MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE & MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES - POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME GUIDEBOOK - INOS UMT

 
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE & MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES - POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME GUIDEBOOK - INOS UMT
SCHOOL OF FISHERIES &
                         AQUACULTURE SCIENCES

       POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME
                                GUIDEBOOK
  MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE &
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES
                           SESSION 2017/2018

                              ocean of
                              discoveries for
                              global
                              sustainability
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE & MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES - POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME GUIDEBOOK - INOS UMT
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE & MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES - POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME GUIDEBOOK - INOS UMT
POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME
GUIDEBOOK
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES

SESSION 2017/2018
SCHOOL OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCES

School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences

Mengabang Telipot
21030 Kuala Terengganu

Telephone :      609-668-5038/5001/5009/5154/5003
Fax       :      609-668-5002
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The content in this programme guidebook is true in time of printing. The School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences has the right
to alter the content of any section in this book without prior notice.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE & MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES - POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME GUIDEBOOK - INOS UMT
PHILOSOPHY

    of the university, when moulding credible human capital for the

                              VISION

        Becoming the country‘s leading and globally respected
                     Marine-focused university

                             MISSION

    Generating knowledge for the community‘s affluence and
                 environmental sustainability

                              SLOGAN

          Ocean of discoveries for global sustainability

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For further inquiries please contact:

    Dr. Wan Mohd Rauhan bin Wan Hussin
                Programme Chair
        Master of Science by Coursework
  School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences
        Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman
              Phone: 609 -668 5026
                 Fax: 609 -668 5002
          Email: rauhan@umt.edu.my

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR
       MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE & MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES
               POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAMME SESSION 2017/2018
                                                    SEMESTER I 2017/2018
                   ACTIVITIES                                        DATE                                DURATION
                                            September 11, 2017              September 17, 2017               1 week
      Deferment of Study                    September 11, 2017                October 10, 2017               1 month
      Lectures                              September 17, 2017                October 14, 2017               4 weeks
      Mid-Term Break                             October 15, 2017             October 21, 2017               1 week
      Lectures                                   October 22, 2017           December 30, 2017                10 weeks
      Study Week                             December 31, 2017                  January 6, 2018              1 week
                                                  January 7, 2018             January 20, 2018               2 weeks
      Semester Break                             January 21, 2018            February 25, 2018               5 weeks
      Result Announcement                     February 18, 2018              February 18, 2018               1 day
      Appeal Against Result                   February 18, 2018              February 25, 2018               1 week

                                                    SEMESTER II 2017/2018
                   ACTIVITIES                                        DATE                                DURATION
                                              February 26, 2018                  March 4, 2018               1 week
      Deferment of Study                      February 26, 2018                 March 25, 2018               1 month
      Lectures                                     March 4, 2018                  April 7, 2018              5 weeks
      Mid-Term Break                                 April 8, 2018               April 14, 2018              1 week
      Lectures                                      April 15, 2018               June 16, 2018               9 weeks
      Study Week                                    June 17, 2018                June 23, 2018               1 week
                                                    June 24, 2018                   July 7, 2018             2 weeks
      Semester Break                                  July 8, 2018           September 9, 2018               9 weeks
      Result Announcement                    September 2, 2018               September 2, 2018               1 day
      Appeal Against Result                  September 2, 2018               September 9 2018                1 week
      REMINDER: A student may apply for deferment of study not later than one (1) month of every semester.

                      PUBLIC HOLIDAYS                                                    DATE
       Malaysia Day                                          16 September 2017 (Saturday)
       Deepavali                                             18 October 2017 (Wednesday)
       Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday                           1 December 2017 (Friday)
       Christmas                                             25 December 2017 (Monday)
       Chinese New Year                                      16 & 19 February 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
       Birthday of Sultan Terengganu                         26 April 2018 (Thursday)
       Labour Day                                            1 May 2018 (Tuesday)
       Wesak Day                                             29 May 2018 (Tuesday)
       Birthday of S.P.B. Yang Dipertuan Agong               2 June 2018 (Saturday)
       Nuzul Quran                                           2 June 2018 (Saturday)
                                                             15 & 16 June 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
       Hari Raya Aidiladha                                   15 & 16 June 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
                                                             31 August 2018 (Friday)

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Dean’s Message
Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera
Alhamdullilah, Syukur kehadrat Allah Subhanahu wata’ala,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Sciences, and well done for choosing this programme to enhance your
knowledge and skills. Our school is a great and suitable place for you as we have
a strong reputation in discovery, innovation and research excellence in the field
of aquatic resources. Through our established academic programmes, we
provide a strong foundation for our students to be equipped with expertise that
can be beneficial to our communities and environments.

