Marine BioGeosciences

Training objectives

In continuity with the existing bachelor’s degree program in Biology and Ecology of Aquatic Environments within the Department of Life and Nature Sciences, the Master’s program in “Marine BioGeosciences” is proposed to develop the University Center of Tipaza. This master’s program not only enhances the necessary knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of marine sciences but also ensures the necessary expertise for designing appropriate measures for the understanding, management, and sustainable protection of marine and continental biodiversity. The courses will focus on the areas of biology, ecology, and the processing and analysis of biological data. Algeria has a rich potential in various opportunities and biological resources. However, the exploitation of these marine resources still needs to be developed. The lack of information and data on certain species that could be exploited requires using science to contribute to the revival of the marine and environmental sciences sectors, where resources are generally exploited in an anarchic and sometimes irresponsible manner. The Master’s program in Marine BioGeosciences provides a new strategic training program within the new system (LMD).

The objective of this program is to initiate, instruct, and enhance students’ knowledge in the national (Algerian), regional (Mediterranean), and global scientific field of Marine BioGeosciences, as well as the impacts of pollution and climate change on the marine environment in the short, medium, and long term. This curriculum aims to train future scientific professionals in the fields of biology, ecology, and marine environment. It will provide students with the opportunity to integrate into the most demanding doctoral programs and/or companies that utilize marine biological resources and/or the marine environment. This training program aims to address the challenges of research and innovation by improving and deepening knowledge in functional biology of marine organisms, techniques for exploiting economically important species (fishing and aquaculture), and the biosurveillance of aquatic environments. The taught subjects will be illustrated based on local marine ecosystems, both pelagic and benthic. This academic training will be supplemented by practical lessons involving maximum field trips, lab practicals, and tutorials.

Profiles and targeted professional skills

The Master’s training program titled “Marine BioGeosciences” aims to train high-level professionals and researchers who will be capable of:

– Conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of marine resources. By the end of their studies, they will have acquired the methodologies and technical skills necessary for scientific research in this field.

– Designing and implementing development strategies in the field of monitoring and protection of marine resources.

– Contributing to the implementation of techniques, technologies, and methodologies related to current developments and applications in Algerian universities and institutions responsible for the management, exploitation, and protection of marine resources.

– Strengthening national capacities and skills in the field of marine sciences, which are currently insufficient.

Regional and national employability prospects for graduates

Taking into account the extensive needs in the areas of research, training, and development of the fishing sector, the exploitation of fishery resources is expected to grow to ensure their sustainability for future generations. The job opportunities are diverse and practically encompass all university, research, and development institutions related to the sea and aquatic environments. After completing the master’s program, students who choose to enter the workforce can opt for various careers, such as:

– Integration into the socio-professional environment specializing in sustainable exploitation of fishery resources.

– Applying for positions in public or private organizations involved in environmental issues, particularly marine and continental environments.

– This training also allows for the realization of personal projects.

Students who opt for doctoral training can pursue careers as academic researchers or research experts in universities and public research organizations after obtaining their doctoral degree.

Pathways Programs

Students who have completed this program can continue their studies or research in the following specialties:

• Applied Hydrobiology

• Biological Oceanography and Marine Environment

• Marine Bioresources

• Fishery Resources

• Aquaculture

• Marine Ecosystem and Coastal Environment

• Aquatic Ecosystems

Course Structure

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