MSc in Fisheries and Wetlands Management
Objectives of the Program
The objective of this master program in Fisheries and Wetlands Management include:
- To develop and adapt appropriate technologies for the efficient sustainable utilization of Wetlands and aquatic resources for improvement of the standard of living of rural population through improved management of aquatic resources.
- To produce high level of manpower in Wetlands, fisheries and other aquatic resources and water quality management, capable of working in higher institutions and advisory of policy makers as well as private sectors
- To conduct research and generate data for the management of fisheries, Wetlands and other aquatic resources.
After successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply appropriate technologies and management options for the efficient sustainable utilization of aquatic and wetlands resources to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
- Give instruction on fisheries and wetland resources at Universities and Agricultural colleges, and provide advisory activities to policy makers on how aquatic and wetlands resources are conserved.
- Conduct research in aquatic and wetland resource management at higher level
Academic and non-academic requirements for this program will follow the University’s requirements;
- Applicants must have Bachelor’s of Science (B.Sc.) degree in fisheries, Biology, Animal Sciences or other related areas from accredited higher learning institutions.
- The candidate must pass qualifying (entrance) examination in the field of study.
- Non-fisheries majors admitted to the program may be required to take some prerequisite courses from the under graduate program. These courses will be worked out by the department Graduate Committee and approved by the graduate faculty based on the B.Sc. credentials of the student.
Duration of Study
This also follow the University’s general requirement; and accordingly the program will be offered for two-years; the first one-year (2 semesters) for training of courses and the next one year for and MS, seminar and research project in a specific area of specialization, as well as writing and submission of graduate thesis. In addition, enrollment and registration, program study as well as course load will be as per the University’s requirement.
Students should pass all their specified semester courses and a Thesis which must be submitted, corrected, defended and finally bound into a manuscript.
The degree conferred on successful candidates will be called in English: The degree of Master of Science in AGRICULTURE and Environmental Sciences (FISHERIES AND WETLANDS MANAGEMENT) and In Amharic: =======================
Lists of Courses
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing
Advanced Fisheries management
Wetlands Ecosystem management
Advanced water Quality management
Environmental Policy and Advocacy