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AQ3008 - Aquaculture: Systems Design

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

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

This subject discusses the factors which should be considered for the design of a system for culturing aquatic organisms. It addresses fundamental principles and concepts rather than describing how to grow a particular species. Therefore, as a result of studying this subject, students will be able to complete a design for a system for culturing any aquatic species.

Learning Outcomes

  • define the requirements for selecting a site for an aquaculture enterprise;
  • describe and select appropriate forms of infrastructure for an aquaculture enterprise;
  • describe the requirements for and parameters to be considered in the development and operation of an aquaculture system.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (20%) - Group & Individual.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology and aquaculture, and should have completed SC2202 OR SC2209 AND AQ2001 or equivalents. Completion of AQ2002 is also recommended.
Prerequisites: At least 12 credit points of Level 2 AQ, BC, BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB or PH science subjects and 3 credit points of level 2 aquaculture subjects.
AQ5008 AQ5808


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 24 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 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.