Master in Mariculture

University of Dubrovnik

Program Description

Master in Mariculture

University of Dubrovnik

Mariculture


The graduate study in Mariculture lasts two year, i.e. four semesters (120  ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, student acquire the academic degree of Master in Mariculture. Finishing the graduate study, a student can opt for the postgraduate study  
Applied Marine Science.

Career  prospects  in  aquaculture  are  multiple  and  primarily  involve  the  possibility of employment directly related to production, such as: cultivation,  maintenance, feeding, fishing, transportation etc., but also those related to the  management of spawning and farming centres. Smaller farming facilities in  aquaculture are mostly managed by one expert in charge of the complete  farming process, including company and financial management. Practical experience worldwide indicates that graduate experts in aquaculture  
may find employment in numerous accompanying services to aquaculture  production, starting from the supply of equipment and food, the consumer  sales of fish and shellfish, through to consultancy in commercial enterprises  and in state institutions.
Upon  completion  of  the  graduate  study  in  Mariculture  students  will  have  gained the skills required for independent work on the introduction of new  species of aquatic organisms into commercial aquaculture production.


The University of Dubrovnik provides farming facilities, utility vessels and specialist facilities for supervised practice in Bistrina (the Bay of Mali Ston). In addition, the University owns a research-training ships ''NašeMore'' and ''BaldoKosić'' which is a crucial component of the highest standards in the education of future managers of
aquaculture facilitiesand research. MARIBIC – The Mariculture Business and Innovation Centre provides incubation
facilities, as well as the renting of spawning and farming centres to young novice entrepreneurs. The University of Dubrovnik incorporate Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, involving a large number of scientists from the aquatic biology and aquaculture
fields.


Courses

1st year

  • Applied ichthyology
  • Applied malacology
  • Reproductive biology of aquatic organisms
  • Applied embryology of aquatic organisms

Optional courses

  • Mariculture, status and perspectives
  • Health in mariculture
  • Cultivation of larval and juvenile new species
  • Mediterranean fish and shellfish genetics
  • Physiology of stress and adaptation
  • New technologies in mariculture
  • Reproduction technologies in mariculture


2nd year

  • Fish farming diversification
  • Shellfish farming diversification
  • Scientific research methodology
  • Training and research
  • Thesis

Optional courses

  • Crustacea cultivation diversification
  • Echinodermata cultivation diversification
  • Cephalopods cultivation diversification
  • Cultivation of aquatic organisms in biomedicine and pharmacy
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
Duration
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2 years
Full time
Price
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Place
Croatia Dubrovnik
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