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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Marine-Inland Water Sciences and Technology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
Hydrobiology Master's program started in 1961 with the establishment of the Biology Department within the Faculty of Sciences. Education and research for Hydrobiology and Biological Oceanography continued within this department until 1982, when with the approval of the new Council of Higher Education legislation, the program was transferred to Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences as Hydrobiology program.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Marine-Inland Water Sciences and Technology is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Hydrobiology Master’s Program in Fisheries Faculty investigates aquatic plants and animals and their protection within their ecosystem. Studies are performed on plants and animals with interactions of different life sciences and there are programs within this field for problem solving methods. Within this context, students are provided with the ability to improve and deepen their expertise in Hydrobiology and to conceive interdisciplinary interactions in their field. In this program marine and freshwater ecosystems, environment, biodiversity, sustainable source management and technology are studied.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this program, given that they succeed in a national test (KPSS), are employed within Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, within the General Directorate of State Hydrolic Works, and municipilaties as well as within aquaculture and food processing plants.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of Program: Prof. Dr. Bilal ÖZTÜRK, Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, 35100, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. Tel: +90 232 311 30 97. AKTS/DS Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Şule GÜRKAN ,Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, 35100, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey. Tel: 0 232 311 38 18.
Facilities
The faculty has 3 main buildings in Urla, Bornova and Dalyan (near the vicinity of Bird Paradise with 18000 decare area). The faculty has a research vessels in Urla which is 110 tonnes and designed as a fisheries research vessel and has a length of 27 m and width of 6.5 m and operated with a 463 hp engine is is called EGESUF and used in a variety of research projects including fisheries with trawlers and deep set nets. The faculty has two additional small boats, 6.5 m in length, in addition to two Zodiac boats. Within each building there are many labs that have been formed for different needs, and a library for the faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff and students use the Ege University Computer center and computer lab for their data analyses. Marine and freshwater sciences and technology program is one of the three main programs at the Fisheries faculty. In this program instruction is provided with 18 full-time professors, 17 associate professors, and 2 assistant professors out of 37 academic staff.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Improving and deepening their information at the level of expertness in Fisheries Engineering based on their adequacy during undergraduate level,
2Conceiving interdisciplinary relationships by using theoretical and applied information of their expertise, to synthesize and interpret information, and to produce new information and theories.
3Problem-solving skills by using research methods and by establishing cause and effect relationships.
4Ability for independent study in their area of expertise.
5Obtaining and using literature in their area of expertise.
6Written, verbal and visual convey of their studies and developments in their area of expertise.
7Being able to monitor public, scientific, cultural and ethical values during data collection, analyses, interpretation, and publication stages and transmitting those values.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9104025892016 Analiysis of Biological Communities Compulsory 2 2 0 4
2 STB-SG-YL-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 26
3 9104025872018 Methods of Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 4 2 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 STB-SG-YL-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 24
2 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 0 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ591 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9104025051998 The Importance of Lagoonary Areas in Aquatic Productions Elective 2 2 0 7
2 9104025071998 Economic Marine Invertebrates Elective 2 2 0 7
3 9104025092014 Biological Features of Seahorse Species and Husbandry Techniques Elective 2 0 0 7
4 9104025112002 Zooplanktonic Ecology of the Mediterranean Sea Elective 2 2 0 7
