Shanghai Ocean University
项目介绍

一. Doctor Program in Biology -Foreign Students

1. Introduction(专业介绍)

Biology is focused on biodiversity and vital processes of aquatic lives, such as classification of aquatic organisms, structure and function of water ecosystems. Biology has theoretical and practical importance in understanding phenomena and vital processes of life, managing, developing and utilizing aquatic biological resource as well as saving endangered species and maintaining balance of the water ecosystem. The major of biology may involve researches on the aquatic biodiversity and resource utilization, physiology and development biology in aquatic animals, aquatic ecology and conservation biology, genetic breeding and marine biological technology.

2. Educational Objectives (培养目标)

The discipline aims to cultivate all-around professionals adaptive to the development of modern scientific technology and social demands. The professionals should be extremely informative of theories of biology, capable of researching in this area, knowledgeable, competitive, creative, and loyal to science. They should have the ability to work on their own, gradually be able to get leadership in their own research fields, and be responsible in scientific research.

Students should obey the laws and be healthy, well-behaved, trust-worthy and dedicated to the development of human beings, truth, and science.

Students should have good understanding abilities and percept abilities in professional areas, have reasonable knowledge structure, and good scientific literacy; creative; independent; having potentials to make break-through achievements in certain fields of science and technology.

3. Educational Method(培养方式)

Either the supervisor or the committee with a leading supervisor takes full responsibility during the supervision of the doctoral students, such as providing them with guidance on training plans formulation, professional studies, scientific research and thesis writing.

The program mainly involves research and courses. Students can also benefit from the resource sharing thanks to mutual cooperation between the university and relevant research institutions.

4. Duration

Beginning with the mandatory first-year courses, the doctoral program usually consists of 3 years, and no more than 6 years (including temporary leave of absence).    

There is only one chance to apply for delaying graduation.

5. Educational Procedures

1develop educational program

Implement the tutor responsibility system. The tutor should develop a training plan for each PhD candidate student based on the requirements of the training program in accordance with their ability. The tutor should fully care about the growth of the PhD candidate student and pay attention to both course study and scientific research in the process of training. The scientific research dissertation work is generally carried out in the school.

2thesis proposal

The opening report is an important part of the PhD candidates’ thesis work. It refers to the special written report for expounding, reviewing and determining the thesis title. It is a forward-looking plan and basis for the PhD candidates to implement the thesis research, and it is to supervise and guarantee the quality of the thesis. The content of the opening report generally includes: the title, the basis of the argument (the purpose and significance of the topic of the thesis, the research status in domestic and foreign), the research plan (the research objectives, content, methods, process, the key issues to be solved, and the innovation points), condition analysis (instrument equipment, cooperation units and division of labor, and staffing). The PhD candidates’ thesis is generally held in the third semester. The opening report evaluation team composed of 3-5 experts comprehensively reviewed the opening report of the master's thesis, and if the evaluation is unqualified, the student must reopen the question within three months.

3medium-term examination 

To ensure that the PhD candidates complete their studies on time and do well, establish a doctoral degree study and mid-term assessment system. The mid-term assessment includes: the study of doctoral courses, the performance of scientific research, the situation of the writing and publication of academic papers, the progress of the research work of the dissertation, the staged results obtained, the work plan and research content of the next step, and the abstracts and thesis of the dissertation, thesis framework, etc. The mid-term assessment of PhD candidates is generally completed at the end of the fourth semester.

4practical education

The practical teaching is required for doctoral degree and includes: (1) Scientific Research Practice; (2) Teaching Practice

Requirements for students:

a) Scientific Research Practice: require student to actively participate in the scientific research work of the research group and assist the supervisor to apply the research project under the guidance of supervisor.

b) Teaching Practice: require student to actively participate in the teaching assistant work of the relevant undergraduate courses and assist the instructors to carry out undergraduate teaching, experiments, and answer questions, etc. during the study period.

5academic dissertation

The dissertation should be completed independently by the PhD candidates under the guidance of the supervisor. Each process of the dissertation work (opening report, mid-term inspection, paper submission and revision, thesis defense and revision, etc.) should be implemented on the basis of the relevant regulations of the university. From the date of submission of the qualified opening report to the defense of the thesis, the time for the dissertation should not be less than one year.

PhD candidates must complete all the course learning and training sessions specified in this training program and obtain the minimum required total credits before applying for a thesis defense. The postgraduate's thesis is generally more than 40,000 words, and the literature review cited no less than 90 theses. Students who taught in English will must write the dissertation abstract in Chinese.

6HSK requirements

Students who taught in English must pass HSK3 before graduation.

