Biology and ecology of aquatic media

Objectives of the Program

The HBMC (Biology and Ecology of Aquatic Environments) program offered at the University of Tipaza covers the main fundamental areas of the environment, ecology, and aquatic biology. This program is based on the successful completion of useful scientific research, harmonious technological development, and transdisciplinary collaboration at regional, national, and international levels. The University Center  of Tipaza and its Department of Life and Nature Sciences are committed to providing students with a comprehensive education in various aspects such as organism biology, biodiversity, water quality, fisheries, and aquaculture. This platform will support educational activities for regional university programs, including a Bachelor’s degree in fisheries and aquaculture, Master’s degrees in Environment, Ecotoxicology, and Aquatic Environmental Management, as well as doctoral studies in these fields.

Targeted Competencies

Practical training is provided to students to enable them to acquire fundamental techniques used in the following areas:

– Aquatic environment

– Biology and physiology of aquatic organisms

– Developmental biology and population dynamics

– Pollution and conservation of marine and freshwater environments

These skills are acquired after the first two semesters of the common core in Natural and Life Sciences.

Regional and National Employment Opportunities

The skills acquired through this program will enable graduates to:

– Pursue further studies in fundamental research by enrolling in a Master’s program in Natural and Life Sciences

– Find employment in various sectors:

  – At the national level:

    – Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Fisheries: in the fish production and valorization sector, aquaculture, or coastal and wetland management

    – Ministry of Land Planning and Environment: in the fields of environmental protection and biodiversity

    – Ministry of Water Resources: in physicochemical and bioecotoxicological analysis

  – At the regional level:

    – Private investors in aquaculture (e.g., Ain Tagourait, Damous)

    – Fisheries and Halieutic Resources Directorate of Tipaza

    – Tipaza Fisheries Chamber

    – Study and Expertise Offices

    – Physicochemical, biochemical, and microbiological analysis laboratories

    – National Laboratory for Control and Analysis of Fisheries and Aquaculture Products and Environmental Health (LNCAPPASM) in Ain Benian, Algiers

    – Research Centers in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, chemical analysis, environment, and biodiversity (CNRDPA, CRAPC, etc.)

    – National Coastal Commission of Tipaza

    – Access to competitive exams for secondary school teaching positions

Pathways Programs

Students who have completed the required credits in the mandatory Hydrobiology Marine & Continental (HMC) courses can continue their studies in one of the following academic Master’s specializations:

– Master’s degree in Ecology and Marine Environment, Faculty of Biology, University Houari Boumediene USTHB (Algiers)

– Preparatory classes for Master’s degrees in Marine Sciences, ENSSMAL (Algiers)

– Master’s degree in Marine and Coastal Sciences (University of Annaba)

– Master’s degree in Fisheries Resources and Environment (University of Mostaganem)

Course Structre

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