Currently, the School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences is the only school at
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu that offers academic programmes at all levels,
namely Diploma, Bachelor, Master and PhD. At Master’s level, we offer students
both methods of study in coursework and full-research.

The Master of Science in Aquaculture programme started in 2005 with the
objective to support the development of the aquaculture industry by producing
qualified human resources with excellent knowledge, skills, professionalism and
ethics. We are proud to be the only university in Malaysia which offers this
programme, contributing to the development of research and innovation
towards sustainable aquaculture in Asia Pacific region.

Subsequently, the Master of Science in Tropical Fisheries is a unique programme
that focuses on the issues and management related to fisheries in tropical
region. This is the only programme of its kind in Malaysia. Another distinctive
value of this programme is its involvement with our partner universities abroad.
By joining this programme, students have the opportunities to study in Sam
Ratulangi University (Indonesia), Kagoshima University (Japan), Kasetsart
University (Thailand) and University of the Philippines Visayas (Philippines).

Finally, congratulation for being selected to join this programme and I wish you
all the best throughout your stay at UMT.

Thank you

Prof. Dr. Najiah Musa
Dean
School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences,
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

September 2017

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CONTENTS                                                                  Page

    BACKGROUND OF SCHOOL OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCES                 1
    •
    •

        1.0   ADMINSTRATION OF SCHOOL OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCES    2

        2.0   ACADEMICIANS                                                     4

        3.0   ACADEMIC SYSTEM                                                  8

        3.1   Semester System
        3.2   Credit Hours
        3.3
        3.4   Curriculum
        3.5   Programme Scheme
        3.6
        3.7   Others

        4.0   MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE                                 10

        4.1   Admission Requirement
        4.2   List of Courses
        4.3   Programme Scheme
        4.4   Course Synopsis

        5.0   MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES                         16

        5.1   Admission Requirement
        5.2   List of Courses
        5.3   Programme Scheme
        5.4   Course Synopsis

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BACKGROUND
SCHOOL OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCES

School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences was established on December 1, 2013, in line with the academic

are accredited by the MQA and the contents are revised periodically according to the needs of the industry.

The programmes are as follows:

     1. Undergraduate Programmes
        a)      Diploma in Fisheries
        b)      Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Fisheries)
        c)      Bachelor of Sciences in Agrotechnology (Aquaculture)
     2. Postgraduate Programmes
        a)      By Coursework
                i. Master of Science in Aquaculture
                ii. Master of Science in Tropical Fisheries
        b)      By Research
                i. Master of Science
                ii. Doctor of Philosophy

the needs of the workforce.

The School will be able to play its role in the aspect of mastery of various knowledge and skills in applied

in Mengabang Telipot, 18 km from Kuala Terengganu and 8 km from Sultan Mahmud Airport.

1.

2.
     science;
3.
4.
5.

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     1.0   ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCES

                          DEAN
                                           PROF. DR. NAJIAH MUSA @ ZAKARIA
                                           najiah@umt.edu.my

                      DEPUTY DEAN          PROF. MADYA DR. MOHD HANAFI IDRIS
                   ACADEMIC & STUDENTS     hanafiidris@umt.edu.my

                      DEPUTY DEAN          PROF. MADYA DR. YEONG YIK SUNG
                    TALENT & RESEARCH      yeong@umt.edu.my

                  HEAD OF PROGRAMME
                                           DR. WAN MOHD RAUHAN WAN HUSSIN
                    MASTER OF SCIENCE      rauhan@umt.edu.my
                     (COURSEWORK)

                  HEAD OF PROGRAMME
                                           PROF. MADYA DR. MUHD DANISH DANIEL
                   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE     ABDULLAH
                   IN AGROTECHNOLOGY       mdda@umt.edu.my
                      (AQUACULTURE)