Students who taught in Chinese must pass HSK5 and finish the dissertation in Chinese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

二. Doctor Program in Aquaculture-Foreign Students

1. Introduction(专业介绍)

The discipline is aimed at the sustainable use of economic aquatic animals and plants. In this program, basic biology, physiology, genetics and ecology are required to study the regular pattern of growth, development, reproduction and their relationship with environment, further to protect and sustainably utilize resources. Moreover, theories and operations relevant to nutritional requirements, disease prevention and control, genetic improvement, water environment regulation and remediation and so forth, can provide technical support for efficient utilization of aquatic animals and plants resources.

2. Educational Objectives (培养目标)

The discipline aims to cultivate all-around professionals adaptive to the development of modern scientific technology and social demands. The professionals should be extremely informative of theories of Aquaculture, capable of researching in this area, knowledgeable, competitive, creative, and loyal to science. They should have the ability to work on their own, gradually be able to get leadership in their own research fields, and be responsible in scientific research.

Students should obey the laws and be healthy, well-behaved, trust-worthy and dedicated to the development of human beings, truth, and science.

Students should have good understanding abilities and percept abilities in professional areas, have reasonable knowledge structure, and good scientific literacy; creative; independent; having potentials to make break-through achievements in certain fields of science and technology.

3. Educational Method(培养方式)

Either the supervisor or the committee with a leading supervisor takes full responsibility during the supervision of the doctoral students, such as providing them with guidance on training plans formulation, professional studies, scientific research and thesis writing.

The program mainly involves research and courses. Students can also benefit from the resource sharing thanks to mutual cooperation between the university and relevant research institutions.

4. Duration

Beginning with the mandatory first-year courses, the doctoral program usually consists of 3 years, and no more than 6 years (including temporary leave of absence).    

There is only one chance to apply for delaying graduation.

5. Educational Procedures

1develop educational program

Implement the tutor responsibility system. The tutor should develop a training plan for each PhD candidate student based on the requirements of the training program in accordance with their ability. The tutor should fully care about the growth of the PhD candidate student and pay attention to both course study and scientific research in the process of training. The scientific research dissertation work is generally carried out in the school.

2thesis proposal

The opening report is an important part of the PhD candidates’ thesis work. It refers to the special written report for expounding, reviewing and determining the thesis title. It is a forward-looking plan and basis for the PhD candidates to implement the thesis research, and it is to supervise and guarantee the quality of the thesis. The content of the opening report generally includes: the title, the basis of the argument (the purpose and significance of the topic of the thesis, the research status in domestic and foreign), the research plan (the research objectives, content, methods, process, the key issues to be solved, and the innovation points), condition analysis (instrument equipment, cooperation units and division of labor, and staffing). The PhD candidates’ thesis is generally held in the third semester. The opening report evaluation team composed of 3-5 experts comprehensively reviewed the opening report of the master's thesis, and if the evaluation is unqualified, the student must reopen the question within three months.

3medium-term examination 

To ensure that the PhD candidates complete their studies on time and do well, establish a doctral degree study and mid-term assessment system. The mid-term assessment includes: the study of doctoral courses, the performance of scientific research, the situation of the writing and publication of academic papers, the progress of the research work of the dissertation, the staged results obtained, the work plan and research content of the next step, and the abstracts and thesis of the dissertation, thesis framework, etc. The mid-term assessment of PhD candidates is generally completed at the end of the fourth semester.

4practical education

The practical teaching is required for doctoral degree and includes: (1) Scientific Research Practice; (2) Teaching Practice

Requirements for students:

c) Scientific Research Practice: require student to actively participate in the scientific research work of the research group and assist the supervisor to apply the research project under the guidance of supervisor.

d) Teaching Practice: require student to actively participate in the teaching assistant work of the relevant undergraduate courses and assist the instructors to carry out undergraduate teaching, experiments, and answer questions, etc. during the study period.

5academic dissertation

The dissertation should be completed independently by the PhD candidates under the guidance of the supervisor. Each process of the dissertation work (opening report, mid-term inspection, paper submission and revision, thesis defense and revision, etc.) should be implemented on the basis of the relevant regulations of the university. From the date of submission of the qualified opening report to the defense of the thesis, the time for the dissertation should not be less than one year.

PhD candidates must complete all the course learning and training sessions specified in this training program and obtain the minimum required total credits before applying for a thesis defense. The postgraduate's thesis is generally more than 40,000 words, and the literature review cited no less than 90 theses. Students who taught in English will must write the dissertation abstract in Chinese.

6HSK requirements

Students who taught in English must pass HSK3 before graduation.

