First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
FACULTY OF FISHERIES - Fisheries Engineering - Lisans
General Description

The first facility of The Fisheries faculty was 170 m2 after its establishment in 11.07.1992.The first students arrived in 1994-1995. At that time there were 15 staff in the Faculty. Moving to the main campus in 2002, the department was given 5000 m2., and a Master degree programme commenced. The Faculty has a unique programme, with a staff of 37, and every year welcoming 30 students.

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor Degree in Fisheries Engineering ( first cycle in Fisheries Engineering) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.

Level of Qualification (Short Cycle , First Cycle , Second Cycle, Third Cycle)

Specific Admission Requirements

The general requirements are explained in the “General Admission Requirements” of Information in the Institution part are applicable for admission of students.

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Successful vocational school graduates wishing to continue their education in order to obtain a Bachelor Degree. If they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) they are are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of the courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, so the Department is no exception.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).

Profile of The Programme

Faculty of Fisheries was founded in order to train researchers and technical people with a technological knowledge in Marine and Freshwater Sciences, Fisheries and Aquaculture areas, and to carry out research and write for publications. Besides the theoretical knowledge imparted to students, it also aims to provide useful services to our fishing and aquaculture sector. The Faculty aims to identify the problems related to fishermen and aquaculture enterprises in the area and provide solutions to solve their problems, and carry out extensive investigations. So, the Faculty established a close relationship between the fishermen and producers, which allows for cooperation in the region. To produce the necessary information to access the planned production goals, to develop methods and provide knowledge in the fisheries sector is seen as an important function of the Faculty. In addition to general knowledge, there are professional compulsory courses and elective courses based on student preference. Faculty graduates become qualified people who can identify problems and produce solutions related to fisheries based on individually or in groups based on inter-disciplinary.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples

Graduates of Fisheries Faculty can work at government and private industry institutions and farms including various units of the Ministry of Agriculture, fisheries businesses and aquaculture farms.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Success in a course is determined by applying 40% of the mid-term exam and 60% of the final exam. In addition pre-determined individual activities for each course are added to the grades at determined ratios.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )


Address, Programme Director or Equivalent

Head of the Programme: Prof. Dr. Selami ŞAŞMAZ (Dean) Tel: +90 464 2233385/1406 Fax : +90 464 2234118 E-mail : Vice Dean: Asst. Prof. Dr. Göktuğ DALGIÇ Tel : +90 464 2233385/1409 Fax : +90 464 2234118 E-mail : Erasmus / ECTS Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Dr. İlker Zeki KURTOĞLU Tel: +90 464 2233385/1430 Fax : +90 464 2234118 E-mail : Programme Secretary: Uğur GÜNGÖR Tel: +90 464 2233385/1414 Fax : +90 464 2234118 E-mail :