                  HEAD OF PROGRAMME
                                           PROF. MADYA DR. NADIRAH MUSA
                   BACHELOR OF APPLIED
                                           nadirah@umt.edu.my
                    SCIENCES (FISHERIES)

                  HEAD OF PROGRAMME        DR. NUR ASMA ARIFFIN
                    DIPLOMA IN FISHERIES   nurasma@umt.edu.my

                   SENIOR ASSISTANT        PUAN NORIZAN ISMAIL
                      REGISTRAR            norizanismail@umt.edu.my

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             LABORATORY MANAGEMENT

                FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

SENIOR FISHERIES OFFICER   EN. KAMARUL AZWAN KADIR
          G 44             azwan@umt.edu.my

SENIOR SCIENCE OFFICER     PN. SUZANA SUKRI
         C 44              suzanasukri@umt.edu.my

    SCIENCE OFFICER        EN. MOHD SHAHRIZAN AZRUL AZIZ
         C 41              shahrizan@umt.edu.my

             AQUACULTURE MANAGEMENT

SENIOR FISHERIES OFFICER   EN. MUHAMMAD HANIF MOHD YUSOFF
          G 44             hanif@umt.edu.my

SENIOR FISHERIES OFFICER   EN. MOHD NOOR AZMAN SENU
          G 44             azmansenu@umt.edu.my

SENIOR FISHERIES OFFICER   EN. KHAIRUL ANUAR KAMARUDDIN
          G 44             khairul_a@umt.edu.my

   FISHERIES OFFICER       EN. MOHD AZMAN YUSOFF
          G 41             azman.yusoff@umt.edu.my

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    2.0   ACADEMICIAN

                   Prof. Emeritus Dr. Mohd Azmi Ambak                      ambak@umt.edu.my
                   B.Agric.Sc (Malaya), M.Sc (Salford), Ph.D (UPM)
                   Area           : Fisheries
                   Expertie       : Ecology & Fish Biology
                   Specialization : Fish Stock Assessment, Fishery Management
                                             Mohd Sharoum                  faizah@umt.edu.my
                                                     rling)
                   Area           : Zoology
                   Expertie       : Parasitology, Marine Biology
                   Specialization : Fish Parasitology, Fish Disease
                   Prof. Dato’ Dr. Anuar Hassan                            anuar@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc (Hons.) (Malaya), M.Sc, Ph.D (Nagasaki)
                   Area           : Aquaculture
                   Expertie       : Fish Breeding Technology
                   Specialization : Fish Breeding
                   Prof. Dr. Mohd Effendy Abd. Wahid                        effendy@umt.edu.my
                   DAHP, DVM, Ph.D (UPM)
                   Area           : Veterinary Medicine
                   Expertie       : Immunopathology
                   Specialization : Animal Immunology, Bacteriology & Vaccination
                   Prof. Dr. Abol Munafi Ambok Bolong                       munafi@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc (UPM), M.Sc (Kochi), Ph.D (Ehime)
                   Area           : Aquaculture
                   Expertie       : Hatcery Technology
                   Specialization : Fish Breeding, Larval Rearing
                                    Musa @ Zakaria                         najiah@umt.edu.my
                   D.V.M, Ph.D (UPM)
                   Area           : Vaterinary Medicine
                   Expertie       : Microbiology
                   Specialization : Bacteriology, Aquatic Animal Health
                   Prof. Madya Dr. Yeong Yik Sung                           yeong@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc. (UPM), M.Sc (KUSTEM), Ph.D (U.Ghent)
                   Area           : Fisheries
                   Expertie       : Immunology
                   Specialization : Molecular Chaperones, Stress & Disease Management
                   Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Hanafi Idris                        hanafiidris@umt.edu.my
                   Dip. Fish, B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (UPM)
                   Area            : Fisheries
                   Expertie        : Aquatic Biology
                   Specialization : Ecology & Aquatic Fauna (Bivalve)
                   Prof. Madya Dr. Muhd Danish Daniel Abdullah             mdda@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc (Hons.), Ph.D (UKM)
                   Area           : Ocean Science
                   Expertie       : Marine Microbiology, Biotechnology
                   Specialization : Microbial Ecogenomics