Students who taught in Chinese must pass HSK5 and finish the dissertation in Chinese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

三. Doctor Program in Fishery Economics and Management-Foreign Students

1.Introduction(专业介绍)

Fishery economics and management is a discipline mainly based on economics, management, and science of fisheries and aquaculture. The discipline is committed to the following researching areas: fisheries policies, development of regional fishery economy, adjustment of fisheries structure and its optimization, sustainable development of fisheries, relationship between utilization of marine biological resources and institutional arrangement, sustainable utilization of marine biological resources and environment.

This discipline in our university mainly focuses on the studies of fisheries resources and environmental economics, aquatic product trade and marketing, theories and policies of fisheries and aquaculture economics, and aquatic product quality monitoring and management, fisheries finance and insurance, fisheries and aquaculture enterprises management, and the development of fishing villages and communities.

2.Educational Objectives (培养目标)

The discipline aims to cultivate all-around professionals adaptive to the development of modern scientific technology and social demands. The professionals should be extremely informative of theories of fishery economics and management, capable of researching in this area, knowledgeable, competitive, creative, and loyal to science. They should have the ability to work on their own, gradually be able to get leadership in their own research fields, and be responsible in scientific research.

Students should obey the laws and be healthy, well-behaved, trust-worthy and dedicated to the development of human beings, truth, and science.

Students should have good understanding abilities and percept abilities in professional areas, have reasonable knowledge structure, and good scientific literacy; creative; independent; having potentials to make break-through achievements in certain fields of science and technology.

3.Educational Method(培养方式)

Either the supervisor or the instructing team with a leading supervisor takes full responsibility in cultivating the doctors. Cross disciplinary research is greatly welcomed, and such cross disciplinary instructing team is encouraged to be established to advise doctors. The supervisor or the instructing team should give advice to the students to design and adjust their training plans, and give advice in their professional studies, scientific research and dissertation writing.

The doctors are mainly cultivated in the form of scientific research, assisted by cause program, while self-teaching and creative learning is greatly encouraged in doctor’s study.

Students can also be cultivated in the way of cooperation between research institute and university, which can ensure the exploitation of resources and advantages on both parties.

4.Duration (学习年限)

Generally, the period of study for full-time doctors will be 3 years, and normally not more than 8 years (including suspension of schooling). Students are allowed to apply for advancement or extension of graduation according to their own conditions.

5. Educational Procedures (培养环节)

1develop educational program (制定培养计划)

Within three months after enrolment, supervisors and PH.D. student should fully discuss and develop educational program for the student in the light of requirements in the training program as well as the belief of “teaching in accordance with students’ aptitudes”. With the permission from the college where students study, the educational program will be registered at the Graduate School of Shanghai Ocean University.

If any modification is to be made in the educational program during the study, either the supervisor or the student should apply to the academic chairman of the college who is in charge. Only with the approval from the college, can the modification be reported to the Graduate School.

2thesis proposal (开题报告)

In November of the third term, doctors should start writing dissertation proposal. The topic for the dissertation should be adaptive to the development of science and technology, economical construction and social development, and it should be theoretically and practically significant, representing the advancement in the professional area. Doctors should make a comprehensive and scientific demonstration for the dissertation topic, decide on the research topic and areas, design and establish research implementation and research techniques, try to be creative, write out “plans for dissertation writing”, make a public presentation of the plans, and it will be assessed by an academic panel. Details can be found in “Rules about Dissertation Proposal for Postgraduates at Shanghai Ocean University”.

3medium-term examination (中期考核)

In the fourth term after enrolment, students should be assessed in accordance with the educational program in such areas as moral characters, study performance, abilities in research and field work, progress in dissertation writing, health and so on. Emphasis will be put on the assessment of students’ researching qualities and dissertation writing progress. Details can be found in “Implementation of Medium-stage Assessment for Postgraduates at Shanghai Ocean University”.

4Academic activities

Practical education can take the forms of delivering academic lectures, attending academic meeting, attending academic lectures, seminars and so on.

During the study, doctors should attend a minimum of 5 academic seminars, 6 academic lectures, and they are required to deliver at least 3 beyond-college-level academic lectures with one lecture delivered either at “seminars of academic papers of postgraduates” held either by the university or the college, or at academic meetings.

Practical education attendance will be assessed. Detailed information is available in “Rules about Attendance of Academic Activities for Postgraduates at Shanghai Ocean University”.

5Academic Dissertation(学位论文)

Students who taught in Chinese must finish the dissertation in Chinese.

Students who taught in English will must write the dissertation abstract in Chinese.

Students should finish the dissertation by their own efforts under the advice of supervisors.

