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AQ3002 - Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition

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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject discusses nutritional principles as they relate to aquatic organisms and the types of feeds used in aquaculture. Topics include major nutrients (structure, function and availability), nutritional requirements of fish, crustaceans and molluscs, physical and nutritional characteristics of live feeds, culture of live feeds, manufacture of various artificial diets, characteristics of artificial diets, feeding strategies used in aquaculture.

Learning Outcomes

  • an understanding of current problems and future research directions for aquaculture feeds development;
  • an understanding of the principles of nutrition and the nutritional requirements of cultured aquatic organisms;
  • an understanding of the production methods used for live and artificial feeds in aquaculture;
  • detailed knowledge of the physical and nutritional characteristics of the various live and artificial feeds in aquaculture.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Abstract - (10%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (25%) - Group & Individual.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology and aquaculture principles, and should have completed SC2202 or SC2209 and AQ2001 or equivalent. A basic background in chemistry is highly recommended.
Prerequisites: At least 12 credit points of Level 2 AQ, BC, BZ, BS, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB or PH science subjects and 3 credit points of level 2 aquaculture subjects.
AQ5002 AQ5802


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 48 hours was Other - Combined Lectures and practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Leo Nankervis
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Dr Leo Nankervis.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops
  • 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.