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Prof. Madya Dr. Nadirah Musa                      nadirah@umt.edu.my
B.Sc., M.Sc. (UKM) Ph.D (Stirling)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Fish Physiology
Specialization : Aquatic Eco-Physiology
Dr. Shahreza Md. Sheriff                           shahreza@umt.edu.my
B.Sc, M.Sc (UPM), Ph.D (UKM)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Fish Genetic
Specialization : Fish Genetic Improvement
Dr. Nur Asma Ariffin                                nurasma@umt.edu.my
B.Sc, M.Sc (UPM), Ph.D (UKM)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Fish Genetic
Specialization : Fish Genomics
Dr. Seah Ying Giat                                ygseah@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (Hons.), M.Sc, Ph.D (UKM)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Fish Taxonomy
Specialization : Marine Fish Taxonomy
                 Karim                            ulfah@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (KUSTEM), Ph.D (QUB)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Fisheries Post-Harvest
Specialization : Seafood Safety & Quality
                 Mat Noordin                     diyananoordin@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (KUSTEM), Ph.D (James Cook)
Area           : Aquaculture
Expertie       : Aquaculture Nutrition
Specialization : Nutritional Physiology
Dr. Sandra Catherine Zainathan                    sandra@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (Hons.) (KUSTEM), Ph.D (UTAS)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Aquatic Virology
Specialization : Molecular Virology
               Mat Piah                           rumeaida@umt.edu.my
Dip. Fish (UPM), B.Sc (KUSTEM), Ph.D (SCU)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Fish Population Dynamic
Specialization : Fisheries Dynamic Population
Dr. Wan Mohd Rauhan Wan Hussin                    rauhan@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (UPM), M.Sc (UMT), Ph.D (St. Andrews)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Marine Ecology
Specialization : Benthic Ecology
                   Mohtar                         fazliyana@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (UMT), Ph.D (Auckland)
Area           : Aquaculture
Expertie       : Food Chemistry
Specialization : Fishery By-Products

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                   Dr. Tan Min Pau                                       mptan@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc, Ph.D (USM)
                   Area           : Fisheries
                   Expertie       : Conservation Genetics
                   Specialization : Molecular Ecology
                   Dr. Mok Wen Jye                                       mok.jye@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc, M.Sc (UMS), Ph.D.(Kinki)
                   Area           : Aquaculture
                   Expertie       : Seafood Safety
                   Specialization : Heavymetal Contamination
                   Dr. Sharifah Noor Emilia Syed Jamil Fadaak            emilia@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc (UMS), M.Sc, Ph.D (Kinki)
                   Area           : Aquaculture
                   Expertie       : Aquatic Microbiology
                   Specialization : Aquatic Microbial Ecology
                   Dr. Ivan Koh Chong Chu                                ivankcc@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc, M.Sc (UMS), Ph.D (Kinki)
                   Area           : Aquaculture
                   Expertie       : Fish Breeding Technology
                   Specialization : Seed Production
                   Dr. Sharifah Rahmah Syed Muhammad                   sharifah.rahmah@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc, M.Sc (USM), Ph.D (Kinki)
                   Area           : Biology
                   Expertie       : Aquaculture
                   Specialization : Aquaculture Nutrition
                   Dr. Tun Nurul Aimi Mat Jaafar                         tun_aimi@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc (UMT), Ph.D (Bangor)
                   Area           : Aquaculture
                   Expertie       : Molecular Ecology
                   Specialization : Population Genetic Structure

                   Dr. Nik Aziz Nik Ali                               nikaziz@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (UMT)
                   Area           : Physics
                   Expertie       : Energy Technology
                   Specialization : Renewable Technology (Aquatic Resources)
                   Dr. Siti Ariza Aripin                                 siti.ariza@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc, M.Sc (UMT), Ph.D (KU)
                   Area            : Marine Biology
                   Expertie        : Physiology
                   Specialization : Fish Reproductive Physiology
                   Dr. Emienour Muzalina Mustafa                         emie@umt.edu.my
                   B.Sc, M.Tech, Ph.D (UM)
                   Area           : Biochemistry
                   Expertie       : Algae Genetic Ecotoxicology
                   Specialization : Agro Waste Bio-Remediation
                   Dr. Mohd Fazrul Hisam Abd. Aziz                       md.fazrul@umt.edu.my
                   Dip. (KUSTEM), B.Sc (UMT), M.Sc (UTM), Ph.D (PSU)
                   Area           : Fisheries
                   Expertie       : Fisheries Technology
                   Specialization : Fishing Gear Technology & Fisheries Acoustics