The dissertation should demonstrate author’s profound and systematic analysis and research. All the content and data in the dissertation should be analyzed and processed in a rigorous scientific way.

Students should get a clear research purpose for the dissertation, guarantee reasonable research techniques, accurate and full materials, authentic data, reasonable analysis, and reliable conclusion.

The language used should demonstrate a consistent and clear style. The dissertation should demonstrate a clear logic. The lay out of the dissertation should conform to conventions. Details can be found in “Rules about Dissertation Writing for Postgraduates at Shanghai Fisheries University”.

A creative perspective should be achieved in the dissertation.

The dissertation should be submitted at least 90 days ahead of the date for dissertation defense, and it should be under spot check of Shanghai Municipal Academic Appraisal Committee.

 

6HSK requirementsHSK要求)

Students who taught in English must pass HSK3 before graduation.

Students who taught in Chinese must pass HSK5 and finish the dissertation in Chinese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

四. Doctoral Program in Fisheries Science-Foreign Students

1. Introduction

Fisheries Science (FS) is the academic discipline of managing and understanding fisheries. It is a multidisciplinary science, which draws on the disciplines of oceanography, biology, conservation, ecology, population dynamics, economics and management to attempt to provide an integrated picture of fisheries. The bioeconomics and fisheries law were also emerged in FS.

According to the specialties of marine fisheries discipline at the Shanghai Ocean University, this discipline was divided into four research areas, including Fishery Resources and Management, Fishing Science, Fisheries Oceanography and Fisheries Ecology.

Fishery Resources and Management (FRM) is to study fishery biology, fishery population dynamics and fishery resource management regime and measurements, and further provide the theoretical basis and decision references for sustainable exploitation and utilization, management and conservation of fishery resources.

Fishing Science (FS) is to study ecological fishing gear and methods design for scientific and reasonable exploiting and utilizing aquatic animals and provide the technological support for sustainable development of marine fishery.

Fisheries Oceanography (FO) is the study of the distribution and abundance of a living marine resource, focusing on how the life cycle of a commercial species is shaped by the physical and biological characteristics of the ocean.

Fisheries Ecology (FE) is the study of ecological processes that affect exploited aquatic organisms, in both marine and freshwater environments for the better understanding the ecological links between important fishery resources and their habitats.

 

2. Educational Objectives

The program aims to offer comprehensive training for professionals not only to provide them with a solid theoretical understanding of natural science in fisheries but also to aid them in acquiring scientific literacy, practical abilities and innovativeness. Students are required to have a good command of knowledge and competencies in marine fisheries in biology, oceanography and management. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to be professional in marine oceanography and biology research, thus qualified for their careers in research institutions or in private and public sectors.

3. Educational Method

Either the supervisor or the committee with a leading supervisor takes full responsibility during the supervision of the doctoral students, such as providing them with guidance on training plans formulation, professional studies, scientific research and thesis writing.

The program mainly involves research and courses. Students can also benefit from the resource sharing thanks to mutual cooperation between the university and relevant research institutions.

4. Duration

Beginning with the mandatory first-year courses, the doctoral program usually consists of 3 years, and no more than 6 years (including temporary leave of absence). Application for delaying graduation is allowed for only once.

5. Educational Procedures (培养环节)

1develop educational program (制定培养计划)

Within the first three months of admission, in accordance with the requirements of the educational program and in accordance with students personal aptitude and ability, the instructor shall guide student to formulate a personal educational plan, which has to be reported to the Graduate School after approval of the college. If the doctoral student or his/her tutor requests the revision of the educational plan during the process of the educational plan, it must be applied to the Dean of the College who is in charge for application and approval, and reported to the Graduate School for filing.

2thesis proposal (开题报告)

In the third semester, under the guidance of the tutor, the doctoral student should carry out a comprehensive scientific demonstration of the selected subject, determine the content and scope of the study, design and formulate the implementation plan, technical route, and excavation innovation points to write the "degree thesis work plan", and conduct a public report, which will be assessed by expert review team. In particular, in accordance with the "Shanghai Ocean University Doctoral Degree Thesis Report Implementation Rules".

3medium-term examination (中期考核)

At the end of the third semester, according to the educational program and personal educational plan, the doctoral students must be assessed of political, ideological and moral character, curriculum study, scientific research practice ability, physical and mental status and etc. In particular in accordance with the "Shanghai Ocean University Doctoral Midterm assessment implementation measures".

4Practical Education(实践教学)

5Academic Dissertation(学位论文)

Students who taught in Chinese must finish the dissertation in Chinese.

Students who taught in English will must write the dissertation abstract in Chinese.