There are 3 Professors, 4 Associate Professors, 10 Assistant Professors, and 15 Research Assistants in the faculty. There are 7 classrooms, 1 computer laboratory, 2 student laboratories. An Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory, Turkish Fish Museum, Aquarium Unit, Fisheries Biology, Histology and Age Determination Laboratory, Fish Processing and Feed Technology Laboratory, Moleculer Biology and Genetic Laboratory, Aquatic Chemistry Laboratory, Fish Health Laboratory, İyidere Research and Aplication Center is in use, and there is a 12 m length boat, the R/V RİZESUAR, which belongs to the faculty.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Having theoretical and practical knowledge on aquatic environment and fisheries engineering.
2Having knowledge on ecosystem, bio-diversity and sustainable resource management and technology together with information for environmental problems and their solutions.
3Having information on aquaculture, fishing and processing,
4Ability about basic engineering theoricals
5To be sense of professional and ethical responsibility.
6Ability to apply scientific methods and techniques to area related the events and cases using the theoretical and practical background
7Ability to produce projects about aquaculture and fish processing
8Having basic level English to interprate the scientific articles about his profession and communicate with friends.
9Develop positive attitudes toward lifelong learning with the knowledge and skills gained in his field.
10Communicate by expressing ideas oral and written in clear and concise with the ability to work independently and as an individual authority to decide
11To be sense of professional and ethical responsibility.
12To apply modern techniques and computational tools necessary for engineering applications.
13The ability to follow the national and international contemporary issues.
14Ability of giving information about his responsibility to the upper desks
15Ability to use computer and software about his profession
16Ability to design projects about basic sciences, aquaculture and fisheries subjects take in account with environmental, technological and economic sides
Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇProgram Çıktıları
Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
ATA101Atatürk Principles and Revolution History -ICompulsory2002375
ENF161Basic Information TechnologiesCompulsory2002375
YBD103Foreign Language-ICompulsory3003375
BIO121General BiologyCompulsory2026375
SUR101Introduction to The Engineering of Fisheries SciencesCompulsory1205375
TDL101Turkish Language - ICompulsory2002375
2. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR102Aquatic PlantsCompulsory2004375
ATA102Atatürk Principles and Revolution History -IICompulsory2002375
YBD104Foreign Language-IICompulsory3004375
SUR104Introduction to Project DrawningCompulsory1205375
SUR108Material and Equipment InformationCompulsory2005375
SUR106Swiming and LifesavingCompulsory1205375
TDL102Turkish Language-IICompulsory2002375
3. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR213Aquatic InvertebratesCompulsory1024375
SECSUR03Elective Course Group 03Elective3000375
SUR205Fish BiologyCompulsory2024375
SUR207General MicrobiologyCompulsory2024375
4. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SECSUR04Elective Course Group 04Elective3000375
SUR210Fish SystematicsCompulsory2205375
SUR206Fisheries Vessels and EquipmenstCompulsory1203375
SUR214Introduction to Fluid MechanicsCompulsory2003375
SUR208Water Quality and ControlCompulsory2024375
5. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR301Aquarium in Fish CultureCompulsory1204375
SUR305Aquatic Birds Reptiles and MammalsCompulsory2002375
SECSUR05Elective Course Group 05Elective3000375
SUR307Fisheries MechanisationCompulsory1203375
SUR303Fishing Gears and MethodsCompulsory2204375
SUR311Freshwater Fish CultureCompulsory2204375
SUR309Sea Food Processing TechnologyCompulsory1023375
STJ301Training CourseCompulsory0002375
6. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR312Aquqculture of Aquatic InvertebratesCompulsory1203375
SUR308Design of Aquaculture FacilitiesCompulsory1203375
SECSUR06Elective Course Group 06Elective3000375
SUR310Fish DiseaseCompulsory2024375
SUR302Fishing Gear Design and Construction TechniqueCompulsory1203375
STJ302İnternship Compulsory0002375
SUR306Marine Fish CultureCompulsory1203375
SUR304Plankton CultureCompulsory1203375
7. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR405Aquaculture Economics and MarketingCompulsory2003375
SUR407Dynamic of Fish PopulationCompulsory2203375
SECSUR07Elective Course Group 07Elective3000375
SUR401Fish Nutrition and Feed TechnologyCompulsory2203375
SUR403Fisheries Food ChemistryCompulsory2003375
SUR409Introduction to Graduate ThesisCompulsory0203375
STJ401Training CourseCompulsory0002375
8. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SECSUR08Elective Course Group 08Elective3000375
SUR404Fisheries ManagementCompulsory2003375
SUR408Graduate ThesisCompulsory0206375
SUR402Maritime Law and Fisheries LegislationCompulsory2003375
SUR406Quality Control of Fisheries ProductsCompulsory1023375
STJ402Training CourseCompulsory0002375
Elective Courses Group
Elective Course Group 03
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR215Fish Anatomy and MorphologyCompulsory3004375
SUR217Historic BiogeographyCompulsory3004375
Elective Course Group 04
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR216History and Development of FisheriesCompulsory3004375
SUR218Biological Diversity and ConservancyCompulsory3004375
YBD214Vocational English-IICompulsory3004375
Elective Course Group 05
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR313Fish PharmacologyCompulsory3004375
SUR315Fish ToxicologyCompulsory3004375
SUR317Waste water and Environmental RelationCompulsory3004375
SUR319Fish BehaviourCompulsory3004375
SUR321The Usage of Additives in SeafoodCompulsory3002375
SUR323Project PreparationCompulsory3004375
Elective Course Group 06
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR314İnland Fisheries and ManagementCompulsory3004375
SUR316Harbours and PortsCompulsory3004375
SUR318Scube Diving-ICompulsory3004375
SUR320Population GeneticsCompulsory3004375
SUR322Fish PathologyCompulsory3004375
SUR324Fish Feeding PhysiologyCompulsory3004375
Elective Course Group 07
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR411Remote Sensing in FisheriesCompulsory3004375
SUR413Special Processing Technics in FisheriesCompulsory3004375
SUR415Aquaculture and EnvironmentCompulsory3004375
SUR417Fish Welfare ManagementCompulsory3004375
SUR419Aquaculture PracticesCompulsory3004375
SUR421Aquaculture of Alternative SpeciesCompulsory3004375
SUR423Recreational FisheriesCompulsory3004375
SUR425Su Ürünlerinde Biyoteknolojik UygulamalarCompulsory3004375
YBD401Vocational English - IIICompulsory3004375
Elective Course Group 08
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
SUR410Design of Seafood Processing PlantsCompulsory3002375
SUR412Computer Applications in FisheriesCompulsory3004375
SUR414Sea EcologyCompulsory3004375
SUR416Exotic Organisms and Their Impact on EcosystemsCompulsory3004375
SUR418Coastal ManagementCompulsory3004375
SUR420Scube Diving-IICompulsory3004375
SUR422Fishes of TurkeyCompulsory3004375
SUR424Modelling and Monitoring of FisheriesCompulsory3004375
SUR426Gıda Kodeksi ve UygulamalarıCompulsory3000375
YBD402Vocational English-IVCompulsory3004375