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Prof. Madya
 Dr. Wan     Dr. Nadiah
           Nurul NadirahWan
                          MusaRasdi                   nadiah.rasdi@umt.edu.my
 B.Sc, M.Sc (UMT), Ph.D (Flinders)
 Area           : Marine Biology
 Expertie       : Aquaculture Nutrition
 Specialization : Live Feed Culture
                       Pengkhususan
                        Ekologi Evolusi:
 Dr. Ezmahamrul Afreen Awalludin                      e.afreen@umt.edu.my
 Dip. Fish (UPM), B.Sc (KUSTEM), M.Sc, Ph.D (UMT)
 Area           : Computer Science
 Expertie       : Image Recognition
 Specialization : Image Processing

Dr. Lokman Nor Hakim Norazmi                         lokhakim@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (KUSTEM), M.Sc (UMT), Ph.D (UTAS)
Area           : Aquaculture
Expertie       : Fish Breeding Technology
Specialization : Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
Dr. Roslizawati Ab. Lah                               ros_ablah@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (KUSTEM), M.Sc (Bergen), Ph.D (SCU)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Invertebrate Ecology
Specialization : Molluscan Biology
 Dr. Rasina Abdul Rasid @ Awang                       rrasina@umt.edu.my
B.Sc (KUSTEM), Ph.D (Stirling)
Area           : Aquaculture
Expertie       : Aquaculture Nutrition
Specialization : Crustacean Nutrition
Dr. Md. Abdul Kader                                    m.kader@umt.edu.my
B.Sc, M.Sc (Bang. Agril. Uni.), M.Sc, Ph.D (Kagoshima)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Aquatic Animal Nutrition
Specialization : Aquafeed Technology
Dr. Shumpei Iehata                                    shumpei@umt.edu.my
B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (Mie)
Area           : Biology
Expertie       : Environmental Microbiology
Specialization : Aquatic Microbiology
Dr. Alfian Zein                                      alfian.z@umt.edu.my
B.Sc, M.Sc (Bogor), Ph.D (Bremen)
Area           : Fisheries
Expertie       : Socioeconomy of Fisheries
Specialization : Fisheries Economy & Fishermen Sociology

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     3.0
     4.0        ACADEMIC SYSTEM

3.1        Semester System
           The 2017/2018 academic session at UMT starts from September 11, 2017 to September 9, 2018 for
           both programmes.
           Every academic year consists of two (2) semesters, Semester I and II where each of them consists

3.2        Credit Hours

                    i.     2 hours of lecture per week (2+0) or
                    ii.                                       or
                    iii.                                                         or
                    iv.    3 hours of lecture per week (3+0)

    3.3
           The minimum credit hours required for graduation is 40 (credit hours) for both programmes.

3.4        Curriculum
           The curriculum is the core of a learning programme. Student who passes all core courses in the

           Student who failed any core courses and unable to repeat the course within the study programme,

           the minimum credit hours per semester.

    3.5    Programme Scheme

           pages.

    3.6
           Each programme has two components:
           i.    Programme Core Courses

                 students to take this course and they must pass these courses with a minimum grade of B. Shall

           ii.

                 and their potential. The minimum credit hours for elective courses are depending
                 on the programmes
                 into account.

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3.7   Others
      i.    Fees/Debt

      ii.

            the School for record purposes.

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      4.0         MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AQUACULTURE

     4.1    Admission Requirements
            i.       Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.75 and above in sciences, engineering, economics, social
                     sciences and management or;
            ii.

            iii.