6HSK requirementsHSK要求)

Students who taught in English must pass HSK3 before graduation.

Students who taught in Chinese must pass HSK5 and finish the dissertation in Chinese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

五. Doctoral Program in Food Science and Engineering -Foreign Students

1. Introduction

The doctoral degree of Food Science and Engineering was developed on the basis of the Fisheries Manufacturing Department of Wusong Fisheries School established in 1912. Up to now, Food Science and Engineering has been approved as a key discipline of the Ministry of Agriculture in 1998, a Shanghai characteristic key discipline in 2005, and got A-level interdisciplinary master's program authorization in 2005 and doctoral program authorization in 2010. The main research areas include high-quality processing and utilization of aquatic products, food quality and safety risk assessment, food cold chain logistics and quality control, new technology of food processing engineering, food nutrition and health, etc.

 

2. Educational Objectives 

The doctoral degree in Food Science and Engineering aims to foster interdisciplinary high-level professionals with excellent innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, high comprehensive quality, and global-minded international perspective for the society. Meantime, with broad and solid basic knowledge of food science and technology, food engineering expertise, and background of food science related knowledge, they will be able to independently engage in food related technology development, scientific research and application, and producing organization management, etc.

3. Educational Method

Either the supervisor or the committee with a leading supervisor takes full responsibility during the supervision of the doctoral students, such as providing them with guidance on training plans formulation, professional studies, scientific research and thesis writing.

The program mainly involves research and courses. Students can also benefit from the resource sharing thanks to mutual cooperation between the university and relevant research institutions.

4. Duration

Beginning with the mandatory first-year courses, the doctoral program usually consists of 3 years, and no more than 6 years (including temporary leave of absence).    

There is only one chance to apply for delaying graduation.

5. Educational Procedures

1develop educational program

Implement the tutor responsibility system. The tutor should develop a training plan for each PhD candidate student based on the requirements of the training program in accordance with their ability. The tutor should fully care about the growth of the PhD candidate student and pay attention to both course study and scientific research in the process of training. The scientific research dissertation work is generally carried out in the school.

2thesis proposal

The opening report is an important part of the PhD candidates’ thesis work. It refers to the special written report for expounding, reviewing and determining the thesis title. It is a forward-looking plan and basis for the PhD candidates to implement the thesis research, and it is to supervise and guarantee the quality of the thesis. The content of the opening report generally includes: the title, the basis of the argument (the purpose and significance of the topic of the thesis, the research status in domestic and foreign), the research plan (the research objectives, content, methods, process, the key issues to be solved, and the innovation points), condition analysis (instrument equipment, cooperation units and division of labor, and staffing). The PhD candidates’ thesis is generally held in the third semester. The opening report evaluation team composed of 3-5 experts comprehensively reviewed the opening report of the master's thesis, and if the evaluation is unqualified, the student must reopen the question within three months.

3medium-term examination 

To ensure that the PhD candidates complete their studies on time and do well, establish a doctral degree study and mid-term assessment system. The mid-term assessment includes: the study of doctoral courses, the performance of scientific research, the situation of the writing and publication of academic papers, the progress of the research work of the dissertation, the staged results obtained, the work plan and research content of the next step, and the abstracts and thesis of the dissertation, thesis framework, etc. The mid-term assessment of PhD candidates is generally completed at the end of the fourth semester.

4practical education

The practical teaching is required for doctoral degree and includes: (1) Scientific Research Practice; (2) Teaching Practice

Requirements for students:

e) Scientific Research Practice: require student to actively participate in the scientific research work of the research group and assist the supervisor to apply the research project under the guidance of supervisor.

f) Teaching Practice: require student to actively participate in the teaching assistant work of the relevant undergraduate courses and assist the instructors to carry out undergraduate teaching, experiments, and answer questions, etc. during the study period.

5academic dissertation

The dissertation should be completed independently by the PhD candidates under the guidance of the supervisor. Each process of the dissertation work (opening report, mid-term inspection, paper submission and revision, thesis defense and revision, etc.) should be implemented on the basis of the relevant regulations of the university. From the date of submission of the qualified opening report to the defense of the thesis, the time for the dissertation should not be less than one year.

PhD candidates must complete all the course learning and training sessions specified in this training program and obtain the minimum required total credits before applying for a thesis defense. The postgraduate's thesis is generally more than 40,000 words, and the literature review cited no less than 90 theses. Students who taught in English will must write the dissertation abstract in Chinese.

6HSK requirements

PhD candidates who taught in English must pass HSK3 before graduation. Students who taught in Chinese must pass HSK5 and finish the dissertation in Chinese.