The graduate study in Mariculture lasts two year, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits).
ACADEMIC DEGREE OBTAINED
Upon completion of the graduate study, student acquire the academic degree of Master in Mariculture. Finishing the graduate study, a student can opt for the postgraduate study Applied Marine Science
Career prospects in aquaculture are multiple and primarily involve the possibility of employment directly related to production, such as: cultivation, maintenance, feeding, fishing, transportation etc., but also those related to the management of spawning and farming centres. Smaller farming facilities in aquaculture are mostly managed by one expert in charge of the complete farming process, including company and financial management.Practical experience worldwide indicates that graduate experts in aquaculture may find employment in numerous accompanying services to aquaculture production, starting from the supply of equipment and food, the consumer sales of fish and shellfish, through to consultancy in commercial enterprises and in state institutions.Upon completion of the graduate study in Mariculture students will have gained the skills required for independent work on the introduction of new species of aquatic organisms into commercial aquaculture production.
TheUniversityofDubrovnikprovidesfarmingfacilities,utilityvesselsandspecialistfacilities for supervised practice in Bistrina (the Bay of Mali Ston). In addition, the University owns are search-training ships ''NašeMore'' and ''BaldoKosić'' which is a crucial component of the highest standards in the education of future managers of aquaculture facilities and research. MARIBIC – The Mariculture Business and Innovation Centre provides incubationfacilities, as well as the renting of spawning and farming centres to young novice entrepreneurs.
The University of Dubrovnik incorporate Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, involving a large number of scientists from the aquatic biology and aquaculture fields.