     4.2    List of Courses
            Core Course (34 credit hours)

                   Course Code                           Course Name                              Credit Hours

                     SA 6014     Research Methodology                                                4 (3+1)

                     SA 6024     Biosecurity and Seafood Safety                                      4 (3+1)

                     SA 6034     Sustainable Aquaculture                                             4 (4+0)

                     SA 6223     Special Topics in Aquaculture                                       3 (3+0)

                     SA 6224     Aquaculture Business Management                                     4 (3+1)

                     SA 6243     Fish Health Management                                              3 (2+1)

                     SA 6253     Advance in Post Harvest Technology                                  3 (2+1)

                     SA 6233                                                                         3 (2+1)

                     SA 6083     Case Study I                                                        3 (1+2)

                     SA 6263     Case Study II                                                       3 (0+3)

                   Course Code                           Course Name                              Credit Hours

                     SA 6043                                                                         3 (2+1)

                     SA 6063     Open Water Aquaculture System                                       3 (2+1)

                     SA 6073                                                                         3 (2+1)

                     SA 6103     Live Feed Technology                                                3 (2+1)

                     SA 6173     Advanced Aquaculture Systems Design                                 3 (2+1)

                     SA 6213                                                                         3 (3+0)

            * Students are required to take at least 6 credit hours of any elective courses offered by this school
            or any equivelent standard courses offered by other schools.

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4.3   PROGRAMME SCHEME

                                            SEMESTER I

        Course                        Course Name                         Credit Hours
         Code
        SA 6014   Research Methodology                                      4 (3+1)

        SA 6024   Biosecurity and Seafood Safety                            4 (3+1)

        SA 6034   Sustainable Aquaculture                                   4 (4+0)

        SA 6083   Case Study I                                              3 (1+2)

        SA 6223   Special Topics in Aquaculture                             3 (3+0)

        XX XXXX                                                                  3

                                                           Sub Total             21

                                            SEMESTER II

        Course                        Course Name                         Credit Hours
         Code
        SA 6224   Aquaculture Business Management                          4 (3+1)

        SA 6263   Case Study II                                            3 (0+3)

        SA 6243   Fish Health Management                                   3 (2+1)

        SA 6253   Advance in Post harvest technology                       3 (2+1)

        SA 6233                                                            3 (2+1)

        XX XXXX                                                              3

                                                           Sub Total             19

                                                               Total             40

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     4.4   COURSE SYNOPSIS

           SA 6014      : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
           Credit Hours : 4 (3+1)

           SA 6024      : BIOSECURITY AND SEAFOOD SAFETY
           Credit Hours : 4 (3+1)
           The aim of this course is to emphasize the importance of biosecurity and seafood safety. It also
           aims to provide students the best biosecurity management concept that can be used to develop
           an environmentally responsible and sustainable aquaculture. Topics covered include a food-chain

           includes local and global nature of aquaculture, roles of stakeholders, compliance issues in the

           SA 6034       : SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE
           Credit Hours : 4 (4+0)
           The aim of the course is to introduce students to the aquaculture sustainability issues that will
           include understanding and management of the industry’s ecological and socio economic aspects on
           a local and global scale. The course will discuss the issue of sustainability in details, including all its
           components, technological, environmental, social, and economic. This course will also explain the

           sustainability. At the end of the course, students are expected to have a comprehensive knowledge
           and understanding on the issues and impacts of aquaculture, factors affecting aquaculture
           sustainability, and management principles to achieve sustainability of the aquaculture industry.

           SA6223       : SPECIAL TOPICS IN AQUACULTURE
           Credit Hours : 3 (3+0)
           This course exposes the students to the recent development and issues in aquaculture industries.
           Lectures on the current aquaculture technologies and issues will be given by prominent lecturers of

           biotechnology.

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SA6224       : AQUACULTURE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Credit Hours : 4 (3+1)
The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and skills that would enable students plan and run
their enterprises based on sound economic principles. This includes understanding of the basic

theories and knowledge that would be helpful to aquaculture business decision making and to
develop aquaculture business plan.

SA6243       : FISH HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Credit Hours : 4 (3+1)
This course introduces students concepts regarding maintenance of health quality of cultured

biological control will be taught to students. Important pathogenic diseases in aquaculture caused

disease not caused by pathogens will be discussed.

SA6253       : ADVANCE IN POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

SA6233       : FISH NUTRITION
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)
This course emphasize on farmed fish and shrimp nutrition, feeding regimes and behavior in

SA6083       : CASE STUDY I
Credit Hours : 3 (1+2)

presented in the proposal will cover latest knowledge in research, various research techniques and

SA6263       : CASE STUDY II
Credit Hours : 3 (0+3)

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           SA6043       : ADVANCED FISH NUTRITION AND PHYSIOLOGY
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

           macro nutrients; protein, lipid and carbohydrate and micro nutrients; vitamins and mineral. It also

           on analysis of macro and micro nutrients in aquafeed and fish enzymatic response to certain

                                                                            in-vivo and in-vitro.

