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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Aquaculture - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Aquaculture PhD 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 Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Aquaculture is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan and defense their thesis proposal and thesis work in related area succesfully.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of 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 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 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 Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. 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 dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
PhD program in Aquaculture aims to provide students, based on their adequacy during their master’s, with information and skills to serve their field, and the ability to improve their expertise with research on new and advanced information via novel ideas, to reach original conclusions that brings novelty in their field, to absorb ethical values, and the ability to realize the value of life-long learning. This program also aims to give the ability to understand novel production techniques, and aims their improvement with original ideas, methods and designs for the culture of plankton, invertebrates and vertebrates in marine and freshwater environments. This program stimulates research, interpretation, self-improvement with monitoring current knowledge, and provides students with skills for written or oral presentation of the results and ideas from their studies in scientific meetings.
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 succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Test-and evaluation methods for each course is described within “Course Teaching Plan".
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
President of Program: Prof. Dr. Semra CİRİK, E. Ü. Su Ürünleri Fakültesi, Su Ürünleri Yetiştiriciliğ Bölümü, 35100, Bornova, İzmir. Tel: 0 232 311 13 03. ECTS/DS Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Aynur LÖK, E. Ü. Su Ürünleri Fakültesi, Su Ürünleri Yetiştiriciliği Bölümü, 35100, Bornova, İzmir. Tel: 0 232 311 3096.
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 is called EGESUF and used in a variety of research projects including fisheries with trawlers and deep set nets. EGESUF is 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. 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 10 full-time professors, 8 associate professors, and 4 assistant professors, 1 lecturer, 14 Research Assistant, 3 Expert, 1 Technician out of 30 academic staff.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Research and development by using new and advanced information and reaching novel ideas in the area of Aquaculture, based on the students’ adequacy during master’s level.
2Obtaining high level skills in using research methods in the aquaculture of marine and freshwater organisms and fish diseases; analyses, synthesis and interpretation of new and different ideas.
3Defending their novel ideas during discussions with experts in their field and effective communication to demonstrate their adequacy in their field.
4Research, adaption and application of a novel subject in their field.
5Being able to conceive interdisciplinary interactions, and to obtain novel results by analysis, synthesis, and expert information.
6Expanding their information in their field by publishing at least one peer-reviewed national or international scientific paper.
7Developing new ideas and methods in their field by creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 9104036011999 Computer Practices in Aquaculture I Compulsory 2 2 0 8
2 SUY-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
3 9104036432018 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics II Compulsory 2 2 0 6
Total 4 4 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SUY-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 9104036022001 Production Modelling in Aquaculture Facilities Compulsory 2 2 0 8
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 3 2 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9104035812019 Larval Organogenesis Elective 2 2 0 0
2 9104035822019 Seafood Promotion, Sales Strategies and Branding Elective 2 2 0 0
3 9104036031998 Marin Aquariums Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9104036051998 Aquatic Plants and Their Culture Methods Elective 2 2 0 7
5 9104036071998 Digestive Metabolism in Fish Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9104036091998 Bacterial Diseases of Fish and Their Diagnostic Methods Elective 2 2 0 7
7 9104036111998 Advanced Applied Fish Physiology I Elective 2 2 0 7
8 9104036132005 Offshore Cage Culture Technology Elective 2 2 0 7
9 9104036192005 Autocad Application in Aquaculture Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9104036212001 International Seafood Trade and Marketing Systems Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9104036252002 Research Methods in Fish Nutrition Elective 2 2 0 7
12 9104036272011 The Physiology of Crustacean Larvae Elective 2 2 0 7
13 9104036292008 Fungal Fish Diseases and Diagnostic Methods Elective 2 2 0 7
14 9104036332011 Paralarval Rearing Technologies of Cephalopods Elective 2 2 0 8
15 9104036372015 Biochemical Composition of Microalgae Elective 2 2 0 4
16 9104036392015 Molecular Applications in Aquaculture Breeding Elective 2 2 0 4
17 9104036412015 Statistics for Aquaculture I Elective 2 2 0 5
18 9104036432017 Integrated ;Culture of Agquatic Invertebrate Species Elective 2 2 0 8
19 9104036452018 Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress, and Antioxidant Mechanisms in Cultured Aquatic Animals Elective 2 2 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9104036042018 Advanced Breeding Techniques in Agriculture Elective 2 0 0 8
2 9104036101998 Developing Diet Preparation Techniques Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9104036121998 Intensive Algal Production Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9104036141998 Management and Organization in Aquaculture Companies Elective 2 2 0 8
5 9104036181999 Computer Practices in Aquaculture II Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9104036222000 Mikroalgal Biotechnology Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9104036262001 Economics of Seafood Industry and Management Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9104036282002 Management of Fish Feed Factories Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9104036302011 Maturation Techniques in Shrimp Culture Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9104036322008 Diagnostic Methods of Parasitic Fish Diseases Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9104036362008 Production Technology of Microparticulated Feeds Elective 2 1 0 8
12 9104036382011 Endocrine Systems of Cultured Marine Finfish Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9104036422015 Macroage and Tissue Culture Elective 2 2 0 4
14 9104036442017 Shellfish Physiology and Endocrinology Elective 2 2 0 8
15 9104036462015 Cephalopod Behaviours Elective 2 2 0 4
16 9104036482015 Statistics for Aquaculture II Elective 2 2 0 5
17 9104036502015 Building of Research and Development Department in Fisheries Companies Elective 2 2 0 4
18 9104036522019 Plant and project design in shellfish cultivation Elective 2 2 0 0
19 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
20 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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