MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN 

AQUACULTURE

MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN AQUACULTURE

The Master of Science program in Aquaculture is an innovative program to train graduates into high quality human resources for the aquaculture industry, business and research. The program is designed to generate qualified work force with advanced skills and profound insights in tropical aquaculture, aquatic environment and resources, as well as future direction for aquaculture in the context of climate change condition.   

The master programme in aquaculture provides students advanced knowledge and skills so that they can work independently to apply research in practice, ability to optimize and operate new culture techniques and organize production at different scales, from small-hatchery to industrial production.

After graduating, the students will qualify with high capacity and international levels to take different positions such as leader or manager of the state aquaculture sector or specialists of national and international companies; researchers and lecturers of national or international institutions; be able to proceed with PhD level at the leading universities in aquaculture in the world.

CURRICULUM

The curriculum consists of 60 credits including 22 compulsory, 18 optional and 20 research project credits. Prior to initiation of the program, students will be given 15 credits of enhanced English to strengthen themselves (if necessary).

Compulsory courses (22 credits)

1. Aquaculture Technology

2. Scientific methodology in Aquaculture

3. Aquatic Ecology

4. Nutrition and Feed in Aquaculture

5. Physiology of Aquatic Animals

6. Health Management for Aquatic Animals

7. Applied Genetics for Aquaculture

8. Water Quality Management for Aquaculture

Optional courses (18 credits)

9. Vaccination for Aquaculture

10. Applied Microbiology in Aquaculture

11. Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS)

12. Management of Aquatic Resources

13. Processing Technology of Fisheries Products

14. Food supply chain management and fisheries trade

15. Quality assurance in aquaculture production chain

16. Fundamental Ecotoxicology & Environmental Monitoring

17. Special seminar series (Aquaculture under global climate change, Biodiversity)

Graduation thesis (20 credits)

18. MSc. Thesis

1 credit ~ 15 hours (Th.): Theory; ~ 30 hours (Pr.): Practices

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TRAINING DURATION, LOCATION AND LANGUAGE

Training duration: 18 months, Location: Mainly at Nha Trang University, Institution issuing diploma: Nha Trang University,

Language: English.

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Admission requirements:

Candidates are expected to have basic science training in aquaculture and related fields (Aquatic pathology, Aquatic resources management, Agronomy, Animal husbandry…) or fields that taken the combination of basic subjects of (i) mathematics, biology, physics; (ii) mathematics, biology, chemistry, and attained grade of at least distinction at the undergraduate level (GPA>2.5/4.0).

English proficiency requirement: candidates having obtained BSc degree from a program where English is not the language of instruction need to have obtained a score of 5.0 on the IELTS test (or equivalent). Candidates have obtained an IELTS score of 4.5 can apply but he/she has to follow an English training to be offered by Nha Trang University.

Entrance examination: open admission for foreign candidates (application screening); entrance exam for Vietnamese students as regulated.

Period for examination: deadline for application submission: June 15th anually; entrance exam: following online announcement.

Tuition fee: Vietnamese student: 24 million VND/course; foreign student: 3,600 USD/course.