           SA6063       : OPEN WATER AQUACULTURE SYSTEM
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)
           This course aims to expose the students to the system, engineering and technology of open water

           course also covers the uses of the systems in producing fishes, shellfish, macroalgae and also
           other crustacean and gastropods. Challenges faced by the system in an open environment and the
           current issues will also be discussed in detail. In this course, the students will have their hand on the

           SA6073       : FISH REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

           RNA interference (RNAi) and surrogate broodstock technologies.

           SA6103       : LIVE FEED TECHNOLOGY
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

           analysis will be performed. At the end of the course students will be able to culture and mass

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SA6173       : ADVANCED AQUACULTURE SYSTEM DESIGN
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

to design the major aquaculture systems and sub-systems so that students have an in-depth
understanding of the system design and they can design each system by themselves. Through this
course, students will learn how to compute each of the components throughout a design process
of major systems - open systems, semi-closed systems, and closed systems. Students will also learn

are expected to have knowledge and skills to design aquaculture systems and support systems.

SA6213       : ADVANCED SEED PRODUCTION
Credit Hours : 3 (3+0)

programme towards wild stocks and the ecosystem. At the end of the course, student should be able

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      5.0         MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL FISHERIES

     5.1    Admission Requirement
            i.

            ii.
                research or work experience recognized by the Senate
            Additional requirement for international students;
            iii.

     5.2    List of Courses
            Core Courses
                   Course Code                            Course Name                            Credit Hours
                     SP6012      Advanced Fisheries Microbiology                                       2
                     SP6022                                                                            2
                     SP6032      Statistical Techniques In Fishery                                     2
                     SP6072      Survey and Monitoring System                                          2
                     SP6082      Fishing Gears Technology                                              2
                     SP6092      Current Issues in Fisheries                                           2
                     SP6102      Regional Fishery Governance, Law and Policy                           2
                     SP6112      Sustainable Fisheries and Community Livelihood                        2
                     SP6043      Project I                                                             3
                     SP6053      Project II                                                            3
                     SP6066      Project III                                                           6

                   Course Code                            Course Name                            Credit Hours
                     SP6123                                                                            3
                     SP6133      Fishery Molecular Ecology                                             3
                     SP6143      Fisheries Limnology and Oceanography                                  3
                     SP6153      Sport and Game Fishing                                                3
                     SP6163      Coral Reef Fisheries                                                  3
                     SP6173                                                                            3
                     SP6183      Habitat Replenishment Areas                                           3
                     SP6193      Fisheries Post-harvest Technology                                     3
                     SP6203      Biosecurity and Seafood Safety                                        3
                     SP6213      Fisheries Biosystems                                                  3
                     SP6223                                                                            3
            * Students are required to take at least 12 credit hours of any elective courses offered by this school
            or any equivelent standard courses offered by other schools.

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5.3   PROGRAMME SCHEME

                                               SEMESTER I

        Course
         Code                           Course Name                        Credit Hours
        SP6012   Advanced Fisheries Microbiology                                  2
        SP6022                                                                    2
        SP6032   Statistical Techniques In Fishery                                2
        SP6043   Project I                                                        3
                                  ONE of the following:
        SP6123                                                                    3
        SP6133   Fishery Molecular Ecology                                        3
        SP6143   Fisheries Limnology and Oceanography                             3
                                                               Sub Total          12

                                               SEMESTER II

        Course                          Course Name                        Credit Hours
         Code
        SP6072   Survey and Monitoring System                                 2
        SP6082   Fishing Gears Technology                                     2
        SP6092   Current Issues in Fisheries                                  2
        SP6053   Project II                                                   3
                                  TWO of the following:
        SP6153   Sport and Game Fishing                                       3
        SP6163   Coral Reef Fisheries                                         3
        SP6173                                                                3
        SP6183   Habitat Replenishment Areas                                  3
        SP6193   Fisheries Post-harvest Technology                            3
                                                               Sub Total          15

