The increasing importance in the sustainable management of marine and coastal ecosystems in national policies is demonstrated by the numerous international agreements signed in recent years.
Many coastal municipalities, responsible for ensuring the health of its beaches and coasts, increasingly require the presence of a specialized figure in coastal management and its resources, both from a biological perspective as well as from a tourism point of view. In addition to the growing need for trained personnel, there is a notable lack of training programs in national oceanographic disciplines, most of which are offered as postgraduate programs.
The program in Science and Marine Technology is focused on the basic applications that occur in coastal systems. The various oceanographic disciplines are presented in the context of of the boundless ocean environment. Once the existing interactions between the different disciplines are explained, a deeper and more applied study of the coastal environment is carried out through practical specializations.
Who is the programme for?
The Master Program in Marine Science and Technology is specially designed to satisfy:
- Graduates of middle or higher grade that, by their personal characteristics or by their experience, may want quality training in the field of oceanography and coastal zone management.
The Program’s successful completion, will allow the graduate to obtain the Master’s degree in in Environmental Management and Audits in the specialization of Marine Science and Technology.
Diplomas will be issued by the University where the student has enrolled, with sponsorship from the Ibero-american University Foundation (FUNIBER)
With regard to the distribution of the time it is established that:
- To be a program aBeingt a distance learning program and not be subject to instructor-led classes, do not set a specific beginning date is not setof start up, and so that the student can register at any time, provided that there are places available.
- For academic and learning reasons, the program has a minimum duration of six months.
- The maximum time available to perform complete the program is two years . In this period of time, the student should have supplied submitted all of the appropriate evaluations, as well as the Final Project or thesis.
The structure of credits of the Master Program in Marine Science and Technology is reflected in the following table:
|1st Part 1: Oceanography and Marine Resources||40||11||400|
|2nd Part: Specialization||30||9||300|
|Final Project or Degree Thesis||10||4||100|
a. The equivalence in credits may vary according to the university that awards the degree
b. Duration in months
- To train professionals in a solid foundation in all fields and disciplines needed in order to provide solutions to improve on organizational processes.
- To manage potentially contaminated coastal zones and implement corrective and preventive measures.
- To apply the methodology currently used for the management of sustainable fisheries and to assess and correct the possible impacts of the aquaculture sector.
- To design a management plan for a protected marine area and discuss the suitability of both its location and its conservation objectives.
Some of the professional opportunities for the Master’s Program in Marine Science and Technology are the following:
- Occupation as technical/adviser in marine themes.
- Maintenance and operation of specie nurseries.
- Among others.
The Master's Degree in Marine Science and Technology has a curricular structure based on 3 sequential training parts:
- 1st PART: OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE RESOURCES (400 HOURS)
The first part allows one to know and understand, first, the theoretical, conceptual and historical foundations involved in environmental issues and, secondly, its organizational, social and technological implementations.
The aim is to get students to acquire an overview of the Environmental field, through the different but related multidisciplinary topics.
The subjects and the corresponding hours that make up the first part are shown in the following table:
|1st PART: OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE RESOURCES|
|2||Coastline and marine erosion||30|
|3||Marine sediments and glacial influence on the sea||30|
|4||Basic marine ecology||20|
|9||Sea Water Chemistry||30|
|12||Navigation and marine transport||20|
|13||Mineral and Energy Resources||30|
|15||Other interactions between Man and sea||20|
- 2nd PART: SPECIALIZATION (300 HOURS)
The specialization allows the student to delve into whichever disciplines of the environmental sector are of interest, both professionally and personally.
The objective is to achieve the maximum degree of specialization in the environmental field, achieving a complete, comprehensive and up-to-date training in this field.
The specialization is comprised of the following subjects:
|2nd PART: SPECIALIZATION|
|1||Management of water pollutants||50|
|2||Technology in marine aquaculture: toward a sustainable aquaculture||50|
|4||Management of natural marine protected areas||50|
|5||Biological pollution management||50|
|6||Business environmental management and audits||50|
- 3rd PART: FINAL PROJECT - MASTER THESIS (100 HOURS)
The Final Project -Masters Thesis, with a credit load of 100 hours, is to be focused on a topic related to their specialization.
|3rd PART: FINAL PROJECT - MASTER THESIS|
|1||Final Project -Masters Thesis||100|
- Dr. Eduardo García Villena Director of the Environment Area in the International Ibero-american University (UNINI)
- Dr. Norma P. Muñoz Sevilla. Director of CIIEMAD. National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Teaching staff and Authors
- Dr. Ángel M. Álvarez Larena. Dr. in Geology. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Prof. of the University of Buenos Aires.
- Dr. Óscar Arizpe Covarrubias. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Dr. Isaac Azuz Adeath. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctor from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia
- Dra. Brenda Bravo Díaz. Prof. of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
- Dr. Rubén Calderón Iglesias. Prof. of the European University Miguel de Cervantes
- Dra. Leonor Calvo Galván. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
- Dra. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Dr. Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the Research Institute in Agropecuarias, Chile
- Dra. Alina Celi Frugoni. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. José Cortizo Álvarez. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
- Dr. Antoni Creus Solé. Dr. in Industrial Engineering
- Dr. Juan Carlos Cubría García. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
- Dra. Raquel Domínguez Fernández. Prof. of the University of León
- Dr. Luís A. Dzul López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. Xavier Elías Castells. Director of the By-product Exchange of Catalonia
- Dra. Milena E. Gómez Yepes. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the University of the Quindio, Colombia
- Dr. Ramón Guardino Ferré. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. Emilio Hernández Chiva. Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
- Dra. Cristina Hidalgo González. Prof. of the University of León
- Dr. Francisco Hidalgo Trujillo. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. Víctor Jiménez Arguelles. Prof. of the Autonomous Metropolitan University. Mexico
- Dr. Miguel Ángel López Flores. Prof. of the National Polytechnic Institute (CIIEMAD-IPN)
- Dra. Izel Márez López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. Carlos A. Martín. Prof. of the National University of the Littoral, Argentina
- Dra. Isabel Joaquina Niembro García. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the Monterrey Institute of Technology
- Dr. César Ordóñez Pascua. Prof. of the University of León
- Dr. José María Redondo Vega. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
- Dra. Gladys Rincón Polo. Prof. of the Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela
- Dr. José U. Rodríguez Barboza. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. Ramón San Martín Páramo. Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. Raúl Sardinha. Prof. of the Piaget Institute, Portugal
- Dr. Héctor Solano Lamphar. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dra. Martha Velasco Becerra. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Dr. Alberto Vera. Prof. of the National University of Lanús, Argentina
- Dra. Margarita González Benítez. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.
- Dr. Lázaro Cremades Oliver. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
- Dr. (c) Pablo Eisendecher Bertín. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
- Dra. (c) Ann Rodríguez. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
- Dr. (c) Kilian Tutusaus Pifarré. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
- Dra. (c) Karina Vilela. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
- Dr. (c) Erik Simoes. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
- Ms. Omar Gallardo Gallardo. Prof. of the University of Santiago in Chile
- Ms. Susana Guzmán Rodríguez. Prof. of the Central University of Ecuador
- Ms. Icela Márquez Rojas. Prof. of the Technological University of Panama
FUNIBER Training Scholarships
The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.
To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.
Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.