITION             
BIOLOGY OF BENTHIC ORGANISMS             
CATCH-CATCHER INTERACTIONS IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS             
ZOOLOGY OF AQUATIC MOLLUSK             
EARLY LIFE ECOLOGY IN FRESHWATER FISHES             
ADVANCED FISH ECOLOGY             
BIOECOLOGY OF FOREIGN              
ZOOPLANKTON ECOLOGY             
WATER QUALITY MONITORING METHODS             
WATER POLLUTION RISK ASSESSMENT             
GEL ELETROFORESIS OF PROTEINS             
NON-THERMAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES IN SEAFOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY             
ADVANCED FISHERY ENGINEERING I             
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
              
1. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
ADVANCED FISHERY ENGINEERING II             
SEMINAR *(POSTGRADUATE)4545554545545
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
              
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)4535455435443
              
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)             
Doctoral Thesis (Thesis Defense)             
              
4. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13
Specialization Field Course4534535554553
              
 

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