Program Information

BSc FISHERIES SCIENCE PROGRAM
FACULTY OF ANIMAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY

 

The Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Science Program is an applied science and technology degree program designed for students who consider to work in laboratory and/or field settings of fishery and aquaculture organizations and related enterprises. The Program aims at producing skilled graduates with an understanding of science and technology in fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic resource management as well as hands-on experience required to enter employment in the private and public sectors.

Program Length

4 years

Degree Awarded

B.Sc. (Fisheries Science)

Study Location

Phetchaburi IT Campus, Cha-am, Phetchaburi Province

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Science Program requires Upper Secondary School Certificate or equivalent.

Program Format and Courses

BS Fisheries Science Program is a 4-year degree program requiring 131 semester credit hours.

The Program’s courses consist of general education (a minimum of 30 credits), core science courses (a minimum of 26 credits), major compulsory courses (a minimum of 57 credits), major electives (a minimum of 12 credits), and free electives (a minimum of 6 credits). In the fourth year, students are required to complete an undergraduate research project in the first semester and participate one-semester on-the-job training (cooperative education) in the second semester to help them develop the professional required skills.

Course List
  • Major required courses (57 credits)

Course code Course title Number of credits
711 111 Fish and Aquatic Vertebrate Biology 3
711 121 Modern Times Fisheries 2
711 211 Aquatic Invertebrates 3
711 212 Ecology and Aquatic Ecosystems 3
711 221 Principles of Aquaculture 3
711 291 Practicum I 1
711 321 Commercial Propagation of Aquatic Animals 3
711 322 Aquaculture Technology 3
711 323 Water Quality for Fisheries 3
711 324 Research Methodology in Fisheries 3
711 331 Aquatic Animal Feed 3
711 341 Diseases of Commercial Aquatic Animals 3
711 351 Genetics and Breeding of Aquatic Animals 3
711 361 Water Pollution and Management 3
711 371 Creative Agricultural Extension 1
711 381 Seminar 1
711 391 Senior Project I 1
711 471 Value Addition of Fisheries Products 3
711 472 Marketing for New Entrepreneurs 3
711 491 Senior Project II 2
711 492 Practicum II 1
711 493 Co-operative Education 6
  • Major elective courses (must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits)

Course code Course title Number of credits
711 311 Aquatic Animal Ecophysiology 3
711 312 Toxicology in Aquatic Animals 3
711 313 Exotic Aquatic Species 3
711 314 Fishery Biology 3
711 315 Marine Biology 3
711 325 Ornamental Fish 3
711 326 Commercial Shrimp Culture 3
711 327 Economic Crab and Mollusk 3
711 328 Aquaculture in Asia 3
711 329 Economic Algae and Aquatic Plant 3
711 332 Live Feed for Aquaculture 3
711 333 Feedstuffs for Aquatic Animal Feed & Quality Evaluation 3
711 362 Water Skills and Marine Recreation 3
711 363 GIS for Aquatic Resource Management 3
711 382 Selected Topics I 3
711 411 Environmental Microbiology for Fisheries 3
711 412 Microbe Technology for Aquatic Animals 3
711 421 Aquaponics 3
711 422 Soil Quality Management for Aquaculture 3
711 423 Conservation Aquaculture 3
711 424 Fishery Excursion 1
711 451 Biotechnology for Aquaculture Research 3
711 461 Appraisal of Aquatic Resources 3
711 462 Scientific Diving 3
711 473 Logistics & Supply Chain Management for Fishery Business 3
711 482 Selected Topics II 3
Tuition Fee

15,000 THB/Semester (30,000 THB/Year)

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all required courses with a minimum of 131 credits. Students must also achieve overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or better, and a major GPA of 2.00 or better.

Faculty List

Asst. Prof. Dr. Anawat Boonyapakdee

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Fish biology; Crab biology and culture

Email: boonyapakdee_a@silpakorn.edu

 

Chon Poosuwan

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Marine ecology; Coral reef ecology; GIS and remote sensing

Email: poosuwan_c@silpakorn.edu

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kaewta Limhang

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Shrimp culture; Diseases of fish and shrimp; Aquaculture

Email: limhang_k@silpakorn.edu

 

Kunadol Silarudee

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Freshwater aquaculture; Ornamental fish

Email: silarudee_k@silpakorn.edu

 

Dr. Pawapol Kongchum

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Genetics of aquatic animals; Aquaculture biotechnology

Email: kongchum_p@silpakorn.edu

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Saowapar Khianngam

Areas of Interest/Expertise:  Agricultural microbiology; Food hygiene

Email: khianngam_s@silpakorn.edu

 

Sathit Boonnom

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Aquaculture; Water quality for aquaculture; Aquaponics

Email: boonnom_s@silpakorn.edu

 

Dr. Sawika Kunlapapuk

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Fishery biology; Sediment and water quality management for aquaculture

Email: kunlapapuk_s@silpakorn.edu

 

Sirinnapa Poomjae

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Histology; Aquatic toxicology

Email: poomjae_s@silpakorn.edu

 

Dr. Somrudee Silarudee

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Diseases of aquatic animals; Aquatic animal feeds; Aquatic animal propagation

Email: silarudee_s@silpakorn.edu

 

Soranot Chotnipat

Areas of Interest/Expertise: Marine biology; Parasites of aquatic animals

Email: chotnipat_s@silpakorn.edu