5 9104025131998 Morphology and Anatomy of Cephalopods Elective 2 2 0 7
6 9104025151998 Interpretation and Application of Ecotoxicological Data Elective 2 0 0 7
7 9104025171998 Ecology of Temporary Waters Elective 2 0 0 7
8 9104025192018 Water Treatment Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9104025211998 Reproduction Biology of Some Aquatic Invertebrates Elective 2 2 0 7
10 9104025231998 Embrionic Development and Environmental Factors of The Marine Fish Elective 2 0 2 7
11 9104025251998 The Effects of Industrial Waste Waters on Aquatic Organisms Elective 2 2 0 8
12 9104025272002 Feeding Dynamics of Fishes Elective 2 0 0 8
13 9104025292002 Color Adaptation in Fishes Elective 2 0 2 7
14 9104025331998 Protective Legislations of Endangered Aquatic Vertebrates Elective 2 0 0 7
15 9104025352001 In Vitro Bioassays in Aquatic Toxicology Elective 2 2 0 7
16 9104025372008 Polyplacophora of the Mediterranean Sea Elective 2 2 0 7
17 9104025392003 Feeding of Planktivorous Fish Species Elective 2 2 0 8
18 9104025412003 Special Ecosystems Elective 2 0 0 7
19 9104025432003 Eutrophication of Lakes and Its Control Elective 2 0 0 7
20 9104025452003 Parasitic Crustaceans Elective 2 2 0 7
21 9104025472003 Reproductive Behaviour of Polychaetes Elective 2 2 0 7
22 9104025492014 Aquatic Coleoptera of Turkey Elective 2 0 0 7
23 9104025512014 Bioecology of Cyprinids Elective 2 2 0 8
24 9104025532005 Fouling and Boring Organisms Elective 2 2 0 7
25 9104025552014 Freshwater Chironomidae (Insects) Fauna of Turkey Elective 2 2 0 7
26 9104025572005 Biology of Turkish Seas Elective 2 2 0 7
27 9104025592005 Marine Pelagic Copepods of Turkey Elective 2 2 0 7
28 9104025612005 Metabolism of Heavy Metals by Aquatic Organisms Elective 2 0 0 7
29 9104025632005 Analytical Methods in Marine Chemistry Elective 2 0 0 7
30 9104025672005 Research Methods for Marine Planktonic Protists Elective 2 2 0 7
31 9104025692005 Toxicity of Detergents and Effects on Organisims Elective 2 2 0 7
32 9104025712006 Freshwater Molluscs of Turkey Elective 2 2 0 8
33 9104025752009 Freshwater Ostracods Elective 2 2 0 8
34 9104025772010 Oogenesis and Gonad Histology and Reproductive Behavior in Cephalopods Elective 2 2 0 7
35 9104025792010 Leptostraca (Crustacea) Species of Turkish Seas Elective 2 2 0 7
36 9104025812011 Analysis Methods in Fish Stomach Content Elective 2 2 0 7
37 9104025912017 Geological Oceanography Elective 2 0 0 8
38 9104025932019 Microalgae Growth Kinetics Elective 3 0 0 0
39 9104025952019 Digital Drawing Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9104025022002 Living Sources in the Mediterranean and Their Evaluations Elective 2 0 0 8
2 9104025041998 Calculation Models in Primary Production Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9104025061998 Diversity of Deep Sea Fishes Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9104025102003 Aquatic Insect Ecology Elective 2 0 0 8
5 9104025121998 Reproductive Biology of Cephalopods Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9104025141999 Marine Toxic Micro-Algae Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9104025182014 Desktop Publishing Software and Practices Elective 4 0 0 8
8 9104025202007 Quantitative Analysis of Fisheries Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9104025222008 Marine Gastropods of Turkey Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9104025242005 Conservation of Nature Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9104025262005 Aquatic Primary Productivity Elective 2 2 0 8
12 9104025282005 Marine Holoplankton Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9104025302005 Specific Topics on Biological Oceanography Elective 2 2 0 8
14 9104025322014 Aquatic and Semiaquatic Heteroptera of Turkey Elective 2 0 0 7
15 9104025342006 Wastewater Toxicity Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9104025362009 Pycnogonid Species of Turkey Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9104025382009 Limnology of Alpine Lakes and Streams Elective 2 2 0 8
18 9104025402014 Bioaccumulation and Bioconcentration in Aquatic Organisms Elective 2 2 0 7
19 9104025602010 Cannibalism in Marine Organizms Elective 2 0 0 8
20 9104025622010 Biology of Teleost Fish Behaviours Elective 2 0 0 8
21 9104025642010 Reservoir Ecology and Management Elective 2 2 0 8
22 9104025682010 Isopods of Turkish Seas Elective 2 2 0 8
23 9104025702011 Growth Physiology in Fishes Elective 2 2 0 8
24 9104025722012 Marine Bioerosion Elective 2 2 0 8
25 9104025802016 Ecology of Turkish Inland Waters and Seas Elective 3 0 0 6
26 9104025822017 Eco-Labelling Elective 2 0 0 7
27 9104025842018 Statistical Interpretations in Biology Elective 2 2 0 7
28 9104025922019 Marine Phytoplankton and Their Ecological Significance Elective 2 2 0 0
29 9104025942019 Malacostraca Species Inhabiting Turkish Inland Waters Elective 2 2 0 0
 
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