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AQ2002 - Aquaculture of Tropical Species

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore, JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject discusses aquaculture in tropical regions of the World and Australia. It will provide information about the status and methods of production of the major species cultured in this region and opportunities for new species culture. Topics include: Marine finfish; Freshwater finfish; Crustaceans; Seaweeds and Molluscs.

Learning Outcomes

  • assess the current status and major constraints for aquaculture species in the tropics;
  • describe general biology and major production methods for key aquaculture species in tropical regions and particularly tropical Australia;
  • evaluate the benefits and limitations of the practical aspects of tropical aquaculture based on evidence drawn from visits to aquaculture farms and research institutes.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Field report - (25%) - Individual.
Students enrolling in this subject should have good understanding of basic biology.
Prerequisites: At least 12 credit points of Level 1 science BS, BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB, PH or SC subjects
AQ5009 AQ5809


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Professor Jan Strugnell
Lecturer: Mr Jonathan Poh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 42 hours - Combined Lectures and fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Professor Jan Strugnell
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Professor Dean Jerry, Dr Ira Cooke, Professor Jan Strugnell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 16 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.