Bachelor's Degree - Faculty Of Fısherıes

General Information

Fisheries Engineering Program; at the end of a four year undergraduate education program, the students graduate as "Fisheries Engineer" including the authority and responsibilities related to aquatic biodiversity, water resources and coastal zone management, aquaculture, breeding and management, diseases in aquaculture and fish health management, fishing technology, fisheries management and technology, the quality and safety of aquatic products and fish processing technology. Cukurova University, Faculty of Fisheries Engineering degree program being carried out in a single program, theoretical and practical courses are given within the scope of fisheries science and engineering formation. There is also a summer practice. The first graduates of Faculty of Fisheries Fisheries Engineering Program was in 1993, so far large number of qualified engineers which were employed in public and private sector were graduated.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

The Education Program of Fisheries Engineering include theoretical and practical courses in the fields of marine and inland water biology, aquaculture and diseases, fishing and seafood processing technology and a summer practice (thirty days). Students are required to take elective courses at the rate of twenty five percent of 240 ECTS. Freshwater Fish Research and Application Station located in the campus and Marine Fish Research and Application Station in Yumurtalık district are provided. Our Faculty have two research vessels, one of them is Marine research vessel with 11 meter lenght is used in Iskenderun Bay and the other one is used in Seyhan Dam Lake. Practical courses and training activities are carried out in the marine and freshwater research stations and faculty laboratories. So that, our students gain experience in the field by doing practice, By this way, students are provided all the well educational possibilities for their graduation. Also, "Scuba Diving" training course is given to the students and they are provided the opportunity to get "Diving Certificate".

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator


Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff



The mission of Faculty of Fisheries is to develop modern, competent and confident individuals who would serve society and humanity by creative and critical thinking and also contribute to the Fisheries sector with knowledge in Marine and Fresh Water Biology, Water Quality, Water Ecosystems and species assemblages, fish capture technology, fish processing technology, aquaculture and fish diseases


To increase the number of employees of aquaculture/fisheries engineers, graduated from Cukurova University, Faculty of Fisheries, who enrolled in the fisheries sector.

Specific Admission Requirements

Placement through a centralized national university placement examination (ÖSYS). Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM) is responsible to place students according to their ÖSYS scores.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program gain the bachelor´s degree of Fisheries (Basic Science, Aquaculture, Fishing and Fish Processing Technology 

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Students are required to be successful in all courses, practices and studies in the curriculum of the department or program they are enrolled in. At our faculty, where the education period is 4 years, at least 240 ECTS credits must be completed and a student who has a weighted grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 is deemed to have earned the right to graduate.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to graduate studies in same field or related areas if they pass the evaluation process designated according to the regulations of "Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee", which includes ALES, general point of average, and the interview.


Internship is carried out during the summer months

Applied Course

In our faculty, a lecturer from each department is assigned and applied course flow is provided. Students are subject to the Çukurova University even Major Program Directive and Çukurova University Minor Program Directive, which was put into practice pursuant to the decision of the Ç.Ü Senate dated 04/06/2013 and numbered 10/2-10/3 for minor and even majors.

Work Placement

Internship is carried out during the summer months in this programme. Either the students themselves or department internship co

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

Agricultural Faculty Department of Animal Science

Employment Opportunities

Aquacultural companies, Fish meal sector, Fish processing companies, Fisheries cooperatives, Minister of Agricultural and Forestry