National Taiwan Ocean UniversityDepartment of Environmental Biology and Fisheries Science
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home Aim -

Our general aims are to stimulate students via the undergraduate and graduate curricula and to develop a research program with the combination of basic and applied marine science to emphasize sustaining utilization of marine resources.

home Features -

  1. Fisheries Biology and Management: To focus on assessment of biological resources in order to carry on a fisheries management concerned about sustainability, to expand our knowledge on biology of targeted fisheries species, and to improve our ability in stock assessment to develop and manage sustainable fisheries management with responsible fishing technology.
  2. Environmental Biology and Conserving Biodiversity: To concentrate on the interrelationship between biodiversity and marine environment and to assess marine biological resources and conserve biodiversity through our understanding of the environmental impact on marine resources and biodiversity.

home Graduation Requirements & Program Curriculum-

Bachelor of Science (BSc) - 132 credits are required (78 general requirements plus 54 electives). 4 to 8 weeks of on-boat (or shore-based) training is required during the school recess.

Students are required to be major at least in one of the following programs:

  1. Fisheries Science Program: courses required including Biological Oceanography, Fisheries Biology, Fisheries Technology, Remote Sensing & Global Climate Change, Biological Resource Management, Fisheries Policy & Management and other assignement courses.
  2. Environmental Biology Program: courses required including Environmental Biology, Marine Ecology, Marine Biology, Ichthyology, Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Coastal Pollution & Management, GIS, Conservation Biology and other assignement courses.

home Research -

  1. Environmental Biology: To emphasize research on interrelationship between biodiversity and marine environment, particularly the environmental impact on marine resources and biodiversity and incorporation of assessment of biological resources with conservation of biodiversity.
  2. Fisheries Science: To focus research on assessment of biological resources, fishery management, and fishing technology pertaining tosustainable fisheries management. Our goal is to achieve sustainable utilization and effective management of fishery resources based on the knowledge of fisheries biology and stock assessment along with responsible fishing technology.

home Object of Recruits -

  • Persons interested in environmental biology and fisheries science.

home Source of Funding for the Scholarship Program -

  • This is 1-year Chinese Language plus 4-year Environmental Biology and Fisheries Science scholarship Bachelor program are funded by theInternational Cooperation and Development Fund ( TaiwanICDF )

  • Students who are awarded this scholarship will be offered one (1) year of Chinese language classes in NTOU. Students will be benefitted from these classes as increasing the ability to speak and to understand Chinese, and as being capable of passing the language proficiency exam - Test Of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) Level-3 , as the requirement of this scholarship, in order to continue the undergraduate study. 

home Scope of Curriculum -

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) - 132 credits are required (78 general requirements plus 54 electives). 4 to 8 weeks of on-boat (or shore-based) training is required during the school recess.

1st Course
1st year Chemistry Biology General Physics Calculus General Chemistry Lab. Biology Lab. General Physics Lab. Introduction to Fishery Science
2nd year Chemistry Biology Geo-Navigation Practice of Introduction to Computer Structure General Chemistry Lab. Biology Lab. Introduction to Computer Calculus
2nd Course
1st year Celestial Navigation Fish Population Dynamics Biostatistic Organic Chemistry Fishing Gear Materials Principles of Fishing Boat Environmental Biology
Introduction to AquacultureGeographic Introduction System Oceanography Oceanography Fishing Gear and Method Introduction to the Technology of Fishery Information Aquatic Invertebrate Zoology
2nd year ANALYTICAL cHEMISTRY Fish Population Dynamics Ecology Fishing Gear Designs 2 Fishing Gear and Method Environmental Biology Aquatic Vertebrate Zoology
Introduction to Marine Products Industry Fishing Gear Designs Practice 1 Remote Sensing Meteorology      
3rd Course
1st year Biological Oceanography Conservation Biology Fish Ecology Stock Assessment and Management Fisheries Law and Regulation Loading and Procession of Fish Catch
Introduction of Global Environment Change Pelagic Fisheries Economics Fishing Gear Designs 2 Fishery Instruments and Machinery  
2nd year Biodiversity Conservation Fisheries Research Vessel Practical Experience Marine Environmental Observations Oceanograph Fisheries Managemen Environmental Chemistry
Farming Marine Biology Chondrichthyology Fisheries Economics Catch Data Analysis Demersal Fisheries
4th Course
1st year Biological Resources Management Ecotoxicology Conservation of Marine Environment  
2nd year Recreational Fishery Introduction to Administrative Law Marine Fisheries Ecology Fisheries Policy

 home Program Duration -

  • The policy of the duration of the scholarship for bachelor's program is limited to five years. (If pass the TOCF Level 3) [Pass of the TOCF Level 3 is a requirement]
  • After passing the TOCFL Level3 , foreign students should complete and successfully pass all courses within the next four years, and receive the Bachelor degree conferred by the Department of Environmental Biology and Fisheries Science, National Taiwan Ocean University in accordance with the regulations of ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Education.
  • If student fails to finish the requirements for the bachelor degree within the stipulated time period, the scholarship provided by the Taiwan ICDF should not be extended.