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.   

1. Master program in Aquaculture

2. Master program in Environmental Management of Fisheries and Aquacultur

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: 40 million VND/course; foreign student: 3,600 - 4,000 USD/course.

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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HOW TO APPLY (Required Documents):

  1. Curriculum vitae [download]
  2. Copy of passport or ID
  3. Application form [download]
  4. Official certificates of degrees or diploma
  5. Academic transcripts of records
  6. Letter(s) of recommendation
  7. English language test scores (if English is not your first language)
  8. Medical check-up report in English

When available, please add: - Your certificates of honors and prizes Documents need to be provided in Vietnamese or English. All official documents must be translated into either Vietnamese or English and bear the seal of an authorized translator.

REGISTER

MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN AQUACULTURE

Introduction

The Master of Science program in Aquaculture is an innovative program to train highly-qualified human resources for the aquaculture industry, business and research sectors. The program contents are designed to equip master students 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.

Objectives

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

After graduating, master students will have good qualification to take different positions such as leaders or managers 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.

Learning outcomes:

After graduating, students will be able to:

  • Master knowledge on biology and physiology of aquatic animals at different life stages;
  • Master knowledge on aquaculture captive breeding and farming;
  • Master knowledge on animal health and nutrition, selective breeding programs;
  • Understand aquatic environment and the impact factors of the aquatic environment on aquaculture and vice versa.
  • Be managers and /or in charge of techniques for aquaculture hatcheries and farms;
  • Self-organize research activities related to aquaculture.

Duration:

18 months

Tuition fee:

Vietnamese student: 40 million VND/course; foreign student: 3,600 – 4,000 USD/course.

Scholarship and financial assisstance:

Five full scholarships from Institute of Aquaculture – Nha Trang University are available for excellent applicants based on admission evaluation. Scholarships include living allowances and experimental expenses during last 6 months of the course when master student does his/her master thesis.

Vietnamese applicants who are members of minority groups or from remote areas will be considered for tuition waiver or tuition discount depending on circumstances.

Other added values:

Opportunities to collaborate in doing research with experienced professors and instructors from well-known universities in the world, including Nha Trang University.

Eligibilities:

Candidates are expected to have basic background 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 holding 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 obtaining an IELTS score of 4.5 can apply but he/she has to follow an English training course offered by Nha Trang University after admission.

Evaluation procedure:

  • Vietnamese applicants will take an NTU’s admission test (October 23-24th, 2021).
  • International applicants will be evaluated based on application profiles.

Deadline of application:

August 30th, 2021.

Notification of acceptance:

2nd week of September, 2021 (for international applicants)

4th week of October, 2021 (for Vietnamese applicants)

Starting date for study:

November 25th, 2021 (tentative)

In charge of the program:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Minh Hoang, Head in Department of Fisheries Biology

Email: hoanglm@ntu.edu.vn

Teaching staff:

  • From abroad: professors from prestigious and experienced universities in aquaculture MSc and PhD training such as University of Ghent (Belgium), James Cook University and Curtin University (Australia). .
  • From Vietnam: lectures, who are from prestigious universities including Nha Trang University, Can Tho University, Hue University, and Vietnam National University of Agriculture, are experienced in teaching, research and graduated from many reputable universities in the world.

Application should be emailed and sent (hard copy) to:

Department of Graduate Studies (Ms. Hoang Ha Giang)

Nha Trang University, 02 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St. Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

Tel: 0084-582-471 372

Email: gianghh@ntu.edu.vn (c/c: hoanglm@ntu.edu.vn, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Minh Hoang)

Or register online in the website: https://vienntts.ntu.edu.vn/

Click Admission on Master Program in Aquaculture 2021, you can see the Required Documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Copy of passport or ID
  3. Application form
  4. Official certificates of degrees or diploma
  5. Academic transcripts of records
  6. Letter(s) of recommendation
  7. English language test scores (if English is not your first language)
  8. Medical check-up report in English

When available, please add:
Your certificates of honors and prizes

Documents need to be provided in Vietnamese or English. All official documents must be translated into either Vietnamese or English and bear the seal of an authorized translator.