        Course
                                        Course Name                        Credit Hours
         Code
        SP6102   Regional Fishery Governance, Law and Policy                  2
        SP6112   Sustainable Fisheries and Community Livelihood               2
        SP6066   Project III                                                  6
                                  ONE of the following:
        SP6203   Biosecurity and Seafood Safety                               3
        SP6213   Fisheries Biosystems                                         3
        SP6223                                                                3
                                                               Sub Total          13

                                                                   Total          40

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     5.4   COURSE SYNOPSIS
           Core Courses

           SP6012       : Advanced Fisheries Microbiology
           Credit Hours : 2 (2+0)

           climate change. Topics covered include the fundamental of microbiology, history of microbiology,

           many more

           SP6022       :
           Credit Hours : 2 (2+0)

           management strategies with emphasis on the integration of biological dimension, ecological,
           sociological and economic policy-makers involved in the uncertain environment

           SP6032       : Statistical Techniques In Fishery
           Credit Hours : 2 (0+2)
           This course will introduce the student to some of the advanced concepts and techniques associated

           model, using the model, assessing the model and searching for the best model, Parametric test
           include One-way ANOVA, Two-way ANOVA (repeated measure and independent groups), Repeated

           taught on using SPSS, SAS and MINITAB to conduct the analyses. The course is intended as an applied

           SP6072       : Survey and Monitoring System
           Credit Hours : 2 (2+0)

           resources management.

           SP6082       : Fishing Gears Technology
           Credit Hours : 2 (2+0)

           SP6092       : Current Issues in Fisheries
           Credit Hours : 2 (2+0)

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study, students will be given several series of assignment on the related subject such as essays and

SP6102       : Regional Fishery Governance, Law and Policy
Credit Hours : 2 (2+0)

arrangement. The main content of this course focuses on the current law, policy and regulatory
frameworks that connect the government with society and socio-ecological systems.

SP6112       : Sustainable Fisheries and Community Livelihood
Credit Hours : 2 (2+0)

in the fishing practices for the benefit of communities who depend on the fisheries-based

and their supporting frameworks such as community-based fisheries management and both

SP6043       : Project I
Credit Hours : 3 (3+0)

plan. Students will be required to present and submit a research proposal of a selected relevant
topic. At the end of the course, students will be able to develop and acquire skills to write a good
research proposal.

SP6053       : Project II
Credit Hours : 3 (3+0)

and to prepare students for viva voce. Students will be required to present and report the research
progress and outcomes. At the end of the course, students will be able to develop research skills on

SP6066        : Project III
Credit Hours : 6 (0+6)
This course aims to expose students to an independent research project under the guidance of the

report the research outcomes. At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate

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           SP6123       :
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

           challenges in the approaches. At the end of the course, students will need to review and analyses the

           SP6133       : Fishery Molecular Ecology
           Credit Hours : 3 (3+0)
           This course aims to expose students to basic concepts and skills in sustainable management of
           fishery resources through molecular approaches. In this course, basic principles of ecological

           used in fish population studies such as species identification, phylogeny, phylogeography, and

           SP6143       : Fisheries Limnology and Oceanography
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)
           The aim of this course is to express an understanding on fisheries in freshwater and marine

           SP6153       : Sport and Game Fishing
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

           importants and its related industries. The students will also gain experiences in applying sports

           SP6163       : Coral Reef Fisheries
           Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

           SP6173       :
           Credit Hours : 3 (3+0)

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SP6183       : Habitat Replenishment Areas
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

commonly practiced destructive fishing gears in the coastal waters including in the hot spot

SP6193       : Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

physicochemical and biochemical changes, method of quality assesment and currect technological

SP6203       : Biosecurity and Seafood Safety
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)
The aim of this course is to emphasize the importance of biosecurity and seafood safety. It is also
aims to provide students to the best management concept that can be used in aquaculture with the
development of an environmental friendly and sustainable sector. Topics covered include a food-

which includes local and global nature of aquaculture, roles of stakeholders, compliance issues in the

SP6213       : Fisheries Biosystems
Credit Hours : 3 (3+0)

application in sustainable fisheries management. It comprise of several main topics including

management will be discussed. At the end of this course, student should be able to analyze and

SP6223       :
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)

development, commercialization, launching and pricing of the products. Students will also be

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